NEB hearings on Trans Mountain pipeline start with Indigenous smudging ceremony

A rooftop smudging ceremony where herbs were burned and prayers said served as a proxy for swearing in as the oral traditional evidence gathering part of a National Energy Board reconsideration of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project began Tuesday.…

Albertan behind landmark transgender rights case identifies herself

All she wanted was for her identity documents to accurately display who she was. Born in Edmonton in 1991, Cathy Fitzpatrick transitioned in 2010, while studying at the University of Alberta. “I discovered I couldn’t get any government documents that…

Grey Cup arrives in Edmonton

The top prize in Canadian football is in safe hands. The Grey Cup arrived into CFB Edmonton Tuesday and was received by the military. Two-time Grey Cup winner Gizmo Williams received the cup with the troops. “The work these guys…

‘Confrontation’ between RCMP and suspected vehicle thieves near Hinton sends officer to hospital

Alberta’s police watchdog is investigating after “a confrontation” near Hinton, Alta., between Mounties and two suspected vehicle thieves saw an officer’s gun be fired and also resulted in an officer being taken to hospital. “The member has been taken to…

More money for Alberta petrochemical diversification: ‘We must take greater control of our economic destiny’

The Alberta government is expanding a royalty credit program to support petrochemical upgrading. Premier Rachel Notley says the province is adding $600 million to promote upgrading projects that she says will create jobs and boost the economy. WATCH: Petrochemical plant northeast…