Alberta government looks to include schools in abortion protest buffer zones

The Alberta government said it is looking at expanding abortion protest buffer zones to include schools. READ MORE: Alberta passes bill creating no-protest zones around abortion clinics This comes on the heels of a protest outside Queen Elizabeth School in…

‘I would have died without STARS’: Heart attack patient thankful for fleet’s new helicopter

The Alberta government announced the purchase of a new $13-million helicopter to help replace the aging STARS fleet on Saturday in Calgary. STARS Air Ambulance was founded in the 1980s and many of its 11 choppers that are in use…

Edmonton city councillor unimpressed with housing announcement

The province and the feds announced a 10-year, $678-million affordable housing agreement on Friday. Federal Minister of Natural Resources Amarjeet Sohi and provincial Minister of Seniors and Housing Lori Sigurdson stepped up to a sun-drenched podium in Sherwood Park to…

Edmonton rec centre evacuated amid ammonia gas leak

March 15 2019 1:03am The Terwillegar Rec Centre was evacuated Thursday evening because of an ammonia gas leak. ‘ }); } else { var rel_id = svp.releaseInfo.contentId+””; if( typeof gnca_social_share_collection[rel_id] != “object” ) { var resp = jQuery.parseJSON( jQuery.ajax({ url:…

Old Edmonton Domtar site not a health emergency; developer ‘vindicated’ by environmental board report

The Environmental Appeals Board released its report into the old Domtar wood treatment site in north Edmonton — now being developed into housing — and found “there is no immediate risk to these residents and other people.” The board said…

Why ‘no-cut sports programs’ can benefit students and schools

For many kids, going through school means trying out and being cut from sports teams. But some schools have brought in “no-cut programs,” giving everyone a chance to play. At Michael Phair Junior High School in Edmonton, students are selected…

Person with confirmed case of measles visited locations in Calgary, Cochrane: AHS

People that visited numerous restaurants, shops and businesses in Calgary and Cochrane since March 5 are being warned that they could have come into contact with someone with a confirmed case of measles. Alberta Health Services said Thursday, that a…