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New Alberta Education Minister, and former pastor, ignites 'progressive left' backlash with appointment

CALGARY — The Greek chorus that is Twitter rang shrill with outrage: Jim Prentice, the newly minted Alberta premier, had picked Gordon Dirks, a former pastor, to head the Ministry of Education. 683 more words

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Alberta will soon topple B.C. as Canada's third most populous province, and nine other things you need to know about our growing population

Statistics Canada published its latest population projections on Wednesday, drawing on input from demographers across the country to assess what the country will look like down the road. 537 more words

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The Gargoyle: Prime Minister Stephen Harper loses another Conservative MP

Prime Minister Stephen Harper is losing another one of his Alberta MPs — bringing the total list of Conservatives not running again to 20 — as the Tory turnover continues to grow heading into the next election. 305 more words

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Twelve-year-old Alberta boy admits to rewarding younger sisters with prizes and pop for having sex with him

LETHBRIDGE, Alta. — A 12-year-old boy in southern Alberta has admitted to having sex with his two younger sisters for about a year.

The boy, who can’t be named, pleaded guilty Wednesday to two counts of sexual assault in youth court in Lethbridge. 98 more words

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Alberta to surpass B.C.’s population by 2038, StatsCan projects

Statistics Canada predicts Alberta will have the highest population growth in the country over the next 25 years, likely overtaking British Columbia by 2038 to become the third-most populous province after Ontario and Quebec. 291 more words

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Alberta to phase-out battery cages for hens

Starting January 1, 2015, commercial egg farmers in Alberta who replace equipment or build new barns will no longer be allowed to install battery cages. 104 more words

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I have great news! I have learned how to knit!

My great friend and human of many talents Greg taught me last night, and I am now on my way to creating a giant, cozy, mustard-yellow infinity scarf.  305 more words