The Calgary Catholic School District Board of Trustees voted unanimously to change the name of Bishop Grandin High School in light of Bishop Vital Justin Grandin’s (1829-1902) key role in establishing residential schools in Canada’s west.

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Houses of worship were among the many sectors of Alberta society hit with the most stringent COVID-19 capacity guidelines since the first wave of the virus last spring. New regulations are limiting in-person worship services to 15 people in high case areas, down from the 15 per cent of building fire code capacity.

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Soon after moving to work at The Red Deer Advocate in 1978 I learned that Albertans do not fit the stereotype outsiders have of them. Even in supposedly redneck Red Deer, a rapidly growing centre servicing the petroleum and agriculture industries, there was significant diversity of opinion.

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With the stroke of a pen, U.S. President Joe Biden didn’t just cancel the Keystone XL pipeline. In the eyes of some, he’s cancelled Alberta.

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EDMONTON, Alberta -- A 25-year-old Edmonton man was charged with a hate crime after he allegedly disrupted Mass at a church and briefly posted an obscenity-laden video online.

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EDMONTON, Alberta - The largest single outbreak of COVID-19 in North America may be one of the biggest lessons in the Catholic social principles of sacrifice, the value of work, care for the common good, and solidarity.

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EDMONTON -- Having lived through their share of disaster, residents of Fort McMurray, Alta., are reeling in the aftermath of flooding that forced thousands to evacuate and damaged many buildings, including St. John The Baptist Church — the most central place of Catholic worship.

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Alberta’s top court has sided with a pro-life group that claimed a security fee imposed by the University of Alberta violated its right to freedom of expression.

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EDMONTON -- Alberta Premier Jason Kenney is reviving the tradition of a provincial Christian prayer breakfast, calling it one sign of respect for religious freedom in a diverse society.

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As Alberta debates a private member’s bill to protect conscience rights for doctors and other health care providers, Ontario’s government is saying little about a lack of protection for doctors forced to provide referrals for assisted suicide, abortion and other procedures.

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CALGARY -- Sarah Willette may be just an ordinary university student, but she felt challenged to be a saint after attending One Rock 2.0, the Diocese of Calgary’s annual young adult conference.

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EDMONTON -- The Alberta March for Life Association is suing the City of Edmonton after city administrators cancelled a previously-approved lighting of a bridge on May 9 in honour of the annual pro-life event.

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EDMONTON, Alberta -- Residents of High Level and surrounding areas, including the Dene First Nation, were returning home after a harrowing wildfire threatened northern Alberta communities for two weeks.

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EDMONTON, Alberta - Sarah Joy Walker is alive today because her mother flatly turned down an abortion.

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EDMONTON - Isabella Mraz Nelson kneels and gently places her hand on her great-grandfather’s headstone.

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