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Schools pose first real test for Premier Prentice

calgaryherald.com — Premier Jim Prentice's first week was easy. From now on, it gets harder. First, he rode his charger through an orchard of low-hanging fruit, swinging his lance at rotten apples. Prentice skewered unfair labour bills, stupid licence-plate plans, a bad-news air fleet and the forced march of Albertans out of Michener Centre.

Seven people rushed to hospital after SUV rolls on QEII Highway

calgaryherald.com — Two people were airlifted after a packed SUV rolled on the QEII Highway on Monday afternoon near Ponoka. The patients were in critical condition when they were flown to hospitals in Edmonton. Five people were also taken to hospital by ground ambulance, said RCMP Sgt. Jeremie Landry.
Sep 22, 2014

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Agitating, aggravating Tousignant hopes to carve out spot on Flames

calgaryherald.com — It's there for everyone to see. Plain as day across the back of his sweater. His name. But it's surprising how few people use it. Particularly rivals. "Oh, I've got a lot of nicknames," says Mathieu Tousignant. "A little (bleep). A little rat. Mostly swears. And some of the ones in French are pretty bad.
Sep 22, 2014

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Education minister defends past push for new CBE headquarters amid education funding crunch

calgaryherald.com — Alberta's new education minister is defending his push while serving as a city school board trustee six years ago for a $285-million headquarters to house administrators, even as he complained to provincial officials that there wasn't enough money to keep classrooms adequately repaired.
Sep 22, 2014

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Prost! to a bit of Germany at Calgary Oktoberfest

blogs.calgaryherald.com — Like many beer lovers, I hope to one day go to Munich's world-famous Oktoberfest. This year's edition -- the 181st -- got underway on Saturday, but with our household travel budget spent on an unforgettable ski vacation in Norway, Bavaria will have to wait for another year.
Sep 22, 2014

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Close neighbours could get more input on secondary suites

calgaryherald.com — Two councillors are willing to spell the end of zoning rules that prohibit secondary suites, if planners recommend a way to let neighbours vet new suites. It would end council's often tedious practice of approving suites one by one at public hearings.
Sep 22, 2014

RT @calgaryherald: Early story: Proposed secondary-suite reforms would give close neighbours a chance to vet new suites bit.ly/1v10nsX #yyc

New education minister mum over potential bid for vacant Calgary-Elbow seat

calgaryherald.com — Gordon Dirks has a seat at the cabinet table, now he needs one in the Alberta legislature. However, the Tory government's new education minister kept mum Monday over whether he will run for the vacant Calgary-Elbow seat in an upcoming byelection. "That will be coming out shortly.
Sep 22, 2014

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