Gravel mine plans near Big Hill Springs Provincial Park are 'nonsensical', conservation group says

A gravel mine, just 800 metres from Big Hill Springs Provincial Park, could seriously impact groundwater in the conservation area, the Alberta Wilderness Association says. (Supplied/AWA/N. Pink) A gravel mine, just 800 metres from Big Hill Springs Provincial Park, could seriously impact groundwater in the conservation area, the Alberta Wilderness Association says. (Supplied/AWA/N. Pink)

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Russian sentenced to life in Ukraine's 1st war crimes trial

A Russian soldier who pleaded guilty to killing a civilian was sentenced by a Ukrainian court Monday to life in prison -- the maximum -- amid signs the Kremlin may hold trials of its own, particularly of the captured fighters who held out at Mariupol's steel plant.