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Budget officer finds $1B orphan well liability by 2025; critics claim underestimate

Budget officer finds $1B orphan well liability by 2025; critics claim underestimate

The parliamentary budget officer has found the cost of cleaning up orphaned oil and gas wells in Alberta and Saskatchewan already dwarfs the money collected from industry to pay for it.
36% of Canadians struggling with pandemic mental health issues: study

36% of Canadians struggling with pandemic mental health issues: study

Younger people are more likely to struggle with depression, anxiety, and addictions
Transportation Safety Board investigating helicopter crash in central Alberta

Transportation Safety Board investigating helicopter crash in central Alberta

CAMROSE, Alta. — The Transportation Safety Board of Canada says it is investigating a helicopter crash in central Alberta on the weekend. The government agency says a Bell 206B helicopter crashed near Camrose on Sunday.
Hospitalizations have increased, but active COVID cases in Alberta continue to fall: province

Hospitalizations have increased, but active COVID cases in Alberta continue to fall: province

The province reported 51,157 active COVID cases in Alberta on Tuesday.
GoFundMe withholding $4.7 million from trucker convoy until plan presented

GoFundMe withholding $4.7 million from trucker convoy until plan presented

GoFundMe has frozen access to the more than $4.7 million in funds raised by the trucker convoy now wending its way across the country toward Ottawa in a protest against vaccine mandates.
Banff RCMP need help solving 24-year-old cold case

Banff RCMP need help solving 24-year-old cold case

On July 11, 1998, a local tour guide located human remains on the back side of Sulphur Mountain, and despite an investigation that has spanned almost 25 years, the remains of the man have yet to be identified.
StatCan: COVID-19 led to more than half-a-year drop in life expectancy in 2020

StatCan: COVID-19 led to more than half-a-year drop in life expectancy in 2020

Statistics Canada says the COVID-19 pandemic contributed to an average seven-month decline in national life expectancy, the largest decrease recorded since 1921 when the vital statistics registration system was introduced.
Frozen smoothie product recalled over possible cyanide poisoning risk

Frozen smoothie product recalled over possible cyanide poisoning risk

Check your freezers!
B.C. Court rejects WestJet's appeal of class action certification about baggage fees

B.C. Court rejects WestJet's appeal of class action certification about baggage fees

VANCOUVER — The B.C. Court of Appeal has dismissed WestJet's efforts to overturn the certification of a class-action lawsuit on baggage fees.
Alberta paramedic suspended without pay following social media posts

Alberta paramedic suspended without pay following social media posts

An Airdrie paramedic who spoke at a town hall meeting last summer to bring to light what is being deemed an “ongoing crisis” about rural ambulance availability was suspended without pay earlier this month due to his social media posts, according to his wife.