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Regular COVID updates are a thing of the past, for now

Regular COVID updates are a thing of the past, for now

CMOH Dr. Deena Hinshaw and Minister Jason Copping gave their last scheduled updated Wednesday afternoon, as COVID-19 indicators in Alberta continue to decline.
School divisions getting fuel cost relief

School divisions getting fuel cost relief

Alberta school divisions will be receiving about $8.2 million for student transportation under a Provincial program reinstated in response to increased diesel costs.
Cabinet changes fill vacancies left by those chasing UCP leadership

Cabinet changes fill vacancies left by those chasing UCP leadership

Premier Jason Kenney announced several changes to Cabinet to fill vacancies left by departing ministers
'Permanent exile': lawyer for trucker in Broncos crash hopes to argue deportation

'Permanent exile': lawyer for trucker in Broncos crash hopes to argue deportation

The lawyer for the former truck driver who caused the deadly Humboldt Broncos bus crash hopes he will get a chance to argue against his client's possible deportation before the Federal Court of Canada.
Airdrie RCMP recover, return $150,000 worth of stolen property

Airdrie RCMP recover, return $150,000 worth of stolen property

Airdrie RCMP's Crime Reduction Unit and General Duty unit seized and returned $150,000 worth of stolen property over a week's time
Federal Court approves class-action on behalf of off-reserve Indigenous children

Federal Court approves class-action on behalf of off-reserve Indigenous children

A Cree woman who was taken from her mother and placed in care as a child says the cycle of assimilation that began with residential schools continues with the overrepresentation of Indigenous kids in the child welfare system.
Alberta housing starts rebound to 2015 levels as oil prices surge

Alberta housing starts rebound to 2015 levels as oil prices surge

Alberta's cities are once again abuzz with the sound of hammers and saws as surging oil prices fuel a fresh building boom in the province.
'Night and day': Vancouver woman flies to Alberta to get a passport

'Night and day': Vancouver woman flies to Alberta to get a passport

"It was impossible to get it in Vancouver without camping out at 7 [p.m.] the night before or paying $300 [to $1000]," said a B.C. resident who flew to Alberta to get her passport.
Cineplex introduces $1.50 booking fee for online ticket purchases

Cineplex introduces $1.50 booking fee for online ticket purchases

Moviegoers could be paying a little extra for a seat at a Cineplex theatre this summer when booking tickets online.
CN Rail maintaining 'normal' operations as 750 workers go on strike

CN Rail maintaining 'normal' operations as 750 workers go on strike

CN rail workers tasked with the upkeep of trackside electrical/signalling equipment along CN’s rail lines – including crossings and switches have gone on strike.