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COVID-19 rapid tests going to more businesses; Alberta truckers get shots in Montana

COVID-19 rapid tests going to more businesses; Alberta truckers get shots in Montana

Ottawa has introduced new ways for small and medium businesses to get access to rapid COVID-19 tests to stop workplace spread and Alberta has announced a deal with neighbouring Montana for truckers to get vaccinated south of the border.
Court grants injunction against Innisfail's Glen Carritt, Whistle Stop

Court grants injunction against Innisfail's Glen Carritt, Whistle Stop

AHS court victory prohibits Innisfail mayoral candidate from hosting any illegal public gathering
Former Canmore resident killed in fatal bear attack remembered as 'great man'

Former Canmore resident killed in fatal bear attack remembered as 'great man'

“He was attacked by a bear from behind and pushed off a very high embankment – 300 metres – and was found near the river,” Sarah Lertzman said in a Facebook post Thursday.
Buried in the Aftermath: Mountain guides affected by post-traumatic stress after critical incidents in the backcountry

Buried in the Aftermath: Mountain guides affected by post-traumatic stress after critical incidents in the backcountry

Part two of Buried in the Aftermath looks at how mountain guides are affected by critical incidents that occur in the backcountry. Barry Blanchard shares his experience dealing with trauma as a guide and details a new initiative – Mountain Muskox. Ken Wylie, who as an assistant guide survived an avalanche in 2003 that killed seven clients, challenges the industry with taking a look at how it handles these types of incidents.
Carritt and Innisfail head to COVID showdown over planned event

Carritt and Innisfail head to COVID showdown over planned event

Town and RCMP creating strategy to deal with mayoral candidate’s planned May 15th outdoor event
Fire ravages St. Albert seniors home

Fire ravages St. Albert seniors home

About 100 evacuated from Citadel Mews West
Symbol of hate removed in Athabasca County

Symbol of hate removed in Athabasca County

RCMP visited property Wednesday evening and it was taken down voluntarily
Alberta restaurant owners frustrated as COVID-19 closures cut into prime patio season

Alberta restaurant owners frustrated as COVID-19 closures cut into prime patio season

The off-and-on closures have taken a toll, especially on employees with families who rely on a steady paycheque, Echino said Wednesday. 
Cochrane RCMP investigating suspected animal attack near Waiparous Village

Cochrane RCMP investigating suspected animal attack near Waiparous Village

“I’ve been in Cochrane for quite a while and I can think of a couple of instances like this. It’s not super common, I would say it’s a little more common in Kananaskis area itself. We’ve had a few of them over the years. We’ve had some close calls as well, with some aggressive animals and stuff, but not too many where it’s the cause of death.”
Wood Buffalo declares state of emergency as oilsands sites added to AHS outbreak list

Wood Buffalo declares state of emergency as oilsands sites added to AHS outbreak list

The Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo has declared a state of emergency due to the increasing cases of COVID-19. Several oilsands sites within the region are on Alberta's COVID-19 outbreak list.