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Column: No news ... it's not good news

Column: No news ... it's not good news

"Just as we’ve been taught that moderation is the key to so many habits, it’s the same for news."
'Serious concerns:' Alberta First Nations oppose coal expansion in Rocky Mountains

'Serious concerns:' Alberta First Nations oppose coal expansion in Rocky Mountains

Siksika consultation officer Scotty Many Guns said land in southwest Alberta is traditional Blackfoot territory that has been used for thousands of years. It remains a hunting ground, a garden of edible and ceremonial plants and a gathering site.
Health care tops list of priorities in 2021 provincial budget

Health care tops list of priorities in 2021 provincial budget

The province provided an accounting on Feb. 25 of health-related COVID-19 spending and pledged to increase total health spending by about $900 million, or four per cent.
Alberta budget brings capital funding infusion for municipalities followed by deep cuts

Alberta budget brings capital funding infusion for municipalities followed by deep cuts

The province is bumping up capital funding this year, but the following two years will bring cuts of 44 per cent to expected municipal capital funding.
Kananaskis Country sees record visitors for 2020

Kananaskis Country sees record visitors for 2020

If anyone visiting Kananaskis Country in 2020 thought it was busier than normal, it wasn’t their imagination after the popular provincial park had a record 5.39 million visitors.
Frustration as Albertans clamour to book COVID-19 vaccines for senior family members

Frustration as Albertans clamour to book COVID-19 vaccines for senior family members

Health Minister Tyler Shandro said the website was temporarily overwhelmed when more than 150,000 people tried to get access to it. By mid-afternoon, 25,000 appointments had been booked.
Okotoks poet takes top prize in national contest

Okotoks poet takes top prize in national contest

Marius Oelschig won the grand prize from the Poetry Institute of Canada for his poem, "Fireflies"
Alberta to introduce budget: Promising renewed fight on COVID-19, but more red ink

Alberta to introduce budget: Promising renewed fight on COVID-19, but more red ink

Kenney says the budget will concentrate on getting Alberta past the pandemic and on rebuilding the economy that has seen businesses close and jobs lost during the health crisis.
MLA Jason Nixon's comments should prompt removal: NDP

MLA Jason Nixon's comments should prompt removal: NDP

It's unacceptable to have someone at the table undermining medical advice, said David Shepherd, NDP health critic
Bank of Canada monitoring hot housing market amid early warning signs: Macklem

Bank of Canada monitoring hot housing market amid early warning signs: Macklem

Fuelling the increase has been a combination of demand for more space as millions of workers do their jobs remotely, constrained supply and rock-bottom interest rates driven low by central bank actions.