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Fences hot-wired to keep bears off highway in Banff

Fences hot-wired to keep bears off highway in Banff

An additional nine kilometres of wildlife exclusion fencing on the Trans-Canada Highway west of the Banff townsite has been fitted with an electric wire to discourage bears from climbing the fence and getting onto the deadly highway.
'Massive and potentially permanent disruption': Canada's bleak view of Line 5 closure

'Massive and potentially permanent disruption': Canada's bleak view of Line 5 closure

"What is the most concerning to us in Alberta – as it should be for everyone – is the dangerous precedent that a shutdown of a safely operating pipeline would set for future oil and gas infrastructure projects," said Alberta Energy Minister Sonya Savage.
Emergency debate on Alberta COVID crisis was pure politics: Cooper

Emergency debate on Alberta COVID crisis was pure politics: Cooper

On May 5, Edmonton-Strathcona NDP MP Heather McPherson, was granted an emergency debate in Parliament on the COVID-19 situation in Alberta. McPherson called on the federal government to take action on what she deemed a crisis situation.
Alberta justice minister apologizes for saying feds, others rooting for COVID disaster

Alberta justice minister apologizes for saying feds, others rooting for COVID disaster

"Alberta is facing an unprecedented public health crisis. My comments were wrong, as all Canadians want this global pandemic to end as soon as possible."
Mayor urges health minster to make Olds a COVID-19 testing site

Mayor urges health minster to make Olds a COVID-19 testing site

Mayor Mike Muzychka says health minister promised to take the idea back to his department
Organizers of Bowden-area rodeo rally charged

Organizers of Bowden-area rodeo rally charged

Ty and Gail Northcott summoned to appear in Red Deer provincial court on May 17
Teens help save seniors during Citadel Mews fire

Teens help save seniors during Citadel Mews fire

“I feel like we were just doing what we had to do, because no one else was helping. I don't think we deserve any extra recognition for that. I feel that I did it because that's what was right."
Opposition, Ottawa, media looking for COVID-19 disaster: Alberta justice minister

Opposition, Ottawa, media looking for COVID-19 disaster: Alberta justice minister

His spokesman, Blaise Boehmer, said in a statement: “The minister was referring to the increasing tendency of different groups, including the NDP, to exploit the pandemic for their own political purposes."
Alberta to stop giving first doses of AstraZeneca COVID-19 shot as supply dwindles

Alberta to stop giving first doses of AstraZeneca COVID-19 shot as supply dwindles

"Unlike with AstraZeneca, Alberta is receiving the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines in large and consistent shipments," said Alberta Health assistant communications director Tom McMillan.
Stoney Nakoda First Nation fourth highest per capita COVID-19 hotspot in Alberta

Stoney Nakoda First Nation fourth highest per capita COVID-19 hotspot in Alberta

The Iyahrhe Nakoda Food Bank Society has closed the doors to the food bank in Morley until May 17 due to a positive case within the organization.