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'I miss them a lot' Family torn in half by conspiracy theories

'I miss them a lot' Family torn in half by conspiracy theories

"In for a penny, in for a pound. Once you start believing those things, it just becomes easier to justify more and more extreme levels."
Pembina Pipeline posts $1.2 billion loss on petrochemical, LNG project impairments

Pembina Pipeline posts $1.2 billion loss on petrochemical, LNG project impairments

The Calgary-based company said in December it and joint venture partner Petrochemical Industries Co. of Kuwait had decided to halt work on an integrated propane dehydration plant and polypropylene upgrading facility near Edmonton
Queen says COVID vaccine is quick, painless and helps others

Queen says COVID vaccine is quick, painless and helps others

“And as far as I can make out it was quite harmless, very quick. And I’ve had lots of letters from people who’ve been very surprised by how easy it was to get the vaccine.”
Education funding stable as school boards wait for details

Education funding stable as school boards wait for details

Alberta's 2021-22 budget includes an extra $40 million to Learning Support Funding, an envelope that includes PUF and numerous other grants.
Canadian small businesses rack up $135 billion in debt to survive pandemic: Report

Canadian small businesses rack up $135 billion in debt to survive pandemic: Report

The Canadian Federation of Independent Business said the average small business owner has accrued $170,000 in debt, with businesses in the hospitality, recreation and service sectors most indebted.
Alberta eyes recall legislation, focuses on COVID-19 aid in spring sitting

Alberta eyes recall legislation, focuses on COVID-19 aid in spring sitting

Government house leader Jason Nixon said recall legislation would allow for recalls in the government's current term.
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.