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Alberta promises close watch on new mines but cuts oversight of coal-polluted rivers

Alberta promises close watch on new mines but cuts oversight of coal-polluted rivers

EDMONTON — Alberta government documents show repeated cuts to environmental monitoring despite contaminants in some waterways that exceed thresholds that are supposed to trigger increased scrutiny.
Prince Harry accepts apology, damages in UK libel suit

Prince Harry accepts apology, damages in UK libel suit

LONDON — Prince Harry on Monday accepted an apology and damages from the publisher of British tabloid The Mail on Sunday and its online version, MailOnline, in a libel lawsuit relating to articles about his relationship with the British armed forces.
Wants to be own lawyer: Trial date to be set for suspect in slaying of Alberta doctor

Wants to be own lawyer: Trial date to be set for suspect in slaying of Alberta doctor

RED DEER, Alta. — A trial date is expected to be set today for a man who wants to act as his own lawyer when he is tried in the killing of a family doctor at a medical clinic in central Alberta.
Payette resignation shines light on generous pension, expense account for former GGs

Payette resignation shines light on generous pension, expense account for former GGs

OTTAWA — Taxpayers will continue paying Julie Payette a generous pension and an even heftier expense account for the rest of her life, even though she served just three years as governor general and resigned under a cloud.
Oil and gas "existential crisis" looming in rural Alberta

Oil and gas "existential crisis" looming in rural Alberta

Municipalities can be leaders in creating a national energy strategy because they are so close to the situations on the ground, says the president of Rural Municipalities of Alberta – they can build a consensus together and then bring a plan forward to the federal government.
Social media companies should face new legal duty to 'act responsibly,' expert panel finds

Social media companies should face new legal duty to 'act responsibly,' expert panel finds

Canadian Heritage Minister Steven Guilbeault has himself recently indicated that legislation to address “online hate” will be introduced “very soon.”
Ottawa orders independent review panel for Suncor Energy oilsands mine extension

Ottawa orders independent review panel for Suncor Energy oilsands mine extension

CALGARY — Ottawa says it is referring the impact assessment of a Suncor Energy Inc. oilsands mine extension in northern Alberta to an independent review panel.
Canadian drilling forecast rises on bump in commodity price expectations

Canadian drilling forecast rises on bump in commodity price expectations

CALGARY — The association representing oilfield service companies is boosting its 2021 drilling forecast by 29 per cent thanks to a stronger commodity price outlook.
Thirty-seven active COVID-19 cases among residents and staff at Extendicare Bonnyville

Thirty-seven active COVID-19 cases among residents and staff at Extendicare Bonnyville

One resident has passed away, another has been hospitalized
Banff RCMP investigating fatal motor vehicle rollover

Banff RCMP investigating fatal motor vehicle rollover

A 23-year-old woman from Kelowna, B.C. was killed in the rollover on the Trans-Canada Highway near Banff on Wednesday evening (Jan. 27) at approximately 6:50 p.m.