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Feds should be 'cautious,' avoid overstimulation with upcoming budget, RBC CEO says

Feds should be 'cautious,' avoid overstimulation with upcoming budget, RBC CEO says

After a year of job losses, business closures, extreme pressure on health care, and rent and unemployment relief programs, many are expecting the government to dig even deeper into its coffers to ensure Canada bounces back.
Virtual reality glasses purchased for Olds hospice clients

Virtual reality glasses purchased for Olds hospice clients

Canmore's Danny Elliott Gariepy raised $1,300 by offering to have his long hair cut
Province announces $6 million for medical students to work in rural Alberta

Province announces $6 million for medical students to work in rural Alberta

The Alberta government recently announced $6 million in funding that will be geared toward placing medical students in rural areas of the province.
Federal bank regulator proposes tightening test for uninsured mortgages

Federal bank regulator proposes tightening test for uninsured mortgages

Any buyer whose down payment on a home is less than one-fifth of the purchase price must undergo the stress test to demonstrate they could still afford mortgage payments in a higher rate environment.
Pandemic is especially tough on hospice clients

Pandemic is especially tough on hospice clients

Some are so sad they wonder why they bother living, Olds & District Hospice Society executive director says
Notley proposes bill to expand coal mining policy and begin public consultation

Notley proposes bill to expand coal mining policy and begin public consultation

“Albertans have been very clear. They want mountains, not mines. They want clean water."
No immediate enforcement action expected from Sundre rally

No immediate enforcement action expected from Sundre rally

Mountain View Freedom group has held multiple rallies in the region
Olympian’s baby with rare cancer in remission

Olympian’s baby with rare cancer in remission

There's been a "huge win" for the baby daughter of a local family who's battling a rare cancer.
Ottawa mulls exempting more workers from Canada-U.S. border shutdown: Garneau

Ottawa mulls exempting more workers from Canada-U.S. border shutdown: Garneau

He told a parliamentary committee Thursday that could mean allowing technicians in the integrated auto industry to be considered essential workers for cross-border purposes.
Alberta beef plant, site of COVID-19 outbreak last year, to get vaccination clinic

Alberta beef plant, site of COVID-19 outbreak last year, to get vaccination clinic

Friesen said employees will be given time off their shifts to get the shots, and they will be able to go back to work after 15 minutes of observation for potential serious side-effects.