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At least 10 restaurants and bars to defy latest COVID restrictions

At least 10 restaurants and bars to defy latest COVID restrictions

Owners and managers say they and their employees can't afford to keep their doors shut to dine-in service
Caucus dissent over COVID OK, breaking health rules means expulsion: Alberta premier

Caucus dissent over COVID OK, breaking health rules means expulsion: Alberta premier

Kenney says dissent is part of a democracy, but adds he has warned United Conservative legislature members that flouting the rules means disciplinary action that includes getting kicked out of caucus.
Breezy, energetic, approachable: Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, dead at 99

Breezy, energetic, approachable: Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, dead at 99

Philip was an energetic man. He flew jet planes and piloted his own helicopters – a radical break with royal tradition. On a 1962 tour of Latin America, he piloted his own jet aircraft much of the way.
Variant becomes dominant COVID strain in Alberta

Variant becomes dominant COVID strain in Alberta

"We have now reached the point where variants of concern are the dominant strains of new COVID-19 cases in our province."
Wheel Fit Co. won't put on the brakes this time

Wheel Fit Co. won't put on the brakes this time

Despite the provincial government's decision to backpedal, Wheel Fit Co. will keep on spinning. "We feel morally obligated to do this for our community’s mental and physical wellbeing."
Private member's bill would protect mountains from coal mines: Alberta NDP Opposition

Private member's bill would protect mountains from coal mines: Alberta NDP Opposition

If the bill passes, open-pit mines would permanently be prohibited in the most environmentally sensitive areas and mines elsewhere would be prevented until a land-use plan for the region was developed. 
Unique safe zone for online shoppers to trade

Unique safe zone for online shoppers to trade

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Alberta government reviewing threatened status of grizzly bears

Alberta government reviewing threatened status of grizzly bears

“The endangered species conservation committee must first review all available information and make a recommendation to the Minister of Environment and Parks,” said John Muir, a spokesperson for Alberta Environment and Parks.
Parliamentary budget officer says basic income program could halve poverty rate

Parliamentary budget officer says basic income program could halve poverty rate

However, the hefty price tag – estimated by budget officer Yves Giroux at $85 billion in 2021-22, rising to $93 billion in 2025-26 – is likely to reinforce Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's view that now is not the time to embark on a costly new program.
Airdrie resident speaks up about mental health importance following son's overdose death

Airdrie resident speaks up about mental health importance following son's overdose death

A long-time Airdrie resident who lost her son to an opioid overdose last fall is hoping to bring more awareness to the issues of mental health struggles and addiction among the city’s youth.