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Budget estimates show increases for healthcare and capital spending

Finance Minister Donna Harpauer presented the province’s budget estimates on Wednesday in lieu of a full budget. It showed a 3.1 per cent increase to spending, and 3.8 per cent raise for health services.

Co-op’s Fuel Up to Win is Back

For an eighth year, Co-op members and customers in western Canada can collect game tickets for a chance to win nine different prizes including a $100,000 grand prize.

Bad Weather Didn’t Stop Tway Snowmobile Rally

Saturday March 7, 2020, the Tway Sno-Snakes held their annual snowmobile rally. While the weather last year for the rally was bitterly cold, this year was just ugly.

Rosthern Winterfest Goes Despite Weather

Saturday March 7 dawned a bit breezy, but the storm that was forecast had not yet materialized and the 9th Annual Rosthern Winterfest began as planned.

COVID-19

While the world is facing a new virus, there is appearing in North America two vastly different mindsets.

Battle River School Division approves closure of Hardisty school

Battle River School Division’s board of trustees decided to close one school, consolidate two others and walk away from another proposed closure. The decisions were made during the regular board meeting in Camrose Mar. 19.
Top court won't take case over late Apotex mogul's treatment of cousins

Top court won't take case over late Apotex mogul's treatment of cousins

OTTAWA — The Supreme Court has declined to hear an appeal in a long-running case over whether the billionaire founder of Apotex deprived his cousins of their rightful share of the generic pharmaceutical giant.

Second Positive Case of COVID-19 in EOHU Region

EASTERN ONTARIO – The Eastern Ontario Health Unit has confirmed a second positive test for COVID-19 in its coverage area. A man in his 60's from the Prescott-Russell area was tested on March 14th.

Nunavut declares public health emergency

There are still no cases of COVID-19 in Nunavut, and the territorial government says that a state of emergency is an attempt to keep it that way.
Cruise ship with COVID-19 cases and Canadians on board docks in France

Cruise ship with COVID-19 cases and Canadians on board docks in France

MARSEILLE, France — A trans-Atlantic cruise ship carrying several COVID-19 cases among its passengers and with dozens of Canadians aboard has docked in the French Mediterranean port city of Marseille.