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Alberta Premier Danielle Smith holds her first press conference in Edmonton on October 11, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

Edmonton’s public school board asks province to allow mask mandates during outbreaks

Alberta’s second largest school district is asking the provincial government for clarity…

Alberta Premier Danielle Smith holds her first press conference in Edmonton on October 11, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
People walk pass a sign for flu shots in Toronto on January 9, 2018. Canada has entered a flu epidemic, the national public health agency said Tuesday, after the test positivity rate nearly doubled in one week. The Public Health Agency of Canada said in its FluWatch report that the rate jumped to 11.7 per cent the week of Oct. 30 to Nov. 5, compared to 6.3 per cent the previous week. The agency declared an epidemic, which happens most years after the threshold of a five per cent positivity rate is surpassed, though it said influenza levels are higher than would have been expected when compared to pre-pandemic years. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Doug Ives

Public Health Agency of Canada says flu epidemic has begun as rates rise

Canada has entered a flu epidemic, the national public health agency said…

People walk pass a sign for flu shots in Toronto on January 9, 2018. Canada has entered a flu epidemic, the national public health agency said Tuesday, after the test positivity rate nearly doubled in one week. The Public Health Agency of Canada said in its FluWatch report that the rate jumped to 11.7 per cent the week of Oct. 30 to Nov. 5, compared to 6.3 per cent the previous week. The agency declared an epidemic, which happens most years after the threshold of a five per cent positivity rate is surpassed, though it said influenza levels are higher than would have been expected when compared to pre-pandemic years. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Doug Ives
Travis Toews shakes hands with Alberta Premier Danielle Smith after he was sworn into cabinet as president of Treasury Board and minister of finance in Edmonton on Oct. 24, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

Alberta finance minister says legislation coming to re-index taxes, benefits

Alberta’s finance minister says there will be legislation next month to re-index…

Travis Toews shakes hands with Alberta Premier Danielle Smith after he was sworn into cabinet as president of Treasury Board and minister of finance in Edmonton on Oct. 24, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
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Alberta parks ministry to focus on tourism and opening new campgrounds

The head of the new provincial ministry that oversees Alberta’s parks says…

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CEO and Vice-Chair, Oilers Entertainment Group, Bob Nicholson makes an announcement in Edmonton, Alta., on Wednesday January 23, 2019. Nicholson is scheduled to speak before members of Parliament today as the federal government continues its examination of Hockey Canada.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
CEO and Vice-Chair, Oilers Entertainment Group, Bob Nicholson makes an announcement in Edmonton, Alta., on Wednesday January 23, 2019. Nicholson is scheduled to speak before members of Parliament today as the federal government continues its examination of Hockey Canada.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
Tylenol brand fever and pain reliever for infants is seen in a home in Toronto, Friday, Oct. 7, 2022. Health Canada refuses to say how many doses of children's painkillers it is importing from the United States and Australia citing a confidentiality agreement with the companies involved. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Giordano Ciampini

Health Canada won’t say how much pain medicine for kids is coming or where it’s going

Health Canada officials say more doses of children’s painkillers and fever medication…

Tylenol brand fever and pain reliever for infants is seen in a home in Toronto, Friday, Oct. 7, 2022. Health Canada refuses to say how many doses of children's painkillers it is importing from the United States and Australia citing a confidentiality agreement with the companies involved. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Giordano Ciampini
A Ukrainian soldier inspects a damaged Russian cannon in the recently retaken village Chornobaivka near Kherson, Ukraine, Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Efrem Lukatsky

Canada monitoring reports of Russian missiles hitting Poland: Anand

Defence Minister Anita Anand said Tuesday that she is in contact with…

A Ukrainian soldier inspects a damaged Russian cannon in the recently retaken village Chornobaivka near Kherson, Ukraine, Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Efrem Lukatsky
Minister of Sport Pascale St-Onge speaks with media before attending caucus on Parliament Hill on October 5, 2022 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Non-disclosure agreements complicate safe sport reporting in Canada

The past few months have seen an outpouring of Canadian athletes decrying…

Minister of Sport Pascale St-Onge speaks with media before attending caucus on Parliament Hill on October 5, 2022 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Canada's Felix Auger-Aliassime returns the ball to Norway's Casper Ruud during their singles tennis match of the ATP World Tour Finals, at the Pala Alpitour in Turin, Italy, Sunday, Nov. 13, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Antonio Calanni

Canada’s Auger-Aliassime downs top-seeded Nadal at ATP Finals

Canada’s Felix Auger-Aliassime scored a 6-3, 6-4 win over top-seeded Rafael Nadal…

Canada's Felix Auger-Aliassime returns the ball to Norway's Casper Ruud during their singles tennis match of the ATP World Tour Finals, at the Pala Alpitour in Turin, Italy, Sunday, Nov. 13, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Antonio Calanni
CEO and Vice-Chair, Oilers Entertainment Group, Bob Nicholson makes an announcement in Edmonton, Alta., on Wednesday January 23, 2019. Nicholson is scheduled to speak before members of Parliament today as the federal government continues its examination of Hockey Canada.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

Former Hockey Canada executive Nicholson to testify before parliamentary committee

It’s Bob Nicholson’s turn to be grilled by the Standing Committee on…

CEO and Vice-Chair, Oilers Entertainment Group, Bob Nicholson makes an announcement in Edmonton, Alta., on Wednesday January 23, 2019. Nicholson is scheduled to speak before members of Parliament today as the federal government continues its examination of Hockey Canada.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
People cross-country ski in the cold weather as an industrial plant is shown in the back ground in Toronto on Friday, Feb. 4, 2022. Environment Minister Steven Guilbeault says Canada is issuing a challenge to the rest of the world to expand the use of carbon pricing in the fight against greenhouse gas emissions. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Canada launches group to lobby for more countries to use carbon pricing

Environment Minister Steven Guilbeault says Canada is issuing a challenge to the…

People cross-country ski in the cold weather as an industrial plant is shown in the back ground in Toronto on Friday, Feb. 4, 2022. Environment Minister Steven Guilbeault says Canada is issuing a challenge to the rest of the world to expand the use of carbon pricing in the fight against greenhouse gas emissions. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
Auditor General of Canada Karen Hogan holds a press conference in Ottawa on Tuesday, May 31, 2022. The Auditor General will table several reports on Tuesday that will assess the government's performance on a range of issues, including reducing chronic homelessness.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Federal government doesn’t know if it’s reducing homelessness: auditor general

Auditor general Karen Hogan says the federal government doesn’t know if its…

Auditor General of Canada Karen Hogan holds a press conference in Ottawa on Tuesday, May 31, 2022. The Auditor General will table several reports on Tuesday that will assess the government's performance on a range of issues, including reducing chronic homelessness.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
RCMP Commissioner Brenda Lucki makes her way to the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security, in Ottawa, Monday, Oct. 31, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

RCMP caught off guard by Ottawa mayor’s request for officers during ‘Freedom Convoy’

RCMP Commissioner Brenda Lucki says the Ottawa mayor’s request for 1,800 police…

RCMP Commissioner Brenda Lucki makes her way to the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security, in Ottawa, Monday, Oct. 31, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Pedestrians walk down St. Catherine Street, Monday,  April 6, 2020 in Montreal. Statistics Canada plans to provide an updated look at immigration data and our ethno-cultural and religious diversity today in new round of data from the 2021 census.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz

The Earth’s population is set to reach 8 billion people today

A ‘milestone in human development’ but also a need for action on climate change and sustainability, says UN

Pedestrians walk down St. Catherine Street, Monday,  April 6, 2020 in Montreal. Statistics Canada plans to provide an updated look at immigration data and our ethno-cultural and religious diversity today in new round of data from the 2021 census.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz
Sylvan Lake’s Remembrance Day ceremony was held at Fox Run School on Nov. 11. (Photo by Joel Loh/www.JoelJenProductions.com)

Remembrance Day in Sylvan Lake

Sylvan Lake’s Remembrance Day ceremony was held at Fox Run School on…

Sylvan Lake’s Remembrance Day ceremony was held at Fox Run School on Nov. 11. (Photo by Joel Loh/www.JoelJenProductions.com)
A Central Alberta Amazon player blocks a Calgary Jags player as she pushes for the puck during Saturday’s game at the NexSource Centre. (Photo by Michaela Ludwig)

Wildcat Saturday in Sylvan Lake

It was Wildcat Saturday at the NexSource Centre this past weekend, Nov.…

A Central Alberta Amazon player blocks a Calgary Jags player as she pushes for the puck during Saturday’s game at the NexSource Centre. (Photo by Michaela Ludwig)
Members of Nickelback pose for photographers as they arrive on the red carpet at the Juno Awards in Ottawa, Sunday April 1, 2012. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Nickelback to be inducted into Canadian Music Hall of Fame

Nickelback is getting a spot in the Canadian Music Hall of Fame.…

Members of Nickelback pose for photographers as they arrive on the red carpet at the Juno Awards in Ottawa, Sunday April 1, 2012. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Infants’ Tylenol brand fever and pain reliever is seen in a home in Toronto, Friday, Oct. 7, 2022. Health Canada says it's importing a foreign supply of children's pain and fever medications that will be available on retail shelves in the coming weeks. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Giordano Ciampini

Health Canada importing more kids’ pain and fever meds to restock store shelves

A foreign supply of children’s pain and fever medication should land on…

Infants’ Tylenol brand fever and pain reliever is seen in a home in Toronto, Friday, Oct. 7, 2022. Health Canada says it's importing a foreign supply of children's pain and fever medications that will be available on retail shelves in the coming weeks. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Giordano Ciampini
Minister of Environment and Climate Change Steven Guilbeault is seen during a news conference in Ottawa, Thursday, Sept. 15, 2022. Guilbeault says Canada's promised emissions cap on the oil and gas sector won't be finalized for another year.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Environment minister says emissions cap on oil and gas expected by end of 2023

A cap on greenhouse gas emissions from Canada’s oil and gas sector…

Minister of Environment and Climate Change Steven Guilbeault is seen during a news conference in Ottawa, Thursday, Sept. 15, 2022. Guilbeault says Canada's promised emissions cap on the oil and gas sector won't be finalized for another year.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
United Conservative Party Leader and Premier Danielle Smith celebrates her win in a byelection in Medicine Hat, Alta., on Nov. 8, 2022. Smith says she won't mandate masks in schools as Alberta fights a wave of viral illnesses sending thousands of students home sick and pushing hospital capacity to dangerous levels. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Alberta premier says no school mask rules as viral cases rise, jamming hospitals

Premier Danielle Smith says she won’t mandate masks in schools as Alberta…

United Conservative Party Leader and Premier Danielle Smith celebrates her win in a byelection in Medicine Hat, Alta., on Nov. 8, 2022. Smith says she won't mandate masks in schools as Alberta fights a wave of viral illnesses sending thousands of students home sick and pushing hospital capacity to dangerous levels. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh