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Maskwacis resident Cyril Nerubenko has been deployed to Ukraine since April, 2022. (Photo submitted)

Maskwacis resident in Poland helping Ukrainian refugee effort

‘My whole world just turned upside down.’

  • Jul 5, 2022
Terrified parade-goers fled Highland Park's Fourth of July parade after shots were fired, leaving behind their belongings as they sought safety, Monday, July 4, 2022, in Highland Park, Ill. (Lynn Sweet/Chicago Sun-Times via AP)

6 dead, 24 wounded in shooting at Chicago-area July 4 parade

HIGHLAND PARK, Ill. (AP) — A gunman on a rooftop opened fire…

Alberta premier Jason Kenney announced Wednesday that his government would commit $390 million will be spent over the next four years to ensure 99 per cent of Albertans have a link that meets the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications (CRTC) standard for acceptable broadband service. (Photo by Government of Alberta)

Alberta expands its support for Ukrainians fleeing war and settling in the province

Kenney said the additional supports are expected to cost between $15 million and $38 million

Alberta premier Jason Kenney announced Wednesday that his government would commit $390 million will be spent over the next four years to ensure 99 per cent of Albertans have a link that meets the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications (CRTC) standard for acceptable broadband service. (Photo by Government of Alberta)
People protest and march on Wellington street against COVID-19 health measures during Canada Day in Ottawa, Ontario, on Friday July 1, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Lars Hagberg

Canada Day protests lacked convoy’s ‘perfect storm of amplification,’ expert says

Last weekend’s protests saw measures like security screenings to visit the Hill

People protest and march on Wellington street against COVID-19 health measures during Canada Day in Ottawa, Ontario, on Friday July 1, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Lars Hagberg
The Canadian flag on the Peace Tower flies at half-mast on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Wednesday, June 2, 2021, in recognition of the discovery of children’s remains at the site of a former residential school in Kamloops, B.C. The Canadian government, Assembly of First Nations and plaintiffs in two class-action lawsuits have signed a $20-billion final settlement agreement to compensate First Nations children and families harmed by chronic underfunding of child welfare and the government’s narrow definition of Jordan’s Principle. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Canada signs $20B compensation agreement on First Nations child welfare

The federal government announced in January it had reached agreements in principle

The Canadian flag on the Peace Tower flies at half-mast on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Wednesday, June 2, 2021, in recognition of the discovery of children’s remains at the site of a former residential school in Kamloops, B.C. The Canadian government, Assembly of First Nations and plaintiffs in two class-action lawsuits have signed a $20-billion final settlement agreement to compensate First Nations children and families harmed by chronic underfunding of child welfare and the government’s narrow definition of Jordan’s Principle. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Candidates, left to right, Leslyn Lewis, Roman Baber, Jean Charest, Scott Aitchison, Patrick Brown, and Pierre Poilievre pose on stage following the Conservative Party of Canada English leadership debate in Edmonton, on May 11, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Poilievre continues to lead polls 2 months out from Conservative leadership race vote

British Columbians less in favour than other Canadians, latest Leger poll shows

Candidates, left to right, Leslyn Lewis, Roman Baber, Jean Charest, Scott Aitchison, Patrick Brown, and Pierre Poilievre pose on stage following the Conservative Party of Canada English leadership debate in Edmonton, on May 11, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
The Reklaws rocked the Ponoka Stampede stage on July 1 to an enthusiastic crowd. Following the concert, there were Canada Day fireworks sponsored by the Stampede and the Town of Ponoka. (Photos by Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)

VIDEO: The Reklaws live at the Ponoka Stampede and Canada Day fireworks

The Reklaws Taking the stage Canada Day is The Reklaws, a sibling…

The Reklaws rocked the Ponoka Stampede stage on July 1 to an enthusiastic crowd. Following the concert, there were Canada Day fireworks sponsored by the Stampede and the Town of Ponoka. (Photos by Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)
People leave the Field's shopping center in Copenhagen, Denmark Sunday, July 3, 2022. A gunman opened fire inside the busy shopping mall in the Danish capital Sunday, killing a few people and critically wounding a few others, police said. (Olafur Steinar Rye Gestsson/Ritzau Scanpix via AP)

Motive likely not terror-related in ‘brutal’ Danish shooting

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A gunman who killed three people when he…

People leave the Field's shopping center in Copenhagen, Denmark Sunday, July 3, 2022. A gunman opened fire inside the busy shopping mall in the Danish capital Sunday, killing a few people and critically wounding a few others, police said. (Olafur Steinar Rye Gestsson/Ritzau Scanpix via AP)
This image released on Sunday, July 3, 2022, by the Italian National Alpine and Cave Rescue Corps shows the glacier in Italy’s Alps near Trento a large chunk of which has broken loose, killing at least six hikers and injuring eight others. Alpine rescue service officials, which provided that toll Sunday evening, said it could take hours to determine if any hikers might be missing. The National Alpine and Cave Rescue Corps tweeted that the search of the involved area of Marmolada peak involved at least five helicopters and rescue dogs. (Corpo Nazionale Soccorso Alpino e Speleologico via AP)

Alpine glacier chunk detaches, killing at least 6 hikers in Italy

The area has been identified by U.N. experts as a ‘climate change hot spot’

This image released on Sunday, July 3, 2022, by the Italian National Alpine and Cave Rescue Corps shows the glacier in Italy’s Alps near Trento a large chunk of which has broken loose, killing at least six hikers and injuring eight others. Alpine rescue service officials, which provided that toll Sunday evening, said it could take hours to determine if any hikers might be missing. The National Alpine and Cave Rescue Corps tweeted that the search of the involved area of Marmolada peak involved at least five helicopters and rescue dogs. (Corpo Nazionale Soccorso Alpino e Speleologico via AP)
People evacuated from the Field’s shopping center run, in Orestad, Copenhagen, Denmark, Sunday, July 3, 2022, after reports of shots fired. (Olafur Steinar Gestsson /Ritzau Scanpix via AP)

Several people dead in Copenhagen shopping mall shooting

The suspected gunman, a 22-year-old Danish man, is in custody

People evacuated from the Field’s shopping center run, in Orestad, Copenhagen, Denmark, Sunday, July 3, 2022, after reports of shots fired. (Olafur Steinar Gestsson /Ritzau Scanpix via AP)
Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Sean Fraser rises during Question Period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Friday, June 10, 2022. Last week, almost 250 AIDS organizations from around the world sent a joint letter to Immigration Minister Sean Fraser calling on him to take action to ensure participants can attend the International AIDS conference in Montreal. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Sean Fraser rises during Question Period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Friday, June 10, 2022. Last week, almost 250 AIDS organizations from around the world sent a joint letter to Immigration Minister Sean Fraser calling on him to take action to ensure participants can attend the International AIDS conference in Montreal. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
EV charging stations to be installed at Centennial Park, library parking lot and NexSource Centre. The construction begins this summer. File photo

Sylvan Lake to install 11 EV charging stations through provincial grant

The charging stations will be located at Centennial Park, library parking lot and NexSource Centre

EV charging stations to be installed at Centennial Park, library parking lot and NexSource Centre. The construction begins this summer. File photo
Saanich Police joined by Victoria Police and RCMP respond gunfire involving multiple people and injuries reported at the Bank of Montreal during an active situation in Saanich, B.C., on Tuesday, June 28, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

Woman held hostage during B.C. bank shooting experiencing roller-coaster of emotions

Fryer has been mentally replaying Tuesday morning’s events ever since

Saanich Police joined by Victoria Police and RCMP respond gunfire involving multiple people and injuries reported at the Bank of Montreal during an active situation in Saanich, B.C., on Tuesday, June 28, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
Harjit Sajjan, Minister of National Defence, speaks during press conference in Ottawa on July 23, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Anti-Taliban law could be tweaked to get more humanitarian aid to Afghans: minister

Up to 10 years in jail for Canadians who, directly or indirectly, send property or finances to Taliban

Harjit Sajjan, Minister of National Defence, speaks during press conference in Ottawa on July 23, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
An Edmonton Police Service logo is shown on a lectern at a press conference in Edmonton, Oct. 2, 2017. Police say a missing 13-year-old Edmonton girl has been found alive in the United States. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

Missing 13-year-old Edmonton girl found alive in Oregon, 41-year-old man arrested

41-year-old Oregon man will be charged with child luring and is expected to face additional charges

An Edmonton Police Service logo is shown on a lectern at a press conference in Edmonton, Oct. 2, 2017. Police say a missing 13-year-old Edmonton girl has been found alive in the United States. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
Alician McKendrick. (Facebook photo/McKendrick Stable)

Bentley stable owner Alicia McKendrick passed away ‘doing what she loved’

Rodeo community confirms McKendrick died during practice at the Stampede Grounds

Alician McKendrick. (Facebook photo/McKendrick Stable)
(Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)

PHOTOS: DAY 5 of the Ponoka Stampede

Women’s ranch bronc riders show what a cowgirl can do

  • Jul 1, 2022
(Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)
Spain’s Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez, left, France’s President Emmanuel Macron, Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, center left, Germany’s Chancellor Olaf Scholz, center, Czech Prime Minister Petr Fiala, and Iceland’s Prime Minister Katrin Jakobsdottir pose for a group photo with Spain’s King Felipe and Queen Letizia and NATO leaders before a gala dinner at the Royal Palace in Madrid, Spain, Tuesday, June 28, 2022. North Atlantic Treaty Organization heads of state will meet for a NATO summit in Madrid from Tuesday through Thursday. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Ernst/Pool via AP

Canada to lead upgraded force in Latvia, but resists calls to meet spending target

Trudeau said the agreement lays out the next steps for the Canadian-led battlegroup in Latvia

Spain’s Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez, left, France’s President Emmanuel Macron, Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, center left, Germany’s Chancellor Olaf Scholz, center, Czech Prime Minister Petr Fiala, and Iceland’s Prime Minister Katrin Jakobsdottir pose for a group photo with Spain’s King Felipe and Queen Letizia and NATO leaders before a gala dinner at the Royal Palace in Madrid, Spain, Tuesday, June 28, 2022. North Atlantic Treaty Organization heads of state will meet for a NATO summit in Madrid from Tuesday through Thursday. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Ernst/Pool via AP
RoseAnne Archibald, the new National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations, is photographed in Toronto on Friday, August 6, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young
RoseAnne Archibald, the new National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations, is photographed in Toronto on Friday, August 6, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young