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Jason Nixon, Finance Minister and Rimbey- Rocky Mountain House- Sundre MLA announced that Alberta ended the 2021-22 fiscal year with $3.9 billion surplus, instead of the $18.2 billion deficit that was expected. (photo by Chris Schwarz/Government of Alberta)

Alberta tightening bonus-payment rules after hefty COVID-19 payout to health chief

The Alberta government is tightening the rules around employee bonuses in light…

Jason Nixon, Finance Minister and Rimbey- Rocky Mountain House- Sundre MLA announced that Alberta ended the 2021-22 fiscal year with $3.9 billion surplus, instead of the $18.2 billion deficit that was expected. (photo by Chris Schwarz/Government of Alberta)
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History will be made today at a 204-year-old rowing race in St. John's as four women's teams tackle a course that has historically been reserved for men. A female rowing team watches a race during the Royal St. John's Regatta at Quidi Vidi Lake in St. John's N.L., on Thursday, August 5, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Daly

Women to row same distance as men for first time in 204-year-old St. John’s regatta

Four crews of women rowers will make history on Thursday morning in…

History will be made today at a 204-year-old rowing race in St. John's as four women's teams tackle a course that has historically been reserved for men. A female rowing team watches a race during the Royal St. John's Regatta at Quidi Vidi Lake in St. John's N.L., on Thursday, August 5, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Daly
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi shake hands prior to a bilateral meeting at the G7 Summit in Schloss Elmau, in Germany on Monday, June 27, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson

Business councils call on federal government to secure trade agreement with India

As Canada and other Western nations ramp up their efforts to build…

  • Aug 4, 2022
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi shake hands prior to a bilateral meeting at the G7 Summit in Schloss Elmau, in Germany on Monday, June 27, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson
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Ponoka RCMP arrest male for weapon offences

Ponoka RCMP have arrested and charged a male with weapons offences after…

  • Aug 4, 2022
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David and Collet Stephan leave for a break during their appeals trial in Calgary, on March 9, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Todd Korol

Supreme Court won’t hear appeal by parents who have faced two trials in son’s death

The Supreme Court of Canada won’t hear an appeal in a high-profile…

David and Collet Stephan leave for a break during their appeals trial in Calgary, on March 9, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Todd Korol
Alberta Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Deena Hinshaw asked Albertans to limit travel throughout the province as COVID-19 cases continue to rise. (Photo by Chris Schwarz/Government of Alberta)

Alberta NDP slams UCP, ex-finance minister for big COVID-19 bonus to health chief

Alberta Opposition Leader Rachel Notley says the United Conservative Party government, particularly…

Alberta Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Deena Hinshaw asked Albertans to limit travel throughout the province as COVID-19 cases continue to rise. (Photo by Chris Schwarz/Government of Alberta)
One of the melting hailstones that came down on vehicles south of Innisfail on Hwy 2 on Monday evening. (Contributed photo).

Hail as big as tennis balls, softballs and eggs fell in Alberta: Environment Canada

Matt Berry was driving home after golfing Monday evening when cloudy skies…

One of the melting hailstones that came down on vehicles south of Innisfail on Hwy 2 on Monday evening. (Contributed photo).
Alberta Premier Jason Kenney shakes hands with Demetrios Nicolaides, minister of advanced education, after being sworn into office, in Edmonton on April 30, 2019. The Alberta government has upped the ante in its fight with Athabasca University, directing the online-oriented school to get busy making sure more staff work in the small northern town or risk losing millions of dollars in funding. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

Alberta ups ante in mandate fight with Athabasca University, threatens funding cut

The Alberta government has upped the ante in its fight with Athabasca…

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney shakes hands with Demetrios Nicolaides, minister of advanced education, after being sworn into office, in Edmonton on April 30, 2019. The Alberta government has upped the ante in its fight with Athabasca University, directing the online-oriented school to get busy making sure more staff work in the small northern town or risk losing millions of dollars in funding. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
Police vehicles at Calgary Police Service headquarters in Calgary, Alta., Thursday, April 9, 2020, amid a worldwide COVID-19 pandemic. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Man arrested after breaking into Calgary Municipal Building and setting fires

A man was arrested after someone broke into the Calgary Municipal Building…

Police vehicles at Calgary Police Service headquarters in Calgary, Alta., Thursday, April 9, 2020, amid a worldwide COVID-19 pandemic. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Jean Charest takes part in the Conservative Party of Canada French-language leadership debate in Laval, Quebec on Wednesday, May 25, 2022. The party's last official debate of the race before results are revealed Sept.10 will happen tonight in Ottawa.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz

Three out of five Conservative candidates to appear tonight for final party debate

No audience, no podiums and appearances from only three out of the…

Jean Charest takes part in the Conservative Party of Canada French-language leadership debate in Laval, Quebec on Wednesday, May 25, 2022. The party's last official debate of the race before results are revealed Sept.10 will happen tonight in Ottawa.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz
The Peace Tower is seen through the front gates of Parliament Hill in Ottawa in Ottawa on Tuesday, May 2, 2017. Ottawa police arrested a driver after what they describe as an unauthorized vehicle drove into the front gates of Parliament Hill early this morning. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Police arrest driver in early morning Parliament Hill crash

Ottawa police arrested a driver after what they describe as an unauthorized…

The Peace Tower is seen through the front gates of Parliament Hill in Ottawa in Ottawa on Tuesday, May 2, 2017. Ottawa police arrested a driver after what they describe as an unauthorized vehicle drove into the front gates of Parliament Hill early this morning. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
A county of Wetaskiwin Farmer beats the heat with an umbrella rigged up to a tractor as he takes to the fields. Photo by Shaela Dansereau/Black Press)

Recent weather tough on central Alberta farmers

The recent string of weather across central Alberta has affected some farmers…

A county of Wetaskiwin Farmer beats the heat with an umbrella rigged up to a tractor as he takes to the fields. Photo by Shaela Dansereau/Black Press)
Vandalism discovered July 17 at J.J. Collett Natural Area, which included structural damage and theft – with the perpetrators making off with a solar panel connected to a sturdy, four-by-four post. (Jack Surbey/Contributed to Black Press Media)
Vandalism discovered July 17 at J.J. Collett Natural Area, which included structural damage and theft – with the perpetrators making off with a solar panel connected to a sturdy, four-by-four post. (Jack Surbey/Contributed to Black Press Media)
This Asian giant hornet was found with a nest during a 2020 tree removal. (Karla Salp/State Department of Agriculture)

Murder hornets have gotten a name change; last spotted in B.C. in 2019

At the Washington border this invasive species poses a potential threat to B.C. ecosystems

This Asian giant hornet was found with a nest during a 2020 tree removal. (Karla Salp/State Department of Agriculture)
The Canadian government is imposing sanctions on dozens of Russian military officers whose troops are accused of committing atrocities against Ukrainian civilians, most if not all of the individuals added to the list are Russian military officers sanctioned by the European Union in June for their troops' actions in Bucha. A priest blesses the remains of three people who died during the Russian occupation and were disinterred from temporary burial sites in Bucha, on the outskirts of Kyiv, on Wednesday, April 27, 2022. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)

Canada sanctions Russian military officers over atrocities in Bucha

The Canadian government is imposing sanctions on dozens of Russian military officers…

The Canadian government is imposing sanctions on dozens of Russian military officers whose troops are accused of committing atrocities against Ukrainian civilians, most if not all of the individuals added to the list are Russian military officers sanctioned by the European Union in June for their troops' actions in Bucha. A priest blesses the remains of three people who died during the Russian occupation and were disinterred from temporary burial sites in Bucha, on the outskirts of Kyiv, on Wednesday, April 27, 2022. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)
Stickers and signs hang attached to a utility pole in London Ont. on Tuesday, June 15, 2021, over a week after four members of a Muslim family were killed in what police called a hate crime. The Executive Director of the Canadian Race Relations Foundation is warning that unless action is taken to combat hate, including online, it will continue to grow like wildfire. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Geoff Robins

Online hate spreading like wildfire, cannot be left unchecked: race foundation

The executive director of the Canadian Race Relations Foundation is warning that…

Stickers and signs hang attached to a utility pole in London Ont. on Tuesday, June 15, 2021, over a week after four members of a Muslim family were killed in what police called a hate crime. The Executive Director of the Canadian Race Relations Foundation is warning that unless action is taken to combat hate, including online, it will continue to grow like wildfire. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Geoff Robins
Used needles are shown at a needle exchange in Miami, May 6, 2019. Despite pandemic slow-downs, Correctional Service Canada is still planning to expand the needle exchange programs currently offered at nine federal prisons, government officials say. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Lynne Sladky

Expansion of prison needle exchange programs going ahead despite pandemic delays

Despite pandemic slowdowns, Correctional Service Canada is still planning to expand the…

Used needles are shown at a needle exchange in Miami, May 6, 2019. Despite pandemic slow-downs, Correctional Service Canada is still planning to expand the needle exchange programs currently offered at nine federal prisons, government officials say. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Lynne Sladky
Statistics Canada says the rate of police-reported sexual assault in Canada has reached the highest level since 1996. A placard is left outside court in this Tuesday, March 14, 2017 file photo.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young

Sexual assault rate in 2021 highest since 1996, violent crimes up: Statistics Canada

Statistics Canada says the rate of police-reported sexual assault in Canada has…

Statistics Canada says the rate of police-reported sexual assault in Canada has reached the highest level since 1996. A placard is left outside court in this Tuesday, March 14, 2017 file photo.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young
A shortage of doctors is causing Advanced Ambulatory Care Services to shut down.

Sylvan Lake working to address doctor shortage

A shortage of doctors is affecting all Albertans, but the Sylvan Lake…

A shortage of doctors is causing Advanced Ambulatory Care Services to shut down.