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Tiff Macklem, Governor of the Bank of Canada, holds a press conference at the Bank of Canada in Ottawa on Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2023. The Bank of Canada is taking a pause from raising interest rates to assess how the economy responds to higher borrowing costs, with one key indicator to watch being the labour market. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

As the Bank of Canada hits pause on hiking rates, all eyes are on the labour market

Labour groups have voiced concerns about the Bank of Canada’s rate hikes in recent months

Tiff Macklem, Governor of the Bank of Canada, holds a press conference at the Bank of Canada in Ottawa on Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2023. The Bank of Canada is taking a pause from raising interest rates to assess how the economy responds to higher borrowing costs, with one key indicator to watch being the labour market. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
The first phase of the Highway 11 twinning project to Rocky Mountain House has been completed south of Sylvan Lake. It included roundabouts at Highway 781 (50th Street) and Range Road 15 (60th Street as seen here). (Photo by Paul Cowley/Advocate staff)

Hwy 11 twinning first phase complete

$120 million project to twin Hwy 11 from Sylvan Lake to Rocky Mountain House

The first phase of the Highway 11 twinning project to Rocky Mountain House has been completed south of Sylvan Lake. It included roundabouts at Highway 781 (50th Street) and Range Road 15 (60th Street as seen here). (Photo by Paul Cowley/Advocate staff)
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, attend a news conference with European Council President Charles Michel after their meeting in Kyiv, Ukraine, Thursday, Jan. 19, 2023. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)

IOC seeks pathway to let Russians compete at Paris Olympics

The IOC made clear Wednesday it wants Russians to compete at the…

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, attend a news conference with European Council President Charles Michel after their meeting in Kyiv, Ukraine, Thursday, Jan. 19, 2023. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)
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Alberta Health Services says network outage was caused by routine maintenance

Alberta Health Services says a network outage at hospitals and other clinical…

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The empty streets of Banff are seen as Parks Canada is restricting vehicles in the national parks and national historic sites in Banff, Alta., on March 24, 2020. Banff tourism officials are joining the call for better management of visitor traffic in the most heavily visited parts of the national park. In a document outlining its development plans for the next decade, Banff and Lake Louise Tourism says it wants to reduce damaging traffic bottlenecks through improved public transit and fewer private vehicles. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Banff tourism report seeks fewer private vehicles, more public transit in park

Banff tourism officials have joined the call for better management of visitor…

The empty streets of Banff are seen as Parks Canada is restricting vehicles in the national parks and national historic sites in Banff, Alta., on March 24, 2020. Banff tourism officials are joining the call for better management of visitor traffic in the most heavily visited parts of the national park. In a document outlining its development plans for the next decade, Banff and Lake Louise Tourism says it wants to reduce damaging traffic bottlenecks through improved public transit and fewer private vehicles. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
A sign commemorating victims of residential schools is attached to a fence line in front of homes east of Calgary near Gliechen, Alta., Tuesday, June 29, 2021. A new report from a group looking into children that died and went missing at an Alberta residential school says unpasteurized milk was responsible for the deaths of Indigenous children at the institution. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
A sign commemorating victims of residential schools is attached to a fence line in front of homes east of Calgary near Gliechen, Alta., Tuesday, June 29, 2021. A new report from a group looking into children that died and went missing at an Alberta residential school says unpasteurized milk was responsible for the deaths of Indigenous children at the institution. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
A northeast B.C. dinosaur footprint compared to a human foot. (District of Hudson’s Hope website)

Theft of dinosaur footprints in northeast B.C. lands Alberta man jail time, $15K fine

Bennward Ingram sentenced to 25 days in jail and $15,000 fine for role in vandalizing protected site

A northeast B.C. dinosaur footprint compared to a human foot. (District of Hudson’s Hope website)
Washrooms at Leader Field in Sylvan Lake were severely vandalized. (Facebook photo)

Washrooms in Sylvan Lake park vandalized

The washroom facilities at Leader Field in Sylvan Lake were severely vandalized…

  • Jan 25, 2023
Washrooms at Leader Field in Sylvan Lake were severely vandalized. (Facebook photo)
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau delivers a speech during the Liberal summer caucus retreat in St. Andrews, N.B. on Monday, September 12, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darren Calabrese

Trudeau, premiers to meet in February to move health care talks along

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he has invited the premiers to join…

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau delivers a speech during the Liberal summer caucus retreat in St. Andrews, N.B. on Monday, September 12, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darren Calabrese
Canada Environment Minister Steven Guilbeault addresses a news conference at the COP15 UN conference in Montreal, on Friday, December 16, 2022. Oilsands executives insist they are all in on cutting emissions and will make big investments in green technology, but they maintain there isn't a place to invest that money yet. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson

Oilsands execs say they can’t invest in decarbonization any faster, despite profits

Oilsands executives insist they are all in on cutting emissions and will…

Canada Environment Minister Steven Guilbeault addresses a news conference at the COP15 UN conference in Montreal, on Friday, December 16, 2022. Oilsands executives insist they are all in on cutting emissions and will make big investments in green technology, but they maintain there isn't a place to invest that money yet. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks to the media at the McMaster Automotive Resource Centre in Hamilton, Ont., during the final day of meetings at Liberal cabinet retreat on Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nick Iwanyshyn

Pressure builds for Canada to send tanks to Ukraine after Germany gives OK

Pressure is building for Canada to send some of its Leopard 2…

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks to the media at the McMaster Automotive Resource Centre in Hamilton, Ont., during the final day of meetings at Liberal cabinet retreat on Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nick Iwanyshyn
Alberta Premier Danielle Smith gives a government update in Calgary, Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Alberta NDP says it would scrap COVID-19 review panel if party wins election

Alberta Opposition Leader Rachel Notley says if her NDP was to win…

Alberta Premier Danielle Smith gives a government update in Calgary, Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Toronto Mayor John Tory, speaks during a press conference in Toronto, Monday, June 27, 2022. Canada's mental health crisis demands a national summit with representation from all levels of government, Tory said Wednesday, claiming a lack of provincial and federal support is offloading responsibilities onto "ill-equipped" municipalities.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Cole Burston

Toronto mayor calls for national summit to tackle mental health crisis

Canada’s mental health crisis demands a national summit with representation from all…

Toronto Mayor John Tory, speaks during a press conference in Toronto, Monday, June 27, 2022. Canada's mental health crisis demands a national summit with representation from all levels of government, Tory said Wednesday, claiming a lack of provincial and federal support is offloading responsibilities onto "ill-equipped" municipalities.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Cole Burston
Anyone with information on unsolved crimes in Nanaimo is asked to call Nanaimo RCMP at 250-754-2345. (Black Press Media file photo)

Wetaskiwin RCMP lay charges of aggravated assault after stabbings

Wetaskiwin RCMP have laid charges of aggravated assault against one individual after…

  • Jan 24, 2023
Anyone with information on unsolved crimes in Nanaimo is asked to call Nanaimo RCMP at 250-754-2345. (Black Press Media file photo)
A Canadian passport sits on a suitcase in Ottawa on Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2023. Social Development Minister Karina Gould says Service Canada has "virtually eliminated" the backlog of thousands of passport applications. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Canada’s passport application backlog now ‘virtually eliminated,’ minister says

The federal government declared victory over a massive backlog of passport applications…

A Canadian passport sits on a suitcase in Ottawa on Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2023. Social Development Minister Karina Gould says Service Canada has "virtually eliminated" the backlog of thousands of passport applications. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
A sign showing an avalanche hazard warning near Mount Renshaw outside of McBride, B.C., on Saturday January 30, 2016. Two people were killed and two others were injured in two separate avalanches in B.C. Monday. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Avalanche death toll climbs to five as two more die in British Columbia’s backcountry

Two more people have been killed in an avalanche in British Columbia,…

A sign showing an avalanche hazard warning near Mount Renshaw outside of McBride, B.C., on Saturday January 30, 2016. Two people were killed and two others were injured in two separate avalanches in B.C. Monday. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
New research has spelled out for the first time the gap between official lists of trails in the southern Rockies and the number of trails there actually are, suggesting effects from the growing number of backcountry users may be larger than suspected.The hiking trail on Yamnuska in Alberta’s Bow Valley Wildland Provincial Park, part of Kananaskis Country, is shown in June 2017.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Colette Derworiz

Nearly one-quarter of trails in southern B.C., Alberta unmapped and unmanaged: study

New research has spelled out for the first time the gap between…

New research has spelled out for the first time the gap between official lists of trails in the southern Rockies and the number of trails there actually are, suggesting effects from the growing number of backcountry users may be larger than suspected.The hiking trail on Yamnuska in Alberta’s Bow Valley Wildland Provincial Park, part of Kananaskis Country, is shown in June 2017.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Colette Derworiz
Tyler Shandro answers questions at a news conference, in Calgary, Friday, Sept. 3, 2021. Shandro is before a Law Society of Alberta hearing today to answer allegations he broke the lawyers’ code of conduct.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Todd Korol

Doctor tells Law Society of Alberta that former health minister visited his home

Alberta’s justice minister began a three-day Law Society of Alberta hearing Tuesday…

Tyler Shandro answers questions at a news conference, in Calgary, Friday, Sept. 3, 2021. Shandro is before a Law Society of Alberta hearing today to answer allegations he broke the lawyers’ code of conduct.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Todd Korol
Five Scottish teams competed against rinks from Sylvan Lake, Lacombe, Rimbey and sponsors ATCO and UFA at a Strathcona Cup event in Sylvan Lake, Jan. 21. The tradition of Canadians and Scots in friendly competition for the cup dates back to 1903. (Photos by Barb Pettie/Sylvan Lake News)

PHOTOS: Scots visit Sylvan Lake

Five Scottish teams competed against rinks from Sylvan Lake, Lacombe, Rimbey and…

Five Scottish teams competed against rinks from Sylvan Lake, Lacombe, Rimbey and sponsors ATCO and UFA at a Strathcona Cup event in Sylvan Lake, Jan. 21. The tradition of Canadians and Scots in friendly competition for the cup dates back to 1903. (Photos by Barb Pettie/Sylvan Lake News)
HJ Cody students work on nails, while students from MC College cut and style hair for the ladies. (Photos submitted)

College, high school students help with ladies night

New Year, New You was the theme of Sylvan Lake Community Partners…

  • Jan 24, 2023
HJ Cody students work on nails, while students from MC College cut and style hair for the ladies. (Photos submitted)