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The new Canyon Coaster at Canyon Ski Resort, which opens to the public Friday, is the first alpine coaster in Alberta. (Photo by Sean McIntosh/Advocate staff)
The new Canyon Coaster at Canyon Ski Resort, which opens to the public Friday, is the first alpine coaster in Alberta. (Photo by Sean McIntosh/Advocate staff)
FILE - Protesting farmers block a draw bridge at a lock in the Princess Margriet canal, preventing all ship traffic from passing in Gaarkeuken, northern Netherlands, Monday, July 4, 2022. Representatives of Dutch farmers were meeting Friday, Aug. 5, 2022 with Prime Minister Mark Rutte and other Cabinet ministers to discuss the government's nitrogen emissions reduction goals that have sparked disruptive protests in recent weeks. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong, File)

Farmers’ group: Talks with Dutch govt delivered ‘too little’

The leader of the Netherlands’ top agricultural lobby group said that a…

FILE - Protesting farmers block a draw bridge at a lock in the Princess Margriet canal, preventing all ship traffic from passing in Gaarkeuken, northern Netherlands, Monday, July 4, 2022. Representatives of Dutch farmers were meeting Friday, Aug. 5, 2022 with Prime Minister Mark Rutte and other Cabinet ministers to discuss the government's nitrogen emissions reduction goals that have sparked disruptive protests in recent weeks. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong, File)
The new CEO of Suncor Energy Inc. says the oil and gas giant is ready to stop studying its workplace safety problem and start implementing solutions instead. A group separator on a Suncor MacKay River site in the oil sands in Fort McMurray Alta, on Monday June 12, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
The new CEO of Suncor Energy Inc. says the oil and gas giant is ready to stop studying its workplace safety problem and start implementing solutions instead. A group separator on a Suncor MacKay River site in the oil sands in Fort McMurray Alta, on Monday June 12, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
Public Safety Minister Marco Mendicino rises during Question Period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Tuesday, June 14, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Patrick Doyle

Government to use regulation to ban handgun imports in two weeks

Public Safety Minister Marco Mendicino says Canada plans to temporarily ban the…

Public Safety Minister Marco Mendicino rises during Question Period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Tuesday, June 14, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Patrick Doyle
Serfas was a registered veterinarian with the Alberta Medical Veterinary Association since 1997. He operated the Forestburg Medical Clinic about 150 kilometres east of Red Deer. (Facebook photo)
Serfas was a registered veterinarian with the Alberta Medical Veterinary Association since 1997. He operated the Forestburg Medical Clinic about 150 kilometres east of Red Deer. (Facebook photo)
Nanaimo RCMP say a firearm allegedly used in a shooting Monday, Aug. 2, has been found and a suspect charged with attempted murder remains in custody. 
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Baseball bat, machete-wielding suspects attempt to nab Ponoka dog

RCMP investigate armed robbery

  • Aug 4, 2022
Nanaimo RCMP say a firearm allegedly used in a shooting Monday, Aug. 2, has been found and a suspect charged with attempted murder remains in custody. 
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Stacks of lumber are seen at Teal-Jones Group sawmill in Surrey, B.C., on Sunday, May 30, 2021. Lower than expected U.S. penalties on softwood lumber exports from Canada are doing little to temper the dismay of the federal government in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Ottawa to challenge lower but ‘baseless’ U.S. duties on softwood lumber, says Ng

Lower than expected U.S. penalties on softwood lumber exports from Canada are…

Stacks of lumber are seen at Teal-Jones Group sawmill in Surrey, B.C., on Sunday, May 30, 2021. Lower than expected U.S. penalties on softwood lumber exports from Canada are doing little to temper the dismay of the federal government in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Ukraine’s Ambassador to Canada Yulia Kovaliv speaks at an event to announce 600 internships for Ukrainian students affected by the Russian invasion in Ottawa on Tuesday, June 7, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Patrick Doyle

Conservatives warn Canada is fuelling Putin’s war machine by returning turbines

Conservative MPs have accused the Liberal government of fuelling Vladimir Putin’s war…

Ukraine’s Ambassador to Canada Yulia Kovaliv speaks at an event to announce 600 internships for Ukrainian students affected by the Russian invasion in Ottawa on Tuesday, June 7, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Patrick Doyle
Conservative Leadership candidate Jean Charest answers questions from reporters after the third debate of the 2022 Conservative Party of Canada leadership race, in Ottawa, on Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2022. Charest compared opponents who didn't show up to federal Conservatives' last debate of the race to a fish not wanting to swim.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

Jean Charest got his final debate audience, but will the support he seeks follow?

Jean Charest compared opponents who didn’t show up to the federal Conservatives’…

Conservative Leadership candidate Jean Charest answers questions from reporters after the third debate of the 2022 Conservative Party of Canada leadership race, in Ottawa, on Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2022. Charest compared opponents who didn't show up to federal Conservatives' last debate of the race to a fish not wanting to swim.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
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