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Louise Bernice Halfe - Sky Dancer named Parliamentary Poet Laureate

Louise Bernice Halfe - Sky Dancer named Parliamentary Poet Laureate

Originally from Saddle Lake, Louise Bernice Halfe says she's honoured to be able to serve people from coast to coast with her new appointment as Parliamentary Poet Laureate.
Olymel temporarily shuts Alberta pork plant with COVID-19 outbreak

Olymel temporarily shuts Alberta pork plant with COVID-19 outbreak

In a statement Monday, the company said management no longer believes its hog slaughtering, cutting and deboning plant in Red Deer can be operated safely and efficiently.
Major Australian media company strikes Google news pay deal

Major Australian media company strikes Google news pay deal

The deal was struck under Google’s own model, News Showcase. Google has reached pay deals with more than 450 publications globally since News Showcase was launched in October.
Outdoor hockey players in Alberta break records, raise $1.8M for cancer research

Outdoor hockey players in Alberta break records, raise $1.8M for cancer research

Forty people took turns playing hockey on an outdoor rink 24 hours a day, seven days a week since Feb. 4 to raise $1.5 million for cancer research at the University of Alberta.
Mounties say church ignored COVID-19 rules again following charges against pastor

Mounties say church ignored COVID-19 rules again following charges against pastor

No one from the church could be reached for comment, but last week it posted a 1,600-word statement on its website explaining that it does not believe the spread of the virus is a critical public health threat.
Canadian military short thousands of troops as COVID-19 impedes recruitment, training

Canadian military short thousands of troops as COVID-19 impedes recruitment, training

The military was short of targets by about 2,000 regular-force members and nearly 5,000 reservists at the end of December.
Driving cattle west of Turner Valley a mix of tradition and practicality

Driving cattle west of Turner Valley a mix of tradition and practicality

Driving cattle on horseback to the base of the Rockies isn’t just history, but still a fact of life for Foothills ranchers.
Judge rules Wood Buffalo must start forwarding EMS calls back to AHS

Judge rules Wood Buffalo must start forwarding EMS calls back to AHS

The municipality had until Saturday at noon to switch services back over to AHS. The temporary injunction will be in place until March, when a cross-examination and more evidence can be heard in court.
Physician challenges Trans Mountain pipeline in court after protest site demolished

Physician challenges Trans Mountain pipeline in court after protest site demolished

He says he is choosing civil disobedience because his professional code of conduct requires that he protect the health of Canadians.
Trudeau government poised to introduce new gun-control legislation

Trudeau government poised to introduce new gun-control legislation

The long-promised bill would flesh out last spring's ban of many firearms, propose stricter storage provisions and target gun smuggling.