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Ottawa mulls exempting more workers from Canada-U.S. border shutdown: Garneau

Ottawa mulls exempting more workers from Canada-U.S. border shutdown: Garneau

He told a parliamentary committee Thursday that could mean allowing technicians in the integrated auto industry to be considered essential workers for cross-border purposes.
Alberta beef plant, site of COVID-19 outbreak last year, to get vaccination clinic

Alberta beef plant, site of COVID-19 outbreak last year, to get vaccination clinic

Friesen said employees will be given time off their shifts to get the shots, and they will be able to go back to work after 15 minutes of observation for potential serious side-effects.
Economy adds 303,000 jobs in March, unemployment rate falls, Statistics Canada says

Economy adds 303,000 jobs in March, unemployment rate falls, Statistics Canada says

There was also an employment bump of 21,000 in the accommodation and food services sector, which Statistics Canada noted still leaves that sector the furthest from a full recovery at 24.4 per cent, or 298,000 jobs, below pre-pandemic levels.
Caucus dissent over COVID OK, breaking health rules means expulsion: Alberta premier

Caucus dissent over COVID OK, breaking health rules means expulsion: Alberta premier

Kenney says dissent is part of a democracy, but adds he has warned United Conservative legislature members that flouting the rules means disciplinary action that includes getting kicked out of caucus.
Variant becomes dominant COVID strain in Alberta

Variant becomes dominant COVID strain in Alberta

"We have now reached the point where variants of concern are the dominant strains of new COVID-19 cases in our province."
Private member's bill would protect mountains from coal mines: Alberta NDP Opposition

Private member's bill would protect mountains from coal mines: Alberta NDP Opposition

If the bill passes, open-pit mines would permanently be prohibited in the most environmentally sensitive areas and mines elsewhere would be prevented until a land-use plan for the region was developed. 
Unique safe zone for online shoppers to trade

Unique safe zone for online shoppers to trade

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Parliamentary budget officer says basic income program could halve poverty rate

Parliamentary budget officer says basic income program could halve poverty rate

However, the hefty price tag – estimated by budget officer Yves Giroux at $85 billion in 2021-22, rising to $93 billion in 2025-26 – is likely to reinforce Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's view that now is not the time to embark on a costly new program.
Airdrie resident speaks up about mental health importance following son's overdose death

Airdrie resident speaks up about mental health importance following son's overdose death

A long-time Airdrie resident who lost her son to an opioid overdose last fall is hoping to bring more awareness to the issues of mental health struggles and addiction among the city’s youth.
Kenney faces criticism from doctors, his own caucus, over new COVID-19 health rules

Kenney faces criticism from doctors, his own caucus, over new COVID-19 health rules

Several doctors from Calgary and Edmonton say the new rules will not be enough to reduce the spread of the virus during the province's third wave.