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Urgent need in Alberta to address potent drug supply, overdose crisis: health experts

Urgent need in Alberta to address potent drug supply, overdose crisis: health experts

Dr. Shazma Mithani said the government has been focusing on recovery programs when it should be working to get more powerful and tainted opioids such as fentanyl and heroin off the streets.
Family of woman killed in hotel says justice served, but killer to appeal conviction

Family of woman killed in hotel says justice served, but killer to appeal conviction

"I only wished Barton would've gotten medical help for her … maybe she would've been here today," said Cindy Gladue's mother, Donna McLeod.
Alberta ends isolation rules for COVID-19 cases, close contacts, as cases rise

Alberta ends isolation rules for COVID-19 cases, close contacts, as cases rise

The changes came as the province recorded 194 cases of COVID-19 — the highest daily case count since early June. Active cases now total 1,334 across Alberta. Eighty-four people are in hospital, including 18 in intensive care.
More families eligible for child-care subsidy

More families eligible for child-care subsidy

Province bumps up income threshold for $125-per-month offset.
Doctors, air pollution experts forecast worsening health effects of wildfire smoke

Doctors, air pollution experts forecast worsening health effects of wildfire smoke

Dr. Courtney Howard, an emergency physician in Yellowknife, said communities in wildfire-prone areas must plan for clean-air shelters, well-ventilated recreation centres and other infrastructure to protect the most vulnerable, from kids to seniors to outdoor workers and people experiencing homelessness.
Pembina to pocket $350 million after terminating acquisition of Inter Pipeline

Pembina to pocket $350 million after terminating acquisition of Inter Pipeline

Pembina CEO Mick Dilger said he was disappointed with the outcome, and that the company would continue to seek opportunities for growth through "focused acquisitions." 
Local 11-year-old unofficially breaks Rubik's Cube record

Local 11-year-old unofficially breaks Rubik's Cube record

Leland Warburton has unofficially broken a world record at just 11-years-old. The Bonnyville youth solved a Rubik’s cube while operating a hover board in 19 seconds, besting the current world record of 30 seconds.
Mary Simon installed as 30th Governor General, first Indigenous person to hold role

Mary Simon installed as 30th Governor General, first Indigenous person to hold role

In a statement, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said he expects Simon to help the country confront difficult truths about the past and walk the shared path of reconciliation.
Alberta to see $290M injection of federal cash to improve child-care access

Alberta to see $290M injection of federal cash to improve child-care access

But the province is still negotiating for national child-care funding similar to programs recently announced in Nova Scotia and B.C.
Wildfire report author says heat dome highlights need for new plans in wildfire fight

Wildfire report author says heat dome highlights need for new plans in wildfire fight

The report made 108 recommendations, ranging from using prescribed burns for prevention to closing the spending gap between wildfire response and mitigation efforts of planning, preparedness, and prevention. As of July 6, the B.C. government said it has implemented 99 of the recommendations.