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Alberta rolls out new rules forcing industry to pay for abandoned well cleanup

Alberta rolls out new rules forcing industry to pay for abandoned well cleanup

Under the new framework, the energy industry will be required to spend $422 million next year on cleanup and remediation of old wells. That amount increases to $443 million in 2023 and by similar amounts in each of the next three years.
Alberta Premier Jason Kenney hires lawyers over environmentalist lawsuit threat

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney hires lawyers over environmentalist lawsuit threat

The groups say Kenney falsely accused them of spreading misinformation about Alberta's energy industry in public statements, social media posts, and government websites.
Liberals thank Conservatives who championed conversion therapy ban as it passes House

Liberals thank Conservatives who championed conversion therapy ban as it passes House

Labour Minister Seamus O'Regan told reporters he believed Michelle Rempel Garner, a well-known Conservative MP who has long advocated in favour of LGBTQ rights, had something to do with it. She was among Tories who Liberal ministers hugged in the House.
Alberta extends freeze on new photo radar, makes changes to reduce 'cash cow' factor

Alberta extends freeze on new photo radar, makes changes to reduce 'cash cow' factor

Starting in the spring, municipalities will not be allowed to use photo radar in transition zones. Nor will they be allowed to run photo radar in construction zones, except when construction workers are present.
Albertans 60 and older eligible for third shot of COVID-19 vaccine starting next week

Albertans 60 and older eligible for third shot of COVID-19 vaccine starting next week

Albertans who are 18 and older will be eligible for a booster shot early next year.
Susan Hughson resigns as head of Alberta Serious Incident Response Team

Susan Hughson resigns as head of Alberta Serious Incident Response Team

Hughson is needed to work on a complex legal case for the Crown that requires her expertise, Justice Minister Kaycee Madu said in an email.
Alberta, B.C. each confirm first cases of Omicron COVID-19 variant

Alberta, B.C. each confirm first cases of Omicron COVID-19 variant

Federal Health Minister Jean-Yves Duclos announced Tuesday that all air travellers entering Canada will be required to take a COVID-19 test, even if they are fully vaccinated, and to isolate until results are available. 
Diabetes has got to go, and here's how

Diabetes has got to go, and here's how

Diabetes can be done before Jan. 1, 2022. There are two campaigns working to make sure that timeline sticks. Find out what's going on and how you can help.
Media experts agree action is needed, but urge caution on how streaming is regulated

Media experts agree action is needed, but urge caution on how streaming is regulated

The Liberals have promised to quickly reintroduce legislation aimed at reforming the Broadcasting Act, which has media experts cautioning the government against bringing newer media platforms under an old regulatory framework.
Municipalities push for provincial broadband strategy

Municipalities push for provincial broadband strategy

Roughly 12 per cent of Alberta families, or around 200,000 households, lack the basic speeds the federal government has said are required for adequate Internet service.