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Company 'shocked' by Ottawa's decision on proposed coal mine in southwestern Alberta

Company 'shocked' by Ottawa's decision on proposed coal mine in southwestern Alberta

Benga Mining Limited said in a statement this week that the minister's determination was made despite applications being filed with the Court of Appeal of Alberta by the company and two separate First Nations.
More than 20 million COVID-19 vaccine doses now stockpiled in Canadian freezers

More than 20 million COVID-19 vaccine doses now stockpiled in Canadian freezers

Data on vaccine deliveries, distribution, and injections provided by Health Canada and the provinces show almost 22 million doses have been delivered but not yet used.
Legion denies Glen Carritt venue for forum

Legion denies Glen Carritt venue for forum

Innisfail mayoral candidate wanted forum for featured speakers Dr. Roger Hodkinson and Marcel Latouche
Despite Delta, Canada welcomes back fully vaxxed U.S. citizens, permanent residents

Despite Delta, Canada welcomes back fully vaxxed U.S. citizens, permanent residents

To be eligible, travellers must also live in the U.S., use Canada's ArriveCAN app or web portal to upload their vaccination details and show proof of a negative molecular test that's no more than 72 hours old. 
Alberta's NDP calls for inquiry following report on province's first wave response

Alberta's NDP calls for inquiry following report on province's first wave response

The review looked into the government's response to acute and continuing care, the economic consequences of the pandemic, messaging on COVID-19, the government's decision-making process and procurement of personal protective equipment.
Taxpayers’ ombudsperson investigates CRA targeting of Muslim-led charities

Taxpayers’ ombudsperson investigates CRA targeting of Muslim-led charities

"The review (should) examine the issues in full, including surveillance of the sector, the selection process for audits, how audits are carried out, how sanctions are determined, and how the CRA – particularly the Review and Analysis Division – works with other government departments, especially national security and intelligence agencies," said Tim McSorley, the national co-ordinator of the International Civil Liberties Monitoring Group.
B.C. privacy watchdog investigating federal Liberals over facial recognition software

B.C. privacy watchdog investigating federal Liberals over facial recognition software

The Canadian Civil Liberties Association, in a letter sent in June, said facial-recognition technology comes with privacy and reliability concerns, and that the Liberal party's use of such software "sends the wrong message to municipal, provincial, and federal election officials that this technology is ready for prime time.”
Federal government says proposed coal mine in southwestern Alberta can't proceed

Federal government says proposed coal mine in southwestern Alberta can't proceed

"It is in Canada's best interests to safeguard our waterways for healthy fish populations like the westslope cutthroat trout, respect Indigenous peoples' culture and way of life, and protect the environment for future generations."
Pfizer vaccine label amended in Canada to list Bell's Palsy as possible side-effect

Pfizer vaccine label amended in Canada to list Bell's Palsy as possible side-effect

Health Canada said 311 patients in Canada reported a case of Bell's Palsy after getting a COVID-19 shot, though that does not specifically mean the condition was caused by the vaccine.
Alberta Premier says he won't 'take a lecture' from federal health minister on COVID

Alberta Premier says he won't 'take a lecture' from federal health minister on COVID

Numerous political leaders and health-care experts across Canada have condemned Alberta's decision to eliminate isolation, testing, and contact-tracing measures.