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Lac Ste. Anne County declares state of agricultural disaster

Lac Ste. Anne County declares state of agricultural disaster

The lack of seasonal rainfall and heat wave in June and July amplified problems faced by producers. Conditions have become so bad farmers have been forced to begin reducing generational herds during the height of grazing season.
Premier devotes $150 million to overcome digital poverty in rural Alberta

Premier devotes $150 million to overcome digital poverty in rural Alberta

Right now some 80 per cent of indigenous communities don’t have access to reliable Internet in the province, and roughly 67 per cent of rural communities can’t get a stable connection.
Police watchdog says use of force in 2018 shooting death justified

Police watchdog says use of force in 2018 shooting death justified

"In this case, the situation changed to life and death in an instant. Instead of continuing to flee, the man turned and directly attacked the officers," said an ASIRT report released Wednesday.
Precision Drilling loses $75.9 million in second quarter despite better outlook

Precision Drilling loses $75.9 million in second quarter despite better outlook

Revenues for the three months ended June 30 increased 6.1 per cent to $201.4 million from $189.8 million in the second quarter of 2020.
Feds host Islamophobia summit after series of deadly attacks across Canada

Feds host Islamophobia summit after series of deadly attacks across Canada

Nusaiba Al-Azem, a vice chair of the London Muslim Mosque, said Muslim communities expect tangible change from all levels of government to address rising anti-Muslim hate. 
Banff, Yoho, Kootenay facing extreme fire danger

Banff, Yoho, Kootenay facing extreme fire danger

“We obviously can’t mitigate the natural ignition sources like lightning, but the fire ban helps limit opportunities for human-caused ignitions and hopefully that makes a difference.”
Remains of fourth Canadian pulled from Florida condo collapse identified by police

Remains of fourth Canadian pulled from Florida condo collapse identified by police

Anastasia Gromova, 24, and Michelle Pazos, 23, both of Montreal, were visiting Surfside, Fla., as a last trip before Gromova was to move to Japan to teach English. 
Election, if it happens, won't stall planned review of EI system, Qualtrough says

Election, if it happens, won't stall planned review of EI system, Qualtrough says

Departmental officials will start consultations and keep them going even during an election campaign, said the employment minister.
'Defining issue': Federal environment minister says extreme weather a wake-up call

'Defining issue': Federal environment minister says extreme weather a wake-up call

"I think it is the defining issue of our generation and certainly of our children, and I think that Canada has an opportunity to play an important role."
WestJet wraps talks with federal government, not seeking aid

WestJet wraps talks with federal government, not seeking aid

The airline has said it expects travel demand to rebound this summer as restrictions ease and COVID-19 case counts fall.