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Alberta decision to open Rockies to coal mining to face court challenges in new year

Alberta decision to open Rockies to coal mining to face court challenges in new year

EDMONTON — The Alberta government is to face at least two court challenges in the new year over its decision to rescind decades-old protections and open the eastern slopes of the Rocky Mountains to coal mining.
Military bases struggling with personnel shortages, internal review finds

Military bases struggling with personnel shortages, internal review finds

OTTAWA — An internal review by the Department of National Defence has revealed Canadian military bases across the country are struggling with several problems, starting with severe shortages of personnel.
'Very hopeful:' Planning underway for modified Calgary Stampede in 2021

'Very hopeful:' Planning underway for modified Calgary Stampede in 2021

CALGARY — A world-famous annual rodeo that survived the Great Depression, two world wars and a devastating flood seven years ago was felled by a microscopic virus this year and will have a different look if it's allowed to go forward in 2021.
Canada and U.K. make stopgap deal to avert tariffs after Brexit

Canada and U.K. make stopgap deal to avert tariffs after Brexit

Canada and Britain conduct about $29 billion in trade each year, according to the federal government, with the U.K. ranks as Canada's third-biggest export market.
New veterans ombudsman experienced disability backlog firsthand

New veterans ombudsman experienced disability backlog firsthand

“As soon as I left the Canadian Forces, my release date, the doors shut behind you,” Jardine told The Canadian Press in an interview on Tuesday.
'Grave risk:' Advocates say inmates should get speedy access to COVID-19 vaccine

'Grave risk:' Advocates say inmates should get speedy access to COVID-19 vaccine

Advocates say inmates should have speedy access to the COVID-19 vaccine, given how susceptible prisons and jails have been to outbreaks and how prevalent chronic disease is in that population.
Christmas comes early as Health Canada authorizes Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine

Christmas comes early as Health Canada authorizes Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine

OTTAWA — Canadians received an early Christmas present on Wednesday as Health Canada declared a new COVID-19 vaccine from U.S.
Dealing with the holiday blues

Dealing with the holiday blues

Although the holidays are a time of joy and happiness for many, others struggle with mental health during the Christmas season.
Federal government announces funding to restore Wood Buffalo National Park

Federal government announces funding to restore Wood Buffalo National Park

Chief Peter Powder of the Mikisew Cree, the First Nation near the park that has been raising concerns about it for years, said he hopes the funding will accompany plans for Indigenous co-management.
Airline watchdog ordered to develop new rules for flight cancellation refunds

Airline watchdog ordered to develop new rules for flight cancellation refunds

At least 3.9 million passengers have been affected by cancelled flights due to COVID-19.