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Senators amend MAID bill to put 18-month time limit on mental illness exclusion

Senators amend MAID bill to put 18-month time limit on mental illness exclusion

Bill C-7 proposed an explicit, blanket prohibition on assisted dying in cases involving only mental illness.
Alberta expands COVID-19 rapid testing, will screen asymptomatic care workers

Alberta expands COVID-19 rapid testing, will screen asymptomatic care workers

Alberta Health Minister Tyler Shandro says the tests will screen asymptomatic staff at all long-term care and supportive living facilities.
'Bait and switch:' Questions arise over what reinstated Alberta coal policy protects

'Bait and switch:' Questions arise over what reinstated Alberta coal policy protects

University of Calgary resource law professor Nigel Bankes pointed ous Savage's promise to block mountaintop removal mines doesn't affect one proposal to do exactly that near the Crowsnest Pass.
Proposed assisted-dying law 'anti-working class, racist and ableist': disability rights activist

Proposed assisted-dying law 'anti-working class, racist and ableist': disability rights activist

"(The bill) makes it more accessible for people with mental health disabilities to kill themselves as a form of treatment without making mental health supports free."
Appeal Court lengthens parole period in triple murder of Alberta family

Appeal Court lengthens parole period in triple murder of Alberta family

Jason Klaus and Joshua Frank must now serve a minimum 50 years in prison before they can apply for release, following the murders of Klaus' father, mother and sister.
Alberta pastor charged: Sunday church services violated COVID-19 rules

Alberta pastor charged: Sunday church services violated COVID-19 rules

In the preceding two weeks, the church has held services with 290 and 300 congregants, with video of the services showing no masks. Prior to the arrest, a $1,200 fine was levied in December.
'A blessing:' Paralyzed Humboldt Bronco finds way back on the ice during COVID-19

'A blessing:' Paralyzed Humboldt Bronco finds way back on the ice during COVID-19

"It's great. I mean any time you can get on the ice, especially during COVID, is just kind of a blessing," said Ryan Straschnitzki.
Alberta reverses course on coal development in Rockies

Alberta reverses course on coal development in Rockies

"An important part of being a responsible government is to admit when you've made a mistake and to fix it, and that's what we are doing," Savage said.
Alberta pork plant sees rise in COVID cases, one death, in recent weeks

Alberta pork plant sees rise in COVID cases, one death, in recent weeks

Richard Vigneault, a spokesman for Olymel, says there was an outbreak at the company's plant in Red Deer in November, but it wasn't until Jan. 20 that there was a significant rise in infections.
As NHL deals with COVID-19 in U.S., Canadian-based NHLers thankful for North Division

As NHL deals with COVID-19 in U.S., Canadian-based NHLers thankful for North Division

"It's been a lot easier with the rules and the restrictions we have here in Canada to stay healthy," Calgary Flames goalie Jacob Markstrom said.