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Alberta halves projected budget deficit to $7.8B; credits global boost in oil demand

Alberta halves projected budget deficit to $7.8B; credits global boost in oil demand

The government credits the turnaround to an ongoing economic recovery from COVID-19, along with a rebound in the energy sector and price restraint by the oil cartel OPEC.
Highest one-day total since May: Alberta reports 1,315 new COVID-19 cases; 107 in ICU

Highest one-day total since May: Alberta reports 1,315 new COVID-19 cases; 107 in ICU

Alberta has been averaging more than 1,000 new cases a day for the last week.
Lac La Biche bear finds new home in Lakeland Recreation Area

Lac La Biche bear finds new home in Lakeland Recreation Area

Officials safely capture and relocate animal
Bear scare in downtown Lac La Biche

Bear scare in downtown Lac La Biche

Police urge public to stay away as black bear capture takes place
Deficit shrinks as oil prices increase

Deficit shrinks as oil prices increase

Alberta Finance Minister Travis Toews said the current surge in COVID-19 cases will have a “bumpy” effect on the bottom line, but noted the economy has been resilient through the pandemic.
Province won't mandate vaccine passport: Shandro

Province won't mandate vaccine passport: Shandro

The province will, however, be updating the MyHealthRecords website to include a printable, conveniently-sized proof of a COVID-19 vaccination paper card to be used both domestically and for international travel.
University students campaign for stronger health measures

University students campaign for stronger health measures

After a period of quiet, three Albertan universities have adopted new face-mask and self-isolation requirements.
Liberals, Conservatives take aim at opposing candidates as campaign hits third week

Liberals, Conservatives take aim at opposing candidates as campaign hits third week

The partisan shots are starting to frame the third week of the federal campaign that wraps up with election day on Sept. 20.
Trudeau climate promises interrupted by angry crowd in Ontario

Trudeau climate promises interrupted by angry crowd in Ontario

Trudeau's campaign has been faltering thus far, with polls suggesting the significant lead the Liberals held earlier this year has evaporated. His campaign has been dogged by protesters at multiple stops, but the mob mentality and size of the crowds appear to have increased in recent days.
O'Toole, Singh denounce aggressive protesters dogging Trudeau campaign

O'Toole, Singh denounce aggressive protesters dogging Trudeau campaign

Questions have arisen over who is organizing and potentially funding the protesters. One man who showed up to heckle Trudeau at an event in Hamilton earlier in the week, turned up the next day at a Trudeau event in Surrey, B.C. He declined to give his name but when asked by reporters if someone was paying him to follow the leader around the country, he said, "Maybe."