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Strike 'inevitable' for Alberta nurses

Strike 'inevitable' for Alberta nurses

“Unless the government and the employer starts taking things seriously, I think it's absolutely inevitable that there's going to be a strike," said United Alberta Nurses Union director of labour relations David Harrigan.
Federal government posts $12.7B deficit for June; spending down, revenue up

Federal government posts $12.7B deficit for June; spending down, revenue up

The federal deficit for the April to June period of the 2021-22 fiscal year totalled $36.5 billion compared with a deficit of $120.4 billion for the same period a year earlier.
Mix of toxic pollutants left behind in ash after wildfires scorch communities: expert

Mix of toxic pollutants left behind in ash after wildfires scorch communities: expert

Wildfires that race through communities, incinerating ingredients that make up modern-day life, can leave behind a trail of toxic metal, says an expert.
Canadian coal company appeals tough U.S. selenium rule as provinces consider mines

Canadian coal company appeals tough U.S. selenium rule as provinces consider mines

A Canadian coal-mining giant is fighting new American environmental rules that tighten restrictions on the release of a contaminant toxic to fish.
Speed a factor in crash that took lives of three hockey players in B.C.: police

Speed a factor in crash that took lives of three hockey players in B.C.: police

The NHL and hockey teams, including the Humboldt Broncos, offered their condolences to the families of the three junior players.
Air Canada's strict new employee vaccine policy could set new workplace bar: experts

Air Canada's strict new employee vaccine policy could set new workplace bar: experts

Air Canada’s decision not to offer rapid testing as an alternative for employees who refuse to be vaccinated against COVID-19 sets a tough new precedent that other companies may emulate, experts say. 
Second week of campaign ends with security worry

Second week of campaign ends with security worry

Unruly protesters forced the shutdown of Liberal leader Justin Trudeau's campaign rally stop in Bolton, Ont., on Friday.
Health Canada authorizes Moderna's COVID-19 vaccines for kids 12 to 17 years old

Health Canada authorizes Moderna's COVID-19 vaccines for kids 12 to 17 years old

Health Canada took only a few weeks to approve Pfizer for youth, and has not explained why the Moderna review took more than two months. 
Alberta delays some non-urgent surgeries to add hospital space for COVID-19 patients

Alberta delays some non-urgent surgeries to add hospital space for COVID-19 patients

Alberta Health Services says some non-urgent surgeries will be postponed to add acute and intensive care space for COVID-19 patients.
Jump in Alberta alcohol-related hospitalizations in COVID's 1st wave: study

Jump in Alberta alcohol-related hospitalizations in COVID's 1st wave: study

A poll last year by the Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addictions found about 25 per cent of Canadians between 35 and 54 increased their alcohol consumption during the first few months of the pandemic for reasons that included boredom and stress.