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Feds promise billions in new funds to build, expand public transit systems

Feds promise billions in new funds to build, expand public transit systems

About $6 billion will be available to municipalities right away for projects that are ready to go, according to the government, while the remainder will go into a $3-billion-per-year fund starting in 2026-27.
Canada's speedskaters energized by unexpected results ahead of world championship

Canada's speedskaters energized by unexpected results ahead of world championship

"While they've had some really awesome experiences skating outside, there is nothing that can replace being on fast ice, world-class ice, which we had in Calgary and we will have again."
'Digital loonie' should come from Bank of Canada, not private sector, deputy says

'Digital loonie' should come from Bank of Canada, not private sector, deputy says

Only a central bank can guarantee privacy rights would be upheld, competition encouraged, and universal access for those in remote communities, Lane said.
Keyera shares fall after it reports 23-per-cent rise in delayed pipeline cost to $1.6 billion

Keyera shares fall after it reports 23-per-cent rise in delayed pipeline cost to $1.6 billion

Shares in the Calgary-based company fell after it said increased cost of a proposed natural gas liquids pipeline were mainly due to increased competition from other pipelines being built in Western Canada.
Judge rejects request for injunction to pause new federal firearms prohibitions

Judge rejects request for injunction to pause new federal firearms prohibitions

Gagné dismissed several arguments from the owners seeking an injunction, including the notion of irreparable harm from not being able to use specific firearms for hunting or shooting.
Two of Premier Kenney's caucus members join coalition fighting COVID-19 restrictions

Two of Premier Kenney's caucus members join coalition fighting COVID-19 restrictions

Cypress-Medicine Hat MLA Drew Barnes said the province should take a more regional approach to restrictions, as was done for a while last year.
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."