April 14th, 2021

Provincial News

Opposition bill against coal mining in Alberta’s Rockies can proceed in legislature

By Bob Weber, The Canadian Press on April 13th, 2021

EDMONTON – An Opposition bill that would preserve Alberta’s Rocky Mountains from open-pit coal mines could be debated in the legislature after a government-dominated committee on Tuesday gave unanimous consent for it to move forward. NDP Leader Rachel Notley, the bill’s sponsor,immediately challenged government members to approve a motion to debate the bill next Monday ... Read More »

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Opposition bill against coal mining in Rockies can proceed in legislature: committee

By Bob Weber, The Canadian Press on April 13th, 2021

EDMONTON – An Opposition bill that would preserve Alberta’s Rocky Mountains from open-pit coal mines could be debated in the legislature after a government-dominated committee on Tuesday gave unanimous consent for it to move forward. NDP Leader Rachel Notley, the bill’s sponsor,immediately challenged government members to approve a motion to debate the bill next Monday ... Read More »

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Canada’s world champion beach volleyball duo finally getting games before Tokyo

By Donna Spencer, The Canadian Press on April 13th, 2021

CALGARY – Canada’s world champions in beach volleyball are amping up preparations for the Summer Olympics coming over the horizon. The COVID-19 pandemic kept Sarah Pavan of Kitchener, Ont., and Toronto’s Melissa Humana-Paredes apart and docked from competition for much of 2020. The Canadian duo plans to compete in at least five tournaments over the ... Read More »

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Opposition bill against coal mining in Rockies can proceed to legislature: committee

By The Canadian Press on April 13th, 2021

EDMONTON – An Opposition bill that proposes Alberta’s Rocky Mountains be protected from open-pit coal mines can more forward for debate in the provincial legislature. The committee that recommends which private members bills should go ahead has given unanimous consent to the bill sponsored by NDP Leader Rachel Notley. In a rare show of unity, ... Read More »

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Alberta premier to outline more support for business during COVID health restrictions

By The Canadian Press on April 13th, 2021

EDMONTON – Alberta Premier Jason Kenney is to speak this morning on providing more support to businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic. Kenney promised more aid last week after his government introduced a new round of restrictions to reduce the spread of the novel coronavirus. Retailers are limited to 15 per cent customer capacity and restaurants ... Read More »

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‘Unhinged conspiracy theorists:’ Kenney blasts protesters for threatening top doctor

By The Canadian Press on April 12th, 2021

EDMONTON – Alberta Premier Jason Kenney is urging the public to hold on a little longer by following COVID-19 restrictions while condemning those using threats and intimidation to protest the rules. Provincial sheriffs estimated about 750 people gathered at the legislature on Monday to protest public-health restrictions. Some chanted “lock her up” in reference to ... Read More »

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Alberta Premier Kenney says better days ahead as COVID-19 vaccinations increase

By The Canadian Press on April 12th, 2021

EDMONTON – Alberta Premier Jason Kenney is urging the public to hold on a little longer with current COVID-19 restrictions until more people receive the vaccine and things “get back to normal” this summer. Kenney said Monday the amount of available vaccine is increasing and he expects a quarter of Albertans will have some protection ... Read More »

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Appeal Court restores privileges for man who killed five at Calgary house party

By The Canadian Press on April 12th, 2021

EDMONTON – The Alberta Court of Appeal has restored some privileges for a mentally ill man who stabbed to death five young people at a Calgary house party seven years ago. The move clears the way for Matthew de Grood to have overnight passes in Edmonton for up to a week for the purpose of ... Read More »

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Youth accused in hit-and-run death of Calgary officer still has no lawyer

By The Canadian Press on April 12th, 2021

CALGARY – An 18-year-old-man charged as a young offender in the hit-and-run death of a Calgary police officer has asked for another court delay as he tries to find a lawyer. The accused is charged with first-degree murder in the New Year’s Eve death of Sgt. Andrew Harnett, who had tried to pull over an ... Read More »

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Alberta doctors say trust must be rebuilt after proposed new labour deal rejected

By Dean Bennett, The Canadian Press on April 12th, 2021

EDMONTON – The head of the Alberta Medical Association says many factors led to the recent collapse of a proposed master agreement with the province, but he says a key one was lack of trust. Dr. Paul Boucher says before he and Health Minister Tyler Shandro can even begin negotiating the nuts and bolts of ... Read More »

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Kenney to speak on COVID-19 vaccine rollout as variants now half of active cases

By The Canadian Press on April 12th, 2021

EDMONTON – Alberta Premier Jason Kenney is set to deliver an update this morning on the state of the province’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout. The premier has said the rollout is critical, as the impact of COVID-19 on the province has become a race between the rise of the variants and getting a critical mass of ... Read More »

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