November 28th, 2021

Provincial News

‘For the greater good:’ Indigenous financial advisor works to empower others

By Alanna Smith, The Canadian Press on November 28th, 2021

CALGARY – It’s often said that every name tells a story. For Theodora Warrior, that couldn’t be more true. “My name doesn’t lie,” says Warrior, a Blackfoot member of the Piikani Nation in southern Alberta. “The purpose of a warrior is not meant for battle. They are meant for protection and sacrifice for all for ... Read More »

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Austria’s Matthias Mayer wins World Cup men’s downhill race

By The Associated Press on November 27th, 2021

LAKE LOUISE, Alberta (AP) – Austria’s Matthias Mayer won the season-opening World Cup men’s downhill Saturday at Lake Louise. Mayer finished in 1 minute, 47.74 seconds. Fellow Austrian Vincent Kreichmayr was second, followed by Switzerland’s Beat Feuz in third at 1:48.09. Feuz was the overall leader in men’s downhill last season, followed by Mayer. Saturday’s ... Read More »

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Alberta ombudsman says she doesn’t have the power to probe EMS dispatch consolidation

By The Canadian Press on November 26th, 2021

EDMONTON – Alberta’s ombudsman says she doesn’t have the power to investigate a complaint about the decision to consolidate ambulance emergency dispatch services in the province. The complaint was filed by the cities of Red Deer, Calgary, Lethbridge and the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo. The municipalities have contended that the decision to consolidate the ... Read More »

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Kenney promises no direct cost download to municipalities on provincial police plan

By Dean Bennett, The Canadian Press on November 26th, 2021

EDMONTON – Alberta Premier Jason Kenney is imploring rural leaders to consider the merits of a provincial police force, promising that any added costs – projected to be in the hundreds of millions of dollars – would not be downloaded directly onto municipalities. “We won’t make any changes without careful consultation with municipalities because it ... Read More »

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First Lake Louise men’s downhill canceled

By The Associated Press on November 26th, 2021

LAKE LOUISE, Alberta (AP) – The first of two men’s World Cup downhills in Lake Louise was canceled Friday due to too much snow. About 10 inches fell overnight and an additional four inches were expected Friday at the ski resort in Banff National Park west of Calgary. A second downhill is scheduled for Saturday, ... Read More »

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Alberta to begin taking COVID-19 vaccination bookings for children 5 to 11

By Dean Bennett, The Canadian Press on November 23rd, 2021

EDMONTON – Alberta is to begin taking online COVID-19 vaccination bookings for youngsters starting Wednesday and inoculations are to begin Friday. Premier Jason Kenney says the province has received the modified pediatric Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for children between five and 11 years old and will distribute doses to 120 locations over the next two days. “The ... Read More »

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Alberta to begin taking COVID-19 vaccination bookings Wednesday for ages 5 to 11

By Dean Bennett, The Canadian Press on November 23rd, 2021

EDMONTON – Premier Jason Kenney says Alberta will begin taking online COVID-19 vaccination bookings for youngsters starting Wednesday morning. Kenney says the province has now received doses of the modified pediatric Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for children age 5 to 11 and will distribute the vaccines to 120 locations provincewide over the next two days. He says ... Read More »

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‘About freedom’: A look inside an Alberta home adapted for physical disabilities

By Fakiha Baig, The Canadian Press on November 23rd, 2021

ST. ALBERT, Alta. – Wider doors and lower kitchen counters in a home can make a monumental difference for someone with a physical disability or who is aging. It’s a lesson a real estate agent in St. Albert, Alta., northwest of Edmonton, says he has learned while selling a modified luxury bungalow. “This is something ... Read More »

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COVID-19 vaccine for children between ages five and 11 expected next week in Alberta

By The Canadian Press on November 19th, 2021

EDMONTON – The Alberta government says COVID-19 vaccines will arrive in the province next week for children between the ages five and 11. Health Canada approved the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine Friday for children in that age group. Children 12 and older are already eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. In a news release, the provincial government ... Read More »

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Service horse shot dead on Parks Canada ranch in west-central Alberta

By The Canadian Press on November 18th, 2021

SUNDRE, Alta. – RCMP are investigating the shooting death of a Parks Canada service horse on a ranch in west-central Alberta. Mounties say the horse was killed on the Ya Ha Tinda Ranch, where horses are trained for use by Parks Canada staff who patrol and protect national parks in Western Canada. Police say the ... Read More »

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Alberta announces $11 million in grants to improve palliative and end-of-life care

By The Canadian Press on November 18th, 2021

EDMONTON – The Alberta government says the remaining $11 million out of $20 million it promised for palliative and end-of-life care will be allotted through a series of grants. The government announced the $20 million in September 2020. It also eliminated co-payments for end-of-life drugs needed by those who choose to die at home or ... Read More »

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