July 17th, 2024

Provincial News

Calgary Mayor lauds work of residents, city, during ‘horrible’ water crisis

By Lisa Johnson, The Canadian Press on July 7th, 2024

CALGARY – Mayor Jyoti Gondek has faced a barrage of criticism as she guided Calgary through a water main break that forced city residents and businesses to limit their water use for over a month. And while the mayor says the experience has given her a deep appreciation of partnerships with everyone from the provincial ... Read More »

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Calgary easing outdoor water restrictions, re-opening public pools

By The Canadian Press on July 6th, 2024

Calgary is easing some outdoor water restrictions more than a month after a major water main break that triggered a local state of emergency and forced officials to curtail water use in the city. Mayor Jyoti Gondek says the city’s water supply is now at a healthy enough level that Calgarians can begin watering outdoor ... Read More »

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Legal Aid Alberta to continue service as negotiations resume on new governance deal

By The Canadian Press on July 5th, 2024

EDMONTON – Legal Aid Alberta says it will continue provide lawyers to those who can’t afford them as negotiations resume with the province and law society over a new governance agreement. The organization had said earlier in the week that it would stop providing lawyers after next Tuesday over a funding and governance dispute with ... Read More »

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Five-year-old wanders from camper, drowns in pond in central Alberta

By The Canadian Press on July 5th, 2024

WETASKIWIN, ALBERTA, CANADA – Mounties say a five-year-old has drowned near a campsite in central Alberta. Police say it happened Tuesday at the Lions Campground in Wetaskiwin, south of Edmonton. They say the child had left the family camper while the parents were sleeping. The child was later found in a pond beside the campsite. ... Read More »

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Alberta town in health crisis must pay to keep clinic open as doctor roster dwindles

By Lisa Johnson, The Canadian Press on July 4th, 2024

EDMONTON – In Hinton, Alta., an industrial town in the shadows of the Rockies, residents left without a doctor to write prescriptions face a three-hour drive to Edmonton to try their luck at a walk-in clinic. Hinton is down to eight family physicians, half of what’s needed for the town of 10,000. And of those ... Read More »

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‘Feed my cat’: Court hears accused made death arrangements at Coutts blockade

By The Canadian Press on July 3rd, 2024

LETHBRIDGE, Alta. – Anthony Olienick made death arrangements before heading to the COVID protest blockade at Coutts, Alta., preparing for a noble, bloody, apocalyptic last stand against a satanic system of government, court heard Wednesday. “If I die, feed my cat and take my guns,” Olienick told a friend in a text message relayed to ... Read More »

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Legal Aid Alberta to stop services over contract dispute with provincial government

By The Canadian Press on July 3rd, 2024

EDMONTON – Legal Aid Alberta says it plans end its services next week over a contract dispute with the province. The society says in a statement that the United Conservative Party government gave it an ultimatum on a new funding arrangement that would undermine its independence and place it financially under the control of the ... Read More »

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