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Alberta announces $100 gift card incentive to get holdouts vaccinated as cases surge

Alberta announces $100 gift card incentive to get holdouts vaccinated as cases surge

EDMONTON — Premier Jason Kenney, two months after declaring victory over COVID-19, is offering $100 to Albertans who aren't vaccinated to try to curb nation-leading cases of the illness that have again pushed the province's hospitals to the brink.
Coal committee hears Albertans want overall policy on Rocky Mountain development

Coal committee hears Albertans want overall policy on Rocky Mountain development

EDMONTON — Albertans want to talk about a lot more than coal when it comes to development in their beloved Rocky Mountains, says the head of the committee charged with collecting public opinion on the issue.
Alberta to allow more logging in remnants of old-growth caribou habitat, groups say

Alberta to allow more logging in remnants of old-growth caribou habitat, groups say

The Alberta government has directed a forestry company to harvest old-growth trees in caribou habitat where the province has already spent millions and signed agreements to help the herds survive, environmental groups say.
Alberta NDP calls for mandatory COVID-19 vaccine rules on non-essential businesses

Alberta NDP calls for mandatory COVID-19 vaccine rules on non-essential businesses

EDMONTON — Alberta’s Opposition New Democrats are urging Premier Jason Kenney to bring in new rules to make COVID-19 vaccines mandatory for anyone attending non-essential businesses and mass gatherings.

Man, 84, from Saskatchewan killed in plane crash in northern Alberta: RCMP

RCMP say an 84-year-old man from Saskatchewan was killed in a plane crash in northern Alberta.

Cavalry FC unbeaten in six games following win over FC Edmonton

EDMONTON — Anthony Joseph Novak scored in the 27th minute, and Cavalry FC went on to beat FC Edmonton 1-0 on Wednesday in Canadian Premier League play.
Highest one-day total since May: Alberta reports 1,315 new COVID-19 cases; 107 in ICU

Highest one-day total since May: Alberta reports 1,315 new COVID-19 cases; 107 in ICU

EDMONTON — Alberta is reporting 1,315 new cases of COVID-19, the highest one-day total since mid-May, when the peak of the last wave began to recede.
August home sales up almost 37% from last year: Calgary Real Estate Board

August home sales up almost 37% from last year: Calgary Real Estate Board

CALGARY — The Calgary Real Estate Board says home sales have slowed from the record-setting pace seen earlier this year, but rose on a year-over-year basis in August.
Liberals pledge $2B to help 'transition' oil workers; Alberta communities lukewarm

Liberals pledge $2B to help 'transition' oil workers; Alberta communities lukewarm

CALGARY — The federal Liberals have pledged $2 billion to help workers in oil-producing provinces transition to a greener economy, but the proposal is getting a lukewarm reception in communities that might be beneficiaries of the funding.
Canada captures world championship gold for first time since 2012

Canada captures world championship gold for first time since 2012

CALGARY — Canada claimed its first women's world hockey championship in almost a decade Tuesday when Marie-Philip Poulin scored the overtime winner in a 3-2 victory over the United States.