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Finance Department says federal deficit was $23.8 billion deficit over April and May

Finance Department says federal deficit was $23.8 billion deficit over April and May

The report said the drop in spending was expected given the improved conditions from last spring when the economy had a historic slide, prompting the federal treasury to pump out an unprecedented amount of emergency aid.
Statistics Canada says economy appears to have grown in second quarter

Statistics Canada says economy appears to have grown in second quarter

Statistics Canada said the easing of public-health restrictions in many provinces in June helped reverse the slide in sectors reliant on in-person services, such as retail, accommodation, and food services, which all saw growth.
Sorensen named to Canadian Senate, Banff council to select new mayor

Sorensen named to Canadian Senate, Banff council to select new mayor

“While I never intended to leave the role of mayor before this term was complete, I am confident in the abilities of our very thoughtful and diverse Council, and I am comforted knowing a municipal election is only a few months away. And while I will be spending part of my time in Ottawa, Banff has and will always have my heart."
Alberta's top doctor came up with plan to lift all COVID-19 orders: health minister

Alberta's top doctor came up with plan to lift all COVID-19 orders: health minister

Alberta's chief medical health officer Dr. Deena Hinshaw has always said she presents scientific evidence, numbers, and trends, but the final decision on how to respond to pandemic developments lies with the government.
Demand increasing: Canadian Blood Services watching supply as COVID-19 rules eased

Demand increasing: Canadian Blood Services watching supply as COVID-19 rules eased

"You can imagine that they are trying to catch up with some of the backlogs, some of those surgeries that were put on hold during the pandemic. They're trying to get those in ... (and) blood products are becoming more in demand."
Cost of data breaches in Canada hit new record in 2021: IBM report

Cost of data breaches in Canada hit new record in 2021: IBM report

According to the study, data breaches cost $1 million more on average when remote work was indicated as a factor in the event.
Urgent need in Alberta to address potent drug supply, overdose crisis: health experts

Urgent need in Alberta to address potent drug supply, overdose crisis: health experts

Dr. Shazma Mithani said the government has been focusing on recovery programs when it should be working to get more powerful and tainted opioids such as fentanyl and heroin off the streets.
Family of woman killed in hotel says justice served, but killer to appeal conviction

Family of woman killed in hotel says justice served, but killer to appeal conviction

"I only wished Barton would've gotten medical help for her … maybe she would've been here today," said Cindy Gladue's mother, Donna McLeod.
Orphaned yearling grizzly bear cub spotted earlier this month

Orphaned yearling grizzly bear cub spotted earlier this month

“Time will tell, but we think it has relatively good odds just because it was healthy and it’s not without precedent that yearling grizzly bears have survived in the past despite losing their mother.”
Alberta ends isolation rules for COVID-19 cases, close contacts, as cases rise

Alberta ends isolation rules for COVID-19 cases, close contacts, as cases rise

The changes came as the province recorded 194 cases of COVID-19 — the highest daily case count since early June. Active cases now total 1,334 across Alberta. Eighty-four people are in hospital, including 18 in intensive care.