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Jennie’s Diner and Bakery closed by AHS for REP non-compliance

Jennie’s Diner and Bakery closed by AHS for REP non-compliance

Taking a stand against the provincial health guidelines imposed on the food and beverage industry, the Bonnyville eatery had its food-handling permit suspended after receiving two non-compliance notices.
Backcountry access off limits to protect Jasper's vulnerable caribou

Backcountry access off limits to protect Jasper's vulnerable caribou

“Without action, the only two caribou herds remaining entirely within Jasper will disappear."
Hay sale scams target farmers across the province

Hay sale scams target farmers across the province

Cold Lake resident loses $1,800 in an online hay sale scam, along with dozens of other Albertans, says RCMP Constable.
Jobs, COVID-19 on the agenda as fall Alberta legislature sitting set to begin

Jobs, COVID-19 on the agenda as fall Alberta legislature sitting set to begin

The Opposition NDP said it plans to hold the government to account for failing to act in the summer and allowing a renewed surge of COVID-19 cases.
Vaccination QR codes present new problems

Vaccination QR codes present new problems

New COVID vaccine QR codes require businesses and services to download verifier app.
Women still underrepresented on municipal ballots: Lisa Holmes

Women still underrepresented on municipal ballots: Lisa Holmes

“I fully believe that if you don't see diversity on the ballot, you won't see diversity on council. That's a given,” said Lisa Holmes, former president of the Alberta Urban Municipalities Association and former mayor of Morinville.
Alberta inquiry finds no wrongdoing in anti-oilsands campaign despite foreign funds

Alberta inquiry finds no wrongdoing in anti-oilsands campaign despite foreign funds

Commissioner Steve Allan said while he found that at least $1.28 billion flowed into Canadian environmental charities from the United States between 2003 and 2019, only a small portion of that has been directed against the oilsands.
Alberta's top doctor says COVID-19 cases receding but vigilance needed at Halloween

Alberta's top doctor says COVID-19 cases receding but vigilance needed at Halloween

Alberta remains under gathering restrictions for indoor and outdoor events, and Hinshaw said it’s important to stick to those limits at Halloween.
B.C. forests minister introduces bill to overhaul forest practices

B.C. forests minister introduces bill to overhaul forest practices

Past policies "left too much control of the forest operations in the hands of the private sector" and limited the province's ability to fight climate change, protect old-growth forests and share benefits with Indigenous and local communities, said Katrine Conroy.
More than 880,000 Canadian jobs vulnerable in global clean energy transition

More than 880,000 Canadian jobs vulnerable in global clean energy transition

The report identifies several vulnerable sectors, including oil and gas extraction and industries that support that, emissions-intensive manufacturing, transportation, equipment manufacturing, mining, and quarrying.