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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. 
Fish and Wildlife confirms black bear family killed in Canmore in August

Fish and Wildlife confirms black bear family killed in Canmore in August

“It’s important for us to know how our actions as a community are being effective, or not effective, in keeping bears out of town and hopefully reducing the number of relocated bears."
Proposed southern Alberta coal mine could become renewable energy complex instead

Proposed southern Alberta coal mine could become renewable energy complex instead

The company said it wants to integrate wind and hydropower at the site to produce up to 13,000 tonnes of renewable hydrogen a year, which Montem said would make Tent Mountain Canada's first large-scale green hydrogen production facility.
Alberta COVID-19 cases decline, no indication yet of spike from Thanksgiving: Kenney

Alberta COVID-19 cases decline, no indication yet of spike from Thanksgiving: Kenney

Alberta's chief medical officer, Dr. Deena Hinshaw, also announced new measures for continuing-care facilities that start Monday.
The days after — What follows election night?

The days after — What follows election night?

In many cases, the results of municipal election day in communities across Alberta don't stop on October 18.
Facebook whistleblower rekindles questions about cracking down on Facebook in Canada

Facebook whistleblower rekindles questions about cracking down on Facebook in Canada

Frances Haugen, who testified before a U.S. Senate committee on Oct. 5 that Facebook's products harm children and fuel polarization in the U.S., is proposing to create an independent ombudsman accountable to the House of Commons in Canada.
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