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Banff ready to welcome back tourists with border opening

Banff ready to welcome back tourists with border opening

“We are seeing things pick up, but we know that the domestic market really isn’t enough to fuel the summer revenue that we’re going to need to make it though next winter.”
Rural Alberta to deeply feel impacts of climate change: expert

Rural Alberta to deeply feel impacts of climate change: expert

“Rural and remote communities are so intertwined and dependent upon the ecosystems that they live with that they’re disproportionately impacted by climate change,”
St. Albert joins Airdrie in support of five-per-cent tobacco tax

St. Albert joins Airdrie in support of five-per-cent tobacco tax

Funds collected under the levy would be redirected to support programs and strategies to reduce and prevent tobacco use in Alberta. 
Unvaccinated Albertans are majority of COVID cases, hospitalizations, deaths: Hinshaw

Unvaccinated Albertans are majority of COVID cases, hospitalizations, deaths: Hinshaw

For effective herd immunity, a Calgary doctor said more than 80 per cent of the total population needs to be fully vaccinated. Otherwise, he said Alberta could see a resurgence in COVID-19 cases.
Lac Ste. Anne County declares state of agricultural disaster

Lac Ste. Anne County declares state of agricultural disaster

The lack of seasonal rainfall and heat wave in June and July amplified problems faced by producers. Conditions have become so bad farmers have been forced to begin reducing generational herds during the height of grazing season.
Premier devotes $150 million to overcome digital poverty in rural Alberta

Premier devotes $150 million to overcome digital poverty in rural Alberta

Right now some 80 per cent of indigenous communities don’t have access to reliable Internet in the province, and roughly 67 per cent of rural communities can’t get a stable connection.
Police watchdog says use of force in 2018 shooting death justified

Police watchdog says use of force in 2018 shooting death justified

"In this case, the situation changed to life and death in an instant. Instead of continuing to flee, the man turned and directly attacked the officers," said an ASIRT report released Wednesday.
Precision Drilling loses $75.9 million in second quarter despite better outlook

Precision Drilling loses $75.9 million in second quarter despite better outlook

Revenues for the three months ended June 30 increased 6.1 per cent to $201.4 million from $189.8 million in the second quarter of 2020.
Feds host Islamophobia summit after series of deadly attacks across Canada

Feds host Islamophobia summit after series of deadly attacks across Canada

Nusaiba Al-Azem, a vice chair of the London Muslim Mosque, said Muslim communities expect tangible change from all levels of government to address rising anti-Muslim hate. 
Banff, Yoho, Kootenay facing extreme fire danger

Banff, Yoho, Kootenay facing extreme fire danger

“We obviously can’t mitigate the natural ignition sources like lightning, but the fire ban helps limit opportunities for human-caused ignitions and hopefully that makes a difference.”