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Leaders gear up for English-language debate tonight after French joust

Leaders gear up for English-language debate tonight after French joust

This week’s French- and English-language debates come as opinion polls suggest the Liberals and Conservatives are stuck in a tight two-way race, with the NDP and Bloc poised to determine which of the two main parties emerges victorious.
Alberta backs off demand for nurse pay cuts in latest round of collective bargaining

Alberta backs off demand for nurse pay cuts in latest round of collective bargaining

"The revised proposal from [Alberta Health Services] is a long-term contract for nurses, with a wage freeze for the first three years and a modest wage increase in the fourth and fifth years," Finance Minister Travis Toews said in a statement Wednesday.
Twelve Alberta mayors call for province to implement COVID-19 vaccine passport

Twelve Alberta mayors call for province to implement COVID-19 vaccine passport

The mayors called for better leadership from Kenney’s government, and consistency in the rules. “Failure to extend masking requirements to schools and post-secondary institutions further perpetuates division between Albertans (and) creates more uncertainty for students, staff, and faculty,” wrote the mayors.
Trudeau, Blanchet clash as leaders spar on health care, environment in French debate

Trudeau, Blanchet clash as leaders spar on health care, environment in French debate

The topics discussed Wednesday included climate change, the COVID-19 pandemic, and Indigenous Peoples and cultural identity.
Dead female grizzly bear located in Yoho National Park

Dead female grizzly bear located in Yoho National Park

Parks Canada is conducting a necropsy to determine the cause of the female grizzly bear's death.
'Boiling point': Alberta doctors warn of health system collapse as COVID cases climb

'Boiling point': Alberta doctors warn of health system collapse as COVID cases climb

"This is much, much worse than I think people understand," she said. "We, as health-care workers, are telling you that things are very dire, that ICU beds are running out, that we are stretched very thin in terms of our hospital capacity."
Anti-maskers force shutdown of Innisfail federal election forum

Anti-maskers force shutdown of Innisfail federal election forum

Innisfail & District Chamber of Commerce cancels event at Royal Canadian Legion Branch #104 after 20 minutes
Fall elk rut getting started in Banff

Fall elk rut getting started in Banff

“These male elk have a singular determination of focus to breed with females to pass on their genes. They are looking at you as a threat and as competition; they’re full of testosterone and are really amped up."
Up to police to investigate, Trudeau says of being pelted with gravel on campaign

Up to police to investigate, Trudeau says of being pelted with gravel on campaign

In response to questions from The Canadian Press, an RCMP spokesperson said their protective services detail is assigned to protect leaders, and local police are in charge of crowd control.
Feds ease travel restrictions for fully vaccinated foreign nationals

Feds ease travel restrictions for fully vaccinated foreign nationals

To be eligible, travellers must have allowed at least 14 days to pass since their last vaccine shot and show proof of a negative molecular test for COVID-19 that's no more than 72 hours old.