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Alberta government reviewing threatened status of grizzly bears

Alberta government reviewing threatened status of grizzly bears

“The endangered species conservation committee must first review all available information and make a recommendation to the Minister of Environment and Parks,” said John Muir, a spokesperson for Alberta Environment and Parks.
Parliamentary budget officer says basic income program could halve poverty rate

Parliamentary budget officer says basic income program could halve poverty rate

However, the hefty price tag – estimated by budget officer Yves Giroux at $85 billion in 2021-22, rising to $93 billion in 2025-26 – is likely to reinforce Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's view that now is not the time to embark on a costly new program.
Kenney faces criticism from doctors, his own caucus, over new COVID-19 health rules

Kenney faces criticism from doctors, his own caucus, over new COVID-19 health rules

Several doctors from Calgary and Edmonton say the new rules will not be enough to reduce the spread of the virus during the province's third wave.
Domestic Violence Disclosure Law now in effect

Domestic Violence Disclosure Law now in effect

On April 1, Clare's Law came into effect in Alberta. Areni Kelleppan, the executive director for SAIF in St. Albert, says it's a good step, but has limitations.
4th request to federal government to join coal mine environmental review in Alberta

4th request to federal government to join coal mine environmental review in Alberta

Landowners, Indigenous people and environmental groups have sent a letter to Environment Minister Jonathan Wilkinson asking for a joint federal-provincial review of Montem Resource's Tent Mountain project.
AHS closes GraceLife Church

AHS closes GraceLife Church

Church closure comes as province tightens COVID-19 health measures.
Canmore man killed in avalanche on Haddo Peak

Canmore man killed in avalanche on Haddo Peak

A moderate avalanche danger means skier-triggered avalanches are possible.
Parts of Alberta's draft school curriculum plagiarized, academic finds

Parts of Alberta's draft school curriculum plagiarized, academic finds

Sarah Elaine Eaton, a professor at the University of Calgary's Worklund School of Education, said her inbox was flooded after the curriculum was released last week from teachers who worried much of it was plagiarized.
Alberta rolls back reopening as variant COVID-19 cases surge

Alberta rolls back reopening as variant COVID-19 cases surge

Restaurants to close indoor dining Friday at noon as Alberta returns to first phase of reopening; vaccines open for all who qualify in Phase 2B.
As Liberals consider EI update, gig workers hope to qualify for social safety net

As Liberals consider EI update, gig workers hope to qualify for social safety net

There is general agreement that the social safety net program created eight decades ago needs to be adapted to cover gig workers when they fall on hard times.