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Canadian senator hears desperate plea from Afghan woman MP fearing Taliban reprisals

Canadian senator hears desperate plea from Afghan woman MP fearing Taliban reprisals

The senator said she receives pleas each day from Afghans, including those who helped Canadian NGOs and are unable to get out. 
Leaders go on offensive in first campaign debate, focusing on pandemic, health care

Leaders go on offensive in first campaign debate, focusing on pandemic, health care

The Liberals' Justin Trudeau, the Tories' Erin O'Toole, the Bloc's Yves-François Blanchet, and the NDP's Jagmeet Singh took part, with the three opposition leaders accusing Trudeau of unleashing an election unnecessarily amid rising COVID-19 cases and a crisis in Afghanistan.
Bow Valley misses international workers during staff shortage crunch

Bow Valley misses international workers during staff shortage crunch

“Everyone has pitched up wages, but it doesn’t matter what you pay; there’s nobody to take the job."
Alberta NDP calls for mandatory COVID-19 vaccine rules on non-essential businesses

Alberta NDP calls for mandatory COVID-19 vaccine rules on non-essential businesses

Premier Jason Kenney said the province is considering renewed public-health measures.
Liberals pledge $2B to help 'transition' oil workers; Alberta communities lukewarm

Liberals pledge $2B to help 'transition' oil workers; Alberta communities lukewarm

Cold Lake Mayor Craig Copeland said he doesn't believe most people working in the sector want to switch jobs.
Alberta halves projected budget deficit to $7.8B; credits global boost in oil demand

Alberta halves projected budget deficit to $7.8B; credits global boost in oil demand

The government credits the turnaround to an ongoing economic recovery from COVID-19, along with a rebound in the energy sector and price restraint by the oil cartel OPEC.
Highest one-day total since May: Alberta reports 1,315 new COVID-19 cases; 107 in ICU

Highest one-day total since May: Alberta reports 1,315 new COVID-19 cases; 107 in ICU

Alberta has been averaging more than 1,000 new cases a day for the last week.
Lac La Biche bear finds new home in Lakeland Recreation Area

Lac La Biche bear finds new home in Lakeland Recreation Area

Officials safely capture and relocate animal
Bear scare in downtown Lac La Biche

Bear scare in downtown Lac La Biche

Police urge public to stay away as black bear capture takes place
Liberals, Conservatives take aim at opposing candidates as campaign hits third week

Liberals, Conservatives take aim at opposing candidates as campaign hits third week

The partisan shots are starting to frame the third week of the federal campaign that wraps up with election day on Sept. 20.