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Judge rejects request for injunction to pause new federal firearms prohibitions

Judge rejects request for injunction to pause new federal firearms prohibitions

Gagné dismissed several arguments from the owners seeking an injunction, including the notion of irreparable harm from not being able to use specific firearms for hunting or shooting.
Two of Premier Kenney's caucus members join coalition fighting COVID-19 restrictions

Two of Premier Kenney's caucus members join coalition fighting COVID-19 restrictions

Cypress-Medicine Hat MLA Drew Barnes said the province should take a more regional approach to restrictions, as was done for a while last year.
Senators amend MAID bill to put 18-month time limit on mental illness exclusion

Senators amend MAID bill to put 18-month time limit on mental illness exclusion

Bill C-7 proposed an explicit, blanket prohibition on assisted dying in cases involving only mental illness.
Okotoks accountant says home offices deductible

Okotoks accountant says home offices deductible

Michael Kuntz, owner at Cornerstone Chartered Professional Accountants, said employees need a T2200S form to claim home office expenses on their 2020 returns.
Alberta expands COVID-19 rapid testing, will screen asymptomatic care workers

Alberta expands COVID-19 rapid testing, will screen asymptomatic care workers

Alberta Health Minister Tyler Shandro says the tests will screen asymptomatic staff at all long-term care and supportive living facilities.
'Bait and switch:' Questions arise over what reinstated Alberta coal policy protects

'Bait and switch:' Questions arise over what reinstated Alberta coal policy protects

University of Calgary resource law professor Nigel Bankes pointed ous Savage's promise to block mountaintop removal mines doesn't affect one proposal to do exactly that near the Crowsnest Pass.
Lac La Biche council votes to move on from lasagna lunch controversy

Lac La Biche council votes to move on from lasagna lunch controversy

Council hopes to move on from mayor's controversial lasagna lunch
Olds saloon operators fined for reopening contrary to health orders

Olds saloon operators fined for reopening contrary to health orders

Bulldogs Saloon reopened in violation of restrictions on Jan. 29 and 30
Banff council calls on Alberta government to immediately stop existing coal exploration

Banff council calls on Alberta government to immediately stop existing coal exploration

The Alberta government reinstated the province's 1976 coal policy on Feb. 8 in the face of mounting public backlash, but Banff town council doesn't believe the announcement went far enough.
Proposed assisted-dying law 'anti-working class, racist and ableist': disability rights activist

Proposed assisted-dying law 'anti-working class, racist and ableist': disability rights activist

"(The bill) makes it more accessible for people with mental health disabilities to kill themselves as a form of treatment without making mental health supports free."