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Pandemic pushed up timeline for long-sought EI review, Qualtrough says

Pandemic pushed up timeline for long-sought EI review, Qualtrough says

OTTAWA — Canada's employment minister says plans to revamp the employment insurance system have been put on a faster path thanks to COVID-19.
Alberta decision to open Rockies to coal mining to face court challenges in new year

Alberta decision to open Rockies to coal mining to face court challenges in new year

EDMONTON — The Alberta government is to face at least two court challenges in the new year over its decision to rescind decades-old protections and open the eastern slopes of the Rocky Mountains to coal mining.
Police: Suspicious blast wounds 3 in Nashville on Christmas

Police: Suspicious blast wounds 3 in Nashville on Christmas

NASHVILLE — An explosion shook the largely deserted streets of downtown Nashville early Christmas morning, shattering windows, damaging buildings and wounding three people. Authorities said they believed the blast was intentional.
Military bases struggling with personnel shortages, internal review finds

Military bases struggling with personnel shortages, internal review finds

OTTAWA — An internal review by the Department of National Defence has revealed Canadian military bases across the country are struggling with several problems, starting with severe shortages of personnel.
Airdrie baby overcomes cancer diagnosis in time for Christmas

Airdrie baby overcomes cancer diagnosis in time for Christmas

2020 has been a hard year for many. For the Meyers family in Airdrie, it’s been an absolute rollercoaster of emotions.
Injured wolf pup keeping up with Bow Valley pack

Injured wolf pup keeping up with Bow Valley pack

“In terms of a full recovery, it’s unlikely, but the pack is looking after this wolf and as long as that continues to happen, this wolf will probably likely continue to live and exist.”
RCMP continue to investigate fatal rollover at Columbia Icefields

RCMP continue to investigate fatal rollover at Columbia Icefields

While the RCMP collision analyst has completed a detailed inspection report, Alberta RCMP will wait until spring 2021 to provide an update to the public on the investigation.
'Very hopeful:' Planning underway for modified Calgary Stampede in 2021

'Very hopeful:' Planning underway for modified Calgary Stampede in 2021

CALGARY — A world-famous annual rodeo that survived the Great Depression, two world wars and a devastating flood seven years ago was felled by a microscopic virus this year and will have a different look if it's allowed to go forward in 2021.
No criminal charges for southern Alberta police in 'Star Wars' storm trooper arrest

No criminal charges for southern Alberta police in 'Star Wars' storm trooper arrest

LETHBRIDGE, Alta. — The force appears to be with police officers in southern Alberta who took a young woman wearing a "Star Wars'' storm-trooper costume to the ground last May.
Wood products pricing surge expected to persist, raising 2021 house, renovation costs

Wood products pricing surge expected to persist, raising 2021 house, renovation costs

CALGARY — An unexpected rebound in wood product prices this month is boosting profits for Canadian forestry companies but leaving homeowners and buyers with the prospect of higher home and renovation costs in 2021.