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National handgun freeze key feature of federal Liberals' new firearm-control bill

National handgun freeze key feature of federal Liberals' new firearm-control bill

A national freeze on importing, buying or selling handguns is a central feature of firearm-control legislation tabled Monday by the federal Liberals.
Nexus program backlog balloons to nearly 300,000 applications

Nexus program backlog balloons to nearly 300,000 applications

Canada's backlog of Nexus applications has ballooned into the hundreds of thousands, despite a sharp downturn in applicants during the pandemic, prompting blowback from frustrated travellers as clogged airports continue to overflow.
Chronic Pain Self-Management Program supports Albertans living with long term pain

Chronic Pain Self-Management Program supports Albertans living with long term pain

Free six-week series of virtual workshops for those suffering with chronic pain starts next month
U.S. proposal could change the way oil companies report their carbon footprint

U.S. proposal could change the way oil companies report their carbon footprint

The officially disclosed carbon footprints of Canada's largest oil companies could balloon in size if tough new climate rules proposed earlier this year by a U.S. regulator come into effect.
Bogner recognized with country's top photography prize

Bogner recognized with country's top photography prize

Southern Alberta man's images capture national lifetime achievement award.
Brad Martens crowned Canadian livestock auctioneer champion

Brad Martens crowned Canadian livestock auctioneer champion

Westlock auctioneer beats out 36 other competitors from across Canada to become champion.
A look at some recent convictions that have led to consecutive murder sentences

A look at some recent convictions that have led to consecutive murder sentences

A look at some Canadian court cases where convictions have led to long periods of consecutive parole ineligibility.
Unique Edmonton heritage building declared a historic resource

Unique Edmonton heritage building declared a historic resource

The Canada Permanent Building, a small but iconic downtown heritage structure, will experience new life after being declared a Municipal Historic Resource by City Council.
Supreme Court strikes down parole wait period provision for multiple murderers

Supreme Court strikes down parole wait period provision for multiple murderers

The Supreme Court of Canada has struck down a Criminal Code provision that meant multiple murderers might have to wait 50 years or more to apply for parole.
Town of Banff considers smoking, vaping restrictions

Town of Banff considers smoking, vaping restrictions

There could be fewer places to smoke/vape in Banff soon.
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