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Balzac Billy predicts six more weeks of winter

Balzac Billy predicts six more weeks of winter

After crawling out of his burrow at the Blue Grass Ltd. Nursery, Sod & Garden Centre, east of Highway 2, local groundhog/weather forecaster Balzac Billy looked around and spotted his shadow, indicating six more weeks of winter.
Province puts $1.48M toward post-traumatic stress research for first responders

Province puts $1.48M toward post-traumatic stress research for first responders

A grant of $1.4 million is being distributed amongst four non-profit groups and seven researchers to further research and support for first responders being affected by post-traumatic stress injuries.
Updated: Erin O'Toole voted out as Conservative leader by MPs

Updated: Erin O'Toole voted out as Conservative leader by MPs

OTTAWA — Erin O'Toole has lost a vote to remain leader of the Conservative Party of Canada. The party's members of Parliament met virtually today to cast secret ballots after about one-third of them signed a notice that triggered a leadership review.
Two wilderness survivalists facing charges over Banff National Park survival challenge

Two wilderness survivalists facing charges over Banff National Park survival challenge

Two men are facing charges under the Canada National Parks Act are for the illegal catch and retention of Yellowstone Cutthroat trout and other fishing offences, hunting in a park, discharging a firearm in a park, illegal fire, damage/destroying natural objects and use of a drone without a permit.
Alberta premier hopes to start lifting COVID-19 health measures by end of month

Alberta premier hopes to start lifting COVID-19 health measures by end of month

EDMONTON — Premier Jason Kenney says he is optimistic that Alberta will be able to ease public health restrictions by the end of the month, despite a record high number of non-ICU hospitalizations due to COVID-19.
Premier Kenney says RCMP taking action against 'unlawful blockade' at Coutts

Premier Kenney says RCMP taking action against 'unlawful blockade' at Coutts

“As per the Critical Infrastructure Defence Act of Alberta, anyone who actively blocks a highway, or aids, councils, or directs a highway to be blocked, may be subject to arrest and charged under the act,” said Kenney.
A look at the mechanism that could allow the Conservatives to oust Erin O'Toole

A look at the mechanism that could allow the Conservatives to oust Erin O'Toole

OTTAWA — A group of Conservative MPs has submitted a letter to the caucus chair demanding a review of Erin O'Toole's leadership.
RCMP taking 'further action' on trucker blockade at U.S. border in southern Alberta

RCMP taking 'further action' on trucker blockade at U.S. border in southern Alberta

COUTTS, Alta. — RCMP say "further action" is being taken on a convoy of trucks and other vehicles that has been blocking a major United States border crossing. Many officers and provincial sheriffs are at the blockade at Coutts, Alta.
New York Times buys viral word game Wordle

New York Times buys viral word game Wordle

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Times said on Monday that it has bought Wordle, the free online word game that has exploded in popularity and, for some, become a daily obsession.
Horse in Northern Alberta poisoned by contaminated feed

Horse in Northern Alberta poisoned by contaminated feed

Westlock vet warns to watch out for horsetail in bales
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