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No injuries at train derailment near Field, B.C.

No injuries at train derailment near Field, B.C.

There were no injuries after an intermodal car from a CP freight train derailed in Field, B.C. Saturday morning.
Reduction of Alberta Disaster Relief Program could see municipalities lose millions

Reduction of Alberta Disaster Relief Program could see municipalities lose millions

"Telling municipalities, they’re on the hook for 10 per cent … It would devastate them for years to come,” Morishita said. 
Province launching consultations on transferring recycling costs to companies

Province launching consultations on transferring recycling costs to companies

EPR consultations will be done via stakeholder meetings with municipalities, while the general public can provide feedback through an online survey
Liberals eye more cash for rapid-housing program as demand outstrips available funds

Liberals eye more cash for rapid-housing program as demand outstrips available funds

Hussen said dollars have been stretched in the program and the government is now on track to create 4,700 units, with about two-fifths of them for Indigenous people.
No new COVID-19 deaths reported in Alberta Friday

No new COVID-19 deaths reported in Alberta Friday

Right now, the province has dropped below its benchmark of 300 hospitalizations to enter the next phase of reopening. Step 3 can begin as early as Monday, but it is not yet known if that will happen.
No plans for water changes in southwestern Alberta: environment minister

No plans for water changes in southwestern Alberta: environment minister

"(Government) proposed a number of things, including the reallocation of almost 40 per cent of the water from agriculture to coal. People are very distressed this proposal was made," said NDP Leader Rachel Notley.
Bail denied for men accused of second degree murder

Bail denied for men accused of second degree murder

Bail was denied Friday morning for the two men charged with second degree murder, in relation to the deaths of Jacob Sansom and Morris Cardinal.
Bitcoin mine sets up in Westlock County

Bitcoin mine sets up in Westlock County

Firm builds mines on abandoned or unused gas wells
Post-secondary students heading back to class next fall, province says

Post-secondary students heading back to class next fall, province says

 “As we plan to transition back to in-person learning, the safety of students, staff and faculty will be our top priority."
UPDATE: Banff wolf shot and killed in Montana

UPDATE: Banff wolf shot and killed in Montana

“If we’re not careful, including in the Y2Y region, we’ll lose that connectivity and we won’t see these kinds of movements like wolf 2001.”