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Young southern Alberta farmer featured in McDonald’s Canada commercial

Young southern Alberta farmer featured in McDonald’s Canada commercial

The 16-year-old is in Grade 11 at Eagle Butte High School in Dunmore, Alberta and has been working on the farm for as long as he can remember.
Premiers 'very disappointed' PM wouldn't talk health-care funding at meeting: Legault

Premiers 'very disappointed' PM wouldn't talk health-care funding at meeting: Legault

Trudeau agreed the federal share of annual funding for health care must increase and said he's willing to discuss that longer-term issue once the pandemic is over. He gave no timeline for that but suggested it could be up to three years away.
Kids need media literacy education to match the rise of social networks: experts

Kids need media literacy education to match the rise of social networks: experts

The COVID-19 pandemic is stoking fear and fuelling social and economic instability, creating conditions that intensify conspiratorial thinking, she said, adding she's concerned that young people are particularly vulnerable.
Shoppers grab last-minute items before new Alberta restrictions kick in

Shoppers grab last-minute items before new Alberta restrictions kick in

West Edmonton Mall said in an email that it's working closely with Alberta Health Services and the province on all restrictions and guidelines, including capacity.
Calgary police officer guilty of slamming handcuffed woman face-first into floor

Calgary police officer guilty of slamming handcuffed woman face-first into floor

The Calgary Police Service responded to his conviction with a statement that says Dunn's status as an officer is under review in light of the judge's ruling and that penalties up to and including dismissal are possible. 
Delay in pandemic-related rise in homelessness gives feds time to prevent it: report

Delay in pandemic-related rise in homelessness gives feds time to prevent it: report

A government-commissioned report says the effect of COVID-19 on the number of homeless people in Canada won't be felt for three to five years, giving policy-makers a chance to prevent the pandemic from putting people on the street.
Empire Q2 profit and sales up, plans online grocery expansion in Alberta

Empire Q2 profit and sales up, plans online grocery expansion in Alberta

Empire's e-commerce business saw growth of 241 per cent in the second quarter compared to the prior year, as a second wave of virus cases led to new lockdown measures in many parts of the country.
Budget officer urges smaller, faster stimulus plan amid warning Liberals missing mark

Budget officer urges smaller, faster stimulus plan amid warning Liberals missing mark

Parliamentary budget officer Yves Giroux in a report this morning notes the Liberals plan to spend $70 billion to $100 billion over the next three years on stimulus measures to get the economy back on its feet.
'Alberta bashing:' Kenney rejects criticism he waited too long on COVID rules

'Alberta bashing:' Kenney rejects criticism he waited too long on COVID rules

“The truth is Alberta’s fatality rate of COVID cases, which is the most important statistic, is ... significantly below that of Ontario, of Quebec, of Manitoba and only slightly ahead of British Columbia,” Kenney said.
Federal tourism efforts to focus on going local to help hard-hit sector, Joly says

Federal tourism efforts to focus on going local to help hard-hit sector, Joly says

OTTAWA — Economic Development Minister Mélanie Joly says federal marketing strategies might need to shift away from attracting foreign visitors to Canada for the foreseeable future, as COVID-19 keeps suppressing travel.