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Calgary judge hands out fines, not jail to prevent notoriety for COVID-19 violators

Calgary judge hands out fines, not jail to prevent notoriety for COVID-19 violators

Justice Adam Germain opted for a $23,000 fine for Artur Pawlowski and $10,000 for Dawid Pawlowski. The brothers will also have to pay $15,733 in costs, and the pastor an additional $4,758.
Alberta premier says province will keep vaccine passport into at least early 2022

Alberta premier says province will keep vaccine passport into at least early 2022

Alberta Health said it is on track to spend more than $15 million to directly pay vaccine-hesitant residents to get the COVID-19 shot. The province said more than 152,000 Albertans have signed up to receive a preloaded debit card in return for getting the vaccine.
Large snow geese migration pit-stops in Lac La Biche area

Large snow geese migration pit-stops in Lac La Biche area

Birds of a feather ... large numbers of arctic geese take a local break on their way to Southern US
10-year-old bird enthusiast bursting with information

10-year-old bird enthusiast bursting with information

It doesn’t take long to grasp how much knowledge, excitement and wonder 10-year-old Zander Yakiwchuk contains - and it's a lot.
Two more black bears being relocated from Canmore

Two more black bears being relocated from Canmore

Alberta Fish and wildlife officials say 22 black bears have been captured and relocated from Canmore and the Bow Valley so far this year, with traps set to catch at least two more.
Allowing Rocky Mountain coal lease transfers during debate sends wrong signal: group

Allowing Rocky Mountain coal lease transfers during debate sends wrong signal: group

Morrison said her group has found that Cabin Ridge Project Ltd., one of several companies hoping to develop open-pit coal mines in the Rockies, has purchased 2,000 hectares of coal exploration lease applications from a second company, Peace River Coal. 
Oil price spike won't increase industry cleanup spending: Alberta energy minister

Oil price spike won't increase industry cleanup spending: Alberta energy minister

But critics say the province's current cleanup requirements are based on the industry's past efforts, which are what led to the problem in the first place. The current price spike for oil, now more than $80 a barrel, represents a profit windfall for an industry that should be spending it on cleaning up the province's 97,000 inactive wells. 
'Do what you need to do:' Leader of military nurses in Alberta hospital stays focused

'Do what you need to do:' Leader of military nurses in Alberta hospital stays focused

"So these nurses have had exposure to COVID patients over the pandemic, and they're well trained and ready to support Alberta through this time."
Alberta introduces more cash, new fines in its COVID-19 vaccine passport program

Alberta introduces more cash, new fines in its COVID-19 vaccine passport program

Amid reports that some staff are being harassed and abused over the program, the province is also doubling the fine to $4,000 for mistreating workers enforcing public-health orders.
NDP says errors meant people — including First Nations — were disenfranchised

NDP says errors meant people — including First Nations — were disenfranchised

"Voters were turned away, were sent to the wrong polling locations, showed up at locations that opened late or never opened, or walked away from massive lineups,” NDP national director Anne McGrath alleged in a letter.