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Trudeau government would allow municipalities to ban handguns under new bill

Trudeau government would allow municipalities to ban handguns under new bill

Such bylaws could forbid keeping handguns at home, meaning they would have to be stored at a licensed business, or they might go further by outlawing handguns anywhere in a municipality.
Nurses, contact tracers responding to Olymel pork plant outbreak in Alberta

Nurses, contact tracers responding to Olymel pork plant outbreak in Alberta

Alberta Health has been notified of 343 cases linked to this outbreak. Of these, 200 are active, 142 recovered. One worker has died.
North American stock markets set new records as crude oil surpasses US$60 per barrel

North American stock markets set new records as crude oil surpasses US$60 per barrel

"Energy is the best performing sector year-to-date and that feels like it's a trade that is going to keep going as the commodity rebounds."
Louise Bernice Halfe - Sky Dancer named Parliamentary Poet Laureate

Louise Bernice Halfe - Sky Dancer named Parliamentary Poet Laureate

Originally from Saddle Lake, Louise Bernice Halfe says she's honoured to be able to serve people from coast to coast with her new appointment as Parliamentary Poet Laureate.
OGOW means 'to know': Canadian man helping Somalis understand COVID-19

OGOW means 'to know': Canadian man helping Somalis understand COVID-19

Information was previously only available in English, despite most of Somalia's residents speaking only Somali and Arabic.
Olymel temporarily shuts Alberta pork plant with COVID-19 outbreak

Olymel temporarily shuts Alberta pork plant with COVID-19 outbreak

In a statement Monday, the company said management no longer believes its hog slaughtering, cutting and deboning plant in Red Deer can be operated safely and efficiently.
Major Australian media company strikes Google news pay deal

Major Australian media company strikes Google news pay deal

The deal was struck under Google’s own model, News Showcase. Google has reached pay deals with more than 450 publications globally since News Showcase was launched in October.
Outdoor hockey players in Alberta break records, raise $1.8M for cancer research

Outdoor hockey players in Alberta break records, raise $1.8M for cancer research

Forty people took turns playing hockey on an outdoor rink 24 hours a day, seven days a week since Feb. 4 to raise $1.5 million for cancer research at the University of Alberta.
Mounties say church ignored COVID-19 rules again following charges against pastor

Mounties say church ignored COVID-19 rules again following charges against pastor

No one from the church could be reached for comment, but last week it posted a 1,600-word statement on its website explaining that it does not believe the spread of the virus is a critical public health threat.
Canadian military short thousands of troops as COVID-19 impedes recruitment, training

Canadian military short thousands of troops as COVID-19 impedes recruitment, training

The military was short of targets by about 2,000 regular-force members and nearly 5,000 reservists at the end of December.