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Severe wildfires could affect community watersheds, says forest service researcher

Severe wildfires could affect community watersheds, says forest service researcher

It could be "mayhem" to go through a cycle of drought, wildfires, heavy rains, and drought again, said François-Nicolas Robinne, "because the pressure on the water resource would become so high that I can't even imagine what it would mean in terms of water supply for communities."
Canada to receive 2.3 million COVID-19 vaccine doses this week

Canada to receive 2.3 million COVID-19 vaccine doses this week

The new COVID-19 vaccine shipments come as Canada's top doctor warns that the country could be headed towards a fourth wave of COVID-19 cases if public health restrictions are lifted before vaccination rates pick up.
Freeland says Liberals will extend aid programs to October because of uneven rebound

Freeland says Liberals will extend aid programs to October because of uneven rebound

Wage and rent subsidies for businesses, and income support for workers out of a job or who need to take time off to care for family or stay home sick, will last until Oct. 23.
Alberta receives inquiry's final report on eco groups and energy industry

Alberta receives inquiry's final report on eco groups and energy industry

Energy Minister Sonya Savage has up to three months before she is legally obliged to release the report – delivered a year late and million dollars over its original budget – to the public.
Federal government reaches nearly $8B deal with First Nations on drinking water suit

Federal government reaches nearly $8B deal with First Nations on drinking water suit

Indigenous Services Minister Marc Miller said the agreement includes $1.5 billion in compensation for people deprived of clean drinking water, the creation of a $400-million First Nation economic and cultural restoration fund, and at least $6 billion to support reliable access to safe drinking water on reserves.

Alberta Medical Association head concerned over government lifting COVID restrictions

Paul Boucher said the government should release the data on which the decision was made. 
'Still a ways to go in Alberta:' Top doctors weigh in on plan to end isolation

'Still a ways to go in Alberta:' Top doctors weigh in on plan to end isolation

The consequences of Alberta’s decision could spread beyond provincial boundaries, added Dr. Howard Njoo, Canada's deputy chief public health officer. 
Finance Department says federal deficit was $23.8 billion deficit over April and May

Finance Department says federal deficit was $23.8 billion deficit over April and May

The report said the drop in spending was expected given the improved conditions from last spring when the economy had a historic slide, prompting the federal treasury to pump out an unprecedented amount of emergency aid.
Statistics Canada says economy appears to have grown in second quarter

Statistics Canada says economy appears to have grown in second quarter

Statistics Canada said the easing of public-health restrictions in many provinces in June helped reverse the slide in sectors reliant on in-person services, such as retail, accommodation, and food services, which all saw growth.
Sorensen named to Canadian Senate, Banff council to select new mayor

Sorensen named to Canadian Senate, Banff council to select new mayor

“While I never intended to leave the role of mayor before this term was complete, I am confident in the abilities of our very thoughtful and diverse Council, and I am comforted knowing a municipal election is only a few months away. And while I will be spending part of my time in Ottawa, Banff has and will always have my heart."