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St. Albert mother speaks out after deaf daughter refused entry at Chapters

St. Albert mother speaks out after deaf daughter refused entry at Chapters

"If you talk to any special needs family, they are really the victims right now during COVID. They're not getting the medical intervention they need, they're not getting the supports they need, and on top of that, they are being discriminated in public spaces."
Pandemic increased direct aid to fossil fuel producers, new study shows

Pandemic increased direct aid to fossil fuel producers, new study shows

The report shows Canada spent at least $1.9 billion in direct aid to the traditional energy sector last year, up from $600 million in 2019.
Justice Minister David Lametti proposes justice modernization in wake of pandemic

Justice Minister David Lametti proposes justice modernization in wake of pandemic

The changes seek to clarify the Criminal Code and other laws to expand remote options, including video or audio appearances by accused people at preliminary inquiries, trials and pleas or sentencing hearings.
Federal deficit hits $248.2 billion for first nine months of 2020-21 fiscal year

Federal deficit hits $248.2 billion for first nine months of 2020-21 fiscal year

The result for the April-to-December period compared with a deficit of $11 billion in the same period a year earlier.
Dairy farmers lobby asks members to stop using palm oil in feed after 'buttergate'

Dairy farmers lobby asks members to stop using palm oil in feed after 'buttergate'

At the centre of the churning controversy, which some have dubbed "buttergate," is Calgary food writer Julie Van Rosendaal, whose investigation into the issue has garnered international media attention.
Facebook signs pay deals with 3 Australian news publishers

Facebook signs pay deals with 3 Australian news publishers

“These agreements will bring a new slate of premium journalism, including some previously paywalled content, to Facebook,” the statement said.
'I miss them a lot' Family torn in half by conspiracy theories

'I miss them a lot' Family torn in half by conspiracy theories

"In for a penny, in for a pound. Once you start believing those things, it just becomes easier to justify more and more extreme levels."
Pembina Pipeline posts $1.2 billion loss on petrochemical, LNG project impairments

Pembina Pipeline posts $1.2 billion loss on petrochemical, LNG project impairments

The Calgary-based company said in December it and joint venture partner Petrochemical Industries Co. of Kuwait had decided to halt work on an integrated propane dehydration plant and polypropylene upgrading facility near Edmonton
Canadian small businesses rack up $135 billion in debt to survive pandemic: Report

Canadian small businesses rack up $135 billion in debt to survive pandemic: Report

The Canadian Federation of Independent Business said the average small business owner has accrued $170,000 in debt, with businesses in the hospitality, recreation and service sectors most indebted.
Alberta eyes recall legislation, focuses on COVID-19 aid in spring sitting

Alberta eyes recall legislation, focuses on COVID-19 aid in spring sitting

Government house leader Jason Nixon said recall legislation would allow for recalls in the government's current term.