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Doctors, air pollution experts forecast worsening health effects of wildfire smoke

Doctors, air pollution experts forecast worsening health effects of wildfire smoke

Dr. Courtney Howard, an emergency physician in Yellowknife, said communities in wildfire-prone areas must plan for clean-air shelters, well-ventilated recreation centres and other infrastructure to protect the most vulnerable, from kids to seniors to outdoor workers and people experiencing homelessness.
Pembina to pocket $350 million after terminating acquisition of Inter Pipeline

Pembina to pocket $350 million after terminating acquisition of Inter Pipeline

Pembina CEO Mick Dilger said he was disappointed with the outcome, and that the company would continue to seek opportunities for growth through "focused acquisitions." 
Local 11-year-old unofficially breaks Rubik's Cube record

Local 11-year-old unofficially breaks Rubik's Cube record

Leland Warburton has unofficially broken a world record at just 11-years-old. The Bonnyville youth solved a Rubik’s cube while operating a hover board in 19 seconds, besting the current world record of 30 seconds.
Mary Simon installed as 30th Governor General, first Indigenous person to hold role

Mary Simon installed as 30th Governor General, first Indigenous person to hold role

In a statement, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said he expects Simon to help the country confront difficult truths about the past and walk the shared path of reconciliation.
Alberta to see $290M injection of federal cash to improve child-care access

Alberta to see $290M injection of federal cash to improve child-care access

But the province is still negotiating for national child-care funding similar to programs recently announced in Nova Scotia and B.C.
Wildfire report author says heat dome highlights need for new plans in wildfire fight

Wildfire report author says heat dome highlights need for new plans in wildfire fight

The report made 108 recommendations, ranging from using prescribed burns for prevention to closing the spending gap between wildfire response and mitigation efforts of planning, preparedness, and prevention. As of July 6, the B.C. government said it has implemented 99 of the recommendations.
Ottawa commits to resettling potentially thousands of Afghans, provides few details

Ottawa commits to resettling potentially thousands of Afghans, provides few details

“Those eligible will include but are not limited to interpreters who worked with the Canadian Forces during the combat mission, locally engaged staff currently or previously employed at the Canadian Embassy and their families.”

Premiers, state leaders call for open U.S.-Canada border

Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe, his Alberta counterpart Jason Kenney, and the governors of North Dakota, Montana, and Idaho have written the heads of their two countries to ask for the move. 
Calgary man faces 17 charges for alleged domestic abuse of multiple partners

Calgary man faces 17 charges for alleged domestic abuse of multiple partners

Daniel Walders, 39, has been charged with 11 counts of assault, four counts of sexual assault, and two of uttering threats.
Alberta Health Services says 98 per cent of beds open, closures no cause for alarm

Alberta Health Services says 98 per cent of beds open, closures no cause for alarm

The Opposition NDP said there have been bed closures, cancelled surgeries, or shuttered emergency rooms in communities across the province, including: Edson, Grande Prairie, Rocky Mountain House, Cold Lake, Lac La Biche, High Prairie, Slave Lake, Wainwright, Lacombe, Barrhead and Edmonton.