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Kananaskis user pass kicks $9.9 million into provincial coffers

Kananaskis user pass kicks $9.9 million into provincial coffers

“Over the past two years, visitation to Kananaskis Country has increased by 32 per cent,” said Tim Kulak, a spokesperson for AEP.
Union highlighting ambulance shortages in province

Union highlighting ambulance shortages in province

Mike Parker, president of the Health Sciences Association of Alberta, said the province used to get 1,000 calls for service per day in the province and now they are getting around 1,500 calls for service per day.
Shortage of rig workers could slow Canadian oilpatch recovery, industry warns

Shortage of rig workers could slow Canadian oilpatch recovery, industry warns

"We’re already starting to hear some of our members indicate to our clients, who are the oil and gas producers, that we don’t have any rigs available. And it’s largely due to crew shortages," said Mark Scholz, chief executive of the Canadian Association of Energy Contractors.
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.
Nearly 50 schools on outbreak status in Alberta

Nearly 50 schools on outbreak status in Alberta

“Since the onset of the school year we have really seen these explosions of cases around the province and its resulting in a mass amount of absence from schools,” said Support Our Students communications director Wing Li.
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.