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Alberta didn't consider impact of mountain coal mining on tourism: official

Alberta didn't consider impact of mountain coal mining on tourism: official

EDMONTON — Alberta revoked a long-standing policy that protected its mountains and foothills from open-pit coal mines without considering how that might affect its most popular tourist attraction, a government official has acknowledged.
Alberta auditor general finds CT and MRI tests confused, antiquated

Alberta auditor general finds CT and MRI tests confused, antiquated

EDMONTON — The auditor general says Alberta’s MRIs and other diagnostic imaging tests are plagued by poor communication and weighed down by handwritten forms and fax machines.
New emission-cutting goals called 'aggressive,' 'ambitious' and 'illogical'

New emission-cutting goals called 'aggressive,' 'ambitious' and 'illogical'

CALGARY — New greenhouse gas emission cutting targets are being described as "extremely aggressive," "ambitious" and "illogical" by members of the Canadian oilpatch after they were rolled out at a virtual climate summit of world leaders on Thursday.
Airdrie pharmacist appeals to government to broaden vaccine rollout

Airdrie pharmacist appeals to government to broaden vaccine rollout

An Airdrie pharmacy that specializes in immunizations has voiced some concerns over the “inequity” of the Alberta government’s vaccine rollout plan, after being denied a greater role in immunizing Albertans.
Waste not, want not: Montana tribe provides COVID-19 vaccinations at border crossing

Waste not, want not: Montana tribe provides COVID-19 vaccinations at border crossing

CARWAY, Alta. — A long line of cars was backed up at the Carway border crossing in southern Alberta this week as First Nations members and others took advantage of free COVID-19 vaccinations from the Blackfeet Tribe in Montana.
Alberta student says she and others are dreading return to online learning

Alberta student says she and others are dreading return to online learning

EDMONTON — Seventeen-year-old Amara Mogos is dreading the next two weeks. The Grade 12 student says going back and forth between online learning and regular school has been draining for her and many of her classmates.
Eject MLA Nathan Cooper from caucus: health critic

Eject MLA Nathan Cooper from caucus: health critic

Cooper "has apologized for his behaviour as Speaker, but he continues to put all Albertans at increased risk from COVID-19"
Alberta teachers and education minister swap accusations of politicizing curriculum

Alberta teachers and education minister swap accusations of politicizing curriculum

EDMONTON — Education Minister Adriana LaGrange says the group representing Alberta teachers is playing politics with a proposed new kindergarten to Grade 6 curriculum and isn’t sincere about real bridge-building.
Struggling sports industry takes realistic approach to Hinshaw's letter

Struggling sports industry takes realistic approach to Hinshaw's letter

"It's the first positive news we've had in over a year."
Site of COVID outbreak last year: Vaccination clinic at Alberta beef plant postponed

Site of COVID outbreak last year: Vaccination clinic at Alberta beef plant postponed

HIGH RIVER, Alta. — A COVID-19 vaccination clinic for thousands of workers at a southern Alberta beef-packing plant isn't going ahead as planned due to a lack of vaccine.