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Wildfires erupt in B.C. with lightning, heat fuelling fire behaviour across province

Wildfires erupt in B.C. with lightning, heat fuelling fire behaviour across province

The number of wildfires in British Columbia has flared up as dry lightning sparked many new blazes feeding on dry conditions exacerbated by recent heat waves.
Alberta town takes action fighting crime, addressing homelessness, addictions issues

Alberta town takes action fighting crime, addressing homelessness, addictions issues

COLD LAKE, ALTA. — In Cold Lake, Alta., drivers leaning through windows at the McDonald’s drive-thru have been ambushed by people running by and snatching food right out of their hands.
'No plan': Accused in Coutts murder-conspiracy trial denies plot to kill police

'No plan': Accused in Coutts murder-conspiracy trial denies plot to kill police

LETHBRIDGE, Alta. — Chris Carbert brought guns and body armour to the Coutts blockade, but says there was no plan for violence unless he had to perhaps flee to the mountains and fend off someone trying to give him a COVID-19 vaccine shot.
Dozens forced from northern Alberta community after fire threatens key road

Dozens forced from northern Alberta community after fire threatens key road

EDMONTON, ALBERTA, CANADA — Dozens of residents of a northern Alberta hamlet were out of their homes Friday as a wildfire threatened their community.
Alberta Premier says ministers, staff accepting playoff hockey tickets onside

Alberta Premier says ministers, staff accepting playoff hockey tickets onside

EDMONTON — Alberta Premier Danielle Smith says she doesn’t think her cabinet ministers and political staff accepting tickets to luxury suites at playoff hockey games runs afoul of ethics rules.
Proposed class-action lawsuit filed over Calgary water main break

Proposed class-action lawsuit filed over Calgary water main break

CALGARY — A proposed class-action lawsuit has been filed against the City of Calgary, claiming businesses needlessly lost significant revenue due to a water main break.
ATCO seeks to delay regulatory hearing on excess profits for appeal process

ATCO seeks to delay regulatory hearing on excess profits for appeal process

EDMONTON — A prominent Alberta utility is seeking to delay a hearing on appropriate remedies for gas and electricity rates the province's utilities regulator says were neither reasonable nor justified.
Accused in Coutts blockade trial feared food shortages, questioned COVID-19 vaccine

Accused in Coutts blockade trial feared food shortages, questioned COVID-19 vaccine

LETHBRIDGE, Alta. — One of two men accused of conspiring to kill police at the border blockade at Coutts, Alta., says he was worried about government overreach, food shortages and the COVID-19 vaccine.
Alberta law society clears former cabinet minister Tyler Shandro of misconduct

Alberta law society clears former cabinet minister Tyler Shandro of misconduct

EDMONTON — The Law Society of Alberta has cleared Tyler Shandro of professional misconduct after he confronted a physician at the edge of his driveway four years ago over a social media post, when Shandro was the province’s health minister.
Federal government announces $89 million for conservation projects across Canada

Federal government announces $89 million for conservation projects across Canada

WEST VANCOUVER, B.C. — The federal government is spending $89 million to fund 10 greenhouse gas emission reduction projects as the government works toward the goal of conserving 30 per cent of the country's land and water by 2030.