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Sask. First Nation announces hundreds of unmarked graves found at former residential school site
Cowessess gravesite

A news release from Cowessess and the Federation of Sovereign Indigenous First Nations did not give a specific number, but said it will be the most found to date in Canada.

23-06-2021
Alberta to Alaska rail project files for creditor protection after lender goes into receivership
Alberta Alaska Rail Map

A2A Rail, the corporation pledging to build a $22-billion freight railway connecting Alaska and Alberta, has filed for creditor protection. 

23-06-2021
The Graduates: Seven Grade 12 students discuss their final school year during the pandemic
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Grade 12 students did their best to adapt to all that was in flux during the pandemic, and a cross-section from Southern Alberta spoke to the Calgary Eyeopener about how COVID-19 affected their mental health, studies and feelings about the future.

23-06-2021
Calgary's Canada Day will have no events this year, but will have firework celebration
Fireworks over the Centre Street Bridge in Calgary, July 2017.

Canada Day in Calgary will look different than it did pre-pandemic as the province enters Stage 3 of its Open for Summer plan.

24-06-2021
Albertans will be able to vote for Senate candidates during election this fall
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Elections Alberta has issued the writ for Senate nominee elections in the province, meaning Albertans will be allowed to complete a senate election ballot as part of this fall's municipal elections.

24-06-2021
Inquiry into fatal Banff tour bus accident finds inadequate safety, training and enforcement
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A fatality inquiry into a tour bus accident in Banff that left one woman dead and her husband suffering life-altering injuries has recommended better safety training for drivers and more proactive oversight of the industry.

23-06-2021
CBE chair Marilyn Dennis explains changes to school renaming policy
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The Calgary Board of Education has a new plan in place for renaming schools.

23-06-2021
Kenney accuses Calgary council of bending to 'angry voices on Twitter' over mask decision
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Kenney says the province has tried to work closely with municipalities to keep COVID messaging consistent and that it's "not helpful" that Calgary will continue to have a mask bylaw when the province removes most restrictions on July 1.

23-06-2021
New bronc riding sport will replace chuckwagon races in Calgary Stampede evening show
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A new rodeo event at the Calgary Stampede will take over the chuckwagons time slot at this year's show.

23-06-2021
Here are the latest COVID-19 statistics for Alberta — and what they mean
Coronavirus testing

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, there are so many numbers flying around, it's hard to keep track. Here, we'll do our best to keep track for you, with new charts updated daily and the context surrounding the data.

30-03-2020
Alberta to provide $8M for research into unmarked burial sites, deaths at residential schools
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Alberta will provide $8 million to support Indigenous-led research into undocumented deaths and burials in residential schools, Premier Jason Kenney announced Wednesday.

23-06-2021
Everything you need to know about COVID-19 in Alberta on Wednesday, June 23
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Case numbers of COVID-19 continue to fall in Alberta, as the province reported 92 new infections on Wednesday, with a positivity rate of 1.6 per cent.

23-06-2021
Theft of iPhones, iPads and MacBooks through buy-and-sell platforms prompts police warning
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Calgary police are warning people to use extreme caution when buying and selling items through online social media platforms following a rash of thefts involving Apple electronics such as iPhones, iPads and MacBooks.

23-06-2021
Former Calgarian completes 101 Ironman-distance triathlons in 101 days
Iron Cowboy running

Former Calgarian James Lawrence, known as the "Iron Cowboy," recently completed 101 Ironman triathlons in 101 days to raise $250,000 for charity.

23-06-2021
Wildfire evacuees near Edmonton can return home Wednesday evening
Evansburg wildfire

Residents who fled their homes due to an out-of-control wildfire west of Edmonton will be able to return Wednesday evening.

23-06-2021
Amazon to purchase power from massive southern Alberta solar farm
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Amazon announced Wednesday it will purchase power from a massive new solar farm in Alberta, marking the e-commerce giant's second renewable energy investment in Canada.

23-06-2021
Tourism operators to Albertans: 'We could really use some visitors'
Aspen Crossing

In the span of 17 years, Jason Thornhill has transformed a flat section of prairie southeast of Calgary into a destination for gardeners, campers and train lovers. The land had the good fortune of having an old CP rail line cut through it, so after Thornhill established a modest garden centre, he started to focus on trains.

23-06-2021
Calgary police charge man after woman spat on and called racial slurs
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Calgary Police Service have charged a man in connection to an assault where a woman was spat on and called a racial slur.

23-06-2021
Calgary city council OKs change to one section of arena deal with Flames owners
Calgary Events Centre

City council has approved changing one part of the city's deal with the owners of the Calgary Flames to build a new arena.

23-06-2021
Travelling while fully vaccinated: Your questions answered about the new rules coming July 5
Ottawa airport departure

Eager Canadians who are champing at the bit to start travelling again outside of the country got a bit of news this week about easing border restrictions. But it also left people with a lot of questions.

23-06-2021