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Written, read aloud or otherwise: CBE reminds teachers that use of racist language not permitted
CBE Chief Supt. Chris Usih

After multiple incidents and complaints from families, the Calgary Board of Education is reminding its staff that uttering, writing or using racial slurs — including when reading aloud — is not permitted in the school division.

27-02-2021
Why we need to rethink COVID-19 risk as the weather warms up
COLD WEATHER

Experts say we need to shift our messaging and set out realistic parameters for socializing safely over the next few months or risk losing the room — or worse, pushing people to more dangerous behaviour.

27-02-2021
Fort Macleod nears deal on historic courthouse featured in Brokeback Mountain and Fargo
Fort Macleod Courthouse

The historic courthouse building in Fort Macleod is soon to get a new lease on life. The nearly 120-year-old building is a designated historic property and has been on the market for two years.

27-02-2021
Indigenous woman to launch a travel app that features Blackfoot historical sites in Canada & U.S.
Souta Calling Last

Souta Calling Last has spent the past four years designing an interactive map of 500 sacred Blackfoot historical sites such as teepee rings and battle grounds in Canada and the United States. She plans to use the map for a travel app that will notify people when they pass near a piece of Blackfoot history.

27-02-2021
Alberta medical staff group calls for delay to move to Step 2 of reopening
Pandemic Response Unit

The province has not officially said when Alberta will move into the second stage of the reopening plan for Alberta. Restrictions could begin relaxing March1, generating mixed response from doctors.

27-02-2021
Third COVID-19 death linked to outbreak at Olymel meatpacking plant in Red Deer
Olymel Red Deer COVID-19

Alberta reported 356 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday and three more deaths from the illness, the lowest number of COVID-19 deaths reported by the province in a single day in months.

26-02-2021
Alberta reaches tentative deal with doctors after a year of acrimony
Tyler Shandro/Dec. 9

Health Minister Tyler Shandro and Alberta Medical Association president Paul Boucher have announced a tentative deal between the provincial government and Alberta physicians.

26-02-2021
Plaza renamed to honour trailblazing Black Calgarian
Violet King

A plaza with views of the Alberta Legislature in Edmonton, just outside of the Federal Building, has a new name: The Violet King Henry Plaza.

27-02-2021
Alberta Finance resists pension plan representation on AIMCo board
Shannon Phillips

Alberta finance officials are pushing back against a proposal in a private members’ bill from NDP MLA Shannon Phillips that would add members representing public sector plans to the board of the Alberta Investment Management Corporation (AIMCo). 

27-02-2021
Amateur astronomy lifts off during the pandemic
Amateur astronomy lifts off during the pandemic

Looking for a new hobby in the pandemic? You're not alone. Find out how some are turning their gaze to the skies above us to pass their extra time.

26-02-2021
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
Meet the balloon artist behind colourful installations popping up around Calgary
Meet the balloon artist behind colourful installations popping up around Calgary

Maria Galura is bringing joy to our city while connecting with her roots. Her latest work can be seen at the Chinook Blast festival happening in downtown Calgary.

26-02-2021
CBC Calgary News at 6, February 26, 2021
CBC Calgary News at 6, February 26, 2021

Current and comprehensive news stories from around Calgary and Southern Alberta

27-02-2021
What tech and innovation are getting — and not getting — in Alberta's budget
helcim tech company calgary

Alberta's 2021 budget is placing an increased spotlight on the technology and innovation sector, setting it up to be a key player in the province's efforts to stabilize after COVID-19. 

26-02-2021
Alberta woman launches appeal of 18-year sentence for shooting abusive husband
Helen and Neil Naslund

Helen Naslund was sentenced to 18 years in prison last October for the 2011 shooting death of her abusive husband Miles Naslund. This week, she filed a notice of appeal asking the appeal court to reduce the sentence.

26-02-2021
WestJet to lay off undisclosed number of pilots amid labour negotiations
COVID Cda 20210121

WestJet Airlines Ltd. says it is laying off an undisclosed number of pilots amid negotiations with the union that represents them.

26-02-2021
Business organizations pleased with cautious Alberta budget
Toews legislature

Some in Alberta's business community are happy with a provincial budget, described as a "do no harm" plan or a bridge to the other side of the pandemic. 

26-02-2021
Canadian Medical Association elects first Indigenous president
Dr. Alika Lafontaine

The Canadian Medical Association has elected its first Indigenous president — a milestone that arrives as the health care sector grapples with its own racism problems.

26-02-2021
Budget 2021: A missed opportunity (again)
 ALTA BUDGET 20210225

Instead of starting the long process of building a more resilient budget, the government opted to gamble on oil — as Alberta’s governments typically do, says economist Trevor Tombe.

26-02-2021
Alberta judge turns down request for injunction to maintain last-resort opioid treatment program
Heroin Study 20160406

A judge has rejected an application for an emergency injunction that would have maintained a last-resort treatment for Albertans suffering from the most severe forms of opioid addiction.

26-02-2021