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Judge dismisses attempt by Ecojustice to quash 'anti-Alberta' activities inquiry
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A judge has dismissed an attempt to quash the United Conservative government's inquiry into whether foreign groups have conspired against Alberta's oil industry.

Everything you need to know about COVID-19 in Alberta on Friday, May 14

Albertans with one of the very few conditions that qualify for mandatory mask exemptions must now prove it by producing a letter from a physician, nurse practitioner or psychologist, while the province continues to have the highest per capita COVID-19 rate in the country, by far.

CBC poll: Results give us an idea of who the vaccine hesitant in Alberta really are
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The most-important factor when it comes to vaccine hesitancy is populism, according to a new poll commissioned by CBC News. The most-populist respondents have a 50/50 chance of being vaccine hesitant whereas the least populist have only an eight per cent chance, says data scientist John Santos.

Rocky Mountain House doctor worries recent closure of emergency department won't be the last
Rocky Mountain House Health Centre

A doctor in Rocky Mountain House, Alta., worries a recent closure of the local emergency department will not be an isolated incident.

Alberta MLAs Todd Loewen, Drew Barnes booted from UCP caucus
Todd Loewen and Drew Barnes

Alberta MLAs Drew Barnes and Todd Loewen have been expelled from the UCP caucus over allegations they divided the party and undermined government leadership. 

When winter wouldn't let up in Alberta ... in May
Storm seen through driver's windshield in Calgary on May 14, 1986

The start of summer was barely a month away, but snow covered much of southern Alberta.

A tale of two cafés: The other restaurant in Mirror, Alta., chooses to follow the COVID rulebook
Mae's Kitchen

While the Whistle Stop Cafe in Mirror, Alta., has drawn much attention for breaking health protocols, Mae's Kitchen, the hamlet's other restaurant, quietly serves customers following public health guidelines.

How the mbira – an instrument with a complicated history in Zimbabwe – found a following in Western Canada
Chaka mbira side by side

The desire to take the road less travelled led Chaka Zinyemba to pick up the mbira as a teenager in Zimbabwe.

Ask the Experts: Alberta's top gardeners take your questions
Ask an Expert gardening

Gardening gurus Jim Hole and Kath Smyth join host Nancy Carlson for a one-hour Q&A about all things spring planting.

Canadians who got AstraZeneca vaccine shouldn't regret decision, health experts say
AstraZeneca Pharmacy 40 years

The more than two million Canadians who received the AstraZeneca-Oxford COVID-19 vaccine made the right choice, health experts say, despite some provinces pausing its rollout over concerns about the risk of rare blood clots.

Okotoks, Alta., one step closer to clean energy improvement program
Residential homes

Energy efficiency program could help homeowners in Okotoks make improvements without paying upfront costs.

Where to catch a glimpse of a mountain bluebird in Alberta this spring
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Along a stretch of Plummers Road, which is about 50 kilometres southwest of Calgary, there are dozens of nest boxes where mountain bluebirds make their homes.

Canadian National beats Canadian Pacific with $33.6B Kansas City bid
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U.S. railway operator Kansas City Southern said on Thursday that it had accepted Canadian National Railway's $33.6 billion US acquisition offer, upending a $29 billion deal with its competitor Canadian Pacific Railway.

Medical exemption letter now required for Albertans who don't wear masks in public
Alberta’s chief medical officer of health Dr. Deena Hinshaw provides an update on Tuesday, May 11, 2021, on COVID-19 and the province’s vaccine rollout. Credit: Chris Schwarz/Government of Alberta

Alberta is clarifying rules for people who don't wear masks in public places because of medical conditions, the province's chief medical officer of health said Thursday.

Alberta health-care workers exhausted, traumatized as COVID-19 hospitalizations surge
ICU staff COVID patient dying

After more than a year battling to treat and save patients on the front lines of this pandemic, many health-care workers are exhausted, traumatized and burned out.

Inmate death at Bowden Institution linked to COVID-19 outbreak
Bowden Institution

An inmate at the Bowden Institution died Tuesday after experiencing complications related to COVID-19, according to the Correctional Service of Canada.

Aurora Cannabis speeds up cost-cutting plan as quarterly results see it deep in the red
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The Edmonton-based company on Thursday unveiled a plan to accelerate between $60 million and $80 million in annualized cost efficiencies over the next 12 to 18 months.

Volunteers finding creative workarounds to restore historic aircraft amid pandemic
Jack McWilliam

How do you restore a WWII-era aircraft during a pandemic when pandemic restrictions prevent traditional group work?

HBO's Last of Us looking for southern Alberta extras
Games-Game Developers Choice Awards

HBO's adaptation of the hit video game series The Last of Us is set to film in the Calgary area this summer, and the big-budget production is looking for locals to cast as extras from Calgary, High River, Lethbridge and Fort Macleod.

Elias Lindholm, Matthew Tkachuk lead the way as Flames crunch Canucks

Elias Lindholm and Matthew Tkachuk each had a goal and an assist for the Calgary Flames in a 4-1 win Thursday over the visiting Vancouver Canucks.