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Federal rebate set for electric cars sees $100M go to Tesla buyers

Federal rebate set for electric cars sees $100M go to Tesla buyers

The subsidy, introduced in 2019, will also see $50 million go to Hyundai dealerships and nearly $40 million go to Chevrolet dealerships.
'Sad and disappointed': COVID-19 vaccination clinics at Alberta-U.S. border cancelled

'Sad and disappointed': COVID-19 vaccination clinics at Alberta-U.S. border cancelled

"I am very sad and disappointed to report that we are not to able to continue our border vaccine clinics because of government bureaucracy on both sides. Apparently crossing the border to receive a vaccine is non-essential. Go figure," said James McNeely, an official with the Blackfeet Tribe in Browning, Mont.
Buried in the Aftermath: Guiding association committed to addressing post-critical response

Buried in the Aftermath: Guiding association committed to addressing post-critical response

Part four of Buried in the Aftermath looks at how the Association of Canadian Mountain Guides is undertaking a review to establish a post-critical incident response process and working to change the culture of the industry to address issues like communicating risk to clients. It also looks at how guiding companies handle these situations and explores the data around how many fatalities on guided trips have occurred in western Canada from 2000-20.
Alberta teachers pass motion of non-confidence in education minister

Alberta teachers pass motion of non-confidence in education minister

The ATA said in a news release on Saturday that the motion was jointly drafted by 20 locals, which it claimed was "by far, the highest level of collaboration seen on a locally developed resolution in the assembly’s recent history."
Canada needs energy advisers to bolster its home retrofit plans

Canada needs energy advisers to bolster its home retrofit plans

Buildings are responsible for almost one-fifth of Canada’s annual greenhouse gas emissions, and large-scale retrofits are needed if Canada is to achieve its goal of reaching net-zero carbon emissions by 2050.
Study finds abandoned oil and gas wells place unfair burden on landowners, taxpayers

Study finds abandoned oil and gas wells place unfair burden on landowners, taxpayers

Many companies have stopped paying rent to landowners, according to a report from the University of Calgary. Almost always, the public picks up the tab.
Mortgage stress tests set to tighten in wake of Bank of Canada warnings

Mortgage stress tests set to tighten in wake of Bank of Canada warnings

“The recent and rapid rise in housing prices is squeezing middle-class Canadians across the entire country and raises concerns about the stability of the overall market," Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland said in a statement accompanying the announcement.
Grizzly bear struck by vehicle on Highway 40

Grizzly bear struck by vehicle on Highway 40

“We can’t really control what bears do, but we can control what we do— We can try and ensure that the roads, the corridors and the parks are as safe as possible for the wildlife.”
Hinshaw announces new COVID-19 quarantine rules for vaccinated Albertans

Hinshaw announces new COVID-19 quarantine rules for vaccinated Albertans

Hinshaw said people who have been fully vaccinated for at least two weeks no longer need to isolate as long as they don't show symptoms.
HBO’s  The Last of Us looking to southern Alberta for talent

HBO’s The Last of Us looking to southern Alberta for talent

A major television production is looking to Okotoks and area for talent. Producers of HBO’s episodic adaptation of game The Last of Us have put out casting calls in Okotoks, High River, Fort MacLeod, and Llethbridge areas for extras.