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Calgary home sales, prices spike in February while inventory remains low

Calgary home sales, prices spike in February while inventory remains low

CREB's chief economist Ann-Marie Lurie attributed the spike to pandemic conditions.
Directive based on 'buttergate' claims could cost dairy farmers, say experts

Directive based on 'buttergate' claims could cost dairy farmers, say experts

Dairy Farmers of Canada is encouraging its members to find alternatives to palm supplements in cattle feed as a working group looks into consumer concerns that butter has become harder.
WestJet to lay off undisclosed number of pilots amid labour negotiations

WestJet to lay off undisclosed number of pilots amid labour negotiations

Airline spokeswoman Morgan Bell says the layoff notices are going out ahead of the expiration of a memorandum of agreement on March 31, though negotiations are ongoing.
Premier slams vandalism after insult painted on MLA's office window

Premier slams vandalism after insult painted on MLA's office window

Irwin said she's reported the incident to police and plans to talk with them about the possibility it may be connected to previous hateful messages she's received.
Doctors urge Alberta to hold off on easing COVID-19 restrictions next week

Doctors urge Alberta to hold off on easing COVID-19 restrictions next week

Two doctors who co-chair the Edmonton Zone Medical Staff Association's pandemic committee made the plea in a statement released Friday.
Feds didn't supply enough resources to end water advisories on First Nations: auditor

Feds didn't supply enough resources to end water advisories on First Nations: auditor

"I don't believe anyone would say that this is in any way an acceptable situation in Canada in 2021."
St. Albert mother speaks out after deaf daughter refused entry at Chapters

St. Albert mother speaks out after deaf daughter refused entry at Chapters

"If you talk to any special needs family, they are really the victims right now during COVID. They're not getting the medical intervention they need, they're not getting the supports they need, and on top of that, they are being discriminated in public spaces."
Pandemic increased direct aid to fossil fuel producers, new study shows

Pandemic increased direct aid to fossil fuel producers, new study shows

The report shows Canada spent at least $1.9 billion in direct aid to the traditional energy sector last year, up from $600 million in 2019.
Justice Minister David Lametti proposes justice modernization in wake of pandemic

Justice Minister David Lametti proposes justice modernization in wake of pandemic

The changes seek to clarify the Criminal Code and other laws to expand remote options, including video or audio appearances by accused people at preliminary inquiries, trials and pleas or sentencing hearings.
Federal deficit hits $248.2 billion for first nine months of 2020-21 fiscal year

Federal deficit hits $248.2 billion for first nine months of 2020-21 fiscal year

The result for the April-to-December period compared with a deficit of $11 billion in the same period a year earlier.