Skip to content

Beyond Local

Officials seek to convince skeptical public of vaccine safety

Officials seek to convince skeptical public of vaccine safety

OTTAWA — Canada's deputy chief public health officer wouldn't hesitate to roll up his sleeve if the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine were offered to him tomorrow, he said this week. Dr. Howard Njoo, along with chief public health officer Dr.
Horse rescued from freezing waters of Bow River in Stoney Nakoda

Horse rescued from freezing waters of Bow River in Stoney Nakoda

“We had to put ourselves in danger to rescue that horse— You could see the fast-flowing water in the crevasse the horse had broken," Wesley said. “Those people, they weren’t selfish one bit … There was such unity to jump in. They were so brave and courageous— These wonderful people put their lives on the line.”
Fighting human trafficking 'more urgent' amid pandemic: country star Paul Brandt

Fighting human trafficking 'more urgent' amid pandemic: country star Paul Brandt

CALGARY — Advocates in the fight against human trafficking say the financial hardship and isolation of the COVID-19 pandemic have helped perpetrators find new targets.
Banff wildlife staff work hard to rescue elk falling through ice

Banff wildlife staff work hard to rescue elk falling through ice

Five elk that fell though the ice in the past few days have been plucked to safety by Banff wildlife conservation officers; however, one had to be euthanized despite staff working through the night to try to save her.
Pandemic exhaustion could drive some to gather for Easter despite warnings

Pandemic exhaustion could drive some to gather for Easter despite warnings

The second Easter weekend of the pandemic has become an emblem of exhaustion over public health measures, some say, as politicians across much of Canada warn families not to gather in person for the holiday.
Grizzly bears are back in Banff National Park

Grizzly bears are back in Banff National Park

“I think 122 is a very likely candidate to be one of the first bears,” said Dan Rafla, a human-wildlife coexistence specialist with Banff National Park.
Notley proposes provincial travel pass, diversifying economy and pushing renewable energy

Notley proposes provincial travel pass, diversifying economy and pushing renewable energy

“We know it won’t be a silver bullet, but I do believe it will be important in protecting jobs, keeping businesses open and making sure tourism not only drives our economy, but grows.”
The clause that refreshes: Teamsters approve contract, end strike at Coca Cola plant

The clause that refreshes: Teamsters approve contract, end strike at Coca Cola plant

CALGARY — Unionized workers at a Calgary Coca-Cola plant say they've approved a new contract with their employer, ending a two-week strike.
UPDATE: Cochrane RCMP continue search for two missing girls and adults

UPDATE: Cochrane RCMP continue search for two missing girls and adults

COCHRANE— Cochrane RCMP are continuing to investigate the disappearance of Leonine O’Driscoll-Zak, 5, and Wyatt O’Driscoll-Zak, 2.
Athabasca region breaches 100 COVID-19 cases

Athabasca region breaches 100 COVID-19 cases

Unknown if more cases at EPC have been reported