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Parks Canada reopening backcountry to human use where caribou herd under threat

Parks Canada reopening backcountry to human use where caribou herd under threat

Canmore-based Alpine Club of Canada suspends hut bookings to protect caribou in Jasper's Tonquin backcountry, where a herd of caribou is on the brink of extinction.
Liberals propose federal criminal reforms aimed at systemic racism in justice system

Liberals propose federal criminal reforms aimed at systemic racism in justice system

The bill introduced Thursday would also allow for greater use of conditional sentences, such as house arrest, counselling or treatment, for people who do not pose a threat to public safety.
Supreme Court of Canada to look at mandatory minimum firearm sentence

Supreme Court of Canada to look at mandatory minimum firearm sentence

The court has agreed to hear the appeal of Jesse Dallas Hills, who pleaded guilty to four charges from a 2014 incident in Lethbridge, in which he swung a baseball bat and shot at a car with a bolt-action rifle, smashed the window of a vehicle and fired rounds into a family home.
CRA locks some online taxpayer accounts that may have been accessed by outsiders

CRA locks some online taxpayer accounts that may have been accessed by outsiders

Spokesperson Charles Drouin says the accounts were not compromised but were locked as a preventive measure.
Shell to sell Alberta shale oil assets to Crescent Point in $900 million deal

Shell to sell Alberta shale oil assets to Crescent Point in $900 million deal

The purchase allows Crescent Point to add a new core area to its main assets and will boost its 2021 production estimate to about 134,000 boe/d, mainly highly profitable crude oil and petroleum liquids, it said.
St. Albert business owner joins calls for cap on food delivery fees

St. Albert business owner joins calls for cap on food delivery fees

Cap would help local business owners keep their doors open, according to industry representatives
Pastor of Alberta church accused of breaking COVID-19 health rules held in custody

Pastor of Alberta church accused of breaking COVID-19 health rules held in custody

Pastor James Coates of GraceLife church was remanded in custody after refusing to abide by conditions of his release pending trial, police said.
Confronting Innisfail’s long silent racism issue

Confronting Innisfail’s long silent racism issue

Welcoming committee trudges forward with hope
Albertan Mars scientist excitedly awaits landing of NASA's Perseverance probe

Albertan Mars scientist excitedly awaits landing of NASA's Perseverance probe

U of A planetary geologist Chris Herd, one of a select team of scientists working with NASA, will be monitoring the rover and tell it when to sample.
Alberta extends COVID-19 financial aid to help struggling smaller businesses

Alberta extends COVID-19 financial aid to help struggling smaller businesses

Premier Jason Kenney says an extra $10,000 will be made available per organization – on top of previous grants totalling no more than $20,000 – for a new maximum of $30,000.