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Housing advocates pleased with more seniors' beds

Housing advocates pleased with more seniors' beds

Over the next 20 years, the number of seniors in Alberta is expected to double, up to 1.1. million, which will increase the need for continuing-care services by 62 per cent by 2030.
Alberta in talks with Ottawa to secure $10-a-day child care

Alberta in talks with Ottawa to secure $10-a-day child care

“We look forward to a deal that ensures access to affordable, high-quality child care for working parents," said Rebecca Polak, spokesperson for the Ministry of Children’s Services.
Muslim charity heading to court over 'unfair' suspension levied by revenue agency

Muslim charity heading to court over 'unfair' suspension levied by revenue agency

The charity has been accused of improperly issuing donation receipts totalling more than $307,000 on behalf of organizations administering six projects — a practice known as third-party receipting.
Parks Canada deploys three Banff fire specialists to B.C.

Parks Canada deploys three Banff fire specialists to B.C.

“These recent days have been a very harsh reminder that even as we fight climate change, we must also adapt to its effects,” said Jonathan Wilkinson, the federal minister of environment and climate change, whose portfolio includes Parks Canada.
Travel still stalled even though Canada's borders reopening, say local agents

Travel still stalled even though Canada's borders reopening, say local agents

Many countries remain closed to tourists and many travellers don’t want to risk losing money on a trip that may never take flight or risk getting stranded.
Cruise ships allowed to sail in Canadian waters starting Nov. 1

Cruise ships allowed to sail in Canadian waters starting Nov. 1

British Columbia also wants the United States to lift legislation that allows ships travelling between Washington state and Alaska to sail past the province's ports without stopping.
Albertans set to vote on daylight saving time, equalization in referendum this fall

Albertans set to vote on daylight saving time, equalization in referendum this fall

Provincial police force and Alberta pension plan not on the ballot.
Prairie farmers pray for rain as drought, grasshoppers ravage crops and pastures

Prairie farmers pray for rain as drought, grasshoppers ravage crops and pastures

Farm groups are also calling for emergency relief funding through the AgriRecovery framework, a federal-provincial disaster assistance program. The country's agriculture ministers discussed the issue at a virtual federal-provincial-territorial meeting on Thursday.
Airshow at Villeneuve takes flight this August

Airshow at Villeneuve takes flight this August

Bill Carter, CF-18s, and a Stratofortress expected
Spreading wildlife disease threatens deer, elk — and maybe humans, new research says

Spreading wildlife disease threatens deer, elk — and maybe humans, new research says

Soon-to-be-published research on chronic wasting disease has raised new fears about whether the illness could infect humans.