Skip to content

Beyond Local

No immediate enforcement action expected from Sundre rally

No immediate enforcement action expected from Sundre rally

Mountain View Freedom group has held multiple rallies in the region
Olympian’s baby with rare cancer in remission

Olympian’s baby with rare cancer in remission

There's been a "huge win" for the baby daughter of a local family who's battling a rare cancer.
Ottawa mulls exempting more workers from Canada-U.S. border shutdown: Garneau

Ottawa mulls exempting more workers from Canada-U.S. border shutdown: Garneau

He told a parliamentary committee Thursday that could mean allowing technicians in the integrated auto industry to be considered essential workers for cross-border purposes.
Alberta beef plant, site of COVID-19 outbreak last year, to get vaccination clinic

Alberta beef plant, site of COVID-19 outbreak last year, to get vaccination clinic

Friesen said employees will be given time off their shifts to get the shots, and they will be able to go back to work after 15 minutes of observation for potential serious side-effects.
Economy adds 303,000 jobs in March, unemployment rate falls, Statistics Canada says

Economy adds 303,000 jobs in March, unemployment rate falls, Statistics Canada says

There was also an employment bump of 21,000 in the accommodation and food services sector, which Statistics Canada noted still leaves that sector the furthest from a full recovery at 24.4 per cent, or 298,000 jobs, below pre-pandemic levels.
At least 10 restaurants and bars to defy latest COVID restrictions

At least 10 restaurants and bars to defy latest COVID restrictions

Owners and managers say they and their employees can't afford to keep their doors shut to dine-in service
Caucus dissent over COVID OK, breaking health rules means expulsion: Alberta premier

Caucus dissent over COVID OK, breaking health rules means expulsion: Alberta premier

Kenney says dissent is part of a democracy, but adds he has warned United Conservative legislature members that flouting the rules means disciplinary action that includes getting kicked out of caucus.
Variant becomes dominant COVID strain in Alberta

Variant becomes dominant COVID strain in Alberta

"We have now reached the point where variants of concern are the dominant strains of new COVID-19 cases in our province."
Private member's bill would protect mountains from coal mines: Alberta NDP Opposition

Private member's bill would protect mountains from coal mines: Alberta NDP Opposition

If the bill passes, open-pit mines would permanently be prohibited in the most environmentally sensitive areas and mines elsewhere would be prevented until a land-use plan for the region was developed. 
Alberta government reviewing threatened status of grizzly bears

Alberta government reviewing threatened status of grizzly bears

“The endangered species conservation committee must first review all available information and make a recommendation to the Minister of Environment and Parks,” said John Muir, a spokesperson for Alberta Environment and Parks.