July 24th, 2021

Provincial News

RCMP investigating suspicious death of Fort MacLeod man

By The Canadian Press on July 24th, 2021

CROWSNEST PASS, Alta. – RCMP they are investigating the suspicious death of a man from Fort MacLeod, Alta. Mounties from the Crowsnest Pass, Alta., detachment say they received a report on July 20 about possible human remains that were found in a rural area. The remains were later identified as those of 35-year-old Lane Tail ... Read More »

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Alberta renews child-care deal with Ottawa; prolongs talks about $10 a day program

By The Canadian Press on July 23rd, 2021

CALGARY – Alberta has extended its agreement with the federal government for child care but has yet to sign on to Ottawa’s $27-billion subsidy plan that would cut fees in half. The United Conservative government says an extension to the Canada-Alberta Early Learning and Child Care Agreement will enhance existing subsidies to support working parents. ... Read More »

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Alberta Health Services says 98 per cent of beds open, closures no cause for alarm

By The Canadian Press on July 23rd, 2021

EDMONTON – Alberta Health Services says the current spate of hospital bed closures is minimal, not unusual and isn’t affecting patient care. Deb Gordon, who is the chief operating officer for AHS, says more than 98 per cent of beds in acute and emergency care are available provincewide. Gordon says there are only two locations ... Read More »

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Calgary man faces 17 charges for alleged domestic abuse of multiple partners

By The Canadian Press on July 23rd, 2021

CALGARY – Police in Calgary have laid 17 domestic-violence-related charges against a man involved with multiple partners over a 10-year period. Investigators say a woman came forward in May to report serious violence from a previous relationship. Police say she provided the names of two other women, who she believed had also been abused by ... Read More »

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Alberta supporting mental-health programs for residential school survivors

By The Canadian Press on July 22nd, 2021

RED DEER, Alta. – The Alberta government says it’s putting up nearly $8-million for Indigenous-led mental-health programs that will include support to help residential school survivors and their families heal. Health Minister Tyler Shandro says almost $2.9 million will go to First Nations, Métis Settlements, and the Métis Nation of Alberta. Community members will be ... Read More »

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Alberta commits $150M to jump-start rural broadband, seeks private, federal support

By The Canadian Press on July 22nd, 2021

CAMROSE, Alta. – Alberta is committing up to $150 million to improve internet connectivity in rural, remote and Indigenous communities. Premier Jason Kenney says the money is meant to help bring in contributions from private companies and the federal government. The government is still working out the details of a timeline and where the $150 ... Read More »

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Unvaccinated Albertans are majority of COVID cases, hospitalizations, deaths: Hinshaw

By The Canadian Press on July 22nd, 2021

CALGARY – Alberta’s top doctor says the majority of the province’s new COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations and deaths are among those who are unvaccinated or within two weeks of their first shot. Dr. Deena Hinshaw, who is Alberta’s chief medical officer of health, says in a social media post that 96 per cent of Albertans who ... Read More »

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Calgary police lay firearms charges against man offering survivalist training

By The Canadian Press on July 22nd, 2021

CALGARY – Police have laid firearms-related charges against a Calgary man who they say was posing as an ex-military member and providing survivalist training under false credentials. Investigators say in a news release they heard in May about a man who was operating a firearms training, survival training and women’s self-defence company called Sheep Dog ... Read More »

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Calgary’s downtown office vacancy rate hits 29.2 per cent, a new high

By The Canadian Press on July 22nd, 2021

Calgary’s downtown office vacancy rate hit an all-time high in the second quarter of 2021. Commercial real estate firm Avison Young says the office tower vacancy rate in downtown Calgary now sits at 29.2 per cent. That’s up from 28.9 per cent in the first three months of 2021, and up from 25 per cent ... Read More »

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Precision Drilling: Q2 Earnings Snapshot

By The Associated Press on July 22nd, 2021

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) _ Precision Drilling Corp. (PDS) on Thursday reported a loss of $61.8 million in its second quarter. The Calgary, Alberta-based company said it had a loss of $4.65 per share. The oilfield services company posted revenue of $163.9 million in the period, which did not meet Street forecasts. Three analysts surveyed by ... Read More »

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