April 20th, 2021

Provincial News

Connor Brown scores twice for Senators in 4-2 win over Flames

By Donna Spencer, The Canadian Press on April 19th, 2021

CALGARY – Connor Brown scored a short-handed goal and also into an empty net for the Ottawa Senators in a 4-2 win Monday over the host Calgary Flames. Josh Norris had a goal and an assist and Brady Tkachuk also scored for Ottawa (16-26-4). Senators goaltender Matt Murray made 26 save for the win. Elias ... Read More »

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Alberta begins rolling out AstraZeneca COVID vaccine for those 40 or older

By Dean Bennett, The Canadian Press on April 19th, 2021

EDMONTON – Alberta is allowing people as young as 40 to get the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine starting Tuesday. Tom McMillan, a spokesman for Alberta Health, says there are about 170,000 doses available and appointments will be booked for as long as supplies last. He says it’s not clear when the next AstraZeneca batches will arrive. ... Read More »

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Alberta begins rolling out AstraZeneca COVID vaccine for those aged 40 or older

By Dean Bennett, The Canadian Press on April 19th, 2021

EDMONTON – Alberta will officially allow people as young as 40 to get the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine starting Tuesday, with some pharmacies already opening up on Monday. Tom McMillan, who’s a spokesman for Alberta Health, says there are about 170,000 doses available and appointments will be booked for as long as supplies last. He says ... Read More »

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Online classes begin for some Alberta students amid rising COVID-19 cases

By The Canadian Press on April 19th, 2021

CALGARY – Thousands of students in Calgary and in northern Alberta are shifting to online learning today because of rising COVID-19 infection rates. Education Minister Adriana LaGrange said last week that Calgary students in grades 7 through 12 would make the move to remote classes. School divisions in Fort McMurray also announced Friday that students ... Read More »

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Emotions show as call to prayer broadcast during second Ramadan in lockdown

By Fakiha Baig, The Canadian Press on April 19th, 2021

EDMONTON – Moona Khan says every time she hears the call for prayer playing from the speakers at her mosque, her heart sings and she’s happy the tradition is finally being accepted in Canada. The woman from Edmonton says the call, known as the “Athaan” or “Azaan,” is usually recited in Muslim countries five times ... Read More »

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Arrest made in fence-tampering outside Alberta church closed amid COVID controversy

By The Canadian Press on April 18th, 2021

SPRUCE GROVE, Alta. – RCMP say they’ve arrested a person suspected of tampering with a fence that surrounds an Alberta church closed by authorities amid allegations it refused to follow COVID-19 health orders. A section of the perimeter fence was pulled down during a demonstration outside GraceLife Church in Parkland County, east of Edmonton, on ... Read More »

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WHL Roundup: Corson Hopwo sends Rebels to 10th loss in a row

By The Canadian Press on April 16th, 2021

MEDICINE HAT, Alta. – Corson Hopwo scored two power-play goals, and the Medicine Hat Tigers came from behind to beat the Red Deer Rebels 4-2 on Friday in Western Hockey League play. Brett Kemp and Eric Van Impe also scored to help Medicine Hat improve to 6-0-1 in its last seven games. Garin Bjorklund made ... Read More »

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Alberta ministers defend widely criticized coal consultation plans

By Bob Weber, The Canadian Press on April 16th, 2021

EDMONTON – Alberta cabinet ministers are defending the government’s widely criticized plans to consult the public over open-pit coal development in the province’s Rocky Mountains. “Our goal is to ensure the government’s approach to coal reflects the best interests of Albertans and will balance stringent environmental protections and the approach to resource development,” said Energy ... Read More »

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Elders, trappers from Alberta First Nation ask province to protect bison herd

By The Canadian Press on April 16th, 2021

LITTLE RED RIVER, Alta. – Some trappers and elders from Alberta’s Little Red River Cree Nation are asking the province to protect a dwindling Wabasca Wood Buffalo bison herd. In a letter to Environment Minister Jason Nixon, they ask for immediate action to end unregulated hunting by legally protecting the herd. No one from Alberta ... Read More »

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Alberta environment minister defends coal consultation at municipalities meeting

By The Canadian Press on April 16th, 2021

EDMONTON – Alberta Environment Minister Jason Nixon is defending the province’s planned coal consultations. In response to a question at the Alberta Urban Municipalities Association convention, Nixon says the province’s freshwater management hasn’t changed. He was responding to a question from Jim Willett, mayor of Coutts, Alta., who wondered why Albertans won’t be able to ... Read More »

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