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Canada ranked #1 'most desirable' place to live in the world

Canada ranked #1 'most desirable' place to live in the world

Friendly locals, beautiful scenery and well-paid job prospects
Funerals a time when support is needed most

Funerals a time when support is needed most

The pandemic has altered what is most critical at a funeral--community support, sharing and gathering.
Alberta finance minister says outlook improves but budget deficit $21.3 billion

Alberta finance minister says outlook improves but budget deficit $21.3 billion

Alberta’s economy has been hit by the “triple black swan”: the COVID-19 pandemic, the drop in oil prices due to an international price war, and a global economic contraction.
You can get Timmies donuts for 10 cents each for one day only this week

You can get Timmies donuts for 10 cents each for one day only this week

The Canadian coffee and donuts chain will roll back their prices to 1964 for a one-day promo.
Canada-wide survey of women's shelters shows abuse more severe during pandemic

Canada-wide survey of women's shelters shows abuse more severe during pandemic

The data show public health restrictions have a "huge impact on women and children who are living with their abusers," said Maki.
Fossil fuels to decline but remain big player in Canada's energy use by 2050: report

Fossil fuels to decline but remain big player in Canada's energy use by 2050: report

Net-zero means either no emissions are produced, or any that are produced are absorbed by nature or technology so no more are added to the atmosphere, where they contribute to global warming.
Alberta nurses reject government's call to delay bargaining for new deal

Alberta nurses reject government's call to delay bargaining for new deal

Alberta's nurses union says the province's health delivery agency has rejected a call for a settlement similar to one reached with nurses in Saskatchewan that would have provided stability during the COVID-19 pandemic.
November is Diabetes Awareness Month

November is Diabetes Awareness Month

While every day is an important day to raise awareness about diabetes – which affects one in three Canadians – the month of November gives Canadians a chance to get more familiar with the disease.
Parks Canada provides outdoor safety tips for newcomers to Banff National Park

Parks Canada provides outdoor safety tips for newcomers to Banff National Park

“We’re anticipating a big influx of these new and inexperienced users – snowshoers, cross-country skiers, even walkers – people that just want to get out into the mountains.”
Ottawa wants to hear your ideas on how to tackle food waste

Ottawa wants to hear your ideas on how to tackle food waste

The contest is open to everyone, from businesses to governments to individuals.