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'Back to normal:' Alberta to lift all remaining COVID-19 public health restrictions

'Back to normal:' Alberta to lift all remaining COVID-19 public health restrictions

Health Minister Tyler Shandro says people who received their first dose in May are now eligible to book their second doses.
Panel says Grassy Mountain coal mine in Alberta Rockies not in public interest

Panel says Grassy Mountain coal mine in Alberta Rockies not in public interest

The panel advised federal Environment Minister Jonathan Wilkinson to turn the mine down. It has also denied the project's permit applications under provincial laws.
Restrictions at U.S. border to remain in place until end of July, Blair says

Restrictions at U.S. border to remain in place until end of July, Blair says

OTTAWA — Travel restrictions at the Canada-U.S. border will remain in place for at least another month.
Alberta confirms two patient deaths from COVID-19 Delta variant at Calgary hospital

Alberta confirms two patient deaths from COVID-19 Delta variant at Calgary hospital

One patient had received two doses of an mRNA vaccine and the other had not been immunized.
Ottawa to review new steelmaking coal projects in Alberta's foothills for selenium

Ottawa to review new steelmaking coal projects in Alberta's foothills for selenium

"For those projects that do have the potential to release selenium into waterbodies, I will be designating all such projects going forward for a federal review and assessment," said federal Environment Minister Jonathan Wilkinson.
Study warns Alberta has failed to consider damage to foothills from coal mining

Study warns Alberta has failed to consider damage to foothills from coal mining

The ecological consulting firm hired by landowners near where coal mines are being explored, says current methods to remove toxins such as selenium from water flowing over mine sites are unproven over long periods of time and large areas.
Alberta adds vacation packages, travel prizes to COVID-19 vaccine lottery

Alberta adds vacation packages, travel prizes to COVID-19 vaccine lottery

Forty travel-related prizes have been added to the Open for Summer lottery. They include week-long stays at all-inclusive luxury resorts and flights across Canada and abroad.
B.C. ombudsperson labels youth confinement in jail 'disturbing,' calls for changes

B.C. ombudsperson labels youth confinement in jail 'disturbing,' calls for changes

A British Columbia ombusperson says the province's use of solitary confinement among youth inmates is "disturbing" and the province needs to change its practices to follow international standards.
Western premiers call for clarity, timelines on international travel, reopening rules

Western premiers call for clarity, timelines on international travel, reopening rules

Canada’s western leaders say they plan to push Prime Minister Justin Trudeau this week on a detailed plan and timeline to reopen international borders.
Tories demand Trudeau fire defence minister over response to military misconduct

Tories demand Trudeau fire defence minister over response to military misconduct

The federal Conservatives are demanding Prime Minister Justin Trudeau fire Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan.