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The statue representing justice looks out from the Supreme Court of Canada over the Parliamentary precinct in Ottawa on Thursday March 25, 2021. Canada’s top court has sent the case of two men convicted in the slayings of three family members back to the Alberta Court of Appeal. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Alberta’s top court reduces parole ineligibilities in 3 multiple murder cases

The move follows Supreme Court ruling on parole eligibility

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Indigenous conservation Canada’s way of the future environmentalism

There are now about 80 Indigenous protected areas in Canada

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Minister of Foreign Affairs Melanie Joly the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in Kigali, Rwanda on Friday, June 24, 2022. Joly says Canada will be bringing the concerns of smaller Commonwealth nations to the G7 leaders in Germany Sunday, particularly the growing threat of famine.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson

Commonwealth falls short of condemning Russia as Trudeau prepares for G7

Canada will be raising the growing threat of famine at the G7

Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Disability Inclusion Carla Qualtrough rises during Question Period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Wednesday, June 22, 2022. he federal Liberal government has not called their disability benefit legislation for debate before Parliament breaks for summer, despite promised action since 2020 and recent pleas from organizations across the country. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

Liberals leave disability benefit bill in limbo as Parliament breaks for summer

“I’m angry. Because nobody should have to live like this because they have a disability”

Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Disability Inclusion Carla Qualtrough rises during Question Period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Wednesday, June 22, 2022. he federal Liberal government has not called their disability benefit legislation for debate before Parliament breaks for summer, despite promised action since 2020 and recent pleas from organizations across the country. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
People gather at English Bay Beach amidst a heat wave, in Vancouver, B.C., on Monday, June 21, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Experts caution against becoming ‘air-conditioned society’ as heat waves get hotter

Energy demand from air conditioning expected to triple by 2050

People gather at English Bay Beach amidst a heat wave, in Vancouver, B.C., on Monday, June 21, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
After more than two years of economic turbulence through the COVID-19 pandemic, Canada’s workforce participation overall appears quite rosy for women. But experts say the uneven recovery has not uplifted all groups of women equally. (File photo)

Uneven economic recovery does not bring all Canadian women with it: experts

Women did much worse during the pandemic compared to previous recessions

After more than two years of economic turbulence through the COVID-19 pandemic, Canada’s workforce participation overall appears quite rosy for women. But experts say the uneven recovery has not uplifted all groups of women equally. (File photo)
Afghans dig a trench for a common grave for their relatives killed in an earthquake to a buria site l in Gayan village, in Paktika province, Afghanistan, Thursday, June 23, 2022. Some Afghan-Canadians say they are worried Wednesday’s magnitude 6 earthquake in eastern Afghanistan could heighten the country’s already dire humanitarian crisis. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Ebrahim Nooroozi

‘Heartbreaking’: Afghan-Canadians say earthquake could make humanitarian crisis worse

So far, the humanitarian response has lagged in both size and speed

Afghans dig a trench for a common grave for their relatives killed in an earthquake to a buria site l in Gayan village, in Paktika province, Afghanistan, Thursday, June 23, 2022. Some Afghan-Canadians say they are worried Wednesday’s magnitude 6 earthquake in eastern Afghanistan could heighten the country’s already dire humanitarian crisis. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Ebrahim Nooroozi
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Something for everyone at Ponoka Stampede midway

The West Coast Amusements Midway is the largest travelling midway in Canada

  • Jun 25, 2022
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Central Alberta names to watch for at Ponoka Stampede

Ponoka Stampede welcomes some of the finest athletes in rodeo sport

  • Jun 25, 2022
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This photo posted by Cukr magazine on April 19, 2022 shows the wreckage of a home after shelling in the town of Klymentove, Sumy, Ukraine. Retired general Rick Hillier is lamenting what he sees as waning Canadian interest in the war in Ukraine as public and political attention turns increasingly toward the rising rate of inflation and other issues closer to home. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Cukr

Hillier calls on Ottawa to provide aid to Ukraine, laments waning interest in war

Lee Berthiaume, The Canadian Press OTTAWA — Retired general Rick Hillier is…

This photo posted by Cukr magazine on April 19, 2022 shows the wreckage of a home after shelling in the town of Klymentove, Sumy, Ukraine. Retired general Rick Hillier is lamenting what he sees as waning Canadian interest in the war in Ukraine as public and political attention turns increasingly toward the rising rate of inflation and other issues closer to home. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Cukr
Alberta Wildrose leader Danielle Smith tells reporters in Calgary, Tuesday, Oct.28, 2014, she has requested a leadership review after failing to win any of Alberta's four byelections. Former Wildrose leader Danielle Smith is coming back to Alberta politics and says she will vote against Premier Jason Kenney at the upcoming United Conservative Party leadership review. CANADIAN PRESS/Bill Graveland

Alberta UCP leadership candidate Danielle Smith promises immediate sovereignty act

EDMONTON — One of the front-runners to replace Jason Kenney as Alberta’s…

Alberta Wildrose leader Danielle Smith tells reporters in Calgary, Tuesday, Oct.28, 2014, she has requested a leadership review after failing to win any of Alberta's four byelections. Former Wildrose leader Danielle Smith is coming back to Alberta politics and says she will vote against Premier Jason Kenney at the upcoming United Conservative Party leadership review. CANADIAN PRESS/Bill Graveland
Gas prices soared 11 to 15 cents per litre at most Red Deer pumps on Wednesday (Photo by Paul Cowley/Advocate staff)

’How are people surviving?’: Gas spike detrimental for rural mail carriers, residents

The 38-year-old said it used to cost her $60 to the fill the tank of her Ford Flex

Gas prices soared 11 to 15 cents per litre at most Red Deer pumps on Wednesday (Photo by Paul Cowley/Advocate staff)
The Supreme Court, Friday, June 24, 2022, in Washington. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade; states can ban abortion

Friday’s outcome is expected to lead to abortion bans in roughly half the states

The Supreme Court, Friday, June 24, 2022, in Washington. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
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Wolf Creek Public Schools wins pair of awards

June board meeting briefs

  • Jun 23, 2022
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Camrose cannabis shop allegedly sold drugs to minors

Owners, two employees, face several charges

  • Jun 23, 2022
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Conservative member of Parliament Michelle Rempel Garner holds a press conference on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Tuesday, April 5, 2022, to discuss her Private MemberÕs Bill, Bill C-249, the Encouraging Growth of the Cryptoasset Sector Act. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Rempel Garner bows out of running for Alberta UCP leadership, citing caucus divisions

Rempel Garner says not running “has been the hardest decision I have ever had to make.

Conservative member of Parliament Michelle Rempel Garner holds a press conference on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Tuesday, April 5, 2022, to discuss her Private MemberÕs Bill, Bill C-249, the Encouraging Growth of the Cryptoasset Sector Act. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
FILE - This 2003 electron microscope image made available by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows mature, oval-shaped monkeypox virions, left, and spherical immature virions, right, obtained from a sample of human skin associated with the 2003 prairie dog outbreak. British health officials said Monday, June 13, 2022 they have detected another 104 cases of monkeypox in England, in what has become the biggest outbreak beyond Africa of the normally rare disease.  (Cynthia S. Goldsmith, Russell Regner/CDC via AP, file)

WHO considers declaring monkeypox a global health emergency

WHO said it did not expect to announce any decisions made by its emergency committee before Friday

FILE - This 2003 electron microscope image made available by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows mature, oval-shaped monkeypox virions, left, and spherical immature virions, right, obtained from a sample of human skin associated with the 2003 prairie dog outbreak. British health officials said Monday, June 13, 2022 they have detected another 104 cases of monkeypox in England, in what has become the biggest outbreak beyond Africa of the normally rare disease.  (Cynthia S. Goldsmith, Russell Regner/CDC via AP, file)
Minister of Foreign Affairs Melanie Joly responds to questions next to Ralph Goodale, High Commissioner for Canada in Great Britain, during a news conference in Kigali, Rwanda on Wednesday, June 22, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson

Canada hopes to spur action at Commonwealth to address impact of Russian war: Goodale

Laura Osman, The Canadian Press KIGALI, RWANDA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau…

Minister of Foreign Affairs Melanie Joly responds to questions next to Ralph Goodale, High Commissioner for Canada in Great Britain, during a news conference in Kigali, Rwanda on Wednesday, June 22, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson
Pope Francis arrives to attend his weekly general audience in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican, Wednesday, June 22, 2022. The Vatican has released the program for Pope Francis' visit to Canada next month, which includes a visit to the site of a former residential school in Alberta with survivors of the institutions.(AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)

Pope Francis’ visit to Canada to include stop in Central Alberta

Pope will visit Ermineskin Indian Residential School in Maskwacis

Pope Francis arrives to attend his weekly general audience in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican, Wednesday, June 22, 2022. The Vatican has released the program for Pope Francis' visit to Canada next month, which includes a visit to the site of a former residential school in Alberta with survivors of the institutions.(AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
RCMP Commissioner Brenda Lucki listens to a question during a news conference in Ottawa, Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

‘Police don’t release information:’ Why the RCMP withheld details after N.S. massacre

The Liberals have denied the allegation, saying Lucki wasn’t told to do anything

RCMP Commissioner Brenda Lucki listens to a question during a news conference in Ottawa, Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld