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Dr. Darius Viskontas, second left, and his team prepare to remove a cyst from a male patient's knee, at the Cambie Surgery Centre, in Vancouver on Wednesday, August 31, 2016. Dr. Brian Day, a self-styled champion of privatized health care, is bringing his fight to British Columbia Supreme Court on Tuesday for the start of a months-long trial he says is about patients' access to affordable treatment, while his opponents accuse him of trying to gut the core of Canada's medical system. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Canadians worried about the state of provincial health systems: poll

A new survey suggests the vast majority of Canadians have concerns about…

Dr. Darius Viskontas, second left, and his team prepare to remove a cyst from a male patient's knee, at the Cambie Surgery Centre, in Vancouver on Wednesday, August 31, 2016. Dr. Brian Day, a self-styled champion of privatized health care, is bringing his fight to British Columbia Supreme Court on Tuesday for the start of a months-long trial he says is about patients' access to affordable treatment, while his opponents accuse him of trying to gut the core of Canada's medical system. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
A person's purchases are seen in a shopping cart at a government-run BC Liquor Store in Vancouver, on Friday, August 19, 2022. Politicians in charge of provincial liquor corporations aren't hurrying to adopt or promote updated guidelines that advise a steep drop in Canadian drinking habits. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Provincial governments not jumping to act on tighter alcohol warning guidelines

Politicians in charge of provincial and territorial liquor laws aren’t hurrying to…

A person's purchases are seen in a shopping cart at a government-run BC Liquor Store in Vancouver, on Friday, August 19, 2022. Politicians in charge of provincial liquor corporations aren't hurrying to adopt or promote updated guidelines that advise a steep drop in Canadian drinking habits. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
A scene from the independent film “Skinamarink” is shown in this undated handout photo. The immersive, slow-burn experience viewers get from “Skinamarink” is the antithesis of seconds-long videos seen on TikTok, a platform that helped create buzz for the low-budget Canadian horror film months before its release. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO - Jamie McRae

Slow-burning, independent Canadian horror film yields international success

The immersive, slow-burn experience viewers get from “Skinamarink” is the antithesis of…

A scene from the independent film “Skinamarink” is shown in this undated handout photo. The immersive, slow-burn experience viewers get from “Skinamarink” is the antithesis of seconds-long videos seen on TikTok, a platform that helped create buzz for the low-budget Canadian horror film months before its release. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO - Jamie McRae
Conservative MP Pierre Poilievre rises during Question Period in Ottawa. (The Canadian Press/Adrian Wyld)

Pierre Poilievre tells Tory caucus cities are turning into ‘crime zones’

Conservative Leader Pierre Poilievre doubled down on his belief that “everything feels…

Conservative MP Pierre Poilievre rises during Question Period in Ottawa. (The Canadian Press/Adrian Wyld)
Liberal Party of Canada Caucus Chair Brenda Shanahan speaks at the national caucus holiday party in Ottawa, on Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Spencer Colby
Liberal Party of Canada Caucus Chair Brenda Shanahan speaks at the national caucus holiday party in Ottawa, on Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Spencer Colby
Alberta’s Opposition NDP Leader says Premier Danielle Smith’s assurance of a thorough investigation into allegations of interference with Crown prosecutors is “an empty talking point” given new details on the search itself. Smith gives an update in Calgary, Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

NDP says Alberta premier’s prosecutor review flawed, calls for outside investigation

Alberta’s Opposition leader says Premier Danielle Smith’s assurance of a thorough investigation…

Alberta’s Opposition NDP Leader says Premier Danielle Smith’s assurance of a thorough investigation into allegations of interference with Crown prosecutors is “an empty talking point” given new details on the search itself. Smith gives an update in Calgary, Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Travis Toews makes a comment during the United Conservative Party of Alberta leadership candidate's debate in Medicine Hat, Alta., Wednesday, July 27, 2022.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Alberta halts rate hikes on auto insurance for private passenger vehicles for 2023

The Alberta government says it will not approve any more rate hikes…

Travis Toews makes a comment during the United Conservative Party of Alberta leadership candidate's debate in Medicine Hat, Alta., Wednesday, July 27, 2022.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Health Minister Jason Copping and Advanced Education Minister Demetrios Nicolaides are providing $1 million to four Alberta post-secondary institutions to look for ways to train doctors in Grande Prairie and Lethbridge. Copping makes an address in Edmonton, on Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

Alberta considers training doctors for rural practice in smaller centres

Alberta is looking for ways to train doctors in smaller cities in…

Health Minister Jason Copping and Advanced Education Minister Demetrios Nicolaides are providing $1 million to four Alberta post-secondary institutions to look for ways to train doctors in Grande Prairie and Lethbridge. Copping makes an address in Edmonton, on Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
An Imperial Oil logo is seen at the company's annual meeting in Calgary, Friday, April 29, 2016.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Imperial Oil gives OK to $720M renewable diesel project near Edmonton

Imperial Oil Ltd. says it is going ahead with a $720-million project…

An Imperial Oil logo is seen at the company's annual meeting in Calgary, Friday, April 29, 2016.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
A Home Depot logo sign is shown, Friday, May 14, 2021, in North Miami, Fla. THE CANADIAN PRESSAP /Wilfredo Lee

Home Depot gave personal data to Meta without valid customer consent: watchdog

Retailer Home Depot shared details from electronic receipts with Meta, which operates…

A Home Depot logo sign is shown, Friday, May 14, 2021, in North Miami, Fla. THE CANADIAN PRESSAP /Wilfredo Lee
Alberta Premier Danielle Smith gives an Alberta government update in Calgary on Jan. 10, 2023. Smith’s long-promised public health science advisory panel, which has been beset by slipped deadlines and confusing messaging, has the NDP Opposition questioning whether it exists or ever will. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Manning COVID review to cover off work of long-promised Alberta public health panel

Alberta Premier Danielle Smith’s promise to assemble a panel of medical experts…

Alberta Premier Danielle Smith gives an Alberta government update in Calgary on Jan. 10, 2023. Smith’s long-promised public health science advisory panel, which has been beset by slipped deadlines and confusing messaging, has the NDP Opposition questioning whether it exists or ever will. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Tyler Shandro answers questions at a news conference in Calgary, Alta., on Sept. 3, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Todd Korol

‘Threats’: Tyler Shandro tells Alberta Law Society hearing he was protecting family

Justice Minister Tyler Shandro told a Law Society of Alberta hearing Wednesday…

Tyler Shandro answers questions at a news conference in Calgary, Alta., on Sept. 3, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Todd Korol
Alberta is preparing to change how it ensures oilsands companies are able to pay for the mammoth job of cleaning up their operations, but critics fear a year of consultations hasn't been enough to avoid repeating past mistakes. A dump truck works near the Syncrude oilsands extraction facility near the city of Fort McMurray, Alberta on Sunday June 1, 2014. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

First Nations say Alberta’s oilsands mine security reform unlikely to fix problems

Alberta is preparing to change how it ensures oilsands companies are able…

Alberta is preparing to change how it ensures oilsands companies are able to pay for the mammoth job of cleaning up their operations, but critics fear a year of consultations hasn't been enough to avoid repeating past mistakes. A dump truck works near the Syncrude oilsands extraction facility near the city of Fort McMurray, Alberta on Sunday June 1, 2014. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
FILE - Justin Bieber attends The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute benefit gala on Sept. 13, 2021, in New York. Bieber’s publishing rights, copyright ownership and all rights to his entire music catalog are now under Hipgnois. The deal reportedly cost $200 million which is one of the biggest sales for a musician as young as Bieber, who is 28 years old. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)

Justin Bieber sells rights to ‘Baby,’ rest of music catalog

Justin Bieber’s record-breaking pop hits from “Baby” to “Sorry” are no longer…

FILE - Justin Bieber attends The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute benefit gala on Sept. 13, 2021, in New York. Bieber’s publishing rights, copyright ownership and all rights to his entire music catalog are now under Hipgnois. The deal reportedly cost $200 million which is one of the biggest sales for a musician as young as Bieber, who is 28 years old. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, attend a news conference with European Council President Charles Michel after their meeting in Kyiv, Ukraine, Thursday, Jan. 19, 2023. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)

IOC seeks pathway to let Russians compete at Paris Olympics

The IOC made clear Wednesday it wants Russians to compete at the…

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, attend a news conference with European Council President Charles Michel after their meeting in Kyiv, Ukraine, Thursday, Jan. 19, 2023. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)
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Alberta Health Services says network outage was caused by routine maintenance

Alberta Health Services says a network outage at hospitals and other clinical…

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The empty streets of Banff are seen as Parks Canada is restricting vehicles in the national parks and national historic sites in Banff, Alta., on March 24, 2020. Banff tourism officials are joining the call for better management of visitor traffic in the most heavily visited parts of the national park. In a document outlining its development plans for the next decade, Banff and Lake Louise Tourism says it wants to reduce damaging traffic bottlenecks through improved public transit and fewer private vehicles. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Banff tourism report seeks fewer private vehicles, more public transit in park

Banff tourism officials have joined the call for better management of visitor…

The empty streets of Banff are seen as Parks Canada is restricting vehicles in the national parks and national historic sites in Banff, Alta., on March 24, 2020. Banff tourism officials are joining the call for better management of visitor traffic in the most heavily visited parts of the national park. In a document outlining its development plans for the next decade, Banff and Lake Louise Tourism says it wants to reduce damaging traffic bottlenecks through improved public transit and fewer private vehicles. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
A sign commemorating victims of residential schools is attached to a fence line in front of homes east of Calgary near Gliechen, Alta., Tuesday, June 29, 2021. A new report from a group looking into children that died and went missing at an Alberta residential school says unpasteurized milk was responsible for the deaths of Indigenous children at the institution. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
A sign commemorating victims of residential schools is attached to a fence line in front of homes east of Calgary near Gliechen, Alta., Tuesday, June 29, 2021. A new report from a group looking into children that died and went missing at an Alberta residential school says unpasteurized milk was responsible for the deaths of Indigenous children at the institution. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
A northeast B.C. dinosaur footprint compared to a human foot. (District of Hudson’s Hope website)

Theft of dinosaur footprints in northeast B.C. lands Alberta man jail time, $15K fine

Bennward Ingram sentenced to 25 days in jail and $15,000 fine for role in vandalizing protected site

A northeast B.C. dinosaur footprint compared to a human foot. (District of Hudson’s Hope website)
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau delivers a speech during the Liberal summer caucus retreat in St. Andrews, N.B. on Monday, September 12, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darren Calabrese

Trudeau, premiers to meet in February to move health care talks along

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he has invited the premiers to join…

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau delivers a speech during the Liberal summer caucus retreat in St. Andrews, N.B. on Monday, September 12, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darren Calabrese
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