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Alberta Health Services has launched a new EMS-811 Shared Response program. (Advocate file photo)

Non-urgent 911 medical calls are now being sent to Health Link

Alberta’s latest initiative to free up ambulances and provide the appropriate level of care

Colorado Avalanche defenseman Cale Makar, center, gestures after scoring a goal against the Detroit Red Wings in the second period of an NHL hockey game Monday, Jan. 16, 2023, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Defensemen are in very short supply at NHL All-Star Game

There have been 296 players listed as defensemen who have appeared in…

FILE - In this April 16, 2020, file photo, the Amazon logo is displayed in Douai, northern France. Amazon said Tuesday, May 18, 2021, that it will continue to ban police use of its face-recognition technology beyond the one-year ban it announced last year.  (AP Photo/Michel Spingler, File)

Amazon beats Q4 revenue estimates, but profits slump

Amazon on Thursday reported worse-than-expected profits, but its revenue beat expectations boosted…

Canada's Justice Minister David Lametti is accusing Pierre Poilievre's Conservatives of using tragedies like the slaying of a young Ontario Provincial Police officer "to try to score political points." Lametti rises during Question Period, Tuesday, January 31, 2023 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Lametti says Tories exploiting tragedies ‘to score political points’ on bail reform

Canada’s justice minister has accused Pierre Poilievre’s Conservatives of using tragedies such…

  • Feb 2, 2023
Canada's Justice Minister David Lametti is accusing Pierre Poilievre's Conservatives of using tragedies like the slaying of a young Ontario Provincial Police officer "to try to score political points." Lametti rises during Question Period, Tuesday, January 31, 2023 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Alberta NDP Leader Rachel Notley addresses the Calgary Chamber of Commerce in Calgary, Alta., Thursday, Dec. 15, 2022. Notley says Premier Danielle Smith’s government needs to end its long-running dalliance with pulling the province out of the Canada Pension Plan and come clean on its plans.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

NDP urges Alberta government come clean on long-running aim to pull out of CPP

Alberta’s Opposition leader says Premier Danielle Smith’s government needs to end its…

Alberta NDP Leader Rachel Notley addresses the Calgary Chamber of Commerce in Calgary, Alta., Thursday, Dec. 15, 2022. Notley says Premier Danielle Smith’s government needs to end its long-running dalliance with pulling the province out of the Canada Pension Plan and come clean on its plans.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Drivers work to move a gravel truck after a breakthrough to resolve the impasse at a protest blockade at the United States border in Coutts, Alta., Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2022. Trucks and other vehicles have begun clearing two lanes -- one going north and one going south. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

‘The eyes of the world’: Trial starts for Calgary pastor charged in border blockade

A court has seen video of a Calgary pastor encouraging truckers to…

Drivers work to move a gravel truck after a breakthrough to resolve the impasse at a protest blockade at the United States border in Coutts, Alta., Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2022. Trucks and other vehicles have begun clearing two lanes -- one going north and one going south. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
FILE - A Shell logo is seen at a petrol station in London, on March 8, 2022. Global energy giant Shell said Thursday, Feb. 2, 2023, that its annual profits doubled to a record high, as oil and gas prices soared after Russia's invasion of Ukraine. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein, File)

Shell profit doubles to record as war drives up energy costs

Global energy giant Shell said Thursday that its annual profits doubled to…

FILE - A Shell logo is seen at a petrol station in London, on March 8, 2022. Global energy giant Shell said Thursday, Feb. 2, 2023, that its annual profits doubled to a record high, as oil and gas prices soared after Russia's invasion of Ukraine. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein, File)
Wiarton Willie sits in his cage in Wiarton, Ont., on Friday, Feb.2, 2018. Famed and furry forecasters of spring are set to make their predictions this morning. It's Groundhog Day, and as folklore goes, a groundhog will emerge from its burrow and if it does not see its shadow, then spring is just around the corner, while if it does and retreats, then we can expect six more weeks of winter. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Hannah Yoon

Conflicting groundhog calls: Willie and Sam at odds over spring prognostications

Two of Canada’s most famous groundhog prognosticators have made conflicting calls about…

Wiarton Willie sits in his cage in Wiarton, Ont., on Friday, Feb.2, 2018. Famed and furry forecasters of spring are set to make their predictions this morning. It's Groundhog Day, and as folklore goes, a groundhog will emerge from its burrow and if it does not see its shadow, then spring is just around the corner, while if it does and retreats, then we can expect six more weeks of winter. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Hannah Yoon
Parliamentary Budget Officer Yves Giroux waits to appear before appearing at the Senate Committee on National Finance, Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2022 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Tax on share buybacks to raise $3 billion in government revenue over five years: PBO

The parliamentary budget officer says the federal Liberals’ planned tax on corporate…

Parliamentary Budget Officer Yves Giroux waits to appear before appearing at the Senate Committee on National Finance, Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2022 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada David Lametti and Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Mental Health and Addictions and Associate Minister of Health, hold a press conference on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Thursday, Dec. 15, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Liberals table bill delaying medically assisted dying expansion to March 2024

Canadians whose sole condition is a mental disorder will not be eligible…

Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada David Lametti and Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Mental Health and Addictions and Associate Minister of Health, hold a press conference on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Thursday, Dec. 15, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Delissio frozen pizzas are shown in the frozen food aisle at a grocery store in Toronto on Thursday, Feb. 2, 2023. Nestle Canada says it is winding down its frozen meals and pizza business in Canada over the next six months. The four brands that will no longer be sold in the freezer aisle at Canadian grocery stores are Delissio, Stouffer's, Lean Cuisine and Life Cuisine. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Joe O'Connal

Nestle Canada to wind down frozen meals and pizza business including Delissio

Nestle Canada says it is winding down its frozen meals and pizza…

Delissio frozen pizzas are shown in the frozen food aisle at a grocery store in Toronto on Thursday, Feb. 2, 2023. Nestle Canada says it is winding down its frozen meals and pizza business in Canada over the next six months. The four brands that will no longer be sold in the freezer aisle at Canadian grocery stores are Delissio, Stouffer's, Lean Cuisine and Life Cuisine. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Joe O'Connal
The corporate logo of Helly Hansen is shown. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO - Helly Hansen

Thousands of Helly Hansen sweaters recalled in Canada due to ‘flammability hazard’

Health Canada says consumers should stop wearing certain Helly Hansen sweatshirts, sweaters…

The corporate logo of Helly Hansen is shown. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO - Helly Hansen
Federal Minister of Natural Resources Jonathan Wilkinson speaks to the media at the COP15 biodiversity conference Monday, December 12, 2022  in Montreal.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz

Wilkinson says ‘just transition’ bill for energy workers isn’t expected for months

Natural Resources Minister Jonathan Wilkinson says legislation to oversee the government’s plan…

Federal Minister of Natural Resources Jonathan Wilkinson speaks to the media at the COP15 biodiversity conference Monday, December 12, 2022  in Montreal.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz
Dr. Deena Hinshaw provides an update in Edmonton, Friday, Sept. 3, 2021. The former chief medical officer of health in Alberta, has a new role as the deputy provincial health officer in British Columbia.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

Former Alberta top doctor, Deena Hinshaw, finds temporary public health post in B.C.

Dr. Deena Hinshaw — Alberta’s former chief medical officer of health who…

Dr. Deena Hinshaw provides an update in Edmonton, Friday, Sept. 3, 2021. The former chief medical officer of health in Alberta, has a new role as the deputy provincial health officer in British Columbia.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
Chief Desmond Bull, left, signs the agreement with Catherine Lappe, assistant deputy minister for Indigenous Services Canada, Feb. 1. (Photos by Emily Jaycox/BLACK PRESS NEWS MEDIA)

Louis Bull Nation signs agreement to have autonomy over own child, family services

Coun. Wayne Moonias: ‘You must make this place worthy of such a gift’

Chief Desmond Bull, left, signs the agreement with Catherine Lappe, assistant deputy minister for Indigenous Services Canada, Feb. 1. (Photos by Emily Jaycox/BLACK PRESS NEWS MEDIA)
More than three months after stepping down as Alberta’s premier, Jason Kenney has landed a new role as a Calgary-based adviser in the law firm Bennett Jones. Kenney speaks in response to the results of the United Conservative Party leadership review in Calgary on May 18, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Dave Chidley

Former Alberta premier Jason Kenney accepts role in Calgary advising law firm

Jason Kenney, more than three months after stepping down as Alberta’s premier,…

  • Feb 1, 2023
More than three months after stepping down as Alberta’s premier, Jason Kenney has landed a new role as a Calgary-based adviser in the law firm Bennett Jones. Kenney speaks in response to the results of the United Conservative Party leadership review in Calgary on May 18, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Dave Chidley
A doctor examines a patient with a stethoscope in her doctor's office in Stuttgart, Germany, on Monday, April 28, 2008. A report by the Alberta Women's Health Foundation says pain and discomfort around conditions such as menopause, periods and endometriosis can limit access to knowledge and care. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Thomas Kienzle

Report finds taboos in women’s health can limit access to knowledge and care

Taboos around menopause, periods and conditions like endometriosis can limit access to…

A doctor examines a patient with a stethoscope in her doctor's office in Stuttgart, Germany, on Monday, April 28, 2008. A report by the Alberta Women's Health Foundation says pain and discomfort around conditions such as menopause, periods and endometriosis can limit access to knowledge and care. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Thomas Kienzle
Higher grocery prices are expected to hit some stores in Canada soon as a blackout on price increases over the holiday season comes to an end. A person leaves a Toronto supermarket with groceries on Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2022.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Alex Lupul

Food prices set to increase — again — as blackout on price hikes ends at some stores

Higher grocery prices are expected to hit stores across Canada soon as…

Higher grocery prices are expected to hit some stores in Canada soon as a blackout on price increases over the holiday season comes to an end. A person leaves a Toronto supermarket with groceries on Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2022.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Alex Lupul
The terminus for the Coastal GasLink natural gas pipeline is seen at the LNG Canada export terminal under construction in Kitimat, B.C., on Wednesday, September 28, 2022. The company that is building a natural gas pipeline across British Columbia has been fined for a third time for not following the requirements of its environmental assessment certificate. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

TC Energy raises expected cost of Coastal GasLink project to $14.5 billion

The estimated cost of the Coastal GasLink pipeline has increased by 29…

The terminus for the Coastal GasLink natural gas pipeline is seen at the LNG Canada export terminal under construction in Kitimat, B.C., on Wednesday, September 28, 2022. The company that is building a natural gas pipeline across British Columbia has been fined for a third time for not following the requirements of its environmental assessment certificate. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Former Alberta premier Jason Kenney shakes hands with Demetrios Nicolaides, Minister of Advanced Education, in Edmonton on Tuesday April 30, 2019. The Alberta government says changes are coming to further protect free speech on campuses as a former professor speaking out on so-called “woke” policies prepares for a showdown with the University of Lethbridge.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

Alberta promising changes to campuses amid university ‘woke’ free speech standoff

The Alberta government says changes are coming to further protect free speech…

Former Alberta premier Jason Kenney shakes hands with Demetrios Nicolaides, Minister of Advanced Education, in Edmonton on Tuesday April 30, 2019. The Alberta government says changes are coming to further protect free speech on campuses as a former professor speaking out on so-called “woke” policies prepares for a showdown with the University of Lethbridge.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
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