Highlights / Alberta

International, Society

Another Guinness World Record for Canada

Leaving the news world of doom and gloom for a moment, a story that’s not a “fish tale”. Len Thompson, is the Canadian who created one of the most popular fishing lures of all time, and the giant replica of »

Economy

Huge merger in Canada, latest of several in oil/gas industry

A deal announced this weekend between two of the biggest oil companies in Canada will create the third largest oil and gas producer in the country and second largest refiner. The merger between Canadian rivals Cenovus Energy and Husky Energy »

International, Society

Canada launches pilot plan to shorten quarantine on arrival, airlines applaud

A new pilot program announced by Alberta Premier Jason Kenney on Thursday will allow international travellers entering Canada through Alberta to be tested for COVID-19 to shorten their quarantine period.  The announcement was welcomed by Canada’s major airlines who see »

Environment & Animal Life, Internet, Science & Technology

Conservation group hails rare dinosaur discovery by father and son in Alberta

A Canadian conservation group says the discovery of a rare juvenile dinosaur by a father and son duo hiking in an isolated canyon in Alberta prairies in July demonstrates the benefits of nature conservation not only for the living species »

Environment & Animal Life, Politics

Caribou in Jasper National park facing local extinction

Canada’s magnificent Jasper and Banff national parks have been home to vast numbers of wildlife since they were created over 100 years ago. They have been home to a subspecies of caribou, southern mountain woodland caribou, which have ranged through »

Health, Society

Public health investigation into Canadian salmonella outbreak continues

In the ongoing investigation of a salmonella outbreak in Canada linked to red onions from the United States, the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) has reported an additional 49 illnesses since Aug. 31, according to a press release. As »

Economy, Internet, Science & Technology

The ‘hyperloop’ is back, this time in Alberta

If you’ve ever seen old movies, or perhaps in a business operation even to this day, you might notice ‘pneumatic tubes” delivering messages or cash from the working floor to offices above or elsewhere. The items are placed in small »

Health, International, Politics, Society

Controversial plan for ‘paid blood’ donation resurfaces in Canada

The idea of paying people to give blood revives tragic memories in Canada, and a recent proposal to bring back paying blood clinics has revived an often bitter debate in this country. The concern has always been that those most »

Health, Society

New safety measures for schools in Alberta now mandate masks

The Alberta government is now mandating masks for students in Grades four to 12 and all school staff when school starts in September as part of a number of new school safety measures to combat the spread of COVID-19. According »

Economy

Red onions imported from U.S. likely source of salmonella outbreak in Canada 

Investigators from the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) determined on Thursday that red onions imported from the United States are the likely source of an outbreak of salmonella infections across the country. On July 24, the PHAC said that »