Alberta will switch over to federal COVID-19 notification app

Alberta will switch over to federal COVID-19 notification app

Alberta will switch from its provincial COVID-19 notification app to the national app. The move, first reported by the Globe and Mail, was confirmed to CBC News by a spokesperson for the province’s health minister on Saturday. Alberta’s contact tracing mobile app, ABTraceTogether, was unveiled on May 1. It was the first of its kind to […]

As B.C. stays firm, Alberta offers 'cohort quarantine,' seeks essential worker status for NHL players

As B.C. stays firm, Alberta offers 'cohort quarantine,' seeks essential worker status for NHL players

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney wants the federal government to help clear the way for NHL players to come to Edmonton. His counterpart in British Columbia, John Horgan, says his province isn’t interested in making any concessions. The two premiers had markedly different responses to the NHL’s plan to resume the 2019-20 season, in which teams […]

Judge stays order forcing Alberta to make decision on oilsands project

Judge stays order forcing Alberta to make decision on oilsands project

CALGARY – A judge has issued a stay of a court order that required the Alberta government to make an immediate decision on a proposed oilsands project near Fort McMurray. Prosper Petroleum Ltd. has been waiting 19 months for the province to decide on its Rigel project, while similar projects have been approved in a […]

'A scientific gold mine': Alberta fossil sheds new light on how raptors evolved

'A scientific gold mine': Alberta fossil sheds new light on how raptors evolved

An “exquisitely preserved” fossil of a small feathered dinosaur discovered in an Alberta provincial park is providing new information on how theropod dinosaurs evolved around the world. The 76-million-year-old species, known as Saurornitholestes langstoni, was long thought to be closely related to Velociraptor from Mongolia that some researchers called Velociraptor langstoni. The new research is from University […]

Indigenous, 2-spirit couple from Alberta wins The Amazing Race Canada

Indigenous, 2-spirit couple from Alberta wins The Amazing Race Canada

Anthony Johnson and James Makokis hoped being the first Indigenous, two-spirit couple to compete on The Amazing Race Canada would give them a national platform to highlight issues close to their hearts. Over weeks of intense challenges that saw them crisscross the country, the pair donned outfits meant to call attention to specific topics: handmade […]