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B.C. forests minister introduces bill to overhaul forest practices

B.C. forests minister introduces bill to overhaul forest practices

Past policies "left too much control of the forest operations in the hands of the private sector" and limited the province's ability to fight climate change, protect old-growth forests and share benefits with Indigenous and local communities, said Katrine Conroy.
More than 880,000 Canadian jobs vulnerable in global clean energy transition

More than 880,000 Canadian jobs vulnerable in global clean energy transition

The report identifies several vulnerable sectors, including oil and gas extraction and industries that support that, emissions-intensive manufacturing, transportation, equipment manufacturing, mining, and quarrying. 
Fish and Wildlife confirms black bear family killed in Canmore in August

Fish and Wildlife confirms black bear family killed in Canmore in August

“It’s important for us to know how our actions as a community are being effective, or not effective, in keeping bears out of town and hopefully reducing the number of relocated bears."
Proposed southern Alberta coal mine could become renewable energy complex instead

Proposed southern Alberta coal mine could become renewable energy complex instead

The company said it wants to integrate wind and hydropower at the site to produce up to 13,000 tonnes of renewable hydrogen a year, which Montem said would make Tent Mountain Canada's first large-scale green hydrogen production facility.
Alberta COVID-19 cases decline, no indication yet of spike from Thanksgiving: Kenney

Alberta COVID-19 cases decline, no indication yet of spike from Thanksgiving: Kenney

Alberta's chief medical officer, Dr. Deena Hinshaw, also announced new measures for continuing-care facilities that start Monday.
The days after — What follows election night?

The days after — What follows election night?

In many cases, the results of municipal election day in communities across Alberta don't stop on October 18.
Facebook whistleblower rekindles questions about cracking down on Facebook in Canada

Facebook whistleblower rekindles questions about cracking down on Facebook in Canada

Frances Haugen, who testified before a U.S. Senate committee on Oct. 5 that Facebook's products harm children and fuel polarization in the U.S., is proposing to create an independent ombudsman accountable to the House of Commons in Canada.
Close cougar encounter in Canmore prompts warning

Close cougar encounter in Canmore prompts warning

“They backed away towards the community and the cougar followed them, coming as close as 30 feet."
Bridging the Municipal Funding Gap: City finances are like a Ponzi scheme, expert says

Bridging the Municipal Funding Gap: City finances are like a Ponzi scheme, expert says

The Ponzi scheme structure is unintentional and not nefarious on the part of municipal governments, planners and leaders, who are not committing any kind of criminal conspiracy, said Daniel Herriges, a senior editor for Strong Towns, a non-profit group that advocates for more sustainable development.
Senior army commander says 90 per cent of military personnel are fully vaccinated

Senior army commander says 90 per cent of military personnel are fully vaccinated

Brig.-Gen. Bill Fletcher said he couldn't comment on what would happen to personnel who are not vaccinated. But the federal government has said public servants will be put on unpaid administrative leave if they aren't vaccinated by Oct. 29.