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Wildfire crew looking for newly started fire finds B.C. hiker missing for two weeks

Wildfire crew looking for newly started fire finds B.C. hiker missing for two weeks

Police said the man had been dropped off in the park on July 7 for a solo trek and was reported overdue when he failed to meet up as planned. 
Dany Fortin says 'career appears to be over' after misconduct investigation revealed

Dany Fortin says 'career appears to be over' after misconduct investigation revealed

“The reputation I have built up over the course of three decades of service to my country has been irreparably tarnished by the decision to announce publicly an investigation into my alleged conduct,” the affidavit read, “exacerbated by the fact that the announcement lacked the context that the investigation relates to a single allegation of misconduct dating back over 30 years.”
Pups born to Bow Valley pack

Pups born to Bow Valley pack

“One way to mitigate potential conflicts with wolves and get ahead of it is to do closures to give them space and secure habitat.”
B.C. says expanding emergency alert for wildfires is a priority, but no timeline set

B.C. says expanding emergency alert for wildfires is a priority, but no timeline set

The system is already in use for tsunami threats and Amber Alerts, however it was not used during the "heat dome" in June in which the B.C. Coroners Service has said the typical death rate tripled. 
Banff ready to welcome back tourists with border opening

Banff ready to welcome back tourists with border opening

“We are seeing things pick up, but we know that the domestic market really isn’t enough to fuel the summer revenue that we’re going to need to make it though next winter.”
Rural Alberta to deeply feel impacts of climate change: expert

Rural Alberta to deeply feel impacts of climate change: expert

“Rural and remote communities are so intertwined and dependent upon the ecosystems that they live with that they’re disproportionately impacted by climate change,”
St. Albert joins Airdrie in support of five-per-cent tobacco tax

St. Albert joins Airdrie in support of five-per-cent tobacco tax

Funds collected under the levy would be redirected to support programs and strategies to reduce and prevent tobacco use in Alberta. 
Unvaccinated Albertans are majority of COVID cases, hospitalizations, deaths: Hinshaw

Unvaccinated Albertans are majority of COVID cases, hospitalizations, deaths: Hinshaw

For effective herd immunity, a Calgary doctor said more than 80 per cent of the total population needs to be fully vaccinated. Otherwise, he said Alberta could see a resurgence in COVID-19 cases.
Lac Ste. Anne County declares state of agricultural disaster

Lac Ste. Anne County declares state of agricultural disaster

The lack of seasonal rainfall and heat wave in June and July amplified problems faced by producers. Conditions have become so bad farmers have been forced to begin reducing generational herds during the height of grazing season.
Premier devotes $150 million to overcome digital poverty in rural Alberta

Premier devotes $150 million to overcome digital poverty in rural Alberta

Right now some 80 per cent of indigenous communities don’t have access to reliable Internet in the province, and roughly 67 per cent of rural communities can’t get a stable connection.