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Parks Canada shuts down public access to national parks

Parks Canada shuts down public access to national parks

“You need to stay at home, respect social distancing practices and avoid public gatherings,” said Jonathan Wilkinson, the federal minister environment and climate change responsible for Parks Canada.
Kananaskis visitors urged to 'leave no trace' as bears emerge

Kananaskis visitors urged to 'leave no trace' as bears emerge

“Unlike us, bears are following pretty norm routines and starting to wake up from hibernation, so this is a really important time to be careful and not leave things that attract bears and other wildlife into places – that’s dangerous for bears and for us.”
This is what you need this morning. Mic'd up Mason is back!

This is what you need this morning. Mic'd up Mason is back!

Orillia's Mason Rupke starred in a video that went viral globally a year ago; the five-year-old is back in another smile-inducing video
Joyce Milgaard, tireless activist mother of wrongfully convicted son, dies

Joyce Milgaard, tireless activist mother of wrongfully convicted son, dies

Church bells bring inspiration, hope to Banff residents

Church bells bring inspiration, hope to Banff residents

“I rang the bells after last week’s church service and and a few people said: ‘I really need that.’ I am trying to keep my hopes up and I would like to give people a happy moment in their day.”
Singer, actor, 'The Gambler': Kenny Rogers dies at 81

Singer, actor, 'The Gambler': Kenny Rogers dies at 81

“He was a global superstar who helped introduce country music to audiences all around the world."
Police seek suspects following Olds-area shooting

Police seek suspects following Olds-area shooting

Victim airlifted to hospital by STARS
Supplies needed in Eden Valley

Supplies needed in Eden Valley

Community workers in the First Nations community are requesting food, hygiene items and baby supplies in light of COVID-19 to take the pressure off families living in poverty and overcrowded homes.
Police locate mother after newborn girl found abandoned in Calgary

Police locate mother after newborn girl found abandoned in Calgary

You can take virtual comedy classes at home during the pandemic

You can take virtual comedy classes at home during the pandemic

Amy Shostak will host the Digital Comedy School Town Hall