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TransAlta completes conversion from coal to natural gas power in Canada

TransAlta completes conversion from coal to natural gas power in Canada

"We are pleased to have completed this important step, nine years ahead of the government target," said TransAlta president and chief executive John Kousinioris. "Our coal transition is among the most meaningful carbon emissions reduction achievements in Canadian history."
Several provinces consider allowing COVID-positive health workers to stay on job

Several provinces consider allowing COVID-positive health workers to stay on job

Yesterday, Quebec Health Minister Christian Dube announced some health workers who have tested positive for COVID-19 will be allowed to stay on the job. He said the move is necessary to keep the health-care system operational, and the decision would be made on a case-by-case basis under certain conditions. 
Kenney banks on strong economy in 2022 after tough COVID year

Kenney banks on strong economy in 2022 after tough COVID year

"Albertans are natural optimists. They just need a reason for their optimism. Well, there are lots of reasons right now including the fact that we are leading Canada by far in economic growth," the premier told the Calgary Chamber of Commerce this month.
Alberta hits high COVID positivity rate; premier calls for Albertans to do their part

Alberta hits high COVID positivity rate; premier calls for Albertans to do their part

Detailed COVID-19 numbers for the province will be available Dec. 29.
Rural municipalities worried about cost of disaster relief

Rural municipalities worried about cost of disaster relief

At the time of the budget release in March 2021, six of the top 10 costliest Canadian natural disasters happened in Alberta, including the 2016 Fort McMurray fires, the 2013 floods in Calgary and southern Alberta, and the Slave Lake fire in 2011.
Police shootings in 2021: Experts say number in Canada remains too high

Police shootings in 2021: Experts say number in Canada remains too high

In 2021, young men continued to make up the vast majority of people shot by police. There was also a disproportionate number of people of colour.
Rural women face extra hurdles when accessing women's shelters: report

Rural women face extra hurdles when accessing women's shelters: report

Rural women may also be at greater risk of being threatened with a weapon, and according to the year-end report put out by the ACWS, rural perpetrators of domestic homicide in Canada are significantly more likely to use a gun (46 per cent) to kill their partner compared to a knife (21.2 per cent) or any other weapon.
As of Dec. 27, Canada has recorded 2,026,399 cases of COVID-19

As of Dec. 27, Canada has recorded 2,026,399 cases of COVID-19

Several provinces reported record-high daily case counts over the Christmas weekend.
Western Canada under extreme cold warning, wind chill reaching -55 C

Western Canada under extreme cold warning, wind chill reaching -55 C

Environment Canada said all of Alberta and most of British Columbia and Saskatchewan, along with parts of Manitoba and Ontario, are under extreme cold weather warnings.
Grounds squirrels relocated from Banff cemeteries

Grounds squirrels relocated from Banff cemeteries

“The reason why we were concerned with the Old Banff Cemetery is strictly because it’s a national historic site and they were damaging the national historic site."
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