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Alberta's Kenney denies scapegoating chief medical officer for COVID-19 failures

Alberta's Kenney denies scapegoating chief medical officer for COVID-19 failures

EDMONTON — Premier Jason Kenney is rejecting accusations that he is blaming the province's chief medical officer of health for Alberta’s failures in the handling of the fourth wave of COVID-19.
'Callous and inhumane': Lawsuit filed against Edmonton police for head injury

'Callous and inhumane': Lawsuit filed against Edmonton police for head injury

EDMONTON — A young Indigenous man is suing Edmonton police for an alleged assault that he says put him in hospital for more than a week.
Alberta, with largest oil industry, sends fewer to COP than any other energy province

Alberta, with largest oil industry, sends fewer to COP than any other energy province

EDMONTON — The province with Canada's largest oil and gas industry has sent one of the country's smallest delegations to the COP26 international climate conference where emissions from that sector are under scrutiny.
Montreal police officer Roger Fréchette acquitted of sexual assault charge

Montreal police officer Roger Fréchette acquitted of sexual assault charge

MONTREAL — A Montreal police officer who was charged with sexual assault following an independent investigation by the province's police watchdog was acquitted Wednesday by a Quebec court judge.
Canada's spy agency plans to offer 'significant' help assessing climate change threat

Canada's spy agency plans to offer 'significant' help assessing climate change threat

OTTAWA — A senior Canadian Security Intelligence Service official predicts the spy agency will make a "significant contribution" to understanding the threats posed by a warming planet as climate change accelerates.
Champagne in U.S. to talk unblocking supply chain, and push rare-earth minerals

Champagne in U.S. to talk unblocking supply chain, and push rare-earth minerals

OTTAWA — Unblocking North America's clogged supply chain and making it more resilient to outside shocks — especially from China — tops François-Philippe Champagne's agenda as he starts two days of meetings in Washington.
Researcher develops Canadian floodplain map to show impact of climate change flooding

Researcher develops Canadian floodplain map to show impact of climate change flooding

Low-lying areas of major cities like Vancouver and Montreal could become inundated with floods in the next 80 years under various climate change scenarios, suggests a floodplains map developed by a Western University researcher.
Legault remains confident after voters in Maine say no to Hydro-Québec project

Legault remains confident after voters in Maine say no to Hydro-Québec project

MONTREAL — Maine residents have voted No to having a Hydro-Québec transmission line pass through the state, but Quebec Premier François Legault said Wednesday he is still confident the utility's $10-billion export contract to Massachusetts will come
Health Canada reviewing AstraZeneca antibody drug to prevent symptomatic COVID-19

Health Canada reviewing AstraZeneca antibody drug to prevent symptomatic COVID-19

OTTAWA — AstraZeneca has asked Health Canada to review a new long-acting antibody combination that could be used to prevent symptomatic COVID-19. If approved, it would be the first antibody protection of its kind in Canada.
Mayor of Williams Lake, B.C., apologizes for residential school repost

Mayor of Williams Lake, B.C., apologizes for residential school repost

WILLIAMS LAKE, B.C. — The mayor of Williams Lake, B.C., has apologized for reposting a social media comment that suggested there are "two sides" to the history of residential schools.