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Alberta resumes COVID-19 contact tracing in schools, offers rapid testing

Alberta resumes COVID-19 contact tracing in schools, offers rapid testing

Public reporting of schools with at least two COVID-19 cases or outbreaks started Wednesday. Contact tracing is to resume next Tuesday when students return to classes after the Thanksgiving long weekend. 
Giant potatoes unearthed in Bonnyville

Giant potatoes unearthed in Bonnyville

After an early summer heat dome, a Bonnyville local was shocked to dig up a nearly five-pound potato from his garden.
RCMP give two County of Barrhead men District Commander’s Certificate of Appreciation

RCMP give two County of Barrhead men District Commander’s Certificate of Appreciation

RCMP Eastern District Supt. and Barrhead Detachment commander hope Nolan Tuininga and Quinn Meunier seriously consider a career in law enforcement
Iron Horse Ultra marathon pushes the limits

Iron Horse Ultra marathon pushes the limits

St. Paul resident Jocelyn Cote was one of 93 athletes who took off from the start line on Oct. 2, attempting the Iron Horse Ultra. After 19 hours, Cote crossed the finish line.
Senate election will be held in conjunction with municipal elections

Senate election will be held in conjunction with municipal elections

There is one open Senate seat available. Albertans have the opportunity to choose between the 13 candidates who will then be recommended to the federal government. There are no guarantees the elected Senate candidate will be chosen.
Five black bears shipped out of Canmore

Five black bears shipped out of Canmore

“I think there’s still this preconceived assumption that fish and wildlife have come and they’ve taken the bear to some kind of bear utopia where there’s lots of food and no people and everything’s happy, but the reality is bear utopia doesn’t exist.”
Bridging the Municipal Funding Gap: More expenditures, same revenue sources

Bridging the Municipal Funding Gap: More expenditures, same revenue sources

"There's a morphing for sure from what our core services are to the gaps that we find ourselves standing in," Sturgeon County Mayor Alanna Hnatiw said. 
Environment minister restores federal assessment of Alberta coal mine

Environment minister restores federal assessment of Alberta coal mine

Wilkinson to stick with his initial ruling on Vista project near Hinton.
Two arrested as academics share concerns over Indigenous artifacts at B.C. site

Two arrested as academics share concerns over Indigenous artifacts at B.C. site

An open letter from more than two dozen archeologists addressed to the B.C. Archeology Branch criticized the Coastal GasLink work, saying the company and the B.C. government failed to properly consult the Wet'suwet'en and could lead to the destruction of Indigenous artifacts.
Ten per cent of Alberta schools have COVID-19 outbreaks: student advocacy group

Ten per cent of Alberta schools have COVID-19 outbreaks: student advocacy group

"There are 30 to 40 students at a time that are sick at home from some of these schools. [The government has] ignored education completely, while these outbreaks are raging and kids are getting sick."
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