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A staff member carries bedding in one of the suites at Toronto's Interval House, an emergency shelter for women in abusive situations, on Feb. 6, 2017. A new report shows emergency shelters in Alberta haven't been able to provide refuge to thousands of women who are fleeing domestic violence due to a lack of space. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young

Alberta women’s shelters turn away thousands due to lack of space and staff: report

Emergency shelters in Alberta haven’t been able to provide refuge to thousands…

Alberta Premier Danielle Smith speaks in the Legislative Assembly on Tuesday. Smith introduced Bill 1, Alberta Sovereignty within a United Canada Act on Tuesday.  (Photo by Government of Alberta)

Alberta sovereignty bill close to finish line as government invokes debate time limit

Alberta Premier Danielle Smith’s sovereignty bill galloped toward the finish line Wednesday,…

(Photo by Priscilla Du Preez on Unsplash)

Police warn public of ‘emergency scam’

Albertans have collectively lost more than $3.5 million in 2022

  • Dec 7, 2022
FILE - The Apple logo is illuminated at a store in the city center in Munich, Germany, on Dec. 16, 2020. Apple said Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2022, that it will now offer full end-to-encryption for nearly all the data its users store in its global cloud-based storage system. That will make it more difficult for hackers, spies and law enforcement agencies to access sensitive user information. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader, File)

Apple: Most iCloud data can now be end-to-end encrypted

As part of an ongoing privacy push, Apple said Wednesday it will…

FILE - The Apple logo is illuminated at a store in the city center in Munich, Germany, on Dec. 16, 2020. Apple said Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2022, that it will now offer full end-to-encryption for nearly all the data its users store in its global cloud-based storage system. That will make it more difficult for hackers, spies and law enforcement agencies to access sensitive user information. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader, File)
A scene is shown from director Brandon Cronenberg's film “Infinity Pool,” which is among the Canadian films being showcased at the 2023 Sundance Film Festival. The science-fiction horror-thriller film stars Alexander Skarsgard, Mia Goth and Cleopatra Coleman. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Kate Parkes/Elevation Pictures *MANDATORY CREDIT*

Brandon Cronenberg’s film ‘Infinity Pool’ among Canadian films in Sundance lineup

Toronto-born director Brandon Cronenberg’s film “Infinity Pool” is among the Canadian films…

A scene is shown from director Brandon Cronenberg's film “Infinity Pool,” which is among the Canadian films being showcased at the 2023 Sundance Film Festival. The science-fiction horror-thriller film stars Alexander Skarsgard, Mia Goth and Cleopatra Coleman. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Kate Parkes/Elevation Pictures *MANDATORY CREDIT*
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau holds a press conference, in Djerba, Tunisia on Sunday, Nov. 20, 2022. Trudeau says the federal government is reviewing an RCMP equipment contract with a company that has ties to China's government. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Canada’s government will review RCMP equipment contract with ties to China: Trudeau

The federal government is reviewing an RCMP equipment contract with a company…

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau holds a press conference, in Djerba, Tunisia on Sunday, Nov. 20, 2022. Trudeau says the federal government is reviewing an RCMP equipment contract with a company that has ties to China's government. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Social Development Minister Karina Gould says 35,000 families have applied for the new dental benefit for their children since applications opened a week ago. Gould stands during question period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Monday, Dec. 5, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Tens of thousands of families have applied for federal child dental benefit: Gould

Social Development Minister Karina Gould says 35,000 people have applied for the…

Social Development Minister Karina Gould says 35,000 families have applied for the new dental benefit for their children since applications opened a week ago. Gould stands during question period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Monday, Dec. 5, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Play gets underway as cardboard cutouts of fans look on at the Scotties Tournament of Hearts in Calgary, Alta., Friday, Feb. 19, 2021.Calgary has been named the host city for the 2024 Scotties Tournament Hearts national women’s curling championship.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Calgary will host curling’s Scotties Tournament of Hearts in 2024

The last time the Scotties Tournament of Hearts took place in Calgary,…

Play gets underway as cardboard cutouts of fans look on at the Scotties Tournament of Hearts in Calgary, Alta., Friday, Feb. 19, 2021.Calgary has been named the host city for the 2024 Scotties Tournament Hearts national women’s curling championship.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
President Joe Biden speaks about his economic agenda after touring the building site for a new computer chip plant for Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2022, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

US to boost natural gas exports to UK in energy partnership

The United States will increase exports of liquefied natural gas to Britain…

President Joe Biden speaks about his economic agenda after touring the building site for a new computer chip plant for Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2022, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
Winnipeg police Insp. Shawn Pike provides an update to an ongoing homicide investigation in Winnipeg, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods

Winnipeg police defend decision to not search landfill for women’s remains

Winnipeg police have released more details about their decision to not search…

Winnipeg police Insp. Shawn Pike provides an update to an ongoing homicide investigation in Winnipeg, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods
The Royal Canadian Mint has issued a $2 circulation coin, shown in a handout photo, featuring a black outer ring to honour Her Late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II's service to Canada during her historic 70-year reign. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Royal Canadian Mint **MANDATORY CREDIT**

Mint issues black-ringed toonie in memory of Queen Elizabeth II

The Royal Canadian Mint is issuing a new black-ringed toonie to honour…

The Royal Canadian Mint has issued a $2 circulation coin, shown in a handout photo, featuring a black outer ring to honour Her Late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II's service to Canada during her historic 70-year reign. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Royal Canadian Mint **MANDATORY CREDIT**
Indigenous drummers perform a song during the official start of the Assembly of First Nations Special Chiefs Assembly in Ottawa, on Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2022. First Nations Chiefs in Alberta and Saskatchewan are calling for their provinces to toss legislation they say is inherently undemocratic, unconstitutional and will infringe on Indigenous rights. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Spencer Colby

Alberta, Saskatchewan chiefs call for sovereignty acts to be withdrawn

First Nations chiefs in Alberta and Saskatchewan are calling for their provinces…

Indigenous drummers perform a song during the official start of the Assembly of First Nations Special Chiefs Assembly in Ottawa, on Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2022. First Nations Chiefs in Alberta and Saskatchewan are calling for their provinces to toss legislation they say is inherently undemocratic, unconstitutional and will infringe on Indigenous rights. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Spencer Colby
This photo by Cori Fawcett was one of the finalists for the month of October. (Photo submitted)

Stettler, Castor October photo contest results revealed

Many great submissions were entered

This photo by Cori Fawcett was one of the finalists for the month of October. (Photo submitted)
Cenovus Energy logos are on display at the Global Energy Show in Calgary, Alta., Tuesday, June 7, 2022.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Cenovus Energy to boost oil production in 2023

Cenovus Energy Inc. will boost production in 2023 to meet what it…

Cenovus Energy logos are on display at the Global Energy Show in Calgary, Alta., Tuesday, June 7, 2022.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief, RoseAnne Archibald, speaks during the AFN Special Chiefs Assembly (SCA) in Ottawa, on Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Spencer Colby

Murray Sinclair to help AFN with conflict resolution after ‘turmoil’: national chief

Murray Sinclair, a former senator and commissioner of the Truth and Reconciliation…

Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief, RoseAnne Archibald, speaks during the AFN Special Chiefs Assembly (SCA) in Ottawa, on Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Spencer Colby
Alberta Premier Danielle Smith holds her first press conference in Edmonton, on Tuesday October 11, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

Alberta premier rejects suggestion she erred with bill giving her sweeping powers

Alberta Premier Danielle Smith is rejecting suggestions she made a mistake when…

Alberta Premier Danielle Smith holds her first press conference in Edmonton, on Tuesday October 11, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
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A staff member at a vaccine clinic looks outside the clinic for people waiting to get their shot, in Mississauga, Ont., on Wednesday, April 13, 2022. Doctors say influenza spread is starting to hit older adults as surveillance levels indicate the hospitalization rate of seniors is not that far behind that of children. Doctors are urging people to get the shot, saying it's not too late. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Doctors say flu starting to hit adults as hospitalization rates of seniors climb

Doctors say influenza spread is starting to hit older adults as surveillance…

A staff member at a vaccine clinic looks outside the clinic for people waiting to get their shot, in Mississauga, Ont., on Wednesday, April 13, 2022. Doctors say influenza spread is starting to hit older adults as surveillance levels indicate the hospitalization rate of seniors is not that far behind that of children. Doctors are urging people to get the shot, saying it's not too late. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
Alberta Premier Danielle Smith addresses the children’s medication shortage in Edmonton, on Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2022. The province has secured five million bottles of children’s acetaminophen and ibuprofen for Alberta families. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

Alberta to bring in more children’s pain medication as illnesses strain hospitals

The Alberta government says it has secured another five million bottles of…

Alberta Premier Danielle Smith addresses the children’s medication shortage in Edmonton, on Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2022. The province has secured five million bottles of children’s acetaminophen and ibuprofen for Alberta families. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
The landing page for the Canada Emergency Response Benefit is seen in Toronto, Monday, Aug. 10, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Giordano Ciampini

COVID-19 benefits helped economy rebound, but post-payment verification lacking: AG

Canada’s auditor general says COVID-19 benefits were delivered quickly and helped mitigate…

The landing page for the Canada Emergency Response Benefit is seen in Toronto, Monday, Aug. 10, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Giordano Ciampini