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  • Alberta's top court overturns acquittals in 'barbaric' gang rape case May 12, 2021
    Two men found not guilty of gang-raping a teenage girl in what one judge called a “barbaric” attack, have had their acquittals overturned. Adham El-Sakaan and Timothy Fanning have been ordered by the Alberta Court of Appeal to appear in Court of Queen’s Bench on May 21 to set sentencing dates for their crimes. A three-member Court of Appeal panel overturned […]
  • COVID-19 Update: Four ticketed after rally at Whistle Stop Cafe | Drive-in movies returning to Telus Spark | I got AstraZeneca. Now what? May 12, 2021
    With news on COVID-19 happening rapidly, we’ve created this page to bring you our latest stories and information on the outbreak in and around Calgary. What’s happening now The province reported Tuesday 1,449 new cases of COVID-19 on 11,852 tests and three additional deaths. Alberta will stop giving first doses of AstraZeneca and use the remaining supply to […]
  • When Macleod Trail was the 'Blue Trail': From the archives May 12, 2021
    Before Macleod Trail was one of Calgary’s busiest roadways for motorized vehicles, it was a key route for settlers and early trade of crucial supplies. Creaking wagons pulled by teams of up to 16 oxen would transport goods between the United States, Alberta and up into the Northwest Territories. By the 1920s, Macleod Trail also became part of a route that co […]
  • Alberta Parks reservation site down for unscheduled maintenance May 12, 2021
    Alberta Parks is warning would-be campers that its reservation site is unexpectedly down this morning. In a release, Alberta Parks said it is investigating the cause of the outage and it hopes to have it working again soon. “Please note that Alberta Parks will work with visitors who need to make changes to their reservations, including those whose cancellati […]
  • Corbella: Defiant Alberta pastors defame and blaspheme Jesus with their actions May 12, 2021
    There are about 3,100 churches in Alberta and pretty much the only ones we hear about are the two that have repeatedly defied public health orders. First, there was Edmonton-area GraceLife Church. Its pastor, James Coates , was eventually arrested and jailed for refusing to adhere to COVID-19 health measures. The measures required that no more than 15 per ce […]

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  • Liberals use budget bill to fix Charter violation in their own election misinformation law May 13, 2021
    OTTAWA — The Liberal government is attempting to fix its own law against publishing false information about a political figure to influence an election after an Ontario judge ruled it violated the Charter’s right to free expression. Canada has had an election misinformation law for many decades, but until recently it required that a person “knowingly” make o […]
  • Ideologically motivated extremism 'one of the most serious threats' Canadians face, MPs told May 12, 2021
    The threat posed by extremist groups like neo-Nazis and violent misogynists is on the rise, law enforcement and security agencies told MPs Wednesday. Dominic Rochon, a senior assistant deputy minister at the Department of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, said at a parliamentary committee meeting that such ideologically motivated violent extremism is […]
  • Mixing COVID vaccines is safe, despite more mild-moderate symptoms, study suggests May 12, 2021
    People who receive one dose each of AstraZeneca and Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines are more likely to feel a bit unwell for a day or so than if they had both doses from the same vaccine, according to early results from a much-anticipated trial. But any side effects were short-lived and there were no other safety concerns. At a minimum, the preliminary data suggest […]
  • Alberta crackdown? High-profile organizers behind anti-COVID restriction protests facing consequences May 12, 2021
    EDMONTON — Several people behind some of the highest-profile COVID-19 protests and gatherings in Alberta will have to defend themselves in court, as police have moved to enforce public-health provisions in the midst of a spike in infections. While there had already been some charges — most notably of James Coates, the pastor of GraceLife Church just outside […]
  • Canada still expecting three more COVID vaccines candidates, but they will arrive too late for rollout May 12, 2021
    OTTAWA – Canada is likely to get at least 120 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine that will come too late to help with the country’s rollout and advocates argue it should commit now to giving those vaccines to the developing world as soon as possible. Canada has contracts with Pfizer and Moderna that offer enough doses alone to fully vaccinate every Canadian b […]