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More Albertans looking at voting UCP than NDP — but alternative parties of interest, poll suggests

With the race to lead the United Conservative Party still in its early days, a new poll suggests more Albertans would consider voting for that party than the Opposition NDP in the 2023 provincial election. The poll by Trend Research, under the direction of Janet Brown Opinion Research, surveyed 900 Albertans between June …

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These students say virtual learning makes the transition to high school, university much harder

Some young learners are struggling to build early reading skills while others stumble over math concepts. Repeated pandemic pivots have left students out of practice with classroom learning, impacted their mental health and distanced them from peers. The CBC News series Learning Curve explores the ramifications of COVID-19 for Canadian …

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Trudeau promises to arm Ukraine with modern military equipment

Ukraine’s long-standing pleas — and prayers — for advanced Western weapons are beginning to be answered as Canada announced Thursday it plans to send dozens of brand-new armoured personnel carriers to the embattled country. It is part of an overall push by NATO, which has said it will help the …

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‘I want a home back again’: One year after fire, Lytton, B.C., residents mourn slow recovery

It’s been a year since the residents of Lytton, B.C., and those in neighbouring communities lost everything when a wildfire spread through the village, burning down homes and businesses, and killing two people.  In the days leading up to the fire, the community — home to about 250 people — had set …

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Flooding rain across Prairies may not be enough to end prolonged drought conditions. Here’s why

CBC Alberta and Saskatchewan have teamed up for a new series on weather and climate change on the Prairies. Meteorologist Christy Climenhaga will bring her expert voice to the conversation to help explain weather phenomena and climate change and how it impacts everyday life. After last year’s record-breaking heat and …

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New graduate program in Black health at U of T addresses ‘a life-and-death matter,’ creator says

Advocates say the launch of a new master’s program in Black health at the University of Toronto is an exciting step in the right direction to make health care accessible and equitable to Black communities. The program can help the next generation of health providers improve outcomes in Black communities that are …

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Calgary Stampede parade is back with floats, bands and Kevin Costner

The Calgary Stampede parade is back in full force to kick off the city’s biggest event of the year.  The parade was cancelled in 2020 and last year it was broadcast without an spectators in attendance due to the pandemic. Stampede president and chairman, Steve McDonough, said last year’s parade was still …

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Doodle Doodle Do: Williams Lake Stampede song revived for 50th anniversary

It’s the kind of thing only a local would miss. When Beth Veenkamp started working for the City of Williams Lake in 2017, she noticed that the annual stampede song didn’t seem to be in use any more. The economic development officer grew up in the city, located in the Central …

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When ‘loose snakes’ mysteriously appeared on the sidewalk, he stepped in to help

Dave Lawrence was on his way to a store in uptown Fredericton when he stumbled across a curious scene.  A man was stooped over on the sidewalk frantically scooping up what looked like dozens of small snakes, using a tree branch to scoop them into a little red bucket.  “I saw what I thought …

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