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Wednesday, June 23, 2021 7:57:16 PM UTC
Alberta to provide $8M for research into unmarked burial sites, deaths at residential schools
Premier Jason Kenney and Indigenous Relations Minister Rick Wilson

Alberta will provide $8 million to support Indigenous-led research into undocumented deaths and burials in residential schools, Premier Jason Kenney announced Wednesday.

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Alberta to Alaska rail project files for creditor protection after lender goes into receivership
Alberta Alaska Rail Map

A2A Rail, the corporation pledging to build a $22-billion freight railway connecting Alaska and Alberta, has filed for creditor protection. 

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Former Calgarian completes 101 Ironman-distance triathlons in 101 days
Iron Cowboy running

Former Calgarian James Lawrence, known as the "Iron Cowboy," recently completed 101 Ironman triathlons in 101 days to raise $250,000 for charity.

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Evacuation stands as wildfire west of Edmonton continues to grow
Evansburg wildfire

A wildfire west of Edmonton that triggered evacuation orders in parts of Yellowhead County on Tuesday continues to burn out of control and is expected to keep growing.

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Everything you need to know about COVID-19 in Alberta on Wednesday, June 23
vaccine alberta covid

Case numbers of COVID-19 continue to fall in Alberta, as the province reported just 57 new infections on Tuesday, with a positivity rate of 1.4 per cent.

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: Calgary

Wednesday, June 23, 2021 7:56:57 PM UTC
Calgary Canada Day 2021: Fireworks and activity kits provide COVID-19-safe celebration
While Calgary won't be having "traditional Canada Day" celebrations with downtown events and live music along the riverfront, the city is providing COVID-19-safe ways to celebrate.
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Alberta will not provide ‘free illegal drugs’ as First Nations grapple with opioid crisis: Kenney
When asked if Alberta will increase supervised consumption sites, supply safe drugs or increase access to Naloxone to help curb an increase in drug use that could come from people feeling re-victimized by recent news about residential schools, Alberta Premier Jason Kenney said the province supports a variety of harm-reduction efforts such as treatment facilities,...
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Alberta grant will allow for unmarked grave search at the former Edmonton Indian Residential School
Enoch Cree First Nation Chief Billy Morin said there’s an appetite to search for unmarked graves on the Poundmaker’s Lodge grounds, which was the site of the former Edmonton Indian Residential School. He added the flexibility of the Alberta Residential Schools Community Research Grant will also allow for more overall archaeological work and partnering with...
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Man accused of threatening Calgary woman in potentially hate-motivated crime
Calgary police are hoping to identify a man accused of threatening a woman in a potentially hate-motivated incident earlier this month.
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$8M Alberta residential school program is a good start: First Nation leaders
The $8-million Alberta Residential Schools Community Research Grant will allow communities and organizations to submit research proposals for a single residential school site, and receive up to $150,000. All three Indigenous leaders —Enoch Cree First Nation Chief Billy Morin, Chiniki First Nation Chief Aaron Young, Buffalo Lake Metis settlement chairman Stan Delorme — said it...
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