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Minister of Health Jean-Yves Duclos announces new food labelling in Ottawa on Thursday, June 30, 2022. Canada will require that companies add nutrition warnings to the front of pre-packaged food with high levels of saturated fat, sugar or sodium, starting in 2026. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Canada to require nutrition warnings on front of some packaged food

Canada will require that companies add nutrition warnings to the front of…

Vancouver Police are looking to speak with a potential witness in the missing-persons case of Tatyanna Harrison. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck photo)

Vancouver man arrested after throwing glass bottle at a baby in a stroller

Police are asking the family to come forward so they can advance the investigation

Power lines are shown in Mississauga, Ont., on Monday, Aug. 19, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Alberta Utilities Commission approves $31M ATCO fine, says in public interest

CALGARY — The Alberta Utilities Commission has approved a $31-million fine proposed…

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For some, the Canadian flag has taken on new meaning this year

Erika Ibrahim, The Canadian Press OTTAWA — Puneet Luthra has always taken…

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A man pumps gas in Montreal, Friday, March 4, 2022. New federal regulations to force down the greenhouse gas emissions from gasoline and diesel will cost Canadians up to 13 cents more per litre at the pump by 2030.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes

New clean fuel regulations to raise gas prices, affect low-income Canadians the most

OTTAWA — New federal regulations to force down the greenhouse gas emissions…

A man pumps gas in Montreal, Friday, March 4, 2022. New federal regulations to force down the greenhouse gas emissions from gasoline and diesel will cost Canadians up to 13 cents more per litre at the pump by 2030.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes
Signs are pictured on Parliament Hill prior to Canada Day, in Ottawa on Monday, June 27, 2022. A Canadian soldier charged for speaking out against COVID-19 vaccine requirements will march through Ottawa today, kicking off what organizers are promising to be a new wave of protests through the summer. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Soldier charged for criticizing vaccine mandates arrives in Ottawa amid protest fears

Lee Berthiaume, The Canadian Press OTTAWA — A Canadian soldier charged for…

Signs are pictured on Parliament Hill prior to Canada Day, in Ottawa on Monday, June 27, 2022. A Canadian soldier charged for speaking out against COVID-19 vaccine requirements will march through Ottawa today, kicking off what organizers are promising to be a new wave of protests through the summer. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Vancouver firefighters responded to a fire at Value Village at 1820 East Hastings around 10 p.m. on Wednesday June 29. (Shane MacKichan photo)

VIDEO: Fire rips through East Vancouver Value Village

Around 10 p.m. Wednesday night, 50 firefighters responded to the blaze on East Hastings

Vancouver firefighters responded to a fire at Value Village at 1820 East Hastings around 10 p.m. on Wednesday June 29. (Shane MacKichan photo)
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E-Comm warns of critical staff shortages going into Canada Day long weekend

911 dispatchers may have to work forced overtime to meet minimum staffing levels

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Royal Canadian Air Force Snowbirds fly past the Peace Tower during the Canada Day noon show on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Monday, July 1, 2019.(File photo)

Lots to do in the region on Canada Day

Those searching for activities to do this Canada Day aren’t going to…

Royal Canadian Air Force Snowbirds fly past the Peace Tower during the Canada Day noon show on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Monday, July 1, 2019.(File photo)
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Lots to do in Stettler on Canada Day

For those wanting to get into the festivities on Canada Day, they…

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Superintending Brenda MacDOnald looks through one of the many treasures discovered in the Stettler Elementary School time capsule on June 22. (Photos by Kevin Sabo/Stettler Independent)

Stettler Elelmentary School opens 30-year-old time capsule

The staff and students of Stettler Elementary School took a trip to…

Superintending Brenda MacDOnald looks through one of the many treasures discovered in the Stettler Elementary School time capsule on June 22. (Photos by Kevin Sabo/Stettler Independent)
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The 2022 Ponoka Stampede featuring several new events

The 2022 Ponoka Stampede will focus on the tradition of rodeo while…

  • Jun 30, 2022
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The Bareback riding event had the crowd on it’s feet at times during the Ponoka Stampede on Wednesday. (Photo by Ian Gustafson/ Advocate staff)
The Bareback riding event had the crowd on it’s feet at times during the Ponoka Stampede on Wednesday. (Photo by Ian Gustafson/ Advocate staff)
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Village of Halkirk working on 2022 capital budget

The Village of Halkirk has begun discussing its 2022 capital spending plan.…

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Justin Tanning from Gitzel and Company Chartered Professional Accountants accepts the coveted HYC lobster from HYC executive director Winnie Bissett. The lobster is the final item put up for auction every year at the HYC Awesome Auction fundraiser and has raised over $15,000 for the organization since it was introduced. (Photo submitted)
Justin Tanning from Gitzel and Company Chartered Professional Accountants accepts the coveted HYC lobster from HYC executive director Winnie Bissett. The lobster is the final item put up for auction every year at the HYC Awesome Auction fundraiser and has raised over $15,000 for the organization since it was introduced. (Photo submitted)
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Results of ASIRT investigation into 2018 officer-involved shooting at Maskwacis finalized

Two males were shot during a foot patrol following reports of gunshots from Maskwacis residents

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Village of Halkirk council hosts 20 community members during bylaw discussions

The June 21 Village of Halkirk council meeting was a raucous affair.…

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Night 1 of chucks at Ponoka Stampede

Chanse Viden in the lead after first night of chuckwagon races

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This Feb. 26, 2021, file photo shows an oil well east of Casper, Wyo. The Biden administration is raising royalty rates that companies must pay for oil and natural gas extracted from federal lands as it moves forward under court order with sales of public fossil fuel reserves in nine states. (AP Photo/Mead Gruver, File)

Biden administration holding its first onshore oil sales

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The U.S. government this week is holding its…

This Feb. 26, 2021, file photo shows an oil well east of Casper, Wyo. The Biden administration is raising royalty rates that companies must pay for oil and natural gas extracted from federal lands as it moves forward under court order with sales of public fossil fuel reserves in nine states. (AP Photo/Mead Gruver, File)
Spain's Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez, left, France's President Emmanuel Macron, Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, center left, Germany's Chancellor Olaf Scholz, center, Czech Prime Minister Petr Fiala, and Iceland's Prime Minister Katrin Jakobsdottir pose for a group photo with Spain's King Felipe and Queen Letizia and NATO leaders before a gala dinner at the Royal Palace in Madrid, Spain, Tuesday, June 28, 2022. North Atlantic Treaty Organization heads of state will meet for a NATO summit in Madrid from Tuesday through Thursday. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Ernst/Pool via AP

NATO leader says defence spending target applies to all allies, including Canada

Laura Osman, The Canadian Press MADRID — Canada found itself under the…

Spain's Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez, left, France's President Emmanuel Macron, Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, center left, Germany's Chancellor Olaf Scholz, center, Czech Prime Minister Petr Fiala, and Iceland's Prime Minister Katrin Jakobsdottir pose for a group photo with Spain's King Felipe and Queen Letizia and NATO leaders before a gala dinner at the Royal Palace in Madrid, Spain, Tuesday, June 28, 2022. North Atlantic Treaty Organization heads of state will meet for a NATO summit in Madrid from Tuesday through Thursday. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Ernst/Pool via AP