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Op-ed from MLA Long and Minister LaGrange regarding Hinton health crisis

Op-ed from MLA Long and Minister LaGrange regarding Hinton health crisis

"Rural and remote Albertans face unique challenges requiring unique solutions. To address the rural physician shortage over the long term, our government has undertaken some key initiatives."
Vote now in Jasper and Hinton Readers’ Choice Awards!

Vote now in Jasper and Hinton Readers’ Choice Awards!

Who will earn your votes and be crowned the bestin the 2024 Fitzhugh Readers' Choice Awards?
Gas metering station involved in grass fire near Edson

Gas metering station involved in grass fire near Edson

RCMP initially reported that a pipeline explosion has sparked the fire, but Yellowhead County later clarified that there has been no direct damage reported with nearby pipelines.
Grass fire briefly closed Highway 16 west of Edson

Grass fire briefly closed Highway 16 west of Edson

Police say the cause of the explosion is unknown at this time.
'Critical breaking point': Hinton sounding alarm over health-care worker shortage

'Critical breaking point': Hinton sounding alarm over health-care worker shortage

Alberta Health Service has stated that no physician will be on-site in the emergency department of the Hinton Healthcare Centre overnight from 11 p.m. to 7 a.m. on June 24, 25, 26, 27 or 30, according to a Facebook post from the town on Monday.
Letter: CPC candidate race for Yellowhead County

Letter: CPC candidate race for Yellowhead County

"Due to the changes in the boundaries of the federal Yellowhead riding, this means that if Gerald Soroka gets elected again, he won't even be living in the riding he's supposed to represent."
Indigenous-led program continues work to prevent caribou deaths on Highway 40

Indigenous-led program continues work to prevent caribou deaths on Highway 40

The Caribou Patrol began in 2012 in the wake of the province discontinuing the Caribou Cowboy program.
Op-ed: Axe the taxes for summer

Op-ed: Axe the taxes for summer

"Conservatives will axe the tax on everything for everyone in a carbon tax election, but until that can happen, Trudeau must adopt this common-sense measure to give Canadians a summer break."
West Central Airshed Society breaks down air quality into all its molecules

West Central Airshed Society breaks down air quality into all its molecules

We all know what good air quality looks like: clear. But what does bad air quality look like really, really close up? That's where the WCAS comes in.
TSB investigating after 23 train cars derail in Hinton

TSB investigating after 23 train cars derail in Hinton

The tracks reopened around 6:30 p.m. Sunday evening. CN stated that site clean-up would continue for several weeks.