Category Archives: Alberta


Video game addiction is a mental health condition which is affecting lots of lives today. Basically, it is a gaming disorder defined by the International Classification of Diseases, as an outline of continuous or repeating gaming behaviour, which could take place either online or offline, and it is evident by the inability to have control…

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Lloydminster to follow Saskatchewan lead to begin phased-in reopenings next week

When it comes to the map, Lloydminster is a city divided. But when it comes to relaxing public health restrictions, it’s Saskatchewan all the way. Beginning Monday, the border city 250 kilometres east of Edmonton will join Saskatchewan in its phased reopening of health services, businesses and recreational facilities that have had operations curtailed to…

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Financially struggling newspapers to get federal money within weeks, heritage minister says

Federal Heritage Minister Steven Guilbeault says he expects money from an emergency COVID-19 general business wage subsidy program to start flowing within weeks to Canada’s beleaguered newspaper industry. Critics say this financial lifeline may come too late, however, to save the pandemic crisis-accelerated loss of newspapers and media jobs — specifically, because a stalled $595-million…

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Rising rivers flood downtown Fort McMurray, prompting new evacuation orders

Flooding in Fort McMurray caused by ice jams in the rapidly thawing Athabasca River worsened overnight Sunday, prompting a new round of mandatory evacuation orders. By Monday morning, access to the lower townsite had been closed by the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo.  “Access to the Lower Townsite, including MacDonald Island, downtown and Waterways, is…

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