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Alberta's population growth is breaking records, but signs of strain are showing

Alberta's population growth is breaking records, but signs of strain are showing

CALGARY — At Calgary's Centre for Newcomers, where Kelly Ernst is chief program officer, staff have been — in Ernst's words — "run off their feet.
After countrywide pre-budget tour, Liberals reveal Tuesday how they'll pay for it all

After countrywide pre-budget tour, Liberals reveal Tuesday how they'll pay for it all

OTTAWA — With Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland promising to keep the federal deficit from ballooning in Tuesday's federal budget, all eyes will be on the Liberals' plan to pay for their agenda — and whether that could include new taxes on the wealt
Israel says Iran launched more than 300 drones and missiles, 99% of which were intercepted

Israel says Iran launched more than 300 drones and missiles, 99% of which were intercepted

JERUSALEM (AP) — Booms and air raid sirens sounded across Israel early Sunday after Iran launched hundreds of drones, ballistic missiles and cruise missiles in an unprecedented revenge mission that pushed the Middle East closer to a regionwide war.
Can homeless people be fined for sleeping outside? A rural Oregon city asks the US Supreme Court

Can homeless people be fined for sleeping outside? A rural Oregon city asks the US Supreme Court

GRANTS PASS, Oregon (AP) — A pickleball game in this leafy Oregon community was suddenly interrupted one rainy weekend morning by the arrival of an ambulance.
How to get rid of NYC rats without brutality? Birth control is one idea

How to get rid of NYC rats without brutality? Birth control is one idea

New York lawmakers are proposing rules to humanely drive down the population of rats and other rodents, eyeing contraception and a ban on glue traps as alternatives to poison or a slow, brutal death.
High winds leave thousands without electricity across Ontario

High winds leave thousands without electricity across Ontario

TORONTO — Hydro One says thousands of Ontario residents were without power Saturday as high winds blew across much of the province.
Faith Ringgold, pioneering Black quilt artist and author, dies at 93

Faith Ringgold, pioneering Black quilt artist and author, dies at 93

NEW YORK (AP) — Faith Ringgold, an award-winning author and artist who broke down barriers for Black female artists and became famous for her richly colored and detailed quilts combining painting, textiles and storytelling, has died. She was 93.
Small earthquake shakes Southern California desert near site of Coachella music festival

Small earthquake shakes Southern California desert near site of Coachella music festival

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — A small earthquake shook the Southern California desert Saturday near Coachella, where the famous music festival is being held this weekend. No damage or injuries were reported. The quake, with a preliminary magnitude of 3.
Oldest living conjoined twins, Lori and George Schappell, die at 62

Oldest living conjoined twins, Lori and George Schappell, die at 62

READING, Pa. (AP) — Conjoined twins Lori and George Schappell, who pursued separate careers, interests and relationships during lives that defied medical expectations, died this month in Pennsylvania, according to funeral home officials.
Bird flu is spreading to more farm animals. Are milk and eggs safe?

Bird flu is spreading to more farm animals. Are milk and eggs safe?

A bird flu outbreak in U.S. dairy cows has grown to affect more than two dozen herds in eight states, just weeks after the nation's largest egg producer found the virus in its chickens.