Swimmers urged to take precautions with blue-green algae warning in effect along Saint John River

The beach at Mactaquac Provincial Park is the perfect place to soak up the sun and cool off in the water, especially with the province under a heat warning this weekend. Story continues below However, the blue-green algae plaguing lakes…

Sections of Alberta’s Mental Health Act deemed unconstitutional, court rules

A court has ruled six sections of Alberta’s Mental Health Act are unconstitutional after reviewing the case of a Calgary man who was held in hospital for nine months and treated with medications without his consent. The decision was issued…

Alberta schools battle budgets as future of nutrition grant remains unclear

Lethbridge school districts have created their budgets already, despite uncertainties of the funding they’ll be receiving from the United Conservative government’s first budget. “[We] really hope that the assumptions [we’ve] made on the upcoming budget are correct,” said Chris Smeaton,…

Alberta camp helps kids with autism conquer fears, break stereotypes

A Calgary-area organization is ensuring kids with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) can successfully experience a childhood rite of passage: summer camp. “Kids with autism, they’re put inside a box a lot of their life of what they’re allowed to do,…