Top Western Canada news on Tuesday, Sept. 7, 2021

Tuesday, Sept. 7, 2021


Here are the top Western stories so far today from The Canadian Press. All times are local unless otherwise stated. Entries are subject to change as news develops. If you have questions you can contact B.C./Yukon bureau chief Kevin Ward at, 604-692-1160, acting Prairies bureau chief Chris Purdy at, 780-412-6252, or acting Prairies news editor Colette Derworiz at, 780-412-6263, or B.C./Yukon news editor Terri Theodore at, 604-692-1171.



B.C. residents can now get vaccine card


Victoria, British Columbia, Canada -- British Columbia's top doctor says a digital or paper proof-of-vaccination card that's available online could nudge more people aged 12 and up to get vaccinated in order to go out to restaurants or attend gyms and ticketed events starting next week. , Photos: 1

Twelve Alberta mayors urge COVID vaccine passport


Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, ,  -- Twelve Alberta mayors are calling for Premier Jason Kenney to bring in provincewide COVID-19 vaccine passport rules, while a member of his United Conservative caucus is telling him to back away from them entirely. By Dean Bennett. , Photos: 1

Yukon starts online vaccine credential


Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada -- Yukon is launching an online COVID-19 vaccine credential system. 

Alberta businesses call for vaccine passport


Calgary, Alberta, Canada -- As a fourth wave of COVID-19 cases pushes Alberta's hospitals to the brink, many local businesses are increasingly frustrated with the provincial government's refusal so far to introduce a vaccine passport program. By Amanda Stephenson. , Photos: 1

A look at vaccine passports across Canada


Newfoundland and Labrador on Tuesday joined the growing list of provinces planning to introduce COVID-19 vaccine passport systems. 

Manitoba COVID-19 case counts remain low


Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada -- Manitoba continues to avoid the kind of fourth-wave surge in COVID-19 cases seen in most other provinces, although health officials say the numbers will likely rise in the coming weeks. By Steve Lambert. , Photos: 1

Saskatchewan man charged in double homicide


Nipawin, Saskatchewan, Canada -- A man arrested following a weekend manhunt has been charged with two counts of first-degree murder in the shooting deaths of two people on a Saskatchewan First Nation. , Photos: 1

Alberta delays ID requirements for drug-use sites


Calgary, Alberta, Canada -- The Alberta government is delaying implementation of one of its new rules governing supervised drug-use sites amid a legal challenge. By Alanna Smith. , Photos: 1

Former Liberal MP joins Calgary mayoralty race


Calgary, Alberta, Canada -- Former member of Parliament Kent Hehr is throwing his hat in the ring to become Calgary's new mayor. By Bill Graveland. , Photos: 1

Call for witnesses to altercation with BC mayor


Surrey, British Columbia, Canada -- RCMP are asking anyone with information on an altercation between Surrey Mayor Doug McCallum and a grey Ford Mustang Saturday afternoon to please come forward. 



CALGARY - Calgary mayoral candidate Kevin J Johnston is expected to be sentenced for civil contempt for breaching QB Associate Chief Justice John Rooke's Order regarding illegal gatherings.

EDMONTON - Alberta Review Board hearing for Matthew de Grood, who killed five young people at a Calgary house party in 2014.


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