Top Western Canada news on Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2021

Wednesday, Sept. 8, 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.



9/11 a lesson on identity in Canadian classrooms


Most undergraduate students sitting in a class about Canada's military history at the University of Calgary have never known or can't remember a world before Sept. 11, 2001. By Fakiha Baig. , Photos: 1


Brandon University: Fleury's vax comment a 'stain'


Brandon, Manitoba, Canada -- Brandon University has issued a statement publicly criticizing former NHLer Theo Fleury for spreading harmful conspiracy theories. , Photos: 1


Calgary mayoralty candidate to serve 40 days


Calgary, Alberta, Canada -- A controversial Calgary mayoralty candidate will serve 40 days in jail after being found guilty of violating three COVID-19 court orders. , Photos: 1


New fossil sheds light on the evolution of bigness


It was getting late and the team of paleontologists excavating a previously unexplored outcrop of the Burgess Shale was ready to call it a day. A camera crew filming the dig in Kootenay National Park had already packed it in. By Bob Weber. , Photos: 1

Toews, Thúy among women leading Giller long list


Toronto, Ontario, Canada -- Miriam Toews of Manitoba and Kim Thúy of Quebec are among the female authors dominating this year's Scotiabank Giller Prize long list. By Adina Bresge. , Photos: 1



EDMONTON _ Annual review board hearing for Matthew de Grood, who was found not criminally responsible in the stabbing death of five people at a Calgary house party in 2014. Reporter Bill Graveland is covering.

EDMONTON _ The Alberta government has backed down from demanding salary cuts from nurses. But the nurses’ union says the province still wants concessions. By Dean Bennett.


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