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NDP calls for moratorium on Clearview AI facial recognition software

NDP calls for moratorium on Clearview AI facial recognition software

OTTAWA — NDP ethics critic Charlie Angus wants the Liberal government to stop the RCMP's use of controversial facial-recognition software. The U.S.

Seven Stettler physicians ‘revoke ER services’

Stettler and area residents going to the local healthcare centre’s emergency room may see some unfamiliar faces there.

Castor council ponders summer student quandary

Town of Castor council found out during their regular meeting Feb. 24 that questions still remain around grant funding for summer student positions.
Trump 5G adviser meets feds in Ottawa amid pending decision on Huawei

Trump 5G adviser meets feds in Ottawa amid pending decision on Huawei

OTTAWA — A top Trump administration adviser on telecommunications met Monday with officials in Ottawa as Canada continues working on whether to allow Chinese firm Huawei to participate in its new 5G wireless internet network. The U.S.

Castor council tweaks fire chief role

Castor town council tweaked the fire chief’s role and dealt with several other items at their regular council meeting Feb. 24.

Castor council looks at property price

Town of Castor councillors will lower the price of a lot that has been described as too expensive by prospective buyers. Council discussed the issue at their Feb. 24 regular meeting.

Big Valley council may tweak utility billing

Big Valley village council may tweak the way it handles utility billing. The issue was discussed at the Feb. 27 regular meeting of council.

Castor council debates pros, cons of sea cans

Castor town council decided at their Feb. 24 regular meeting to examine how other communities handle sea cans in residential areas, after a local resident asked the town to approve them for storage use.

Coronation RCMP see tough housing situation in Castor

The Consort RCMP detachment is trying its best to get members into local communities, but the NCO says homes aren’t always easy to come by. Consort acting commander Cpl. Chad Salmi spoke to Castor town council at their regular meeting Feb. 24.

Alleged bike gang members facing drug charges released from custody

Three of 11 alleged bike gang members arrested in January are set to reappear in Prince Albert Provincial Court.