Gravel mine plans near Big Hill Springs Provincial Park are 'nonsensical', conservation group says

A gravel mine, just 800 metres from Big Hill Springs Provincial Park, could seriously impact groundwater in the conservation area, the Alberta Wilderness Association says. (Supplied/AWA/N. Pink) A gravel mine, just 800 metres from Big Hill Springs Provincial Park, could seriously impact groundwater in the conservation area, the Alberta Wilderness Association says. (Supplied/AWA/N. Pink)

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Texas school shooting kills 19 children, 2 adults

An 18-year-old gunman opened fire Tuesday at a Texas elementary school, killing at least 18 children as he went from classroom to classroom, officials said, in the latest gruesome moment for a country scarred by a string of massacres. The attacker was killed by law enforcement.

A woman cries as she leaves the Uvalde Civic Center, Tuesday May 24, 2022, after a mass shooting at a Texas school. (William Luther/The San Antonio Express-News via AP)

U.S. senator begs for gun compromise after Texas shooting

Connecticut U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy, who came to Congress representing Sandy Hook, begged his colleagues to finally pass legislation addressing the nation's gun violence problem as the latest school shooting unfolded Tuesday in Uvalde, Texas.