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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Girl told 911 'send the police now' as cops waited 48 minutes, official says

Students trapped inside a classroom with a gunman repeatedly called 911 during this week's attack on a Texas elementary school, including one who pleaded, 'Please send the police now,' as officers waited more than an hour to breach the classroom after following the gunman into the building, authorities said Friday.

People gather at a memorial site to pay their respects to the victims killed in this week's elementary school shooting in Uvalde, Texas, May 26, 2022. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

Fact check: NRA speakers distort gun and crime statistics

Speakers at the National Rifle Association annual meeting assailed a Chicago gun ban that doesn't exist, ignored security upgrades at the Texas school where children were slaughtered and roundly distorted national gun and crime statistics as they pushed back against any tightening of gun laws.