• Federal Conservatives win reliable stronghold in Alberta byelection

    Conservative Glen Motz, a retired Medicine Hat police officer, cruised to an easy victory as votes were counted Monday night. With more two-thirds of the polls reporting and Motz with more 68 per cent of the votes at around 10 p.m., Liberal candidate Stan Sakamoto offered his congratulations in person

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  • New hospital is answer to rising health care needs, says AHS report

    Alberta Health Services is urging the province to build a new hospital in the Edmonton area, to keep up with health care needs. "Development of a new comprehensive health campus will allow the growing needs of the zone to be met in a more expedient manner than the other complex staged redevelopments

  • Conservative Glen Motz thanks Trudeau after winning Medicine Hat-Cardston-Warner byelection

    Conservative candidate Glen Motz was full of gratitude for the prime minister after taking the Medicine Hat-Cardston-Warner byelection Tuesday evening. "I want to thank Justin Trudeau," Motz said in a victory speech. "The activity in our campaign absolutely spiked the day he arrived,

  • Waterways residents moved back home long before it was okay

    Waterways has been hard hit by natural disasters in the last few years. May's wildfire levelled over 300 homes in the community. Up until October, it was unclear whether residents would be allowed to return at all because changes to provincial legislation prohibited rebuilding in flood zones. The

  • Protesters at Toronto's Trump Tower rally against misogyny, sexual violence

    A group of about 40 people rallied outside the Trump International Hotel and Tower in Toronto Monday evening to denounce the Republican presidential candidate's sexually aggressive language. The event was inspired by a meme-turned-movement in the United States called "P---y Grabs Back."

  • Schoolyard chickens: Canmore council allows students to raise cluckers

    Teachers from Canadian Rockies Public Schools convinced Canmore town council to amend its animal control bylaw for one year so their students can raise chickens for educational purposes. The cluckers will be housed at Canmore Collegiate High School (CCHS), but will also be cared for by elementary students

  • Quebec City minor hockey coach facing 2 child-luring charges

    A Quebec City minor hockey coach is facing two charges of child-luring after making several "requests of a sexual nature" online, according to police. Kevin Pinard-Bédard, 25, was arrested last Thursday following a police investigation. The midget- and junior-level coach was allegedly luring

  • Woman killed in fiery collision in north Edmonton

    A woman was killed in a fiery crash in north Edmonton late Monday afternoon. 

  • UBC, former student fail to reach agreement on human-rights complaint

    A former University of British Columbia student who filed a human rights complaint over the school's handling of sexual assault reports says mediation ended unsuccessfully after 90 minutes on Monday. Glynnis Kirchmeier says she cannot disclose what happened during the early settlement meeting due

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  • B.C. children's rep Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond issues to-do list on departure

    The woman who has been watching out for British Columbia's children and youth for the last decade used her final report to urge the province to be accountable and focus on children. Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond was a fierce advocate for vulnerable young people, and often a thorn in the side of the B.C

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  • Island charity dinner to feature Margaret Trudeau as speaker

    The annual charity dinner held each year at Island business owner Danny Murphy's Gingerwood home in Stanhope is changing its focus this year. For 11 of the past 13 dinners held at Gingerwood, the money raised has gone to Alzheimers charities. This time, Murphy is putting the spotlight on mental

  • Grade 8 student tells federal minister he teaches indigenous language course

    A Grade 8 student stunned a gathering of national aboriginal leaders and the federal indigenous affairs minister Monday by saying he volunteered to become his school's indigenous language teacher after one too many berry-picking field trips. Tim Masso, 13, said he asked school officials if he could

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  • Judges in Alberta custody case ordered boy not to wear girls clothes in public

    A sexual minorities expert says judges need to be better educated about gender identity after two Alberta family court judges ruled that a child born a boy couldn't wear girls clothes in public. Last year, a judge ruled the child could only wear girls clothes in private. "These kinds of decisions

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  • Family of murdered B.C. girl reacts to news of killer's prison pregnancy

    Reena Virk's grandfather Mukand Pallan of Victoria, B.C., says he hopes becoming a mother will inspire Kelly Ellard. "I hope she tries to get better and tries to be a better mother and live her life," said Pallan from his home in Victoria. "I wish her well. The court heard how Virk

    The Canadian Press
  • Charges against Jeremy Morris dropped in MUHC fraud case

    Charges against a man arrested in connection with the McGill University Health Centre superhospital fraud case, have been dropped.

  • Car evidence in fatal Saskatchewan farm shooting out of police custody: lawyer

    Chris Murphy represents the family of Colten Boushie, who was killed Aug. 9 after the SUV he was riding in with four other people drove onto the rural property west of Saskatoon. "I notified the Crown and the RCMP on Monday, the 12th of September, that this vehicle was not in police custody and

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  • Sinking of tug off B.C. coast prompts disaster-response rethink: minister

    A sunken tug and the subsequent diesel spill on British Columbia's central coast is prompting a rethink to emergency response that could allow those closest to the disaster to take the lead, says the federal indigenous affairs minister. Carolyn Bennett told the Assembly of First Nations gathering

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  • South Shore mayors band together against Longueuil

    Brossard, Saint-Lambert and Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville launched a mobilization campaign Monday entitled, "On paie trop pour Longueuil" (We pay too much for Longueuil). The three mayors behind the campaign  — Paul Leduc (Brossard), Alain Dépatie (Saint-Lambert) and Martin Murray (Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville

  • Uber should investigate own databases after more claims of bogus fares, privacy experts say

    A string of complaints by customers charged for Uber trips they say they never took has security experts calling on the ride-hailing company to launch a formal investigation to make sure its databases haven't been breached. After CBC News reported on the story of Laura Hesp, who lives in Toronto

  • Figuring out actual benefits of federal spending could take years: Poloz

    The Bank of Canada governor says it could take years of sifting through data before economists will know the actual impact of today's federal spending measures aimed at boosting the weak economy. Stephen Poloz made the comments Monday during testimony before the House of Commons finance committee

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  • Guild Theatre presenting play Roomies, about living with disability

    A new play coming to the Guild in Charlottetown Saturday is showing audiences what it's like to live with a disability. It was written by, and stars Paul Power, the artistic director of Hub City Theatre in Moncton, N.B., who also lives with a disability. "It's definitely an odd-couple

  • Laval police have located missing youth centre teen

    Laval police have located a missing teenage girl, who had been staying at the same youth centre where a string of disappearances occurred earlier this year.

  • Kathleen Ganley says marijuana wasn't 'cash cow' for Colorado

    Alberta's justice minister says marijuana has not been a "cash cow" for Colorado, but neither has it led to widespread criminal activity. Kathleen Ganley travelled to Colorado late last week to talk to U.S. officials about how they dealt with the legalization of marijuana in their state

  • Doctors sue MUHC over delivery quotas they say threatens babies

    Four doctors with the McGill University Health Centre are suing for discrimination and $50,000 each in moral damages as new quotas limit the number of deliveries they can perform. "Every time [these doctors] tell a patient that they cannot respect their choice to deliver at the Royal Vic, their

  • Wilson-Raybould, former PM Kim Campbell defend new process for top court

    Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould says the Liberal government is going to stick with the selection process that led to the nomination of Newfoundland and Labrador justice Malcolm Rowe to the Supreme Court of Canada. "A modern, dynamic, 21st-century court needed a modern, dynamic, 21st-century

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