Prairies

  • Alberta budget delivers tax increases for 1st time in years
    Alberta budget delivers tax increases for 1st time in years CBC - 5 hours ago

    Smokers, drinkers, speeders and high-income earners will pay more thanks to new measures introduced today by the Alberta government to deal with lower revenues brought … More »Alberta budget delivers tax increases for 1st time in years

    Alberta budget delivers tax increases for 1st time in years

    Smokers, drinkers, speeders and high-income earners will pay more thanks to new measures introduced today by the Alberta government to deal with lower revenues brought by the plunge in oil prices. About 2,000 full-time positions will be cut, with Alberta Health Services being hit the hardest. The governing Progressive …

  • Alta Budget 20150326
    Alberta Budget 2015: 5 things you need to know CBC - 4 hours ago

    The province says Alberta spends about $1,300 more per capita than the national average. The government vows to reduce the revenue gap three ways: $1.9 billion reduction … More »Alberta Budget 2015: 5 things you need to know

    Alta Budget 20150326

    The province says Alberta spends about $1,300 more per capita than the national average. The government vows to reduce the revenue gap three ways: $1.9 billion reduction in spending, $1.5 billion in new revenue and $4 billion from the province's contingency fund. The province says it spent half of its entire budget last …

  • Court challenge filed in attempt to stop Alberta snap election
    Court challenge filed in attempt to stop Alberta snap election CBC - 5 hours ago

    A court challenge has been filed that argues Premier Jim Prentice has no right to call an early election. Edmonton lawyer Tom Engel filed an injunction application in … More »Court challenge filed in attempt to stop Alberta snap election

    Court challenge filed in attempt to stop Alberta snap election

    A court challenge has been filed that argues Premier Jim Prentice has no right to call an early election. Edmonton lawyer Tom Engel filed an injunction application in Court of Queen’s Bench this afternoon, in which he argues Prentice must “uphold the promise and legal obligation to hold the next general election” during …

  • Uber injuction now in hands of Edmonton judge
    Uber injuction now in hands of Edmonton judge CBC - 5 hours ago

    A judge is now considering the city’s plea to place a temporary injunction against the ride-share service Uber. City lawyer Brad Savoury asked Justice Michelle Crighton … More »Uber injuction now in hands of Edmonton judge

    Uber injuction now in hands of Edmonton judge

    A judge is now considering the city’s plea to place a temporary injunction against the ride-share service Uber. City lawyer Brad Savoury asked Justice Michelle Crighton on Thursday to order Uber Canada to deactivate its drivers’ accounts and stop hiring new drivers. He said Uber is breaking city bylaws that threaten public …

  • Health care levies may not lead to a better system
    Health care levies may not lead to a better system CBC - 9 hours ago

    Albertans will soon be asked to “contribute more directly” to their health care, Premier Jim Prentice told the province earlier this week. The province has said it will … More »Health care levies may not lead to a better system

    Health care levies may not lead to a better system

    Albertans will soon be asked to “contribute more directly” to their health care, Premier Jim Prentice told the province earlier this week. The province has said it will add health-care levies — stopping short of calling them premiums — into today’s budget. No details about how the levies would work or how much they would …

  • Paskapoo Slopes development plan shown at open house
    Paskapoo Slopes development plan shown at open house CBC - 11 hours ago

    The city hosted the first of two open houses on Wednesday night to show Calgarians a revised plan for development of the East Paskapoo Slopes. The developer, Trinity … More »Paskapoo Slopes development plan shown at open house

    Paskapoo Slopes development plan shown at open house

    The city hosted the first of two open houses on Wednesday night to show Calgarians a revised plan for development of the East Paskapoo Slopes. The developer, Trinity Hills, is asking the city to rezone and create a new area structure plan for 105 hectares of undeveloped land east of Canada Olympic Park (COP) and south …

  • Fentanyl antidote should be more accessible: PADIS
    Fentanyl antidote should be more accessible: PADIS CBC - 5 hours ago

    The medical director of Alberta's Poison and Drug Information Service (PADIS) says more communities need access to an antidote for fentanyl as the dangerous street … More »Fentanyl antidote should be more accessible: PADIS

    Fentanyl antidote should be more accessible: PADIS

    The medical director of Alberta's Poison and Drug Information Service (PADIS) says more communities need access to an antidote for fentanyl as the dangerous street drug becomes more prevalent.

  • Cuts to CBC Calgary means major reduction in staff
    Cuts to CBC Calgary means major reduction in staff CBC - 4 hours ago

    Twenty positions are expected to be lost at CBC Calgary. The full impact of the cuts will be offset by current vacancies and new investment in the digital service.  … More »Cuts to CBC Calgary means major reduction in staff

    Cuts to CBC Calgary means major reduction in staff

    Twenty positions are expected to be lost at CBC Calgary. The full impact of the cuts will be offset by current vacancies and new investment in the digital service. Johnny Michel, the CBC's senior managing director in the west region, explained the corporation is under great financial duress that required a rethink of …

  • Man charged after woman assaulted at Prince's Island Park CBC - 11 hours ago

    Police have charged a man with assault after a woman was found suffering from serious injuries in Prince's Island Park on Wednesday afternoon. A suspect was located … More »Man charged after woman assaulted at Prince's Island Park

    Police have charged a man with assault after a woman was found suffering from serious injuries in Prince's Island Park on Wednesday afternoon. A suspect was located near the Calgary Drop-In Centre later in the evening.

  • Election not official, but Tory campaign team appears to gear up CBC - 12 hours ago

    The Calgary Herald reported this week that Randy Dawson has agreed to be the provincial campaign manager for the PCs, a role he has held in previous elections. The premier … More »Election not official, but Tory campaign team appears to gear up

    The Calgary Herald reported this week that Randy Dawson has agreed to be the provincial campaign manager for the PCs, a role he has held in previous elections. The premier would not confirm that Dawson has joined the party’s campaign team. CBC News heard from sources that Dawson met with Patricia Misutka, the principal …

  • Bring Mill Creek back to surface at river, council urged

    Mill Creek could become a natural waterway again, if council follows through a suggestion to reunite the southside ravine with the North Saskatchewan River. Nancy Rempel, president of Keepers of the Mill Creek Ravine, asked council to restore the natural above-ground connection to the river.

  • The man found dead in a tree in a backyard in Acadia was Justin McKinnon-Blomme, family members have confirmed to CBC News. "It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of Justin. Justin was loved and cared for by many people," it read. "At this time the family is asking for some privacy as we deal with the …

  • #YEG Today: What you need to know to get where you're going

    It's Thursday, March 26 and it's starting to smell like spring outside.

  • Cleo the calico cat missing for 6 years to rejoin Edmonton owner

    Cleo the calico cat is back. “She was the runt of the litter,” says Amanda Graham. Graham last saw Cleo six years ago on her family’s farm in Kemptville, Ont., just south of Ottawa. Cleo spent a lot of time outdoors, but for whatever reason got lost — a lot.

  • Meika Jordan's mother collapses with grief after murder trial testimony

    Kyla Woodhouse, the mother of a six-year-old Calgary girl who was beaten to death, says nothing could have prepared her for sitting in on the murder trial. Meika Jordan died of blunt force trauma in November 2011. She had been in the care of her father and stepmother at the time. Spencer Jordan and Marie Magoon have both …

  • Mohameddek Ali Mohamud identified as body found at Canada Olympic Park

    Mohameddek Ali Mohamud has been identified by family members as the man in his 20s found dead at Canada Olympic Park near the western edge of Calgary. A passerby called police around 2:30 a.m. MT Wednesday after discovering the unconcealed body on the ski jump service road.

  • Prentice says so-called "blame Albertans" comments misconstrued

    It has been called everything from a bad news budget to a document that will fundamentally change the lives of all Albertans.

  • Drew Legary not guilty of sexual assaulting teen patient at Alberta Children's Hospital

    A Calgary nurse accused of sexually assaulting a teenage patient at the Alberta Children's Hospital was found not guilty today. Drew Legary was acquitted of sexual assault and sexual interference. The ​​complainant was 13-year-old patient at the Alberta Children's Hospital in September 2011. Legary was accused of touching …

  • Calgary police are investigating the case of a homeowner who found their dog dead and buried in the backyard. Officers were called to the home located in the 1400 block of Richland Road N.E. around 4:30 p.m. Monday.

  • Calgary Young Offender Centre changes to spur layoffs, says union

    The government says the Calgary Young Offender Centre in the city's northwest is under used and some employees could lose their jobs. The centre will no longer offer rehab services or house young offenders awaiting trial or serving sentences. "The number of young offenders has declined over the past several years and …