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EDMONTON — Albertans will cast ballots Monday in a referendum that is technically about rejecting equalization but has morphed into more of a Prairie festivus airing of grievances. "(This) is not about partisan politics," Premier Jason Kenney has said at various times in recent days, when asked about the referendum question. "This is about whether or not Alberta should push hard to get a fair deal." It's symbolism, he said, but also a bargaining chip. "The point of it is to get leverage for cons
An injured woman found lying on the highway near Fort Providence, N.W.T., has prompted a plea for the public's help from the RCMP. Officers were called to Highway 3, just south of the Big River gas station, at around 9:30 p.m. on Thursday, police said in a statement on Saturday. The woman, who had serious injuries, was medevaced to Alberta for treatment, they said. They did not provide her identity, age or current condition. Police are asking anyone with information to contact RCMP in Fort Provi
It's been more than two weeks since wildfires forced hundreds of people from the Shoal Lake and Red Earth Cree Nations to evacuate their homes north of Hudson Bay, Sask. — and still, no official return date has been set. "They're very lonely," said Shoal Lake Chief Marcel Head in a virtual news conference Friday afternoon. "They want to return home, but we've been telling them that we wouldn't want to put a risk on their health." Environment Canada lifted all air quality advisories in the area F
A teachers' union in northern British Columbia says the current "severe" shortage of substitute teachers across the school district could compromise services to students who need extra support. Katherine Trepanier of the Prince George District Teachers' Association says the district currently has 35 substitute teachers, often referred to as teachers teaching on call (TTOCs), far less than the needed 80 to 100 substitute teachers. A TTOC is a certified teacher that substitutes for full-time teach
Ombrelle Canada has recalled a series of Ombrelle Garnier sunscreen products due to elevated levels of benzene. All lots of Ombrelle Garnier Complete Dry Mist Spray sunscreen in both SPF 30 and SPF 60 are on the recall list. Health Canada said in a notice Friday the level of benzene, a colourless chemical found in gasoline and cigarettes, in the product is high enough to pose "serious health risks." "Immediate signs of exposure to elevated levels of benzene include drowsiness, dizziness, rapid o
Two residents, including a person in their 50s, and one employee at the Villa Renaissance nursing home in Dalhousie have died of COVID-19, according to Michael Keating, interim executive director of the New Brunswick Association of Nursing Homes. Seven employees and seven patients at the nursing home have tested positive for the virus since Wednesday. Keating said the province has sent in people to help support staff at the Villa Rennaissance and that's allowing residents to get the care they ne
It appears that people with mixed COVID-19 vaccines will finally get the green light to travel south - once the U.S. border reopens to fully vaccinated Canadians next month. Richard Zussman reports.
Calgary police have charged a man in relation to one of a series of random attacks in the downtown core early Friday morning. The Calgary Police Service said Conner Dery, 25, has been charged with aggravated assault and carrying a concealed weapon in relation to an assault at Fourth Street LRT Station. Police said in the release, sent Saturday afternoon, they confirmed that one of the initially reported attacks — that a victim was knocked unconscious in the 1000 block of Sixth Avenue S.W. — was
Days ahead of the municipal election, a group rallied at Olympic Plaza in Calgary to show support for the women running. "We need boys and girls to think about becoming politicians, to think about how they can help somebody else, to become a leader and to make changes," said Frances Wright, rally organizer and chair of the Famous 5 Foundation chair, named after five Canadian suffragists. Women are more involved in politics than ever before, but women still face barriers in the political realm, s
WATFORD, England (AP) — With a deft touch, a roll of the ball with his studs, a dummy and then a sublime finish into the bottom corner, Mohamed Salah produced another goal-of-the-season contender to headline Liverpool’s 5-0 win at Watford in the Premier League on Saturday. On a tough day for Claudio Ranieri in his first match as Watford manager, Salah delivered almost a replica of his stunning individual goal against Manchester City before the international break — and overshadowed a hat trick s
OTTAWA — Pierce Schoel thought he might be able to avoid a long wait at the passport office in Kitchener, Ont. by going in the middle of the day. He was surprised to discover line-ups out the door. The security guard told people they'd likely be waiting two, even three hours. But with a long-awaited trip to Mexico on the horizon -- his first overseas trip since the pandemic began -- he stuck it out. "I've been waiting to travel for quite a long time," Shoel said after applying for his passport F
A second person linked to a class at Whitehorse Elementary School has tested positive for COVID-19, according to a letter from public health officials in Yukon on Saturday. Yukon Communicable Disease Control said the case is linked to the Grade 5b class at the school. A COVID-19 case connected to the same class was announced last week Tuesday. In its Saturday letter, public health said students and staff connected to the class who attended school on Tuesday are close contacts of the COVID-19 cas
It's the end of an era in Alberta, with voters in Edmonton and Calgary heading to the polls on Monday to elect new mayors for the first time in years. Neither Edmonton Mayor Don Iveson nor Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi are running for re-election. Iveson was first elected mayor in 2013 and served two terms, while Nenshi served three terms after his election as mayor in 2010. They reflected on their careers with West of Centre host Kathleen Petty. Leadership during a global pandemic Both mayors are
PORT-AU-PRINCE (Reuters) -A U.S. Christian aid organization on Sunday said a group of its missionaries had been kidnapped in Haiti, a further sign the Caribbean nation's gangs are growing increasingly brazen amid political and economic crises. The group was in Haiti to visit an orphanage when their bus was hijacked on Saturday outside the capital Port-au-Prince, according to accounts by other missionaries, amid a spike in kidnappings following the murder of President Jovenel Moise. Ohio-based Christian Aid Ministries said it had no information on who was behind the abduction nor where they took the group, which includes 16 Americans and one Canadian.
Officials with the Nunavut capital say they suspect fuel got into the tank from outside the plant, but a treated reservoir downstream had fuel levels within limits. Long-term health effects are not a concern.
IATSE President Matthew Loeb says his union representing film and TV crews is prepared for a "painful" strike shutting down Hollywood production — but he's hoping for a deal by Monday. (Oct. 15)
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The chill in the air has some residents in a southeast Edmonton neighbourhood looking ahead to their winter transit options — and they are concerned. Residents in The Hills at Charlesworth, a new community in the rapidly growing area of Ellerslie Road between 34th and 50th Streets, are asking the city to improve transit service to the neighbourhood. Currently, there is no transit stop there. Residents have to walk about two kilometres to the nearest stop on 50th Street. "When I came here a few m
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Defense Department said Friday that it is committed to offering condolence payments to relatives of the 10 people who were killed in an errant U.S. drone strike in Kabul, Afghanistan, in August. Pentagon spokesman John Kirby said in a statement that the Defense Department was also working with the State Department to help surviving family members relocate to the United States. Kirby said the matter arose in a meeting Thursday between Dr. Colin Kahl, under secretary of
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