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Rachel Notley Wants Progress With B.C. On Trans Mountain Pipeline By Next Week

Rachel Notley Wants Progress With B.C. On Trans Mountain Pipeline By Next Week

EDMONTON — Alberta Premier Rachel Notley says she wants progress soon in the impasse between her province and British Columbia over the Trans Mountain pipeline or she will ratchet up the pressure. “We’d like to see some evidence of progress next week or you will hear more from us about other strategies that might be […]

Alberta To Issue 250 Cannabis Store Licences In 1st Year Of Operation

Alberta To Issue 250 Cannabis Store Licences In 1st Year Of Operation

EDMONTON — Alberta expects to issue 250 licences for cannabis stores in the first year of operation and says anyone who wants to run a weed shop must undergo extensive background checks. Alberta Justice Minister Kathleen Ganley says the province is balancing the need to provide cannabis with keeping communities safe and the product away […]

Canadian Home Sales Fall To Lowest Level In 3 Years: CREA

Canadian Home Sales Fall To Lowest Level In 3 Years: CREA

Canadian home sales fell 14.5 per cent between December and January, marking the lowest sales level in three years as the housing market was hit last month by a double whammy of tighter mortgage rules and lending rate hikes. Data released by the Canadian Real Estate Association Thursday suggested that January activity was down in […]

Sun Life Financial To Cover Medical Marijuana In Group Benefits Plans

Sun Life Financial To Cover Medical Marijuana In Group Benefits Plans

TORONTO — Sun Life Financial Inc. is adding medical marijuana as an option for its group benefits plans, marking an industry shift and the latest sign of growing public acceptance of cannabis. The Toronto-based insurer’s chief executive Dean Connor says the move was influenced by rising interest from Sun Life’s employer clients. Sun Life provides […]

Greenwashing Won’t Save Big Oil’s Failing Tar Sands Business Model

Greenwashing Won’t Save Big Oil’s Failing Tar Sands Business Model

Big Oil’s business model has collapsed and the situation for the industry will not improve. This business model is premised on strong growth to contribute to high prices and, in turn, render economically viable, expensive to develop non-conventional fossil fuels, such as the tar sands plus shale oil and gas. The increasingly aggressive actions on […]

‘Supercluster’ Funding: Navdeep Bains Unveils 5 Tech Groups Will Split $950M

‘Supercluster’ Funding: Navdeep Bains Unveils 5 Tech Groups Will Split $950M

OTTAWA — Innovation Minister Navdeep Bains has named five technology groups that will each get a piece of up to $950 million in what the government calls its “superclusters” initiative, a high-tech collaboration strategy aimed at fostering growth and creating jobs. — The Ocean supercluster based in Atlantic Canada will use innovation to improve competitiveness […]

Shaw Buyouts Number 3,300, Far More Than Expected

Shaw Buyouts Number 3,300, Far More Than Expected

Shaw Communications says 3,300 of its employees have decided to take a voluntary buyout package — far above the company’s original estimate of about 650. The Calgary-based company says that about one-quarter of its workforce will be departing as part of a previously announced multi-year transformation of its business. Originally estimated 650 buyouts Shaw originally […]

Jason Klaus And Joshua Frank, Duo Killed Alberta Family, Won’t Be Eligible For Parole For 25 Years

Jason Klaus And Joshua Frank, Duo Killed Alberta Family, Won’t Be Eligible For Parole For 25 Years

RED DEER, Alta. — An Alberta judge was critical of a section of the Criminal Code that allows for consecutive parole ineligibilities Wednesday as he ruled two men found guilty of murdering three family members will not have to spend additional time in prison before they can apply for parole. Jason Klaus, 42, and Joshua […]

CRA Raids 3 Locations Linked To Panama Papers Tax Investigation

CRA Raids 3 Locations Linked To Panama Papers Tax Investigation

CALGARY — The Canada Revenue Agency says it executed three search warrants Wednesday as part of a criminal investigation related to the so-called Panama Papers data leak. The CRA says in a statement that about 30 of its criminal investigators, as well as RCMP and West Vancouver Police, searched for evidence at undisclosed locations in […]

Girl On Alberta School Ski Trip Dies After Hitting Pole At Castle Mountain Resort

Girl On Alberta School Ski Trip Dies After Hitting Pole At Castle Mountain Resort

PINCHER CREEK, Alta. — A 10-year-old girl has died after striking a pole while she was on a school ski trip in southwestern Alberta. The Grade 6 student at Canyon Elementary School in Pincher Creek was on the planned outing Tuesday at the nearby Castle Mountain resort. She had taken a mandatory ski lesson in […]

Corkscrewed: How The B.C. Wine War Could Affect All Canadians

Corkscrewed: How The B.C. Wine War Could Affect All Canadians

When British Columbia Premier John Horgan said he would use “every tool in his toolbox” to stop the Trans Mountain Expansion Project, it apparently did not include a corkscrew. It is safe to assume that Horgan — who, ironically, just returned home from a China trade mission that promoted Canadian energy — was not prepared […]

Edmonton Eskimos Ask Fans If They Should Change Their Name

Edmonton Eskimos Ask Fans If They Should Change Their Name

EDMONTON — Thousands of core fans of the Canadian Football League’s Edmonton Eskimos are being asked if they think the team should change its name. The question surrounding the name Eskimo is contained in the club’s annual survey of its season ticket holders. The term is widely considered to be offensive by Canada’s Inuit population. […]

Canadians Spending Less On Food, Heat To Afford Prescription Drugs: Study

Canadians Spending Less On Food, Heat To Afford Prescription Drugs: Study

MONTREAL — Nearly one million Canadians opted for emptier grocery bags and colder homes in order to pay for prescription drugs in 2016, suggests a nationwide study on the topic published Tuesday. The review was conducted by researchers at the University of British Columbia, Simon Fraser University, McMaster University, and the University of Toronto. The […]

Ryan Mclennan, Calgary Teacher Using Billboards To Try To Find Kidney Donor

Ryan Mclennan, Calgary Teacher Using Billboards To Try To Find Kidney Donor

CALGARY — A Calgary teacher who needs a new kidney hopes the old adage “It Pays to Advertise” will help him find an organ donor for an operation that could save his life. Ryan Mclennan and his wife Shakina have purchased ad space on billboards across the busiest part of the province. The ads feature […]

U.S. Ambassador Kelly Craft Says Donald Trump Isn’t Great At Making Plans

U.S. Ambassador Kelly Craft Says Donald Trump Isn’t Great At Making Plans

OTTAWA — In a room flanked by military tanks and warplanes, the U.S. Ambassador to Canada spoke somewhat candidly Tuesday evening about what it’s like to work with President Donald Trump. Kelly Craft made her remarks at the Macdonald-Laurier Institute’s annual gala at the Canadian War Museum. During a panel mostly focused on NAFTA, she […]

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