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Alberta leaving federal climate plan over Trans Mountain decision

Alberta leaving federal climate plan over Trans Mountain decision

Premier Rachel Notley has announced that Alberta is pulling out of the national climate plan until the federal government “gets its act together” on the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion. In a scathing statement, Notley declared that “the time for Canadian niceties is over” and urged Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to recall Parliament for an emergency session to address what she called a crisis that threatens Canada’s sovereignty. “Albertans are angry. I am angry. Alberta has done everything right and we have been let down,” Notley said. Notley said she spokeRead More


Calgary woman sets sights on marathon after quadruple amputation

Calgary woman sets sights on marathon after quadruple amputation

Nearly two years after undergoing a quadruple amputation, a Calgary woman has set her sights on running a marathon. In early 2017, Verna Marzo was diagnosed with endometriosis: a frequently painful disorder in which the tissue that normally lines the inside of one’s uterus grows outside the organ. Following a hysterectomy, Marzo developed complications and sepsis. With a grim prognosis, doctors put her into a coma. “The doctor said that I will be in a coma for at least a month or two but then after six days I wokeRead More


Ian Tyson bows out of upcoming Drumheller performance due to serious health concerns

Ian Tyson

In an email to ticket holders for the sold out ‘An Evening of Cowboy Songs and Stories’ in Drumheller, 84-year-old Ian Tyson announced he would not be performing as he is experiencing heart problems. The August 25 concert at the Badlands Amphitheatre was to include performances by Tyson and Corb Lund. In a letter to his fans shared on social media on Friday morning, Lund says he will still take to the stage on August 25 and ‘honour the intended spirit of the evening’. “Ian and I hope to doRead More


Woman dies in crash on Highway 400

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A 42-year-old woman died in a single-vehicle crash on Highway 400 near MacTier early Friday morning. Provincial Police say the crash happened in the southbound lanes of the highway near Lake Joseph Road just before 7 a.m. Two other passengers were airlifted to a Toronto-area hospital with life-altering injuries.  The driver was treated at a local hospital for minor injuries. The southbound lanes of the highway had to be closed for several hours for the police investigation. Police are continuing to investigate what may have led to the crash. SourceRead More


Woman airlifted to hospital following two-vehicle crash

Woman airlifted to hospital following two vehicle

CTV Kitchener Published Friday, August 10, 2018 10:20PM EDT Last Updated Friday, August 10, 2018 10:22PM EDT Ontario Provincial Police are investigating after a serious crash in Blandford-Blenheim Township Friday. OPP say crews were called around 3:45 p.m. to a two-vehicle crash on Oxford Road 4 and Township Road 3. Police say a woman had to be extricated from one of the vehicles and was airlifted by Ornge to hospital with serious injuries. The other driver involved and passengers from both vehicles were taken to area hospital with non-life threateningRead More


Engineers discover empty cavity beneath Allendale Rd

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A portion of Allendale Road has been closed after an unexpected find: a big hole underneath the street. EPCOR said engineers made the stunning discovery when they were doing preparations for construction. Spokesperson Tim le Riche said the road closure, between Calgary Trail and 106 Street, has been made out of an “abundance of caution” because it’s unclear how serious the problem is. “We need more information; we know to exactly what’s down there. But unfortunately we saw some signs on the surface of some instability: uneven pavement and cracksRead More


Thousands in Windsor-Essex to be impacted by social assistance changes

Changes to social assistance in Ontario will impact thousands of people in Windsor-Essex. The Progressive Conservatives are pushing the pause button on the previous Liberal government’s system, and replacing it with one of their own. As part of the changes, the promised three per cent increase to Ontario Works and ODSP recipients will be slashed in half, to 1.5 per cent. Stats show there are 8,200 cases with Ontario Works, and 13,500 ODSP cases in Windsor-Essex. One of those residents impacted by the change is Windsor resident Emily Sadowski. SheRead More


1 man shot, another assaulted in Portage la Prairie: RCMP

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CTV Winnipeg Published Sunday, July 15, 2018 1:06PM CST Last Updated Sunday, July 15, 2018 1:08PM CST RCMP are reporting a 20-year-old man was shot around midnight on Sunday near 17th Street NW in Portage la Prairie, while an 18-year-old man nearby was seriously assaulted The victim of the shooting was transported to hospital in stable condition. The assault victim was taken to hospital in unstable condition, but his health has since improved. Police said both of the victims are from Portage la Prairie and investigators do not believe theseRead More


Review of Hassan Diab extradition to be led by former Ont. chief prosecutor

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OTTAWA – Former Ontario chief prosecutor Murray Segal has been selected to lead an external review of the extradition of Ottawa professor Hassan Diab. Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould said in a statement late Thursday that Segal “will be given the tools, access and discretion necessary to conduct a thorough and independent review of the case.” The RCMP arrested Diab, a Canadian of Lebanese descent, in November 2008 in response to a request by France, which suspected him of being involved in the 1980 bombing of a Paris synagogue that killedRead More


‘Journalism is under attack’: Rob Reiner on his new film, Archie Bunker and Roseanne Barr

'Journalism is under attack': Rob Reiner on his new film, Archie Bunker and Roseanne Barr

Filmmaker Rob Reiner is on a crusade to protect journalists and the work that they do, at a time when he says the vocation is under attack. Reiner, who first gained fame for playing the role of Michael Stivic in the 1970s TV show “All in the Family,” has directed a new film about the skeptical journalists who exposed U.S. President George W. Bush’s false claims about weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. “Shock and Awe” will hit Canadian theatres in mid-July. It delivers a message for the moment. “RightRead More