Alberta

Alberta to intervene in Sask.’s Parents Bill of Rights appeal

Alberta to intervene in Sask.’s Parents Bill of Rights appeal

Apr 10, 2024 | 5:21am
The province of Alberta will be an intervenor in Saskatchewan’s appeal of the Parents’ Bill of Rights case going to the Saskatchewan Court of Appeal. The province is appealing the decision of Justice Michael Megaw at the Court of King’s Bench on the UR Pride court case against the province’s Parents’ Bill of Rights legislation […]
Three people charged with child sexual offenses
RCMP Serious Crimes Unit

Three people charged with child sexual offenses

Apr 9, 2024 | 7:23pm
** WARNING: The following story contains information that may be disturbing to some readers. ** RCMP have charged three people including two Fort McMurray residents with a litany of offenses involving physical and sexual abuse of children with some offenses going back over a decade. On March 21, 2024, the RCMP’s Serious Crimes Unit concluded […]
Saskatchewan has a better chance of surviving a zombie apocalypse than Alberta

Saskatchewan has a better chance of surviving a zombie apocalypse than Alberta

Mar 25, 2024 | 9:16am
The study shows that the Northwest Territories have the best chances of survival in a zombie apocalypse. Saskatchewan is the sixth safest province to live within, in the event of an apocalypse. Research by CasinosHunter analyzed various metrics, including availability of water, population density, army presence, hospitals, availability of weapons and supermarkets, to assess which places in […]
Value of Canadian farmland rises 11.5 per cent in 2023: report

Value of Canadian farmland rises 11.5 per cent in 2023: report

Mar 12, 2024 | 10:35am
The value of Canadian farmland rose 11.5 per cent in 2023, a new report by agriculture lending firm Farm Credit Canada has found.  Chief economist J.P. Gervais said while that’s a slight slowdown from the growth in 2022, it’s still a rapid pace given cooling economic conditions overall. “Farmland prices have continued to increase at […]
Ex-Calgary mayor Naheed Nenshi joins NDP leadership race to combat “immoral” UCP

Ex-Calgary mayor Naheed Nenshi joins NDP leadership race to combat “immoral” UCP

Mar 11, 2024 | 2:22pm
Former Calgary mayor Naheed Nenshi came out of political retirement on Monday, announcing a run for Alberta’s NDP leadership to challenge what he termed an “immoral” United Conservative government. “This government is like nothing I’ve ever seen before,” Nenshi told The Canadian Press in an interview prior to the announcement. “They’re not only incompetent. They’re […]
Kerri Einarson chases curling history in Tournament of Hearts with substitute lead

Kerri Einarson chases curling history in Tournament of Hearts with substitute lead

Feb 23, 2024 | 9:22am
Krysten Karwacki is in a spotlight not of her own making at the Canadian women’s curling championship. Kerri Einarson’s alternate, or fifth, has played every end for four-time champion Einarson at the Scotties Tournament of Hearts in Calgary. Regular lead Briane Harris was declared ineligible just hours before the team’s opening draw on Feb. 16 […]
Police seek additional victims after child-luring and pornography arrest

Police seek additional victims after child-luring and pornography arrest

Feb 22, 2024 | 8:57pm
The following news story contains content some readers may find disturbing or triggering. The Alberta Law Enforcement Response Team (ALERT) is investigating the possibility of additional victims after arresting a youth worker with sexual offenses involving children. ALERT’s Internet Child Exploitation (ICE) unit arrested the 28-year-old suspect on February 2, with help from the Edmonton […]
Ackerman, Sturmay rolling at Tournament of Hearts

Ackerman, Sturmay rolling at Tournament of Hearts

Feb 18, 2024 | 8:45pm
Thirty-four years have passed since the last time an all-rookie team won the Canadian women’s curling championship. So 22-year-old Skylar Ackerman and her unbeaten team of Saskatchewan first-timers might be due. In front of plenty of boisterous green-clad friends, families and supporters at Calgary’s WinSport Event Centre on Sunday afternoon, the young team from Saskatoon’s Nutana Curling […]
Ottawa considers changes to clean-electricity rules after consultations

Ottawa considers changes to clean-electricity rules after consultations

Feb 17, 2024 | 10:12am
Ottawa is considering alterations to its proposed clean-electricity regulations after consultations with industry, opening the door to more flexibility for individual power generators. “We can still get to the same aim,” said Oliver Anderson, a spokesman with Environment and Climate Change Canada. The proposed changes, released Friday, would change several provisions that industry and provincial […]
Alberta to require parental consent for name, pronoun changes in schools

Alberta to require parental consent for name, pronoun changes in schools

Feb 1, 2024 | 7:47am
Premier Danielle Smith has announced a raft of changes affecting transgender Albertans, including requiring parental consent for students 15 and under who want to change their names or pronouns at school. Smith says students 16 and 17 would not need consent, but their parents must be notified. She announced the changes Wednesday in a video […]