The Canadian Press

‘Hurry please’: Inquest told 92 emergency calls made during Saskatchewan rampage

‘Hurry please’: Inquest told 92 emergency calls made during Saskatchewan rampage

Jan 16, 2024 | 2:37pm
Family members hugged and wept at a coroner’s inquest after learning how a mass killer went from home to home, kicking in doors and stabbing people on a Saskatchewan First Nation. The initial calls to 911 played Tuesday at the inquest show the increasing fear of community members as Myles Sanderson, armed with a knife, […]
Better data, management of water needed for Canada’s agri-food sector: report

Better data, management of water needed for Canada’s agri-food sector: report

Oct 23, 2023 | 11:53am
The Canadian Agri-Food Policy Institute is recommending that governments across the country develop a national plan to sustainably manage and use water for the agri-food sector. In a report released Monday, the institute called for ambitious commitments from governments and partnerships with stakeholders to prioritize the critical natural resource. “Water is a strategic asset for Canada, and an increasingly […]
Carbon capture key to net-zero electricity, but federal timelines too tight: report

Carbon capture key to net-zero electricity, but federal timelines too tight: report

Oct 19, 2023 | 4:04pm
Carbon capture and storage is key to greening Canada’s electricity grid, but meeting the proposed time frame laid out by the federal government will be extremely difficult based on the current state of the technology, according to a new report.  The report also warns that if federal clean electricity regulations are too stringent, it could […]

Updating RCMP ‘militaristic’ training is long overdue, experts say

Apr 24, 2023 | 11:11am

Scott Blandford considered attending the RCMP Academy when he was looking to become a police officer about 40 years ago, but he soon realized the training centre in Regina wasn’t for him. Blandford said he remembered the academy, also known as Depot, having a “militaristic” culture that he wanted to avoid. “It was essentially military […]

Federal tax workers vote in favour of striking in middle of tax filing season

Apr 8, 2023 | 9:00am

More than 35,000 federal workers who assess and approve tax returns will be in a legal strike position by April 14, just two weeks before the annual deadline for Canadians to file their taxes. The strike vote comes after more than a year of haggling between the Canada Revenue Agency and workers represented by the Union of Taxation Employees […]

Prairies stand to benefit the most from boost to immigration target: Desjardins

Feb 10, 2023 | 11:30am

A new Desjardins report suggests Canada’s immigration target increase could spur economic growth, with the Prairies standing to benefit the most. Principal economist Marc Desormeaux says his analysis finds Canada’s plan to increase immigration could boost gross domestic product per capita if newcomers continue to have the same success getting work that they’ve enjoyed recently. […]

What Trudeau has offered to the premiers to fund health care

Feb 7, 2023 | 4:22pm

Premiers got their first look at Ottawa’s offer to increase long-term health funding Tuesday at a meeting with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, but the federal proposal falls short of what they were seeking. The provinces budgeted about $204 billion for health care in this fiscal year and the Canada Health Transfer was set at $45 […]

Federal cabinet set for three-day retreat in Hamilton ahead of Parliament’s return

Jan 22, 2023 | 9:16am

The ongoing affordability crunch and the threat of a looming recession will be front and centre as the federal Liberal cabinet holds a post-holiday cabinet retreat this week. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his ministers will spend the next three days in a Hamilton hotel, hammering out their political and policy strategy for the weeks […]

Some Canadians set to return from Mexico’s Mazatlan area as airports reopen

Jan 7, 2023 | 12:37pm

Some Canadian tourists in Mexico’s Sinaloa state are packing their bags to return home after a wave of violence erupted in the region, shuttering airports and prompting an advisory to shelter in place. Two airports in the northwestern area of Mexico have reopened with flights scheduled for today from Mazatlan to cities in Western Canada […]

Thousands of Canadians still in the dark days after fierce storms knocked out power

Dec 27, 2022 | 10:41am

Utility crews in Ontario, Quebec and New Brunswick are still working to restore electricity to thousands of customers who have been in the dark for days after last week’s fierce winter storms knocked out their power. As of Tuesday morning, power is still out for nearly 33,000 Hydro-Québec customers and more than 13,000 Hydro One […]