News/Canada/Calgary

Trio of world-renowned climbers missing and presumed dead in Banff avalanche

April 18, 2019

Three world-renowned climbers are missing and presumed to have died in an avalanche in the Rocky Mountains. Jess Roskelley was, at one point, the youngest person to climb Mount Everest. The American had set out this week to climb Howse Peak in Banff National Park along with Austrian climbers David Lama and Hansjörg Auer. The trio was attempting […]

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Groups that help newcomers seek solutions after Syrian girl, 9, dies by suicide in Calgary

April 18, 2019

The suicide of a nine-year-old Syrian girl last month has organizations in Calgary scrutinizing their many services for newcomers, in hopes of preventing future tragedies.  AmalAlshteiwi’s family told CBC News the girl took her own life after bullying at her northeast school went unrecognized, unchecked and unreported for around six months. Friends of the family say that could be because concerns […]

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Kenney’s election win prompts reactions from B.C., Quebec, Ontario leaders

April 17, 2019

Jason Kenney’s election win has politicians across Canada reacting. In his victory speech, Kenney appealed in French to Quebec to help Alberta get its oil to market, but Quebec Premier François Legault isn’t playing. Legault congratulated Kenney on Wednesday for his election win. But in the next breath, he told reporters in Quebec City his province is […]

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Polarized Alberta? Opinions vary widely and strongly, Vote Compass suggests

April 16, 2019

In Alberta politics there is no centre. New data analysis from online questionnaire Vote Compass found that the views of NDP supporters and those of United Conservative Party (UCP) supporters are not only far apart across the province, but they are even at opposite ends within each riding. The results paint a picture of polarization. “The […]

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Alberta political leaders trade pipeline barbs in final campaign push

April 15, 2019

A day before Alberta voters go to the polls, United Conservative Leader Jason Kenney and the NDP’s Rachel Notley traded attacks over the pipeline issue that has come to define the campaign. Kenney and Notley started their Monday — the last full day of the four-week election campaign — in the city where each party […]

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On the road in Canada’s conservative heartland

April 14, 2019

On the dusty main street of Rowley, Alberta, time stands still. Boarded-up storefronts and antique gas pumps sit idle, these days used mostly as a set for films or a backdrop for selfies from curious road-trippers. The last big change here came when the railway pulled out in the early 1990s, putting the final nail in a once bustling prairie […]

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Fraudulent emails used to cast votes in UCP leadership race, CBC finds

April 10, 2019

Documents obtained by CBC News show email addresses fraudulently attached to Alberta’s United Conservative Party (UCP) memberships were used to cast ballots in the party’s leadership race, which Jason Kenney won in 2017. There were virtually no safeguards against the practice. CBC News surveyed a list of over 100,000 UCP members and their email addresses. From a sample of 49 addresses […]

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Keystone XL pipeline opponents ask U.S. judge to strike down Trump’s permit

April 5, 2019

Opponents of the long-stalled Keystone XL oil pipeline asked a U.S. federal court Friday in a lawsuit to declare President Donald Trump acted illegally when he issued a new permit for the project in a bid to get around an earlier court ruling. In November, U.S. District Judge Brian Morris ruled that the Trump administration […]

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Calgary judge to rule on injunction sought in ‘kamikaze’ UCP leadership probe

April 3, 2019

A Calgary judge is set to rule on an emergency injunction application that could halt the investigation into the financing of a former Alberta United Conservative Party leadership candidate’s so-called “kamikaze” campaign. The investigation by the commissioner relates to the financing of Callaway’s  UCP leadership campaign. It’s alleged Callaway ran for the purpose of targeting Kenney’s […]

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Alberta’s election comes down to Calgary — again

March 30, 2019

Draw a Venn diagram of the parts of Alberta the United Conservatives and New Democrats need to win the provincial election on April 16 and the circles will overlap in Calgary. That’s because the NDP is strongest in Edmonton, while the UCP polls best in the rural areas and small cities of the province. Jason Kenney can form a government […]

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