News/Canada/Edmonton

Nearly 70% of eligible Albertans voted in provincial election

April 17, 2019

The unofficial turnout shows nearly 70 per cent of Albertans voted in the provincial election, the highest voter turnout in decades. Elections Alberta said about 2,615,000 people in Alberta were registered to vote. Deputy chief electoral officer Drew Westwater said the unofficial turnout was 69.9 per cent, based on numbers crunched by mid-afternoon Wednesday. “It’s very, […]

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Albertans head to the polls after divisive election campaign

April 16, 2019

Albertans are going to the polls today to decide whether to give Rachel Notley and the NDP government a second mandate, or choose Jason Kenney and the United Conservative Party (UCP) to lead the province for the next four years. If the UCP wins a majority today, it shows Albertans have decided to embrace the […]

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Jason Kenney rides UCP wave to majority government in Alberta

April 16, 2019

Jason Kenney has capped his three-year goal of uniting Alberta’s political right, leading his United Conservative Party to a majority election win over the province’s first NDP government. “Today Albertans have chosen hope over fear, and unity over division,” a jubilant Kenney told supporters in Calgary on Tuesday night. “They have chosen free enterprise values over […]

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Alberta election promised titanic clash, delivered name-calling, biting attacks

April 15, 2019

Alberta’s election campaign promised a titanic clash of ideas and ideologies between two nationally known leaders, but delivered a burlesque of biting attacks and bozo eruptions — and a surprise guest appearance by the RCMP. Rachel Notley will make history Tuesday as either the first Alberta NDP premier to win re-election or the first leader […]

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Witness recounts ‘crazy’ moments in Edmonton arson spree

April 13, 2019

Before being tackled to the ground in an Edmonton Starbucks, a man who allegedly lit 13 vehicles on fire moments before had one request for the baristas: a grande macchiato. “It was kind of in a sarcastic tone,” said Maxwell Putnam, a lawyer who was enjoying a latte inside the coffee shop on Whyte Avenue and Calgary Trail. “Crazy, hey?” It was around […]

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Directors vote to cancel 2019 Edmonton Pride Festival

April 11, 2019

There will be no Edmonton Pride Festival this year.  Less than two months before the 10-day festival was set to take place, the Edmonton Pride Festival Society Board of Directors voted to cancel the event, according to an email obtained by CBC News.  “In light of the current political and social environment, it has been […]

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No pedal to floor: Experts say no government can bring back Alberta bitumen boom

April 10, 2019

Getting Alberta’s economy running on all its fossil fuel-powered cylinders is at the heart of the province’s election campaign. But some of Canada’s top energy thinkers — as well as international experts — warn there’s no pedal any premier can stomp to make that engine rev like it used to. “No policy of any Alberta […]

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Notley says federal approval for Trans Mountain pipeline to come by end of May

April 8, 2019

Alberta NDP Leader Rachel Notley says she expects Ottawa to approve the Trans Mountain pipeline to the West Coast by the end of May. In a election campaign stop with energy workers in Edmonton on Monday, Notley said the province is closer than ever to getting the pipeline. “We are this close, this close to getting […]

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Interruptions, accusations dominate Alberta election debate

April 4, 2019

United Conservative Party Leader Jason Kenney was targeted in Thursday night’s leaders debate over his party’s position on gay-straight alliances and allegations his team “cheated” to win the UCP leadership race in 2017. Kenney, whose right-leaning party is currently ahead in the polls, focused most of his attacks on Alberta NDP Leader Rachel Notley, the current premier, particularly […]

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Unravelling the controversy behind the 2017 UCP leadership race in Alberta

March 28, 2019

New revelations about the so-called “kamikaze” candidate controversy in Alberta landed like a bombshell earlier this month after a cache of internal United Conservative Party leadership documents were leaked to CBC News and several other media outlets. Since then, there has been a confusing flood of allegations and explanations. The CBC’s Charles Rusnell and Jennie […]

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