March 20th, 2019

National News

Trans Mountain court hearing: B.C. says it won’t reject pipelines without cause

By The Canadian Press on March 19th, 2019

VANCOUVER – A lawyer representing British Columbia says proposed changes to an environmental law won’t allow the province to refuse to provide a permit to a pipeline operator for no reason. B.C.’s Court of Appeal is hearing a reference case that asks whether the province can create a permitting system for transporters of hazardous substances ... Read More »

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Study finds rise in millennial perfectionism, parents and social media blamed

By The Canadian Press on March 19th, 2019

HALIFAX – A new study has found a sharp rise in perfectionism, suggesting millennials are more inclined to have unrealistic standards and harsher self-criticism than previous generations. The study published in the Personality and Social Psychology Review says perfectionism increased substantially from 1990 to 2015. It found that perfectionists tend to become more neurotic – ... Read More »

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RCMP say disappearance of B.C. cowboy Ben Tyner ‘may involve criminality’

By The Canadian Press on March 19th, 2019

SURREY, B.C. – The case of a rancher who has been missing in British Columbia since January is being treated as a suspicious disappearance by the RCMP. Sgt. Janelle Shoihet says members of the southeast district major crime unit have reviewed the evidence that has been collected since Ben Tyner went missing and have determined ... Read More »

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A look at five political leaders who will campaign in Alberta’s spring election

By The Canadian Press on March 19th, 2019

EDMONTON – Albertans are going to the polls in a spring election on April 16. Here’s a look at the leaders of the five parties that currently hold seats in the legislature: Derek Fildebrandt, Freedom Conservative Party Age: 33 Pre-politics: Alberta director and national research director of Canadian Taxpayers Federation. Politics: Elected member of the ... Read More »

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Pregnant asylum seeker in labour rescued from snow near Manitoba border

By The Canadian Press on March 19th, 2019

WINNIPEG – A pregnant woman who walked across the United States border into Manitoba was rescued after she became trapped in a snowbank and went into labour. Emerson-Franklin Reeve Dave Carlson says the woman called 911 on Saturday morning after she walked from Minnesota and became stuck in deep snow. Firefighters were able to free ... Read More »

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‘I want to be your premier again:’ Alberta’s Rachel Notley calls spring election

By Lauren Krugel, The Canadian Press on March 19th, 2019

CALGARY – Alberta Premier Rachel Notley has called an election for April 16. Notley asked cheering supporters standing behind her in Calgary Tuesday morning if they are ready to fight for an Alberta that benefits everyone. She began her attack on the leader of the Opposition United Conservatives immediately. “The question is this: do Albertans ... Read More »

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‘Dirty John’-style romance scams cost Canadians millions, police say

By Brett Bundale, The Canadian Press on March 19th, 2019

One expert calls it a “Dirty John” scenario: An alleged scam artist who woos victims with romance and charm. Simon Sherry, a clinical psychologist and professor in the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience at Dalhousie University, says such scams are often pulled off by people with “a very dark constellation of traits.” “These individuals tend ... Read More »

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Alberta NDP Premier Rachel Notley calls election for April

By The Canadian Press on March 19th, 2019

CALGARY – Alberta Premier Rachel Notley has called an election for April 16. Notley asked cheering supporters standing behind her in Calgary this morning if they are ready to fight for an Alberta that benefits everyone. She began her attack on the leader of the Opposition United Conservatives immediately. “The question is this: do Albertans ... Read More »

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A look at Alberta’s elections since the province was created in 1905

By The Canadian Press on March 19th, 2019

EDMONTON – A chronology of Alberta elections: Nov. 9, 1905: Lawyer Alexander Rutherford, son of an immigrant farmer from Scotland, leads the Liberals to a lopsided victory over R.B. Bennett’s Conservatives, taking 22 of 25 legislature seats. Bennett would go on to become prime minister. March 22, 1909: Another sweep for the Liberals with 36 ... Read More »

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A list of Alberta premiers since the province was created in 1905

By The Canadian Press on March 19th, 2019

EDMONTON – A list of Alberta’s premiers: Rachel Notley, NDP, 2015- Jim Prentice, Progressive Conservative, 2014-2015 Dave Hancock (interim), Progressive Conservative, 2014 Alison Redford, Progressive Conservative, 2011-2014 Ed Stelmach, Progressive Conservative, 2006-2011 Ralph Klein, Progressive Conservative, 1992-2006 Don Getty, Progressive Conservative, 1985-1992 Peter Lougheed, Progressive Conservative, 1971-1985 Harry Strom, Social Credit, 1968-1971 Ernest Manning, Social ... Read More »

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Fought to unite Alberta conservatives: Former MP Kenney ready to run for premier

By Dean Bennett, The Canadian Press on March 19th, 2019

EDMONTON – Alberta Opposition Leader Jason Kenney finally gets his title shot. It’s not a chance the former federal Conservative cabinet minister saw coming until he put together a plan in the summer of 2016 to unite the province’s feuding right-of-centre Progressive Conservatives and Wildrose Party into what would become the United Conservatives. “If you ... Read More »

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