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WestJet suspends number of routes out of Halifax this winter

WestJet suspends number of routes out of Halifax this winter

CALGARY — WestJet is suspending a number of routes out of Halifax this winter. The Calgary-based carrier will suspend flights between Halifax and Montreal as of Oct. 28. Flights between Halifax and Sydney, N.S. will be suspended as of Nov.
RCMP lay charges against three men related to Coutts border protest last winter

RCMP lay charges against three men related to Coutts border protest last winter

LETHBRIDGE, Alta. — RCMP have laid charges against three more men connected to a blockade that paralyzed the United States border at Coutts, Alta., earlier this year, including one of the organizers.
Alberta rescinds appointment of Human Rights Commission chief in book review dispute

Alberta rescinds appointment of Human Rights Commission chief in book review dispute

EDMONTON — The Alberta government has rescinded the appointment of the head of its Human Rights Commission in a dispute stemming from a passage in a book review that has been criticized as Islamophobic.
Police asking for help in locating Calgary man missing for more than a year

Police asking for help in locating Calgary man missing for more than a year

CALGARY — More than a year after a man disappeared, Calgary police are hoping members of the public an help provide some answers. David-Alexandre Beliveau, who is 36, hasn't been seen since Sept. 4 of last year.
Oil and gas stocks make up bulk of the TSX's top performers in 2022

Oil and gas stocks make up bulk of the TSX's top performers in 2022

CALGARY — A newly released ranking of the Toronto Stock Exchange's top performers shows just how dominant Canadian oil and gas stocks have been in 2022 thanks to surging global energy demand and sky-high commodity prices.

Edmonton police officer injured in motorcycle hit-and-run

Edmonton police say an officer was injured in a hit-and-run after trying to pull over a motorcyclist. Police say an officer was conducting traffic enforcement at a construction zone around 7:15 p.m.
Presenters at National Gathering on Unmarked Burials want to break barriers

Presenters at National Gathering on Unmarked Burials want to break barriers

EDMONTON — The smell of burning sage filled the banquet hall of an Edmonton hotel Wednesday as Indigenous elders, youth and women wearing colourful ribbon skirts listened to presenters at the first National Gathering on Unmarked Burials.
Canadian crop yields to rise in 2022 as farmers recover from last year's drought

Canadian crop yields to rise in 2022 as farmers recover from last year's drought

CALGARY — Canadian farmers are on track to produce a better crop this year, even as the memory of a punishing drought last year remains fresh in the Prairie provinces.
No statutory holiday in Alberta, but a day of mourning Monday in honour of the Queen

No statutory holiday in Alberta, but a day of mourning Monday in honour of the Queen

EDMONTON — Alberta has declared Monday will be a provincial day of mourning to mark the death of Queen Elizabeth, but it won't be a statutory holiday.
Edmonton Elks sign quarterback Taylor Cornelius to two-year contract extension

Edmonton Elks sign quarterback Taylor Cornelius to two-year contract extension

EDMONTON — The Edmonton Elks signed American quarterback Taylor Cornelius to a two-year contract extension Wednesday. The deal keeps Cornelius with the CFL club through the 2024 season.