Skip to content

Beyond Local

Firing of Memphis police officers signals progress, but also need for change: experts

Firing of Memphis police officers signals progress, but also need for change: experts

Canadian experts and advocates say the firing and charging of the five Memphis, Tenn., officers who beat a Black man to death during a traffic stop suggests there's been societal progress in holding police to account, but also highlights the need for further institutional change.
Family of Tyre Nichols pleads for calm as U.S. confronts 'horrifying' video evidence

Family of Tyre Nichols pleads for calm as U.S. confronts 'horrifying' video evidence

WASHINGTON — The grieving family of Tyre Nichols called for calm across the United States on Friday as a country racked by racial and cultural divisions witnessed for itself visceral new video evidence of another young Black man enduring brutal, deadly violence at the hands of police.
Alberta landowners fear repeat of orphan well crisis as renewable energy booms

Alberta landowners fear repeat of orphan well crisis as renewable energy booms

CALGARY — Once bitten, twice shy. It's an old adage that explains why Jason Schneider, the elected reeve of Vulcan County, Alta., is jittery about the renewable energy boom under way in Alberta.
Hazel McCallion, former longtime mayor of Mississauga, Ont., dies at 101

Hazel McCallion, former longtime mayor of Mississauga, Ont., dies at 101

MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — Hazel McCallion, who developed a legacy of feisty advocacy during more than three decades as mayor of one of Canada's fastest-growing cities, died Sunday morning after a brief bout with pancreatic cancer. She was 101.
Alberta Justice spokespeople deliver duelling statements on prosecutor email review

Alberta Justice spokespeople deliver duelling statements on prosecutor email review

EDMONTON — An email probe into whether Alberta Premier Danielle Smith’s office interfered with Crown prosecutors took a confusing turn Friday after two government spokespeople delivered duelling statements that raised questions over how far back the search went.
Quebec Cardinal Marc Ouellet set to retire following new sexual assault allegations

Quebec Cardinal Marc Ouellet set to retire following new sexual assault allegations

Marc Ouellet, the Quebec cardinal who oversaw the Vatican's powerful bishops' office and has been recently accused of sexual misconduct, is retiring.
'Our hearts just sank': Alberta family learns of son's death in Victoria through Google search

'Our hearts just sank': Alberta family learns of son's death in Victoria through Google search

After failing to reach his son Scott to wish him a happy birthday, Glen Grier started searching online for his name along with Victoria, B.C. The second hit was Scott's obituary.
Federal departments failed to spend $38B on promised programs, services last year

Federal departments failed to spend $38B on promised programs, services last year

OTTAWA — The federal government failed to spend tens of billions of dollars in the last fiscal year on promised programs and services, including new military equipment, affordable housing and support for veterans.
Bring your own plane to this Foothills County acreage for sale

Bring your own plane to this Foothills County acreage for sale

Known as the AJ Flying Ranch, the 158-acre property has a 1.3-kilometre runway and was the site of an annual fly-in that ran for over a decade.
Slow-burning, independent Alberta horror film yields international success

Slow-burning, independent Alberta horror film yields international success

EDMONTON — The immersive, slow-burn experience viewers get from "Skinamarink" is the antithesis of seconds-long videos seen on TikTok, a platform that helped create buzz for the low-budget Canadian horror film months before its release.