Category Archives: Prairies/BC

The people who want to be Alberta premier: A list of UCP leadership candidates

EDMONTON — The United Conservative Party on Tuesday announced rules for a leadership contest to be held on Oct. 6 to choose a new leader and the province's next premier. The race became necessary when Premier Jason Kenney announced last

To be held Oct. 6: Alberta UCP announces rules for contest to replace leader, premier

EDMONTON — The United Conservative Party has announced rules for a leadership contest to be held Oct. 6 to choose a new leader and the province's next premier. Each candidate will be required to put up a non-refundable entry fee of

Alberta drops remaining COVID restrictions as it says new case numbers keep falling

EDMONTON — The Alberta government is lifting the few pandemic restrictions that remain in place, saying the province is moving past the Omicron wave as COVID-19 hospitalizations decline steadily. The government announced the decision in a news release ...

Manitoba to join battle if Quebec secularism law goes before SCOC: justice minister

WINNIPEG — The Manitoba government would move to join the battle against Quebec's law on religious symbols if it were to go before the Supreme Court of Canada, says the province's justice minister. "It's a Quebec bill, but it does have

Calgary cabinet minister running to replace Jason Kenney as UCP leader, premier

EDMONTON — A cabinet minister from Calgary has joined the race to replace Jason Kenney as United Conservative leader and Alberta premier. Rajan Sawhney says if she were to win, she would order a public inquiry into how the province handled

Central Kootenay region in B.C. issues evacuation alert for community of Six Mile

VANCOUVER — The Regional District of Central Kootenay's Emergency Operations Centre has issued an evacuation alert for the community of Six Mile. It says residents aren't yet required to evacuate but is advising people to be prepared to leave the area

Liberal Leader Kevin Falcon sets sights on 2024 in party convention address

PENTICTON, B.C. — Newly minted British Columbia Liberal Leader Kevin Falcon is already looking ahead to the next election, promising to address issues he says John Horgan's NDP government has failed to tackle. His remarks came during Sunday's keynote a...

BC Liberals vote to begin name change consultations at Penticton convention

PENTICTON, B.C. — British Columbia's Liberal party says its delegates have voted to begin a process to potentially change the party name. This comes as about 800 members gathered at a convention in Penticton this weekend to welcome new leader Kevin

Former judge’s report into B.C. money laundering to be released Wednesday

VICTORIA — The final report and recommendations of British Columbia's public inquiry into money laundering are scheduled to be released Wednesday.   The B.C. government says in a statement the Cullen Commission's entire report is being released publicl...

Rebuild of Lytton, B.C., after devastating wildfire to begin by September: minister

OTTAWA — Rebuilding in the fire-ravaged village of Lytton, B.C., is likely to begin in September, according to the province's minister of public safety. That would be 15 months after an out-of-control wildfire swept through and burned 90 per cent