Category Archives: Prairies/BC

Man charged following threatening email to Saskatchewan health official, premier

REGINA — Police in Regina say a man is accused of sending a threatening email from a fake account to two people, one of whom a spokeswoman in the premier's office says was Scott Moe. The Regina Police Service says in

British Columbia appoints former Calgary police deputy chief as sergeant-at-arms

VICTORIA — The B.C. government has appointed a new sergeant-at-arms in the legislature nearly three years after the former officer in the assembly was suspended.   In a statement Monday, the legislative assembly says Ray Robitaille's appointment is eff...

Kananaskis park pass reaps $10 million for improvements, says Alberta minister

CANMORE, Alta. — A new fee to enter one of Alberta's most popular mountain parks has raised millions to help upgrade and maintain Kananaskis Country, says the province's environment minister. "The maintenance of our recreation areas and the protection ...

Manitoba vaccine requirements likely to be in place until spring: top doctor

WINNIPEG — Manitoba's COVID-19 vaccine mandate is likely to remain in place until at least the spring, chief public health officer Dr. Brent Roussin said Monday, so that the health-care system can handle both the ongoing pandemic and the traditional

Saskatchewan premier says province could have acted sooner on renewed COVID-19 rules

REGINA — On the day Saskatchewan asked the federal government for help to deal with surging COVID-19 hospitalizations, Premier Scott Moe granted the province could have acted sooner on a renewed mask mandate or proof-of-vaccination policy. Health offic...

‘We have made the impossible possible’: Calgary, Edmonton celebrate mayoral firsts

Alberta's two major cities are set to make history in their mayoral races after Monday's municipal elections across the province. Jyoti Gondek is to become Calgary's first female mayor and Edmonton voters appear to have elected the city's first person ...

B.C. regional district cancels wastewater treatment plant deal after delays

VANCOUVER — The head of the Metro Vancouver Regional District says it has lost confidence in the contractor hired to build a wastewater treatment plant in North Vancouver, B.C., and has terminated its contract with the company. Jerry Dobrovolny, chief ...

Saskatchewan asks other provinces if they can spare ICU staff amid COVID-19 crisis

REGINA — Saskatchewan is asking other provinces if they have health-care workers they could send if needed in the coming days to help its struggling intensive care units. Marlo Pritchard, head of the government's emergency operations centre, says half ...

Two B.C. women file constitutional challenge of vaccine card

VANCOUVER — Two British Columbia women who say doctors advised them against getting COVID-19 vaccines have filed a constitutional challenge of the province's vaccine passport. A petition filed in B.C. Supreme Court says 39-year-old Sarah Webb, who live...

Lawyer for Calgary city councillor charged with fraud gets three-week adjournment

CALGARY — A Calgary city councillor who is running for re-election next week was represented by a lawyer at his first court date on charges of fraud and breach of trust. RCMP have said a "complex investigation" was done into the