Category Archives: Prairies/BC

B.C. Liberals gather in Okanagan, consider name change, look toward 2024 election

PENTICTON, B.C. — Members of British Columbia's Liberal party are set to gather at a convention in Penticton this weekend to welcome new leader Kevin Falcon and map strategy ahead of the next election, possibly under a new party name.

Indigenous leaders survey members to explore racist responses when status cards used

VANCOUVER — The Union of BC Indian Chiefs is asking its members how much racism or discrimination they encounter when presenting their status card at banks or retail outlets. A news release from the organization says members will be asked to

Calgary mayor wants province to reverse changes to emergency medical dispatch

CALGARY — The mayor of Calgary wants the Alberta government to reverse its decision to consolidate emergency medical dispatch, but the province says it will wait for the results of two investigations into a delayed ambulance response. Both the city and...

COVID PCR tests in Yukon being limited, while self-isolation rules are eased

WHITEHORSE — The Yukon government says a person's vaccination status no longer impacts their self-isolation period if they are infected with COVID-19. The territory released new guidelines for isolation and PCR testing on Thursday.  A statement from me...

Alberta orders outside review into ambulance response time to dog attack victim

CALGARY — Alberta Health Services says there will be an independent review into why it took an ambulance 30 minutes to get to an 86-year-old woman who had been attacked by three dogs. Police and paramedics responded Sunday to Calgary's Capitol

Province demanded plan: Edmonton mayor outlines ways city will try to curb crime

Edmonton Mayor Amarjeet Sohi highlighted provincial funding discrepancies between his city and Calgary to tackle homelessness as he outlined Thursday a plan to address rising crime in the downtown area. “Currently, there are approximately 634 permanent...

Surrey politician Jinny Sims joins new Surrey Forward party, announces mayoral bid

SURREY, B.C. — Longtime British Columbia teacher, labour leader and politician Jinny Sims has announced her intention to run for mayor in Surrey when municipal elections are held this fall. Sims made it official Wednesday at an event with the newly

Pride organizers ban Manitoba premier, say she ducked out of parade

WINNIPEG — Organizers have banned Manitoba Premier Heather Stefanson from future Pride events after she bowed out of an annual parade in Winnipeg. "She is not welcome any more to walk in Pride because she has flat out lied to our

Manitoba premier promotes backbencher Greg Nesbitt to cabinet to fill vacancy

WINNIPEG — Manitoba Premier Heather Stefanson has promoted a backbencher to cabinet. Greg Nesbitt, who represents the Riding Mountain constituency, is the province's new minister of natural resources and northern development. He replaces Scott Fielding...

Former Alberta NDP workers say volunteers and constituency workers ignored, demeaned

EDMONTON — Two Alberta NDP workers say they quit recently because they could no longer stomach a culture they describe as demeaning and ignores volunteers, with the majority of those targeted being women. “We are steamrolling constituency association p...