Fort McMurray

Contractor didn't follow its own safety rules in fatal trench accident: Suncor

"While this is difficult to write, I believe it is absolutely essential that we share this information openly"<p>Events that led to the death of a …

Alberta

Oilsands ponds full of 340 billion gallons of toxic sludge spur fears of environmental catastrophe

Amid the bogs and forests of northern Alberta, in the heart of the Canadian oilpatch, lie some of the largest waste dumps of the global energy …

Oil

RCMP seek witnesses in fatal Highway 63 crash between pick-up and wide load

RCMP are seeking witnesses to a fatal crash earlier this month, between a pick-up truck and a wide-load on Highway 63, north of Fort McKay, Alta.<p>On …

Canada

Canada’s most treacherous roads for winter driving

Winter driving is a fact of life for Canadians and, if you have a cottage that’s open year-round, you may do more of your fair share of slogging …

Lifestyle (Canada)

BC trucker killed in northern Alberta Highway 63 collision

A young man from southwestern British Columbia was killed in a collision between two semi trucks on Highway 63 in northeastern Alberta Sunday.<p>The …

Canada

Opioid crisis takes toll on Grande Prairie frontline workers

'It's going to take a massive infusion of resources to catch up and not ruin an entire generation of helpers'<p>As he performed CPR on a 38-year-old …

Alberta

Perception vs. reality: Why negative views of Islam should be challenged

Jan. 29 will mark one year from the evening that six Muslim worshippers were massacred at the Islamic Cultural Centre of Quebec City. Nineteen were injured, children were left fatherless and wives widowed.<p>The atrocity resulted in an outpouring of support for traumatized Muslims across the country. …

Islam

An upcoming Supreme Court case could give First Nations a role in law-making

OTTAWA — The Supreme Court of Canada is to begin hearings Monday in an appeal that could force lawmakers across the country to give First Nations a …

Judiciary

Saturday's letters: Where is outrage over treatment of Sears workers?

As a recently laid-off, hardworking, conscientious Sears Canada employee and passionate human rights advocate, I want to ask Canadians the following …

Sears Canada

Cockroaches 'running everywhere': How a Fort McMurray pest-control specialist finds joy in his job

'When you help out someone and they sleep peacefully, that's the best feeling'<p>Nahason Zauana finds joy where most other most people find …

Alberta

2 of 3 people pronounced dead after being found in vehicle in northern Alberta identified

Two days after three people in their 20s were found dead in a vehicle near Conklin, Alta., two of the victims are being identified by family and …

Crime

Alberta Health Services pares down infrastructure wish-list

Alberta Health Services has decided to pare down its infrastructure demands, handing the province a shorter list that emphasizes a handful of …

Health Care

Suncor operations cease at base plant after 'process upset' knocks out power

CALGARY -- Suncor Energy Inc. says operations have ceased at its oil sands base plant near Fort McMurray, Alta., after a temporary power loss …

Alberta

The green fossil-fuel divestment crusade hurts the poor and middle class most

If you ever wonder how academics and activists combine to end up utopian, anti-poor and anti-middle class all at once, look no further than calls for …

Energy

Fort McMurray calls out for more victim services volunteers

'After the most costly natural disaster in Canadian history there sometimes could be that compassion fatigue'<p>Support workers who comfort victims of …

Alberta

All 3 people found in a parked car in northern Alberta died from inhaling carbon monoxide, families say

All three people found dead in a parked car in northern Alberta were killed by carbon monoxide poisoning, the families have confirmed.<p>Sonya Peterson …

Canada

Family and friends mourn women found dead in car near Conklin

Fort McMurray — At least two of three people found dead in a parked car south of Fort McMurray on Tuesday died from carbon monoxide poisoning, said …

Edmonton

The Drilldown: Trump signals U.S. could rejoin Paris accord under new deal

<b>The Lead:</b><p>President Donald Trump said Wednesday that the U.S. could return to the Paris climate accord, adding that negotiating a fair deal for the …

Climate

CEAA starts assessments of Innergex's proposed run-of-river projects in Alberta

The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency says it will look at the potential impacts of two renewable power projects that Innergex Renewable …

Alberta

Three people found dead in vehicle in northern Alberta

'Everything is under speculation at this point'<p>It's not yet known what caused the deaths of three young people found unresponsive in a vehicle on the …

Canada

Cold to blame for Barrhaven's mysterious cracking windows?

Homeowners suspect frigid temperatures, but building experts unconvinced<p>A growing number of Barrhaven residents are complaining the windows in their …

Home Improvement

Friends surprise Fort McMurray man who helped wildfire efforts with rebuilt truck

Fort McMurray — In a Walmart parking lot, the family and friends of Marty Frost surprised the Fort McMurray man with a reunion that left him …

Saskatoon

After an Epic Fire, Southern California Is Now Facing an Epic Flood

Mudslides, waterspouts, and flash flooding are expected in already hard-hit areas.<p>0<p>SHARES<p>Last month, a huge swath of Southern California was on fire. …

Weather

Tuesday's small-cap stocks to watch

<i>Our roundup of Canadian small-caps of between $100-million and $2.5-billion in market capitalization making news and on the move today.</i><p><b>Laurentian Bank of Canada</b> (LB-T) says it's raising $125-million in a bought-deal financing. It has entered into an agreement with a syndicate of underwriters to buy …

Stocks

Westjet changing red-eye flight into Breslau

News06:50 AM by Greg Mercer Waterloo Region Record<p>KITCHENER — WestJet is changing an unpopular overnight flight into the Region of Waterloo …

Aviation

Drier, warmer climate impeding forest regeneration, research shows

Forests are defined by their resiliency, but a growing body of research shows climate change is interfering with regrowth.

Climate Change

Canada unveils Olympic snowboard slopestyle team

A group of five, led by Sebastien Toutant and Spencer O'Brien, will join 2014 Olympic bronze medallist Mark McMorris and 2016-17 X Games champion Max …

Olympics

Fort McKay First Nation says it's ready to take legal action against oilsands project if approved

'The AER has already put blinders on what really matters to us,' Fort McKay chief says<p>The Fort McKay First Nation says it's ready to take legal …

Aboriginal Canadians

Christy Brissette: If you think grocery stores are playing tricks on you, they really are

Have you ever gone into your grocery store just to pick up a head of broccoli and walked out with a cart full of snack foods? It’s happened to all of …

Frugal Living

Nelson: Finally, a drug war we can win

The war on drugs is about to get a lot more interesting, here in Alberta.And not because of another tough-talking “lock everyone up and throw away …

Cannabis