• Rural Albertans express frustration over election cold shoulder

    In rural Alberta, the province’s oil industry and agriculture sectors have emerged as key issues in the upcoming federal election, but so far Albertans have been left with an overwhelming sense of being ignored. South of Calgary in Nanton, Alta., a good portion of the town’s 2,000 residents are struggling oil workers or farmers dealing with international trade strife. Despite these serious issues, not a single federal party leader has made more than a couple of stops in Wild Rose Cou
  • Federal coalition government explainer

    Global BC’s legislative bureau chief Keith Baldrey has more on why a potential NDP-Liberal coalition in Ottawa would be different than our NDP-Green alliance in B.C.
  • WHL Roundup: Monday, October 14, 2019

    Eric Florchuk had a hat trick as the Saskatoon Blades beat the Calgary Hitmen 9-3 on Monday afternoon in Western Hockey League action..
  • Two Alberta-based companies creating new uses for old tires

    Two Alberta companies are taking tires and turning them into completely different products.
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  • B.C. school districts target vaping, call for increased regulation

    KELOWNA, B.C. - A British Columbia school board says it has “serious concerns” about the risk of vaping and is asking all levels of government to take action. In an example of how school districts are grappling with the new products amid shifting regulatory frameworks, the Central Okanagan School District outlined in a letter to parents on Friday how it is working to curb the use of e-cigarettes by students. Since May, the school district says it has met with local municipal governme
  • Elections Canada is working to help homeless people to vote

    MONTREAL -- Elections Canada is trying to reach out to a group of often forgotten people to vote in this year's elections: the homeless. There are more than 200,000 homeless in Canada, who, like other Canadians, want to make sure their voices are heard. "Interestingly enough, people who are experiencing homelessness are remarkably well informed," said Welcome Hall Mission CEO Sam Watts. "They read a lot of newspapers, they listen to a lot of radio and they watch a lot of TV." Watts said homeless
  • Margaret Atwood, Bernardine Evaristo named joint winners of Booker Prize

    LONDON -- Canadian literary star Margaret Atwood is sharing the Booker Prize with British author Bernardine Evaristo, after the prize jury tossed the rulebook out the window by naming two winners. Atwood is the fourth author to have won the prize twice and Evaristo is the first black woman to claim the prize since it began in 1969. At a ceremony in London Monday night, Atwood said she was surprised because she would have considered herself "too elderly" to win, adding that she doesn't need the a
  • Canadian author Margaret Atwood co-winner of Booker Prize

    LONDON -- Canadian literary star Margaret Atwood is sharing the Booker Prize with British author Bernardine Evaristo, after the prize jury tossed the rulebook out the window by naming two winners. Atwood is the fourth author to have won the prize twice and Evaristo is the first black woman to claim the prize since it began in 1969. In accepting the award, Atwood said she was surprised because she would have considered herself "too elderly" to win, adding that she doesn't need the attention. "It
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  • 'Nothing-burger': US-China truce leaves big issues for later

    WASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump heralded a breakthrough in U.S.-China trade talks, and markets rallied in relief over a de-escalation in tensions between the world's two biggest economies. But closer inspection suggests there isn't much substance, at least not yet, to the temporary truce Trump announced Friday at the White House after the U.S. and China wrapped up their 13th round of trade talks. Yes, Trump agreed to suspend a tariff hike scheduled for Tuesday on $250 billion worth of Chine
  • Harold Bloom, author of 'Anxiety of Influence,' dies at 89

    NEW YORK -- Harold Bloom, the eminent critic and Yale professor whose seminal "The Anxiety of Influence" and melancholy regard for literature's old masters made him a popular author and standard-bearer of Western civilization amid modern trends, died Monday at age 89. Bloom's wife, Jeanne, said that he had been failing health, although he continued to write books and was teaching as recently as last week. Yale says Bloom died at a New Haven, Connecticut, hospital. Bloom wrote more than 20 books
  • Lactose-sensitive baby formula recalled over possible contamination

    VANCOUVER - A brand of lactose-sensitive baby formula has been recalled over concerns it could be contaminated with a potentially dangerous bacteria. Health officials said the powdered formula was sold nation-wide under the President's Choice label and packaged in white and purple containers that are marked "sensitive to lactose" and "tummy friendly." Loblaws Companies Ltd. issued a recall of the products over possible contamination of cronobacter, a bacteria that in rare cases can cause serious
  • US, critics split on whether tech made nuke shipments safer

    RENO, Nev. -- The plutonium core for the first atomic weapon detonated in 1945 was taken from Los Alamos National Laboratory to a test site in the New Mexico desert in the backseat of a U.S. Army sedan. Officials put other bomb parts inside a metal container, packed it into a wooden crate and secured it in the steel bed of a truck under a tarp, the U.S. Energy Department's National Nuclear Security Administration says in a historical account. Grainy black-and-white photos show special agents and
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  • Canadians clean up at Rugby World Cup

    CALGARY -- After their final World Cup match against Namibia was cancelled, the Canadian Men’s Rugby Team took to the streets in Kamaishi, Japan this weekend, helping residents clean up after the devastation wrought by Typhoon Hagabis. “Once it (the game) got cancelled, we had a team meeting and decided we should go and see if we can help out wherever we can,” said former Calgary Hornet Gordon McRorie, who's a Canadian team member. “It was a pretty humbling experience to
  • ‘On my mind every day’: Nurse first to arrive at Humboldt crash describes life-altering scene

    Vivian York recalls that the debris was still flying when she drove up to an intersection where the Humboldt Broncos hockey bus crashed.
  • Hitmen aim to extend hot start in Thanksgiving matinee at 'Dome

    CALGARY -- While the Flames have stumbled out of the starting gate in October, the outlook has been a lot brighter for the WHL's Calgary Hitmen. When they woke up Thanksgiving morning, preparing for a 2 p.m. tilt against the Saskatoon Blades at the Scotiabank Saddledome, the Hitmen were sitting solidly in third place, where they’re tied with Lethbridge,  in the WHL’s Central Division, with a 4-1-1 record for nine points after six games. They currently trail Edmonton (7-1-3, 17 p
  • Five-year-old in wheelchair forced to prove he can walk at U.K. Legoland

    Legoland is defending asking a five-year-old U.K. boy in a wheelchair to prove he can walk. Joanna Brett was with her son Sebby at a U.K. Legoland’s ninja-themed ride when staff said he had to demonstrate his ability to walk in case of evacuation. He was asked to take three steps using just one hand for support. After a manager wasn’t satisfied, he was asked to complete what the park calls a “ride accessibility check” a second time before he was allowed on the ride. Sebby
  • Wild turkey gains celebrity status in Calgary neighbourhood by dodging Thanksgiving dinner plate

    TORONTO - A wild turkey dubbed ‘Turk’ has captured the hearts of Calgary residents in the community of Ramsay after the bird has evaded the dinner table for several months. A Facebook group devoted to Turk and the animal's whereabouts has over 900 members and dozens of photos posted to Twitter, it’s safe to say this creature has earned local celebrity status. Memes, fan art and daily postings about Turk roaming the streets and sidewalks of Ramsay populate the Loyal Followers of
  • Historic flatiron building in Lacombe on the market for $1.3M

    Lacombe's flatiron building, one of only two in the province, is on the market for $1.3 million.
  • New 'Addams Family' movie animated by Vancouver studio

    Cinesite Studios is proudly taking credit for completing its first full-length animated film at its Vancouver studio, the 2019 "The Addams Family" reboot. Some 240 Vancouver-based employees created the entire film, from storyboarding and design to final delivery, the company said in a news release. The movie is based on Charles Addams' New Yorker creations, which were adapted into a TV series in the 1960s. The characters re-appeared in more movies and TV series in the 1990s.  Several previo
  • Lethbridge police charge three with possession of stolen truck, property

    CALGARY -- Friday, an off-duty member of the Lethbridge Police Service spotted a stolen vehicle in a local parking lot, off of Walshe Drive. Police located and arrested three people in the stolen vehicle. They subsequently discovered stolen property in the truck, which the trio had used Thursday to commit a number of thefts across southern Alberta the night before. The accused are 26-year-old Nevada Vandermeer, charged with 26 counts of possession of drugs, stolen vehicle, and stolen property; 2
  • White police officer in Texas resigns after killing black woman

    FORT WORTH, Texas -- A white Fort Worth police officer who shot and killed a black woman through a back window of her home while responding to a call about an open front door was charged with murder on Monday after resigning from the force. Aaron Dean, 34, was booked into jail on a murder charge Monday afternoon. The police chief said earlier in the day that he acted without justification and would have been fired if he didn't quit. Police bodycam video showed Dean approaching the door of the ho
  • White Fort Worth officer resigns after killing black woman

    FORT WORTH, Texas -- A white Fort Worth police officer who shot and killed a black woman in her home while responding to a call about an open front door acted without justification and resigned Monday before he could be fired, the police chief said. Police bodycam video showed that Aaron Dean did not identify himself as an officer and fired a split-second after shouting at Atatiana Jefferson to show her hands. Jefferson, 28, was killed in front of her 8-year-old nephew, cut down by a bullet fire
  • Texas officer charged with murder, resigns after shooting

    FORT WORTH, Texas -- A white former Fort Worth police officer was being held in jail on a murder charge after shooting a black woman through a window of her home, and the department told a grieving community that investigators would ensure "no stone is left unturned" in the search for answers. Aaron Dean, 34, was jailed Monday night on $200,000 bond after being charged with murder in an incident that began with a call about an open front door. Earlier in the day he resigned from the force, and t
  • 'Save the kids!' Dorian survivor tells the harrowing story of his wife's death

    TORONTO -- Cialin Dany knew he was in trouble when he saw a massive palm tree laying on the ground next to the Abaco Lodge. As hurricane Dorian whirled at the door, Dany, 32, took his Canadian wife, Alishia Liolli, and two of their children and hunkered down in a room at the fishing resort where he worked. Then another tree slammed into the building. "The bolts start popping, like popcorn, pop, pop, pop, pop," Dany said. "Then whoosh, the roof flew off." The family and a friend who was with them
  • Fortnite leaves players staring at a black hole for hours ahead of Season 11 launch

    A special event to mark the end the tenth season of Fortnite has plunged legions of players into a black hole. Players logged in Sunday to participate in an event called "The End" as the game prepares to launch its next iteration. But around 2 p.m. EDT, a rocket on the island where Fortnite is set blew up the landscape in the game and dragged all of the players into a black hole, leaving nothing but a mostly dark screen and a spinning black hole and no way for users to play. The outage persisted
  • Passenger killed Highway 21 collision involving utility trailer

    CALGARY -- One woman is dead following a collision on Highway 21 that took place  shortly after 8 p.m. Sunday evening. Police were called to the scene, between Township Roads 522 and 520, around 8:20 p.m. Strathcona County RCMP said that the female passenger of a vehicle was declared dead on scene, while the driver was taken to hospital with minor injuries. On Monday, they revealed the vehicle crashed into a utility trailer that had come off a southbound truck. The crash is still under inve
  • One woman dead in Highway 21 collision

    CALGARY -- One woman is dead following a collision on Highway 21 that took place  shortly after 8 p.m. Sunday evening. Strathcona County RCMP said that the female passenger of a vehicle was declared dead on scene, while the driver had unknown injuries. Traffic was diverted on Highway 21 between Highway 522 and 520 early Monday while an analyst conducted an investigation of the scene. This is a developing story.
  • U.S. pulls troops in north Syria, threatens Turkey sanctions

    WASHINGTON -- The United States appears to be heading toward a full military withdrawal from Syria amid growing chaos, cries of betrayal and threats Monday by President Donald Trump to hit Turkey with "big sanctions." Defence Secretary Mark Esper said Sunday that Trump had directed U.S. troops in northern Syria to begin pulling out "as safely and quickly as possible." He did not say Trump ordered troops to leave Syria, but that seemed like the next step in a combat zone growing more unstable by
  • Man walked more than 500 km to have sex with 14-year-old girl, prosecutors say

    A man walked from an Indianapolis suburb to Wisconsin -- a 565-km journey -- to have sex with a person he believed was the 14-year-old girl he had been talking to on Facebook, prosecutors said. Instead, 32-year-old Tommy Lee Jenkins had been talking to a Winnebago County Sheriff's deputy working with the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, a statement from the U,S, Attorney's Office in the Eastern District of Wisconsin said. He is charged with using a computer to attempt to persuade, in
  • Author's speech cancelled after Georgia students burn book

    ATLANTA -- An author's second appearance at a Georgia university was cancelled after a few students burned copies of her book following an angry exchange during her first talk, which focused on diversity. Jennine Capo Crucet spoke Wednesday at Georgia Southern University in Statesboro. Freshmen were assigned to read her novel "Make Your Home Among Strangers," which deals in part with a young Cuban-American woman's struggle to adapt when she enrolls at an elite northeastern college. The assigning
  • Cycling great Eddy Merckx hospitalized after bike crash

    BRUSSELS -- A Belgian newspaper reported Monday that cycling great Eddy Merckx sustained head injuries in a crash while riding with friends. The Het Nieuwsblad newspaper said the 74-year-old Merckx crashed Sunday and was admitted to a hospital in Dendermonde. Merckx is regarded by many as the greatest cyclist ever. He won five Tour de France titles and a record 34 stages. The 2019 Tour de France began in Brussels in July and feted Merckx to mark the 50th anniversary of his first Tour victory. Kn
  • State of emergency in Manitoba amid unprecedented snowstorm

    WINNIPEG -- Nearly 21,000 Manitoba homes and businesses remained without power early Monday in the wake of a snowstorm that the province's Crown energy utility said had left an unprecedented amount of damage to transmission lines, towers and more, and will take days to repair. "In some areas, we have more lines and poles down than standing," Manitoba Hydro chief executive officer Jay Grewal said Sunday. "Our crews are out there working hard, 16 hours a day, doing their best to restore the power.
  • Japan storm victims felt worst was over, then floods came

    KAWAGOE, Japan -- After the worst of Typhoon Hagibis passed over this town north of Japan's capital, Kazuo Saito made sure there was no water outside his house and went to bed. Saito woke up a few times throughout the night to check, but by the time he woke for good on Sunday morning, the view outside his window was almost unrecognizable. "There was a huge river flowing in front of me," the 74-year-old said. The storm, which made landfall in the Tokyo region late Saturday, had dumped record amou
  • Hong Kong police say homemade bomb targeted officers

    HONG KONG -- A homemade, remote-controlled bomb intended to "kill or to harm" riot control officers was detonated as they deployed against renewed violence in Hong Kong over the weekend, police said Monday, in a further escalation of destructive street battles gripping the business hub. The "loud thud" Sunday night close to riot officers who had been clearing away a protester-built road block marked the first known use of an explosive device during protests that started in June over a contested
  • Cyber-bullied K-pop pop star Sulli found dead at home: report

    SEOUL, South Korea - A popular K-pop star who had long been the target of abusive online comments was found dead at her home Monday, South Korean police said. The body of Sulli, a former member of top girl group f(x), was discovered by her manager at her home on the outskirts of the capital, Seoul. Police said in a statement that the 25-year-old had been suffering from "severe depression". The exact cause of her death was still under investigation. South Korea has one of the world's highest rate
  • Economists who study poverty win Nobel Prize

    STOCKHOLM -- Two researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a third from Harvard University won the 2019 Nobel Prize in economics on Monday for groundbreaking research into what works and what doesn't in the fight to reduce global poverty. The award went to MIT's Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo and Harvard's Michael Kremer. The 46-year-old Duflo is the youngest ever to win the prize and only the second woman, after Elinor Ostrom in 2009. The three winners have worked togeth
  • WHL Roundup: Sunday, October 13, 2019

    Carter Souch was the lone scorer in the shootout as the Edmonton Oil Kings edged the Portland Winterhawks 2-1 on Sunday in Western Hockey League action.
  • Grande Prairie man's death suspicious: RCMP

    The RCMP Major Crimes Unit has taken over an investigation into a Grande Prairie man's death. The man's body was found when local RCMP were called to an apartment building on Poplar Drive in the early morning of Oct. 13. Police found the man dead. His death has since been deemed suspicious. RCMP are not identifying the man at this time. Officials added there is no concern for public safety. Anyone with related information is asked to call Grande Prairie RCMP at 780-830-5700 or Crime Stoppers at
  • One sent to hospital in multi-vehicle crash

    A female pedestrian was taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries Sunday evening after she and several vehicles were involved in a collision on Macleod Trail. The crash happened around 7:15 p.m. in the southbound lanes of Macleod Trail near the Glenmore Trail SW exit. Calgary Police Service told CTV News Calgary one vehicle struck multiple other vehicles and the woman. At the time, it was believed no other drivers were injured. Alcohol is being investigated as a factor, but a cause of
  • Former Alta. resident charged with luring minor in B.C.

    CALGARY -- A former Calgary resident with a history of sexual assault and sexual exploitation has been arrested and is being held in custody by B.C. police. Danny Edward Depew currently faces three charges: one count of telecommunications to lure a child under 16, and two counts of failing to comply with a probation order. Depew was arrested in Cranbook, B.C., on Sept. 30 in relation to an incident in Abbotsford, B.C., the previous month, Abbotsford police say. Calgary police twice warned the pu
  • Singh says NDP would form coalition with the Liberals to stop Tories

    OTTAWA -- NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh said Sunday he will do "whatever it takes" to keep the Conservatives from assuming power, including forming a coalition government with Justin Trudeau's Liberals. Singh was in a Liberal-held riding Sunday afternoon in Surrey, B.C., where he was pressed about his post-election intentions amid increasing rhetoric from Trudeau that voting Liberal is the only way centre-left voters can avoid making Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer prime minister.Sign up for our El
  • Drumheller RCMP arrest two people, seize five guns and a large amount of cash

    CALGARY – Charges have been laid against two people from southern Alberta after they were arrested in possession of a number of guns, a large amount of cash and a stolen vehicle. Drumheller RCMP were called to investigate a suspicious vehicle on Oct. 11 and soon found it parked in the centre of the community. Further investigation determined the plate did not match the vehicle, which was also reported stolen. A woman, the passenger of the vehicle, was arrested while she was exiting a nearb
  • Saskatoon real-estate agent selling massive 23,800-acre farm

    SASKATOON -- A Saskatoon agricultural real-estate agent is listing what he says is one of the biggest farm lots currently for sale in the country. Darren Sander is working to sell the listing that combines three farms in one sale, totaling 23,800 titled acres. “It’s a much more involved process probably then what you would see in residential real-estate,” Sander said. “In selling a farm for a client you’re really selling their life’s work, or in some cases wha
  • Parents of 19-year-old Calgary woman who died of cancer say young cancer patients need more support

    A Calgary couple who lost their 19-year-old daughter to cancer is speaking out about the unique challenges facing young adults with cancer.
  • Snowbird crashes ahead of air show in Atlanta; pilot safely ejected

    TORONTO -- A member of the Canadian Snowbirds had to eject from his aircraft on Sunday afternoon just before the team was set to perform in Atlanta. Capt. Kevin Domon-Grenier, Snowbird 5, landed safely on the ground and is fine, the team said on its official Twitter account. No one was hurt when his plane crashed in an unpopulated area, according to the team. “It is too early to speculate on the cause of the incident. We are thankful Kevin and the public are unhurt,” the Snowbirds tw
  • Girl dies after being flung from a ride at a New Jersey festival

    A 10-year-old girl died after she was thrown from a ride Saturday at the Deerfield Township Harvest Festival. The girl was ejected from a ride called "Extreme" at 6:18 p.m. and suffered serious injuries, New Jersey State Police said in a statement. She was airlifted to Cooper University Hospital, where she was pronounced dead at 7:20 p.m. The girl has not been identified and the cause and circumstances of her death are still under investigation, police said. Police said the "Extreme" is a&n
  • Police probe for motive in killings at illegal gambling spot in Brooklyn

    NEW YORK -- Police were investigating Sunday whether a gambling dispute, robbery or something else led to the shooting deaths of four people at an illegal gambling club in Brooklyn that was just blocks from a police precinct. The New York Police Department identified the dead as Terence Bishop, 36; Dominick Wimbush, 47; Chester Goode, 37; and John Thomas, 32 -- all of Brooklyn. Three other people were wounded but expected to survive. Police said just over a dozen people had been gambling with di
  • Shooting outside Edmonton lounge leaves two injured

    EDMONTON -- Two men were injured Saturday night in a shooting outside a lounge in central Edmonton. Police were called to the business near 96 Street and 111 Avenue at approximately 10:40 p.m. for a report of a shooting. Edmonton Police Service was told a vehicle with several people inside pulled up to Diverse Lounge and an altercation occurred between the occupants and two other men.   One person in the vehicle reportedly shot both men were shot, and the suspects fled in the vehicle.  
  • Over two dozen more raw beef, veal products recalled over E. coli concerns

    TORONTO -- More than two dozen raw beef and veal products have been added to an ongoing food recall in Canada due to concerns about E. coli. The newest warning from the Canadian Food Inspection Agency, issued October 12, features a list of raw beef and veal products sold in various markets and stores in Ontario and Quebec. Some beef and veal products from Mississauga-based Noor Halal Meat and Grocery and veal brisket from Oriental Food Center in Mississauga, Ont. are part of the recall notice. P
  • Trudeau says security threat won't change how he campaigns

    OTTAWA – Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau on Sunday offered little in the way of new details about why he was forced to don a bulletproof vest at a crowded campaign rally in Mississauga, Ont. on Saturday night. "My first concern was the safety of my family and all the Canadians in the room. This will not change at all how I campaign," said Trudeau, adding that he wouldn’t speak further on the matter. The leader – wearing his staple button down shirt with rolled sleeves and no bull

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