November 20th, 2017

Provincial News

Child advocate’s report urges more consistency, care to help LGBTQ youth

By The Canadian Press on November 20th, 2017

EDMONTON – A new report says changes need to be made to help LGBTQ youth who are struggling in Alberta’s child-welfare and justice systems. Child and youth advocate Del Graff says LGBTQ youth need not only more supports, but more say and options in how they are treated. He notes in his report that progress ... Read More »

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WHL Roundup: Steenbergen, Heponiemi lead Broncos over Tigers 4-3

By The Canadian Press on November 18th, 2017

MEDICINE HAT, Alta. – Tyler Steenbergen scored twice and Aleksi Heponiemi had a goal and two assists as the Swift Current Broncos edged the Medicine Hat Tigers 4-3 on Friday in Western Hockey League action. Steenbergen and Aleksi Heponiemi currently sit 1-2 in league scoring with 51 points apiece in only 19 games. Steenbergen leads ... Read More »

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Day parole extended for man who killed Calgary teenager with pickaxe

By The Canadian Press on November 17th, 2017

CALGARY – The Parole Board of Canada says a man who killed a Calgary teenager with a pickaxe more than a decade ago continues to do well with some limited freedom. The board has granted Marko Miljevic another six months of day parole after a hearing held earlier this week. Miljevic, who is now 29, ... Read More »

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Liberal Leader David Khan to run in Dec. 14 Calgary byelection

By The Canadian Press on November 17th, 2017

EDMONTON – Alberta Liberal Leader David Khan says he will seek a seat in the legislature by running in a Dec. 14 byelection in Calgary Lougheed. Khan, who practises law in Calgary, was chosen to be the party’s leader in June. Former leader David Swann is the only Liberal with a seat in the legislature. ... Read More »

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TransCanada says spill clean up underway in South Dakota as pipeline vote looms

By The Canadian Press on November 17th, 2017

CALGARY – TransCanada Corp. says work is well underway to clean up a sizeable oil leak on its Keystone pipeline in South Dakota that occurred days before a vote on the fate of the company’s flagship pipeline proposal. The company says about 75 crew members, as well as State and Federal officials, are on site ... Read More »

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Man thought to be ‘armed and dangerous’ sought in Alberta homicide

By The Canadian Press on November 17th, 2017

LAC LA BICHE, Alta. – The RCMP is looking for a murder suspect and a missing woman after a homicide in northern Alberta late last month. Michael Matthew Mountain, who was 26, was found dead in Lac La Biche Oct. 28. Police say Mountain was known to Lloyd Wesley Boudreau, a 22-year-old Lac La Biche ... Read More »

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Alberta premier calls byelection in Calgary Lougheed for Dec. 14

By The Canadian Press on November 16th, 2017

EDMONTON – New United Conservative Leader Jason Kenney is getting his chance to gain a seat in the Alberta legislature. Premier Rachel Notley says she has called a byelection in the constituency of Calgary Lougheed for Dec. 14. The riding has been vacant since Nov. 1 when United Conservative member of the legislature Dave Rodney ... Read More »

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Alberta premier expected to call byelection in Calgary Lougheed for Dec. 14

By The Canadian Press on November 16th, 2017

EDMONTON – United Conservative Leader Jason Kenney is getting his chance to gain a seat in the Alberta legislature. Sources tell The Canadian Press that Premier Rachel Notley is expected to call a byelection today in the constituency of Calgary Lougheed for Dec. 14. The riding has been vacant since Nov. 1 when United Conservative ... Read More »

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Suncor Energy’s 2018 capital spending plan set at nearly $5 billion

By The Canadian Press on November 15th, 2017

CALGARY – Suncor Energy Inc. (TSX:SU) says it will spend between $4.5 billion and $5 billion in 2018 to deliver average upstream production of about 760,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day. The midpoint in spending guidance represents a decline of about $750 million from the 2017 budget and is largely in line with analyst ... Read More »

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Alberta to set standard age for kindergarten entry under School Act changes

By The Canadian Press on November 15th, 2017

EDMONTON – Alberta is looking to bring in one standardized age for kindergarten students. Education Minister David Eggen has introduced Bill 28 in the house, which will make a variety of changes to the School Act. As it stands, school boards set their own entry eligibility cut-offs for when five year-olds can begin kindergarten. Under ... Read More »

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