The RCMP is investigating whether a “kamikaze” campaign for the leadership of Alberta’s United Conservative Party defrauded donors, according to a source familiar with the investigation.  The police are investigating Jeff Callaway’s 2017 campaign “as being a large fraud committed on a number of people who believed that it was legitimate,” according to the source, whoRead More →

Just how cold is it in Alberta these days? Colder than the South Pole — at least in Calgary, where the zoo locked even the penguins indoors to keep their tootsies toasty. The Calgary Zoo cancelled its much-loved “Penguin Walk” — a special event that can attract large crowds — again on Wednesday.Read More →

A hereditary chief with the Wet’suwet’en Nation said a work site for the Coastal GasLink pipeline near Houston, B.C., has been vacated following the issuing of an eviction notice. “We’ve tried the avenues available,” said Na’Moks, who also goes by John Ridsdale.  On Dec. 31, a B.C. Supreme Court judge granted Coastal GasLink an injunctionRead More →

One of Calgary’s largest property development and management companies has put 50 properties — a combined 3.7 million square feet — with mortgages totalling nearly $651 million, under creditor protection. Strategic Group cited the city’s high office vacancy rate and prolonged economic downturn. “Alberta’s severely negative economy has seen our company try toRead More →

The proposed $3.5-billion acquisition of WestJet Airlines by an affiliate of Onex Corp. moved a step closer to completion after Canada’s transportation regulator determined the airline will continue to meet Canadian ownership and control requirements. The Canadian Transportation Agency said Tuesday that the Calgary-based airline and its discount subsidiary SwoopRead More →

The federal government will accept the Alberta government’s latest plan to tax the greenhouse gas emissions of large industrial facilities at a rate of $30 per tonne in 2020. Federal Environment Minister Jonathan Wilkinson said Friday his department agrees that Alberta’s system will meet federal requirements for large emitters like oilsands operations, naturalRead More →