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, who
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.
Alberta Premier Jason Kenney says he hopes to see concrete action in short order after meeting today with Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland. Before the two headed into their meeting in Calgary, Kenney wished Freeland, who is of Ukrainian background, a happy Eastern Orthodox Christmas. He then said he appreciates
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 injunction
Bob Henderson’s love affair with wild horses began almost 50 years ago and he’s become a passionate advocate for the ponies that roam in the Rocky Mountain foothills of west-central Alberta. “I was in the woods and this black stallion comes charging through the trees at me. He snorted and
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 to
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 Swoop
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, natural