Danielle Smith targets ambulance services in health care overhaul

Danielle Smith targets ambulance services in health care overhaul

The University of Alberta Hospital in Edmonton on May 7, 2021.JASON FRANSON/The Globe and Mail Alberta Premier Danielle Smith’s plan to overhaul the province’s health care system has singled out ambulance service as an area that needs urgent attention, in the face of long response times and persistent complaints that paramedics are having to spend … Read more

Buyer trims $148,000 off price of rural house

Buyer trims 8,000 off price of rural house

Keller Williams Referred Realty 6845 19th Sideroad, Schomberg, Ont. Asking price: $2,648,000 (September, 2022) Selling price: $2.5-million (October, 2022) Tax: $3,598 (2021) Days on the market: 16 Listing agent: Andrew Ipekian, Keller Williams Referred Urban Realty The action The main floor has two entertaining areas, including one with a fireplace. A third one is downstairs, … Read more

Buyer cuts $140,000 off price for Edmonton bungalow aimed for rebuild

Buyer cuts 0,000 off price for Edmonton bungalow aimed for rebuild

14303 MacKenzie Dr., Edmonton Asking price: $1,050,000 (June, 2022) Selling price: $910,000 (October, 2022) Tax: $7,263 (2021) Days on the market: 109 Listing agent: Clare Packer, Re/Max Excellence Inside, there is 1,286 square feet of living space, including a kitchen and open living and dining areas.Re/Max Excellence The action Agent Clare Packer allotted several months … Read more

Kyiv wary as Russian official signals new retreat in southern Ukraine

Kyiv wary as Russian official signals new retreat in southern Ukraine

Birds fly over a damaged building in the Kherson region village of Arkhanhelske on Nov. 3.BULENT KILIC/AFP/Getty Images A Russian-installed occupation official in southern Ukraine said on Thursday Moscow was likely to pull its troops from the west bank of the Dnipro River, signaling a huge retreat that, if confirmed, would be a major turning … Read more

Putin imposes martial law in seized Ukrainian regions

Putin imposes martial law in seized Ukrainian regions

Ukrainian servicemen check the trenches dug by Russian soldiers in a retook area in Kherson region, Ukraine, on Oct. 12.Leo Correa/The Associated Press President Vladimir Putin introduced martial law on Wednesday in four Ukrainian regions he says are part of Russia as some residents of the Russian-held city of Kherson left by boat after warning … Read more

RCMP officer killed after stabbing in Burnaby, BC

RCMP officer killed after stabbing in Burnaby, BC

Members of the RCMP stand at a roadblock after an officer was stabbed and died after responding to a call with a bylaw officer, in Burnaby, BC, on Oct. 18, 2022.DARRYL DYCK/The Globe and Mail An RCMP officer was fatally stabbed while on duty Tuesday morning in Burnaby, BC, in an incident that is also … Read more

Why a Waterloo, Ont., school board has emerged as a battleground for ideological politics

Why a Waterloo, Ont., school board has emerged as a battleground for ideological politics

jeewan chanicka, Director of Education for the Waterloo Region District School Board, at the Waterloo Collegiate Institute on Sept. 26.Cole Burston/The Globe and Mail Whenever jeewan chanicka got out of his car to visit a school in the last academic year, his first as education director at the Waterloo Region District School Board in Southwestern … Read more

The quest to protect Hudson Bay’s unique coastline, one of Canada’s last, best wild places

The quest to protect Hudson Bay’s unique coastline, one of Canada’s last, best wild places

Herds of caribou converge on the wetlands of the Hudson Bay Lowlands, which lie around the southern shores of the bay, on July 12, 2022 The Water Brothers/Wildlands League Sam Hunter was not prepared for what he saw one morning this past July when he stepped out of his cabin near the shore of Hudson … Read more

Gas leaks from Russian pipelines in Baltic Sea give rise to sabotage accusations from European leaders

Gas leaks from Russian pipelines in Baltic Sea give rise to sabotage accusations from European leaders

Gas bubbles from the Nord Stream 2 leak reach the surface of the Baltic Sea near Bornholm, Denmark, on September 27, 2022.DANISH DEFENSE COMMAND/Reuters Europe was investigating leaks in two Russian gas pipelines that churned up the Baltic Sea on Tuesday and raised concerns from Copenhagen to Moscow about sabotage on infrastructure at the heart … Read more

Kyrgyzstan reports heavy fighting with Tajikistan, says casualties high

Kyrgyzstan reports heavy fighting with Tajikistan, says casualties high

A burnt armored personnel carrier of Kyrgyz forces near Golovnoi water distribution facility outside the village of Kok-Tash in Batken province, Kyrgyzstan. Fighting between Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan has said to have resumed despite a ceasefire deal.VLADIMIR PIROGOV/Reuters Kyrgyzstan reported “intense battles” with Tajikistan on Friday and said its Central Asian neighbor was moving forces and … Read more