Deena Hinshaw replaced as Alberta’s chief medical officer after Premier criticized province’s COVID response

Deena Hinshaw replaced as Alberta’s chief medical officer after Premier criticized province’s COVID response

Alberta’s chief medical officer of health, Dr. Deena Hinshaw, updates media on the COVID-19 situation in Edmonton, Friday, March 20, 2020. Hinshaw is apologizing for causing “confusion, fear or anger” after communicating the province’s plan to eliminate remaining public health measures in the province. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason FransonJASON FRANSON/The Canadian Press Premier Danielle Smith is … Read more

Unions planned nationwide protests to counter Ford’s use of notwithstanding clause

Unions planned nationwide protests to counter Ford’s use of notwithstanding clause

CUPE Ontario members and supporters wave demonstrate outside of the Queen’s Park Legislative Building in Toronto on Nov. 4, 2022.COLE BURSTON/The Canadian Press Before Ontario Premier Doug Ford announced he would rescind his use of the notwithstanding clause to ban an education union from striking, labor leaders discussed a potential nationwide protest that would have … Read more

Bill Blair and Alberta minister sparred over request for military assistance during Coutts blockade, text messages show

Bill Blair and Alberta minister sparred over request for military assistance during Coutts blockade, text messages show

Anti-mandate demonstrators gather as a truck convoy blocks the highway the busy US border crossing in Coutts, Alta., on Jan. 31, 2022.Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press An Alberta cabinet minister complained to Minister of Emergency Preparedness Bill Blair that the province didn’t receive any help to clear a blockade at a border crossing until after the … Read more

Alberta NDP says BC doctor deal a wake-up call to Smith to knock off pseudo-science

Alberta NDP says BC doctor deal a wake-up call to Smith to knock off pseudo-science

Alberta’s Opposition NDP leader says a proposed pay deal for BC doctors is a wake-up call to Premier Danielle Smith to knock off the pseudo-science and put down the wrecking ball aimed at the province’s health system. Rachel Notley says the BC contract shows the race is on for scarce talent in the health field … Read more

Alberta moving to prevent return of mask mandates in K-12 schools

Alberta moving to prevent return of mask mandates in K-12 schools

Alberta Premier Danielle Smith says cabinet will explore how to assert the government’s authority to keep mask mandates out of schools,JASON FRANSON/The Canadian Press Alberta Premier Danielle Smith says her government is moving to prevent the return of any mask mandates in elementary and high schools in the future – a decision medical professionals and … 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

BC drought leads to thousands of dead salmon

BC drought leads to thousands of dead salmon

Dead salmon lie at the bottom of a dried-out creek bed at the head of Neekas Cove in Heiltsuk territory, BCSarah Mund/Handout Evidence of what looks like thousands of dead salmon offers a horrific snapshot of a severe drought that has gripped British Columbia. Photos and video taken last week at the head of Neekas … Read more

François Legault rejects calls for Quebec electoral reform

François Legault rejects calls for Quebec electoral reform

Quebec Premier and Coalition Avenir Québec Leader François Legault walks to a news conference on Oct. 4.Jacques Boissinot/The Canadian Press When a reporter asked François Legault on Tuesday about his 2018 promise to reform Quebec’s electoral system – a pledge he has since broken – the province’s Premier turned the question on its head. He … Read more

Ontario wage cap bill could save province $9.7-billion, new report shows

Ontario wage cap bill could save province .7-billion, new report shows

Unions and opposition politicians have charged that Bill 124 drove workers out of the health care sector and is a leading cause of the staffing shortages currently hampering hospitals.Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press The Ontario government is expected to save $9.7-billion through its contentious wage-cap legislation that temporarily limits pay increases for public-sector workers, the province’s … Read more

Ontario to extend life of Pickering nuclear plant

Ontario to extend life of Pickering nuclear plant

The control room inside the Pickering Nuclear Power Generating Station on April 17, 2019. The plans to keep the plant, which opened east of Toronto in 1971, functioning until 2026 must still be approved by the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission.CARLOS OSORIO/Reuters Ontario will unveil plans on Thursday to extend the life of its nuclear power … Read more