Developers wager West Edmonton Mall on troubled U.S. mega-project

The West Edmonton Mall has been put up as collateral on a troubled mega-mall development now open for business on the site of a former swamp in New Jersey. After endless delays and billions of dollars in investment, the American Dream mega-mall opened Friday in the Meadowlands Sports Complex in East Rutherford, N.J. Triple Five Group, founded by the Ghermezians — Edmonton's mall-building billionaire family — put up 49 per cent of its inter..

Woman’s death, explosion of Brandon, Man., house both intentional, police say

Police in Brandon, Man., say a woman who was found dead in the rubble of the house she and her husband recently bought was fatally injured before their home exploded on Tuesday evening. Robert Hughes, 63, was charged with second-degree murder in the death of Betty Hughes on Saturday, Brandon police confirmed Monday. Police believe Betty, also 63, was dead before the couple's home on Queens Avenue East in Brandon's east end, exploded. ..

Premier prepares Albertans for spending cuts in pre-budget speech

Program spending will be trimmed by 2.8 per cent and capital projects will be delayed or scaled back when Alberta's United Conservative Party government introduces its first budget on Thursday. "This will be a challenging budget. It will not be easy. Some programs will be asked to do more with less," Premier Jason Kenney said in a province-wide address Wednesday evening. "Some ineffective programs will be eliminated altogether. Some infras..

Here’s what witnesses say happened before a Hamilton student was fatally stabbed

Lunch was over and students at Sir Winston Churchill Secondary School in Hamilton were back in class when a man, his eyes burning after being hit with bear spray, burst into the building. Shawn Wagar ended up in the school's auto shop and was washing away the stinging spray when he found out the 14-year-old he'd been trying to help outside the school moments before had been stabbed. Devan Bracci-Selvey was dead, fatally stabbed in the ..

Online name-calling between Alberta, N.L. an unexpected post-election fallout 

Alberta and Newfoundland and Labrador have a lot in common, including a shared economic reliance on oil, but the comments of social media users took on a disturbing twist after Monday night's federal election. In Newfoundland and Labrador, six of the seven seats went to Liberal incumbents; in Alberta, voters chose Conservative candidates in all but one of its 34 ridings, shutting out the Liberals. The lacklustre federal campaign in Newfoun..

Heartburn drug Zantac recalled in Canada, U.S. over contamination fears

Drugmaker Sanofi is recalling its over-the-counter heartburn drug Zantac in the U.S. and Canada because of possible contamination. The French company Friday joined other drugmakers that have recently recalled their versions of the popular heartburn and ulcer drug. In September, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said a potentially cancer-causing chemical had been detected at low levels in prescription and over-the-counter versions of Zantac...

‘Entirely untrue’: Trudeau pushes back at Scheer’s claim that he would hike GST, cut...

Offering no evidence to back up his claims, Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer today accused the Liberals of planning to team up with the NDP in a governing coalition that would rack up a $40-billion deficit, hike the GST and cut federal transfers to the provinces and territories. Speaking at a campaign event in Fredericton, Scheer claimed that if Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau wins a minority on Monday, he'll join with the NDP to push runaway..

‘Our future is at stake’: Greta Thunberg tells climate rally in Edmonton

By foot, by bus and by truck, thousands of Albertans made their way to the provincial legislature grounds in Edmonton, drawn by a 16-year-old Swedish girl who is trying to convince governments to take action on climate change. Wearing a turquoise parka, environmental activist Greta Thunberg marched among the hundreds of people along several major downtown Edmonton roads, ending at the Alberta Legislature where hundreds more were waiting to greet ..

Climate activist Greta Thunberg says she is coming to Alberta

Teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg will travel to Alberta after a series of appearances in the United States. Thunberg made the announcement on Twitter Saturday, one day after speaking at a rally in Denver, Colorado. Heading north again. Now follows a few days of well needed rest while enjoying the spectacular nature of Wyoming, Idaho and Montana. Then on to Alberta, Canada! <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/slowtravel?src=hash&ref_s..

Corned beef and pastrami products recalled in B.C., Alberta and Manitoba due to Listeria

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency says some corned beef and pastrami meats distributed in British Columbia, Alberta and Manitoba are being recalled due to Listeria. The products made by Nossack Fine Meats Ltd. are called Butcher's Pride Corned Beef and Pastrami. They were both sold with a best before marker of 2019NO27. No reported illnesses The CFIA says consumers should not eat the products and distributors such as retailers and food s..

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