Provincial energy ministers condemn feds after majority of Bill C-69 amendments rejected

After the federal government announced it would be accepting half of the Senate’s recommended amendments to Bill C-69, energy ministers from Alberta, Saskatchewan and Ontario stood firm with respect to their position on the legislation, saying the bill shouldn’t be…

Suicide an occupational hazard for physicians: doctors

Dr. Sarah Tulk remembers feeling hopeless while training as a resident, her energy sapped by the demands of a job that had her working 24 hours and more straight, until the depression that set in had her thinking she’d kill…

Premier Doug Ford to meet with Jason Kenney at Ontario legislature

TORONTO – Premier Doug Ford will meet with newly-elected Alberta Premier Jason Kenney at the Ontario legislature today. The Conservative premiers will meet for the first time since Kenney led his party to a majority government victory in Alberta’s provincial…

Hamilton’s one-day ‘Butt Blitz’ takes 37,000 cigarette remains off city streets

A three-hour single-day clean up event has rid Hamilton of tens of thousands of cigarette butts in the city’s downtown core. Saturday’s ‘Butt Blitz’ was an affair tied to a prevention program launched this past week, aimed at reducing cigarette…

2 Ontario residents charged in Edmonton extortion investigation

Police in Edmonton have charged two people from Ontario with extortion after a local man was allegedly threatened through a text messaging app. The Edmonton Police Service received a report in February that an Edmonton man was receiving threatening text…

Canadians in the west, more than those in the east, say Ottawa does not treat them fairly: poll

Nearly three out of four Canadians living west of Ontario believe their province is not treated fairly by the federal government, according to a new poll from the not-for-profit Angus Reid Institute. And Westerners who feel that way — that…

Bob Layton: Do you text while driving?

I’m not sure how much good the distracted driving law does. Alberta Transportation says there were 23,000 tickets issued related to distracted driving over the last two years, 18,000 of them for being on the phone. The problem exists right…

New Brunswick premier joins push to bring Energy East pipeline back from the dead

New Brunswick’s new premier is trying to revive the Energy East pipeline – even though the original proponent says the project is dead. TransCanada Corporation abandoned the $15.7-billion project more than a year ago, after the National Energy Board modified…