Edmonton holds vigil for Canadians killed in Iran plane tragedy

Edmontonians gathered at the University of Alberta to mourn the 13 local victims in the downing of Ukraine International Airlines flight 752. Ten people were connected to the university. People who didn’t even know the victims turned out to pay…

Trudeau taps prominent transition advisers in nod to Alberta, Quebec

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is tapping two prominent women with deep roots in Alberta and Quebec to guide the formation of his new minority government. The Prime Minister’s Office on Tuesday confirmed that Trudeau has brought on Anne McLellan and…

Millennials can have a very strong voice in deciding Canada’s future — if they choose to vote

It’s that time again. Canadians are thinking about whom they’ll vote for in the upcoming federal election on Oct. 21. According to Elections Canada, there are 27.2 million Canadians who will have the power to make a difference, should they…

‘Alienation is a feeling’: Western voters to go to polls angry, say experts

A rising tide of western alienation may rally Conservative voters in Alberta, Saskatchewan and parts of British Columbia, but political watchers say they don’t expect it to make a big splash in the election elsewhere in the country. Story continues…

Anti-federal Liberal billboards in Edmonton purchased by Saskatchewan group

Billboards have gone up in Edmonton, Calgary and Regina discouraging people from voting for local Liberal Members of Parliament. The signs say: “send Trudeau a message. Vote out Amarjeet Sohi.” Similar ones name Edmonton Centre MP Randy Boissonnault and Minister…

Trudeau stresses balancing economy, environment during brief Calgary Stampede visit

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says the only way to get projects like the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion built is by finding a compromise between growing the economy and protecting the environment. Trudeau was speaking at a reception for Liberal Party…