More Alberta firefighters heading to Australia to help

More firefighters from Alberta will be leaving shortly for Australia to help battle the massive wildfires there. Seven firefighters will be departing from Edmonton on Saturday and another five will be leaving on Monday. READ MORE: Here’s where Australia’s wildfires are…

Indigenous drummers lead Trans Mountain pipeline protest march through Victoria

Hundreds of demonstrators, led by Indigenous drummers, made their way through downtown Victoria Saturday to protest the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion. The large protest group, organized by Rise and Resist, left City Hall early in the morning and crowded the…

‘It is possible:’ Victoria mayor says fossil-free future not optional

Victoria’s mayor says cities need to move to a fossil-free future — at the same time as they protect jobs. Lisa Helps says her city is working hard to get there. “City by city, if people turns their minds to…

Victoria mayor not yet convinced about oil sands future after Alberta trip

After touring an oil sands project in northern Alberta Friday, Victoria Mayor Lisa Helps said she appreciated the opportunity to learn, even though the trip didn’t fully change her opinions. Helps visited Cenovus’ steam-assisted gravity drainage (SAGD) project at Foster…

Victoria backs climate change lawsuit against energy industry, is accused of hypocrisy in Alberta

There’s a war of words developing between the city councils of Victoria and Calgary. It started when Victoria council endorsed a class action lawsuit against Alberta-based oil and gas companies, asking city staff to track costs related to climate change.…

WestJet plane slides off taxiway at Edmonton airport amid icy conditions

A WestJet plane that was to depart for Victoria ended up sliding off a taxiway at Edmonton International Airport on Friday night. A spokesperson for the airline said nobody was injured but the flight was cancelled as a result. “While…

Best junior hockey team in nation barnstorming across B.C.

It’s January 2004. The Kelowna Rockets are the defending Western Hockey League champions and will host the Memorial Cup in May – a tournament they’ll win. Leading the team are future NHLers Shea Weber, Josh Gorges and Blake Comeau. The…

Prince Albert Raiders, the WHL’s best team, bolster roster for playoff run

Coming to a junior rink near you: The pillaging and plundering Prince Albert Raiders. Scratch that. Make that the verge-of-being-mythical Prince Albert Raiders. If you haven’t been following the Western Hockey League lately, you should. In what can only be…