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NewsAlert: Alberta files red-ink budget but says hope on horizon

NewsAlert: Alberta files red-ink budget but says hope on horizon

EDMONTON — The Alberta budget remains mired in red ink, but doubles down on oil and gas and gives a boost to diversification. Finance Minister Travis Toews is forecasting a $6.8-billion deficit this year on revenues of $50 billion.

Canada prepared to monitor for community spread of COVID-19: Tam

OTTAWA — Canada's top public-health official Theresa Tam says Canada has begun to look at surveillance for local transmission of the novel coronavirus, just as the United States confirmed a case of the virus that does not appear linked with internati
Scheer appears to backtrack on commitment to not allow debate on abortion

Scheer appears to backtrack on commitment to not allow debate on abortion

OTTAWA — Conservative leadership candidate Peter MacKay once called social-conservative causes a "stinking albatross" thrust onto the election agenda that hung around leader Andrew Scheer's neck and kept the party from winning a majority last fall.
Some provinces face huge debt under current policies: report

Some provinces face huge debt under current policies: report

OTTAWA — Parliament's budget watchdog says Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland and Labrador face huge increases in their long-term debt loads unless they make significant changes to their fiscal policies or get more money fr
False nuclear alarm in Ontario was due to human error, investigation finds

False nuclear alarm in Ontario was due to human error, investigation finds

TORONTO — A false alarm about an incident at the Pickering Nuclear Generating Station last month was the result of human error, but a delay in sending an all clear was due to several systemic issues, a report found Thursday.
Private doctor wants benefits of public system in medicare case: lawyer

Private doctor wants benefits of public system in medicare case: lawyer

VANCOUVER — A proponent for private care wants to benefit from provincial regulation of private medical insurance if a British Columbia law aimed at discouraging a parallel public-private system is struck down, says a lawyer for patients and doctors
Ontario coronavirus case is province's first instance of human-to-human spread

Ontario coronavirus case is province's first instance of human-to-human spread

TORONTO — Ontario now has a sixth confirmed case of the novel coronavirus, and while it is the first instance in the province of human-to-human transmission, health officials say the risk is still low.
'It hurt:' Explicit Greta sticker linked to Alberta company draws outrage

'It hurt:' Explicit Greta sticker linked to Alberta company draws outrage

CALGARY — An Alberta woman says she has complained to the RCMP about a decal bearing an energy services company's logo below a cartoon depicting what appears to be the sexual assault of 17-year-old Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg.
All eyes on Wet'suwet'en chiefs' meeting with federal, provincial ministers

All eyes on Wet'suwet'en chiefs' meeting with federal, provincial ministers

SMITHERS, B.C. — The hereditary chiefs of the Wet'suwet'en prepared to sit down with senior government ministers on Thursday after two of its longstanding conditions were met for the duration of the scheduled talks.
Champagne heads to Europe to discuss Iran crash in Ukraine, meet troops in Latvia

Champagne heads to Europe to discuss Iran crash in Ukraine, meet troops in Latvia

OTTAWA — Foreign Affairs Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne says he will make a renewed push for compensation for families of people who died in the Ukraine International Airlines crash on a three-country trip to eastern Europe next week.