Provincial News

All Prince Edward Island schools evacuated over potential threat

More than 19,000 students are being evacuated from all public schools on Prince Edward Island because of what police say is a “potential threat.”


Vader convicted of murder

The son of an Alberta couple killed six years ago during a robbery says the second-degree murder conviction handed down is a “huge relief.”


James granted full parole on sex convictions

Convicted sex offender Graham James, the disgraced former junior hockey coach who abused players under his charge, was granted full parole Thursday.


Vader convicted of murder

The son of an Alberta couple killed six years ago during a robbery says the second-degree murder conviction handed down is a “huge relief.”

McCann’s prepare for verdict

Bret McCann hopes a verdict Thursday in the trial of a man accused of killing his parents and hiding their bodies will end a six-year-long nightmare for his family.

Longhorn Southern BBQ brisket smoked to perfection

That’s it. Decision made. I’m getting my own smoker-equipped barbecue trailer to pull around everywhere I go.

Alberta has little choice but to innovate: Senator

Innovation must become Alberta’s new advantage, says Alberta Senator Doug Black.

Easing pre-race anxieties

I’m running and hiking hills. I’m trying to acclimatize to the heat. Most of all I am driving myself crazy with my training and pre-race anxieties.

Penny saved a penny earned: study says Alberta not stashing enough royalties

CALGARY — An analysis of three oil-producing heavy hitters suggests Alberta isn’t socking away enough money from oil royalties.

Three men arrested in Edmonton after man base-jumps from a towering crane

Edmonton police are investigating another case of someone parachuting off a structure in the city. Police say a man jumped from a crane Monday night after three men broke into a construction site.

Suspect in Ponzi scheme makes own closing argument; says he has the truth

CALGARY — One of two men on trial for an alleged multimillion-dollar Ponzi scheme that police say bilked thousands of investors around the world of $400 million has delivered his own closing argument.

Two killed in collision near Eckville

Two people are dead following a three-vehicle collision near Eckville late Friday afternoon.

Former Red Deer teacher convicted of raping student loses his appeal

A former Red Deer teacher who pleaded guilty to raping a student almost 40 years ago has lost the appeal of his sentence. Warren Fertig, who is 73, pleaded guilty in November to one count of rape involving a girl during the 1970s. He was sentenced in March to five years.

Wind warning in effect for Red Deer and Central Alberta

A wind warning is in effect for the City of Red Deer and most of Central Alberta. Wind gusts of 90 km/h are expected to develop this morning and continue into the afternoon.

DHX signs deal to buy Degrassi franchise producer for $33 million

Children’s entertainment company DHX Media Ltd. (TSX:DHX) said Thursday it has acquired the Epitome group of companies, producer of the hit Degrassi TV franchise, for $33 million in stock and cash.

The Grand Budapest Hotel: A delicious cinema cake

Exotic pastries play an absurdly significant role in Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel, but it all makes perfect sense. The entire movie is like a giant, elaborately decorated cake, created by this most exacting of film craftsmen.

Confusion over World Economic Forum planned for April

EDMONTON — With just over six weeks to go before Alberta is to host global leaders at a World Economic Forum event, there is confusion over whether it will go ahead.

Alberta throne speech promises new deal, renewed funding for cities

EDMONTON — Premier Alison Redford is promising to deliver on a promise to strike a new deal with Alberta’s two big cities.

Redford sorry for cost of Mandela trip, but will not repay taxpayers

Alberta’s premier apologized Monday for the $45,000 it cost to go to Nelson Mandela’s funeral in South Africa, but said she is not willing to repay the money.

Wildrose party responds to premier’s call, issues skimpy money list

The name of just one person is contained in a so-called sunshine list of people employed by Alberta’s Wildrose party who make more than $100,000 a year.