By The CANADIAN PRESS

Facility to provide support for victims of child abuse

CALGARY — Former NHL player Sheldon Kennedy knows the pain and fear a child can suffer when sexually abused by someone in a position of trust.

  • Mar 17, 2012

Redford sticks with plan to call vote after budget passes

CALGARY — Alberta’s premier says she won’t delay an election call that would likely see voters go to the polls sometime in April.

  • Mar 17, 2012

Women lose heartbreaker at World Junior Curling Championship

OSTERSUND, Sweden — There will be no world junior women’s curling medal for Canada’s Jocelyn Peterman.

  • Mar 10, 2012

Howard on to another final

SASKATOON — The Brier final is familiar territory for Glenn Howard. It’s not often been successful territory. In 10 previous trips to the national championship game, Howard has won three.

  • Mar 10, 2012

Ontario, Alberta tied for Brier top spot at 6-1

SASKATOON — Glenn Howard worked overtime to establish yet another record at the Brier.

  • Mar 7, 2012

Canada tied atop standings at world junior curling championship

OSTERSUND, Sweden — Canada’s Brendan Bottcher didn’t let an unexpected lineup change get to him at the world junior curling championships Tuesday.

  • Mar 7, 2012

Potash mine will require a whole new town built

REGINA — A brand-new Saskatchewan town with more than 2,500 residents will appear out of nowhere 100 kilometres north of Regina this spring.

Tories drop appeal on in-and-out dispute

OTTAWA — The Conservative party has dropped an appeal at the Supreme Court of Canada over a 2006 federal election dispute with Elections Canada.

Elections Canada denied power to verify returns

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Stephen Harper is refusing to explain why Conservative MPs rejected a request by Elections Canada for more power to verify campaign financial returns.

Royal tour inspires namesakes in province

EDMONTON — There will be no shortage of royalty in Alberta playschools a few years from now.

The baby comes with the councillor

DRAYTON VALLEY — A rural county councillor in Alberta says she will continue bringing her new baby to work despite complaints from a fellow female politician.

  • Mar 7, 2012

Good news, bad news for economy

OTTAWA — With the near-term chances of a full-blown European debt crisis diminishing, and the U.S. recovery firming, the high price of oil is becoming a key new risk factor for Canada’s economy.

Canadian Pacific plans to haul Bakken oil by rail

CALGARY — Building pipelines isn’t the only land-based option to transport large amounts of crude oil between countries.

New route for Keystone pipeline said ready within weeks

CALGARY — A new route for the controversial Keystone XL oil pipeline through Nebraska should be ready within weeks with “relatively modest” changes, an executive with the project’s backer said Tuesday.

Budget ‘listens to Albertans’: Liepert

EDMONTON — Premier Alison Redford’s Alberta Tories delivered a pre-election budget Thursday that increased spending to record levels and raided billions from the piggy bank, but promised the province will be out of the red within a year.

Effort to clarify self-defence and citizen’s arrest laws raise warning shots

OTTAWA — The lawyer for an Ontario man who was charged after firing his revolver to scare off would-be arsonists attacking his home says Justice Minister Rob Nicholson is on the right track with changes to the self-defence law.

  • Feb 8, 2012

Pardon application fee to quadruple later this month despite complaints

OTTAWA — It’s official: The cost of applying for a criminal pardon will quadruple.

  • Feb 8, 2012

Divorce of sex killer Russell Williams open to public scrutiny

TORONTO — Key elements of a sweeping publication ban have been lifted on divorce proceedings between convicted sex killer Russell Williams and his estranged wife.

  • Feb 8, 2012

Driver of van in Ontario crash that killed 11 ran stop sign: police

LONDON, Ont. — A van carrying 13 migrant workers from South America ran a stop sign before it was broadsided by a truck and the “violent” impact killed 11 people at a rural intersection, police said Wednesday.

  • Feb 8, 2012

Canadian airlines adopt early all-in ad pricing to ease shopping comparisons

MONTREAL — Canada’s largest airlines have all launched all-inclusive pricing efforts that make it easier for passengers to determine the actual cost of flying.