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'End of the road:' Truck driver in Humboldt Broncos crash awaits deportation decision

'End of the road:' Truck driver in Humboldt Broncos crash awaits deportation decision

REGINA — A former truck driver who caused the deadly Humboldt Broncos bus crash has submitted paperwork with reasons why he should not be sent back to India when he gets out of prison.
Trudeau vows to keep up the fight to sway U.S. on merits of Keystone XL pipeline

Trudeau vows to keep up the fight to sway U.S. on merits of Keystone XL pipeline

WASHINGTON — Canada won't stop trying to convince Joe Biden of the merits of Keystone XL, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau insisted Tuesday, despite reports the U.S. president-elect appears poised to sign the pipeline project's death warrant.
Crown to seek adult sentence for teen charged in hit-and-run death of Calgary officer

Crown to seek adult sentence for teen charged in hit-and-run death of Calgary officer

CALGARY — A Crown prosecutor says he will seek an adult sentence for an accused teen if he is convicted in a Calgary police officer's death. Doug Taylor made the comment at the start of a bail hearing Tuesday for the 18-year-old suspect.
'Out in the cold:' Rancher's lawyer says Alberta should have consulted on coal policy

'Out in the cold:' Rancher's lawyer says Alberta should have consulted on coal policy

CALGARY — A lawyer for a rancher trying to get a judge to force the Alberta government to reconsider its decision to throw out a policy that protected the Rocky Mountains from coal mines says his client wants to be treated fairly.
Central Alberta man sentenced to 18 years on 26 charges following child porn bust

Central Alberta man sentenced to 18 years on 26 charges following child porn bust

RED DEER, Alta. — A central Alberta man has been sentenced to 18 years in prison following what is being called one of the largest child pornography busts in the province.
Canadian Press NewsAlert: Bank of Canada keeps key interest rate target on hold

Canadian Press NewsAlert: Bank of Canada keeps key interest rate target on hold

OTTAWA — The Bank of Canada is keeping its key interest rate target on hold at 0.25 per cent. The central bank says it expects the Canadian economy to contract in the first quarter of 2021. More coming. The Canadian Press
St. Albert resident scammed out of $49,800

St. Albert resident scammed out of $49,800

The St. Albert RCMP said fraudsters posing as Microsoft employees and bank representatives told the resident their banking information had been compromised.
Patient hopes Canada will introduce regulations for treatment with 'magic mushrooms'

Patient hopes Canada will introduce regulations for treatment with 'magic mushrooms'

As the first terminally ill cancer patient in Canada to legally use so-called magic mushrooms to treat anxiety, Thomas Hartle is hopeful that more temporary approvals from the federal government signal a permanent regulatory regime may be in the work
No place for 'far right' in Conservative Party, Erin O'Toole says

No place for 'far right' in Conservative Party, Erin O'Toole says

OTTAWA — Federal Conservative Leader Erin O'Toole pushed back against attempts to link his party to Trump-style politics on Sunday, saying there is "no place for the far right" in the Tories while accusing the Liberals of divisive dirty tricks.
Kenney, Moe condemn Biden's plan to scrap Keystone XL on Day 1 of presidency

Kenney, Moe condemn Biden's plan to scrap Keystone XL on Day 1 of presidency

OTTAWA — The premiers of Alberta and Saskatchewan are condemning Joe Biden's plan to scrap the Keystone XL pipeline expansion on his first day as U.S. president. Biden's plan is outlined in transition documents seen by The Canadian Press.