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  • Suspect in Edmonton attack faces terrorism, attempted murder charges

    10/01/2017 8:04:10 PM PDT · by A Formerly Proud Canadian · 5 replies
    The Toronto Star ^ | October 1, 2017 | Michelle Shephard
    Police and federal officials said Sunday that the man suspected of stabbing a police officer and plowing a van into pedestrians on Saturday night is a 30-year-old refugee from Somalia, who had been interviewed by the RCMP in 2015. Police and politicians urged Canadians to be vigilant, but called for calm and unity in the wake of a terrorist attack in Edmonton that injured five and led to the arrest of a 30-year-suspect who had previously been investigated for espousing extremist views. It is the second major terrorist attack in Canada this year, following January’s shooting at a mosque in...
  • A Carl's Jr. owner was banned from his own kitchen after being caught on camera

    08/25/2017 4:58:30 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 32 replies
    Aol. ^ | August 23, 2017 | Kate Taylor
    Jack Webb, the co-franchisee of a Carl's Jr. in Alberta, Canada, was discovered to have committed multiple food safety violations while being filmed by in-store security cameras, CBC reported. The first clip of 10 shared with CBC shows Webb almost elbow-deep in barbecue sauce. Webb is mixing the sauce with his bare hands, a clear violation of food safety measures, going so far as to refuse a spoon when a worker offers it to him. Other clips show Webb mixing sauces and scooping them from one container to another with his bare hands. In one case, he uses a spatula...
  • Justin Trudeau booed at disastrous town hall as polls show lowest approval ever

    01/27/2017 11:34:35 AM PST · by SouthernerFromTheNorth · 125 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 01/25/2017 | Frances Martel
    A poll released Tuesday found Canadians disenchanted with liberal Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, whose approval ratings have fallen to their lowest since he assumed the nation’s highest office. The Forum Poll™, a public opinion firm, released their numbers while Trudeau was visiting western Calgary. Having called for “phasing out” oil sands from the nation’s economy, Calgarians greeted Trudeau with loud boos and, in some instances, barely managed to let Trudeau answer their barbed questions. Forum found that 48 percent of Canadians approve of the job Trudeau is doing as Prime Minister, the first time his approval has crossed the 50...
  • Trudeau says the Canadian oil sands needs to be 'phased out'

    01/13/2017 8:45:04 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 34 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 13, 2017 10:41 PM EST | Rob Gillies
    Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau sparked anger in the oil-rich province of Alberta on Friday for saying Canada needs to phase out the oil sands. Trudeau told a town-hall meeting in Peterborough, Ontario that they can’t shut down the oil sands tomorrow, but they need to phase it out eventually. […] Trudeau’s comments caused outrage on social media and criticism from Alberta politicians. Premier Rachel Notley said the oil sands are not going anywhere any time soon. Alberta opposition leader Brian Jean said the oil and gas industry provides thousands of good-paying jobs and if Trudeau wants to shut it...
  • Alberta man punches cougar in head to save pet dog during attack near Tim Hortons

    12/28/2016 4:50:03 PM PST · by Loyalist · 41 replies
    City News ^ | December 28, 2016 | Canadian Press
    An Alberta man says he fought off a cougar that was attacking his dog by punching the big cat in the head. William Gibb says he stopped at a Tim Hortons in Whitecourt, northwest of Edmonton, on Boxing Day. He let his two dogs out for a bathroom break near a wooded area, then heard one of them crying in pain. Gibb says he ran to see what was wrong and found the cougar on top of his husky, Sasha, so he bashed it with his fist. The cougar jumped off and Gibb took the dog to a veterinarian, who...
  • DiCaprio’s New Film Portrays Canada’s Oil Sands As “Terryfying”

    10/31/2016 9:01:14 AM PDT · by bananaman22 · 39 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | 31-10-2017 | Miner
    Nearly six months after massive wildfires close to Canada’s oil sands forced one of the largest evacuations in the country’s history, affecting production, Leonardo DiCaprio’s new climate-change documentary threatens to bring unwanted, negative attention to the industry. Critics are already referring to the scenes shown in the film, particularly an aerial of the oil sands, as “terrifying”. Fisher Stevens, director of Before The Flood, which has been in the works since 2014, recently told Canadian Press he was "really horrified" by how the landscape looked in north-eastern Alberta.
  • Norway's Statoil exits oil sands projects in Canada

    12/15/2016 9:53:31 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    TheLocal.no ^ | 15 December 2016 11:17 CET+01:00 | AFP
    Norwegian oil giant Statoil said Thursday it was exiting its oil sands projects in Canada, booking a loss, in a move hailed by environmental activists. The group said it had reached an agreement to sell its 100-percent stake in the Kai Kos Dehseh (KKD) oil sands projects in the province of Alberta, to the Athabasca Oil Corporation of Canada for CAD$832 million (5.4 billion kroner, $626 million, €597 million). Following the divestment, Statoil will not operate any oil sands projects, a business area the deepwater oil specialist had moved into to great dismay of analysts. Statoil will take a loss...
  • Conservative politicians wimp out after chants of “lock her up” at Alberta rally

    12/09/2016 8:56:27 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 4 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/09/16 | Arthur Weinreb
    It was shameful to see so many CPC politicians dump on their base, call them dictators and idiots because that is what the media wants them to do The media attacked protestors in a rally last week after some in the crowd yelled “lock her up” when the name of Alberta Premier Rachel Notley was mentioned. And when the media eventually pounced on this, some members of the Conservative Party of Canada fell into line, criticizing the people who form the base of their party. A rally was held last weekend to protest the NDP government of Alberta, specifically its...
  • Bizarre moment Canadian politicians start arguing over the use of the word 'fart'

    11/20/2016 6:36:30 AM PST · by DFG · 35 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 11/19/2016 | Daily Mail Reporter
    It's certainly nothing to sniff at! A heated row has blown up in the Canadian parliament - over the use of the word 'fart'. It happened after Conservative MP Michelle Rempel accused the government of treating the province of 'Alberta like a fart in the room' over employment. But shocked Green Party leader Elizabeth May did not like the use of the word and asked for it be revoked.
  • Former Premier Jim Prentice among four dead in Kelowna plane crash

    10/15/2016 8:18:23 PM PDT · by A Formerly Proud Canadian · 12 replies
    660 News Calgary ^ | October 14, 2016 | 660 NEWS STAFF WITH FILES FROM THE CANADIAN PRESS
    660 NEWS has learned that one of the four people killed a plane crash in the Okanagan on Thursday was former Alberta Premier Jim Prentice. He was 60 years old. In a statement, Prentice’s family says one of the other people in the plane was the father-in-law to one of their daughters.
  • Montreal ad banned 'lest it offend Muslims'

    07/18/2016 6:08:28 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 16 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 18/7/16 | Rachel Kaplan
    A recent advertisement, set to go up across Montreal was struck down, out of fear that it would offend the local Muslim population. The billboard ad, designed by the producers of The Rebel website, criticizes Mayor Denis Coderre for choosing "Charia [sic] oil" over Canadian oil, and features an image of King Salman of Saudi Arabia. Coderre previously had struck down a bill to build an oil pipeline from Alberta, citing environmental...
  • Massive Alberta wildfire expected to burn for months

    05/08/2016 6:46:51 AM PDT · by Java4Jay · 53 replies
    The images are ones of devastation — scorched homes, virtually whole neighborhoods burned to the ground. And Canadian officials say they expect to fight the massive wildfire that has destroyed large parts of Alberta's oil sands town for months. There's fear the growing wildfire could double in size and reach a major oil sands mine and even the neighboring province of Saskatchewan.
  • Alberta fire rages, torches 1,600 homes

    05/05/2016 11:18:13 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 29 replies
    columbiatribune.com ^ | May 5, 2016 | AP
    Alberta declared a state of emergency Wednesday as crews frantically held back wind-whipped wildfires that have already torched 1,600 homes and other buildings in Canada’s main oil sands city of Fort McMurray, forcing more than 80,000 residents to flee. Alberta Premier Rachel Notley said fire had destroyed or damaged an estimated 1,600 structures. Flames are being kept from the downtown area thanks to the “herculean” efforts of firefighters, said Scott Long of the Alberta Emergency Management Agency. No injuries or fire-related fatalities have been reported. The fire appeared late Wednesday near the airport, where crews were onsite. All commercial flights...
  • 500,000 Barrels And $1 Billion In Losses: The True Cost Of Canada’s Wildfire

    05/05/2016 12:58:18 PM PDT · by bananaman22 · 9 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | 05-05-2016 | Wildfire
    It took the market over a day to appreciate the fallout from the devastating Canadian wildfire which has led to a state of emergency in Alberta, the evacuation of over 80,000 people in the oil sands gateway city of Fort McMurray, and the destruction of over 1,600 structures. According to insurance industry reports, losses from the fire are approaching $1 billion, and will likely set records for the country. The average cost of a single-family home in the community was recently around CAD$627,000 ($487,000), Aon said, citing data from the local real estate industry, and cited by CNBC. That would...
  • Fort McMurray wildfire grows 8 times larger as battle continues (update as of 12:30MDT, May 5, 2016)

    05/05/2016 12:19:43 PM PDT · by A Formerly Proud Canadian · 30 replies
    CBC News ^ | May 3, 2016 | CBC News
    Supercharged by winds of up to 70 km/h, the Fort McMurray wildfire ballooned to 85,000 hectares overnight and is now raging across a wide front south of the city. Alberta Premier Rachel Notley and wildfire officials say the fire is expected to continue to burn out of control today as more than 100 firefighters, 10 helicopters and 16 air tankers work to protect homes and critical infrastructure. One major task on Thursday will be to move up to 25,000 people now sheltering in oilsands work camps north of the city. The province hopes to transport many of those people, who...
  • At Least 1,600 Structures Destroyed By Wildfire in Fort McMurray, Canada; 88,000 Evacuated

    05/04/2016 3:22:14 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 28 replies
    Weather.com ^ | May 4 2016
    A wildfire has invaded Fort McMurray in Alberta, Canada, forcing the entire city to be evacuated Tuesday as the large blaze engulfed homes and businesses. Some 88,000 people were forced to leave Tuesday evening as the fire quickly spread, putting homes, schools, businesses and lives in danger, according to the Globe and Mail. Local officials said Wednesday morning that 80 percent of the homes in Beacon Hill have been lost, and the most recent census said the neighborhood is home to 2,200 residents living in more than 700 dwellings. At a Wednesday morning briefing, Alberta Premier Rachel Notley said the...
  • Fort McMurray wildfire remains out of control after city evacuated

    05/04/2016 9:03:37 AM PDT · by A Formerly Proud Canadian · 17 replies
    CBC News ^ | May 3, 2016 | CBC News
    A huge wildfire in Fort McMurray, Alta., destroyed an entire neighbourhood and burned homes and businesses in several others Tuesday, and continues to rage out of control. By late afternoon, the entire city of 60,000 had been ordered evacuated. Residents by the thousands fled the fire and for hours caused gridlock on Highway 63, even overwhelming oilsands work camps, where beds and meals were offered. Police were patrolling the highway with cans of gas, after fuel supplies ran out in Fort McMurray, Wandering River and Grasslands.
  • Still Report #811 Trump Leapfrogs in Indiana

    04/23/2016 12:44:05 AM PDT · by Right-wing Librarian · 76 replies
    Youtube ^ | April 22, 2016 | Bill Still
    "Look at a recent still photo of Cruz on the trail the next time you get a chance. He’s not looking happy... Cruz’s Mom and Dad DID become Canadian citizens." "They were not only registered to vote, but they were registered with the Alberta, Canada Health Services. Provable Canadian citizenship required."
  • Quarter of Republicans think Cruz's birthplace disqualifies him for president: poll

    01/15/2016 5:14:48 AM PST · by GonzoII · 204 replies
    Reuters ^ | Fri Jan 15, 2016 7:05am EST | Ginger Gibson
    A quarter of Republicans think White House hopeful Ted Cruz is disqualified to serve as U.S. president because he was born in Canada to an American mother, a new Reuters/Ipsos poll found. Republican voters nearly mirror independents and the broader electorate in their belief that Cruz cannot hold the White House, with 27 percent of all voters and 28 percent of independents responding he should be disqualified. Cruz, a U.S. Senator from Texas who was born to a U.S. citizen mother and Cuban father in Calgary, Alberta, has brushed aside the attacks about his eligibility as pure politics. But...
  • 'I just belted it:' Australians fight off cougar in Jasper National Park

    01/12/2016 5:05:08 AM PST · by SJackson · 45 replies
    CBC News ^ | Aug 28, 2015
    'I was thinking to myself, "How are we going to get out of this situation? This is pretty dire"' The cougar leapt from the bushes behind them. "It froze and started hissing at us," said Donald Lauder. He and his friend, Samantha Lean, both from Australia, were out for a bike ride in Alberta's Jasper National Park earlier this week. They left their bikes at the highway and walked through the brush down toward the river. About 200 metres down the path, they heard rustling in the brush. Nervous, she picked up a big stick. He picked up rocks. The...