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  • All but one of 10 workers injured in Saskatchewan crash out of hospital

    September 15, 2018 5:20 PM 11

    KERROBERT, SASK. — A spokesman for the company that employs 10 workers who were hurt in a crash between a semitruck and a bus in Saskatchewan says all but one have been released from hospital. Paul Stuckless, corporate safety manager for O.J. Pipelines, says the workers were travelling to Kindersley, Sask., from a work site when their bus was struck

  • ‘We have to move forward:’ Humboldt station hires new play-by-play voice

    September 15, 2018 3:56 PM 15

    HUMBOLDT, SASK.—A plan to bring hockey broadcasters in from across the country to call Humboldt Broncos games this season will not go ahead. Instead, local radio station CHBO Bolt FM has hired an up-and-coming Winnipeg broadcaster to take over for Tyler Bieber, its play-by-play voice who was killed along with 15 others in last April’s Broncos bus crash

  • Independent Investigations Office probing RCMP-involved shooting in B.C

    September 15, 2018 2:13 PM 14

    KAMLOOPS, B.C.—RCMP in Kamloops, B.C. say a man is dead after a shooting incident that involved police. Police say they received a report late Friday afternoon about a suspicious and possibly impaired man spotted near a camper trailer just southeast of the city. They say officers were dispatched and there was an exchange of gunfire, after which a man was found

  • Ten hurt after bus and truck collide at Saskatchewan highway intersection

    September 15, 2018 4:12 AM 12

    KERROBERT, SASK.—Ten people have been injured in a collision involving a semi-truck and a bus carrying workers at a highway intersection west of Saskatoon. Mounties say the crash happened at the intersections of Highways 21, 31 and 51 near Kerrobert shortly after 4 p.m. Friday. Three people have been sent to hospital in Saskatoon and seven were treated

  • Alberta man sentenced to two years for role in 2006 homicide

    September 14, 2018 10:29 PM 9

    RED DEER, ALTA.—A central Alberta man who drove the getaway vehicle in an Eckville-area homicide 12 years ago has been sentenced to two years in jail. He was originally charged with first-degree murder and kidnapping with a handgun in the death of Bradley Webber. Webber was gunned down inside his RV in 2006 by members of a gang who wanted to take over his drug operation

  • Charter of Rights architects — including Jean Chrétien — condemn Doug Ford’s use of notwithstanding clause

    September 14, 2018 9:08 PM 12

    OTTAWA—Former prime minister Jean Chrétien, retired chief justice of Ontario Roy McMurtry and former Saskatchewan premier Roy Romanow — political heavyweights instrumental in the creation of the Constitution’s notwithstanding clause — are condemning Ontario Premier Doug Ford for using the controversial measure to overrule a provincial court. In a joint

  • Ontario outlines arguments in lawsuit against federal carbon tax plan

    September 14, 2018 6:09 PM 13

    The Ontario government says it has taken the next step in its legal challenge against the federal government’s carbon tax plan. Environment Minister Rod Phillips says the government has filed a statement in court outlining its arguments that Ottawa’s carbon pricing plan is unconstitutional. The province argues the federal government does not have the power

  • Saskatchewan MP Erin Weir to seek NDP nomination in Regina despite being kicked out of the party

    September 13, 2018 4:29 PM 13

    OTTAWA—Saskatchewan MP Erin Weir will seek the federal NDP nomination in his Regina riding, even though party leader Jagmeet Singh has slammed the door on his efforts to return to the New Democrats in the wake of an harassment investigation. In an interview with the Star, Weir challenged Singh not to approve his nomination if party members in Regina-Lewvan

  • Caribou calf and wolf pup ice-age remains unveiled in Yukon

    September 13, 2018 3:50 PM 11

    DAWSON CITY, YUKON—A snapshot of life for an ancient predator and its prey is being put on display as the mummified ice-age remains of a caribou calf and a wolf pup are unveiled in Yukon. The territorial government says in a release that the specimens have been unearthed southeast of Dawson City. Paleontologists say the calf and pup are remarkably well preserved

  • ‘We have hit a tipping point.’ City clerk warns Oct. 22 municipal vote in jeopardy over confusion over number of wards

    September 13, 2018 12:21 PM 12

    Toronto city council gathers Thursday to respond to Premier Doug Ford’s unprecedented push to cut council almost in half. Whether the city can logistically hold a 25-seat election on Oct. 22 — with or without advance voting, any legal options for the city to fight Ford’s use of the notwithstanding clause, and Mayor John Tory’s push for a referendum on council