Day: April 9, 2022

Kenney pleads for UCP members ‘not to compare him to the Almighty, but the alternative’

Premier Jason Kenney tried making his problem of political survival the problem of all Alberta conservatives Saturday, but experts say that isn’t the reality. The United Conservative Party special general meeting — the sole purpose of which is to review Kenney’s leadership — convened Saturday morning. In his address to party members, Kenney offered two […]

‘It’s great for the city’: Toronto businesses hopeful as stadiums fill up for first time since pandemic

Downtown Toronto businesses were buzzing with anticipation Saturday as the city’s three main sports franchises are welcoming thousands of fans to games for the first time since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. After nearly two years of pain that included forced closures and layoffs, restaurants and bars are bracing for full houses after the […]

Alberta ERs, urgent care departments left without doctors more than 50 times this year, records suggest

Dr. Parker Vandermeer says he’s never been more exhausted as requests from throughout Alberta for him to staff rural emergency departments continue to pile up.  “I’m more burned out than I’ve ever been,” he said.  CBC News analysis shows why that might be.  So far this year, Alberta Health Services has posted at least 52 […]

Cruise ships return to B.C., with tourist dollars and environmental concerns in tow

Simone Kearney-Rodriguez is looking forward to putting cash in the register this weekend when the first crowd of cruise ship passengers pull into port in Victoria, B.C., on Saturday, after the last two cruise seasons were cancelled due to COVID-19. The owner of the Beaver Gift Shop says her family business almost sank without the support of hundreds […]

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