Alberta pot smokers are expected to spend about $940 million on legal weed by 2024, with the province becoming Canada's second-largest market for cannabis behind Ontario, according to a new forecast. U.S.-based research firms BDS Analytics and Arcview Market Research said in a new report Albertans spent about $216 million...
A Lower Mainland woman wanted by Calgary police on 115 charges has been arrested in Saskatoon. Laetitia Acera, 25, faces charges including assault with a weapon, break-and-enter, fraud under $5,000, motor-vehicle theft and theft of mail. Acera is to be returned to Calgary to face the charges, which date to September...
Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer welcomed 2019 with a warning that if Canadians re-elect Justin Trudeau this year, the federal carbon tax that’s going to take effect will only climb. “Canadians know what Justin Trudeau is going to do. Now that his carbon tax is here, it’s only going to go...
The Canadian Surface Combatant contract was signed Thursday by the Liberal government. The contact with Irving and the Lockheed Martin-BAE consortium was negotiated in near record time. The signing of the contract will be announced by Procurement Minister Carla Qualtrough at the Irving yard in Halifax on Friday. That $60 billion...
Police are on the hunt for a pair of bandits linked to a string of armed robberies and assaults in the southeast over the holidays. The crime spree started on Dec. 19 when two masked men held up a Circle K convenience store at 9909 Fairmont drive S.E. around 1...
A Calgary police spokesperson says a woman in her 40s is facing several charges after a Victoria-bound flight had to be diverted to Calgary Thursday night. Corbin Odland with Calgary Police says they were called around 11:30 p.m. to the Calgary Airport for an unruly passenger, whose actions escalated quickly...
Sports fans across Ontario may soon be able to have a drink outside their favourite sports venues. With the Maple Leafs gearing up for the playoffs and the Raptors soon to follow suit, the Ontario government is considering an amendment that would allow tailgate parties to be held outside sports...
Police have released the name of the man charged in connection with Tuesday’s savage assault on a nurse at Abbotsford Regional Hospital. Neale Rex Heath has been charged with aggravated assault and was set to appear in Abbotsford provincial court Thursday. Online court records list Heath’s birth year as 1957,...
Olivia was the most popular girls’ name in the province in 2018, while Liam took the top spot for boys. Overall, the province says 50,104 babies were born last year; 25,717 of those were boys, while 24,387 were girls. Liam knocked Noah out of the top spot as most popular in...
Premier Rachel Notley officiated a historic Alberta wedding on Friday. Calgary-Cross MLA Ricardo Miranda, who is also the minister of culture and tourism, became the province's first cabinet minister to be married in a same-sex wedding. Miranda and his partner Christopher Brown tied the knot at Calgary's Glenbow Museum Friday. Notley thanked...