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Wave of billion-dollar oilpatch deals a sign of bullish Canadian energy sector

CALGARY — A wave of high-profile mergers and acquisitions in the Canadian oilpatch is a sign of an industry that is flush with cash and increasingly confident in the short- and medium-term outlook for fossil fuels, experts say.
Alberta premier says phone consults more effective for feedback on pension debate

Alberta premier says phone consults more effective for feedback on pension debate

EDMONTON — Alberta Premier Danielle Smith says phone beats face-to-face when it comes to gauging public opinion on quitting the Canada Pension Plan, but the Opposition NDP says something this big needs to be in person.
Chicago Blackhawks down Maple Leafs 4-1 in Connor Bedard's Toronto debut

Chicago Blackhawks down Maple Leafs 4-1 in Connor Bedard's Toronto debut

TORONTO — Auston Matthews and Connor Bedard had their names on the marquee ahead of a mouth-watering matchup. Matthews for his eye-popping, back-to-back hat tricks to open the NHL season.
Albertans demand details, risk assessment in telephone town hall on quitting CPP

Albertans demand details, risk assessment in telephone town hall on quitting CPP

EDMONTON — The provincial panel gathering feedback on whether Alberta should quit the Canada Pension Plan heard arguments for and against the idea in a telephone town hall Monday, but the overriding theme was a demand for details in order to make an
Trudeau says three Canadians could be among Hamas hostages; Tories say no ceasefire

Trudeau says three Canadians could be among Hamas hostages; Tories say no ceasefire

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau called on Hamas to immediately release hostages in Gaza, which he says may include at least three missing Canadians, while the Opposition Conservatives warned his Liberal government against calling for a ceasefi
B.C. to bring in new rules on short-term rentals to create more housing

B.C. to bring in new rules on short-term rentals to create more housing

VICTORIA — New legislation that takes aim at rapidly expanding short-term rentals in British Columbia will increase badly needed long-term rental housing, Premier David Eby said after the act was introduced in the legislature Monday.
Feds, two Atlantic premiers agree to 'modified' Atlantic Loop project

Feds, two Atlantic premiers agree to 'modified' Atlantic Loop project

OTTAWA — Nova Scotia and New Brunswick scaled back plans for the Atlantic Loop electricity grid Monday to expanding just one existing connection between their two provinces, rather than also building multiple new lines linking their provinces with Qu
'Harmful': Human rights commissioner resigns over Saskatchewan's pronoun bill

'Harmful': Human rights commissioner resigns over Saskatchewan's pronoun bill

REGINA — Former Saskatchewan human rights commissioner Heather Kuttai says she spoke with her son before she decided to resign on Monday over the province’s proposed pronoun legislation. Her son, who’s transgender, told her not to go quietly.
Four people dead after crash between SUV and semi on Saskatchewan highway

Four people dead after crash between SUV and semi on Saskatchewan highway

SASKATOON — RCMP say four people are dead after a crash between an SUV and a semi truck northeast of Saskatoon. Police say the crash happened Sunday night on Highway 41 near the intersection with Edenburg Road.
B.C. to bring in law forcing Surrey to go with municipal police force

B.C. to bring in law forcing Surrey to go with municipal police force

VICTORIA — British Columbia Solicitor General Mike Farnworth has introduced legislation that will require the City of Surrey to provide policing with a municipal force in the latest jurisdictional salvo over the RCMP and the Surrey Police Service.