Multiple crashes on Calgary roads as weather takes a turn

News – Upward of five centimetres of snow fell in Calgary early Friday morning and officials said at that time that conditions were good, but the situation deteriorated later on Friday, leading to plenty of crashes and road closures. Calgary police told CTV News that between midnight and 8:30 a.m., they were called to 24 … Read more

Ukraine: ‘Fast-track’ talks underway for missiles, planes

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine and its Western allies are engaged in “fast-track” talks on the possibility of equipping the invaded country with long-range missiles and military aircraft, a top Ukrainian presidential aide said Saturday. Mykhailo Podolyak, an adviser to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, said Ukraine’s supporters in the West “understand how the war is … Read more

‘We are at a crossroads’: Alberta premier pens open letter to Trudeau over proposed ‘just transition’ legislation

In an open letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Alberta Premier Danielle Smith once again expressed concerns over the federal government’s proposed legislation to move the country away from high-polluting jobs. Prime Minister @JustinTrudeau, I am writing to once again raise Alberta’s serious concerns with the proposed federal ‘Just Transition’ legislation. The world needs more Canadian energy, … Read more

British beer-maker stockpiling malt to try to beat price squeeze

By Sarah Young and Ben Makori WATERBEACH, England – At the Milton Brewery in eastern England, Richard Naisby’s warehouse is jammed full of pallets stacked high with sacks of malt, a key ingredient for his traditional cask beers. Whereas he mostly used to order the grain when he needed it, Naisby is now stockpiling, buying … Read more

School bus tips into deep ditch

On Friday morning, a school bus tipped into a ditch on Centreville Creek Road in Caledon. Caledon provincial police say four students were on board. However, no one was injured. A second bus is on its way to bring the children safely to school. Police warn drivers of soft shoulders on roadways.

Philippines probes labor abuses in Kuwait after new killing

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine government said Saturday it will take steps to assess and prevent abuses including rape and maltreatment of Filipino workers in Kuwait, after a housemaid was killed and dumped in a desert in the oil-rich emirate. The remains of Jullebee Ranara were flown home Friday night from Kuwait, where the … Read more

Shell CEO’s first changes combine upstream and LNG operations

By Ron Bousso LONDON -Shell will combine its oil and gas production and liquefied natural gas (LNG) divisions as part of broader changes under new CEO Wael Sawan, which the company said could result in some job cuts. The new division, which combines Shell’s most profitable operations, will be headed by current upstream director Zoe … Read more

Barrie wants feedback on artistry at Allandale Transit Mobility Hub

The future artistry of the Allandale Transit Mobility Hub depends on residents’ input. The City of Barrie is seeking feedback on public art themes to be considered for the future Allandale Transit Mobility Hub, which is currently in the design development stage. The new hub will be located within Barrie’s Allandale area as an inter-regional … Read more

UK insurer Legal & General’s CEO Wilson to retire

LONDON -Legal & General Chief Executive Nigel Wilson is retiring after a decade in the top job but will remain in the post until a successor takes the helm, the British insurer and pensions provider said on Monday. Wilson was appointed CEO in 2012 after joining at group chief financial officer in 2009 and is … Read more

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