Alberta women’s shelters struggle as demand soars and funding stalls

Alberta Premier Danielle Smith speaks at the Canada Strong and Free Network in Ottawa on March 23. Shelter staff are baffled that the Smith administration’s stated focus on mental health has not translated into an increase in operating funds.Sean Kilpatrick/The Canadian Press Years of stagnant funding, combined with soaring inflation, have left shelters in precarious … Read more

Alberta Premier Danielle Smith says conservatives must learn to win in ‘big cities’

Alberta Premier Danielle Smith speaks at the Canada Strong and Free Network in Ottawa on March 23.Sean Kilpatrick/The Canadian Press Alberta Premier Danielle Smith said conservatives must learn how to win in “big cities”. Smith made the comments to conservatives gathered in Ottawa for the annual conference of the Canadian Network for a Strong and … Read more

Alberta plans to sell imported children’s drugs to other jurisdictions in trouble

Alberta Premier Danielle Smith addresses children’s drug shortages in Edmonton on December 6, 2022. With 70 per cent of orders yet to be filled, the provincial government is hedging supplies from other provinces or territories.Jason Franson/CP The Alberta government’s plan to recoup millions of dollars in a deal to import the Turkish-made drug is in … Read more

Media mogul Rupert Murdoch, 92, engaged to Ann Leslie Smith

Fox Chairman Rupert Murdoch announced his engagement, his fifth marriage since finalizing his divorce from actress Jerry Hall in August.Mary Altaver/AP Fox Chairman Rupert Murdoch is engaged to former San Francisco police chaplain Ann Leslie Smith, his spokesman confirmed Monday, which will mark the 92-year-old media mogul’s fifth marriage. Murdoch completed his divorced actor and … Read more

Family of slain Edmonton officer to receive $100,000 from Heroes Fund, Alberta premier says

Flowers are placed outside Const’s police station. Brett Ryan and Const. Travis Jordan, shot and killed March 17 while on duty in Edmonton.Jason Franson/The Canadian Press Alberta Premier Danielle Smith said the families of two Edmonton police officers who were shot and killed this week will each receive $100,000 from the province’s Heroes Fund. Smith … Read more

Toffoli, Coleman each score twice, Flames win 7-2 in Las Vegas

Calgary Flames goalie Jacob Markstrom makes a glove save in the second quarter against the Vegas Golden Knights. On March 16, 2023, the Flames won 7-2 in Las Vegas.Alan Schmidt/AP Tyler Tofli and Blake Coleman each scored twice as the Calgary Flames beat the Vegas Golden Knights 7-2 on Thursday night. The Flames, who had … Read more

Former CFL player, commissioner Larry Smith tops 2023 Hall of Fame class

Larry Smith, a former CFL player turned league commissioner and president of the Montreal Arks, headlines the Canadian Football Hall of Fame’s Class of 2023. Also named as players are Solomon Elimimian, John Bowman, Josh Bourke, Lloyd Fairbanks and Larry Crawford, while Jacques Dussault joins Smith as a builder. Both Elimimian and Bowman are in … Read more

Former CFL commissioner Smith thinks local ownership will benefit Alouettes

Former CFL commissioner Larry Smith has some friendly advice for new Montreal Skylarks owner Pierre Carpelado: Expect the unexpected. Peladeau took over the Alouettes on Friday, buying the franchise from the CFL. The league took ownership of the club on February 14. Péladeau, 61, the former leader of Parti Québécois, ticked two huge boxes for … Read more

Talented golfer looks ‘a little soft’ in Netflix’s Full Swing, glimpses from LIV and PGA dramas

Somehow, we should feel bad that PGA defector Cameron Smith is making big bucks but can’t play in the big tournaments he’s left behind.Hector Vivas/Getty Images There are no sad stories in professional golf, but that didn’t stop people from trying this week. Our latest frustrated hero is Cameron Smith. You know Smith — who … Read more

LIV golf effects stand out as usual at The Players

Fans walk towards the 18th green during practice for The Players Championship on March 8 in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.Charlie Neiberger This is the age of golf, and so much attention at The Players is on a player who isn’t even the best player of the year. The stranger still is the player in question … Read more