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Corporate Calgary facing productivity losses after office towers evacuated

Some of the energy companies headquartered in downtown Calgary could see productivity losses after being forced out of their offices by severe flooding, but the good news is that oil and gas production are largely unaffected, analysts said Friday.

Parts of Quebec, Ontario deal with power outages after summer storms

MONTREAL — Summer storms caused power outages in parts of central Canada on Monday. Environment Canada had issued severe thunderstorm watches for parts of southern Quebec and Ontario, where dozens of outages were reported.

Flooding due to heavy rains reach Manitoba; some states of emergency

WINNIPEG — Heavy rains across Manitoba have prompted flood warnings for the northwest, Interlake and southwest parts of the province. Up to 72 millimetres more rain is expected to fall in some areas over the next few days.

Calgary mayor not happy with Alberta Health over free food shutdown

CALGARY — Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi wants Alberta Health Services to call off their dogs and show some flexibility when it comes to offers of free food or drink to first responders.
'Whatever it takes': Alberta premier announces $1 billion for first phase of flood relief

'Whatever it takes': Alberta premier announces $1 billion for first phase of flood relief

The Alberta government made the first billion-dollar ante Monday in a flood recovery effort that by all accounts will carry a staggering final tab.
Floodwaters swamp Calgary, tens of thousands of people displaced

Floodwaters swamp Calgary, tens of thousands of people displaced

CALGARY — Alberta’s largest city was swamped Friday by floodwaters that submerged much of the lower bowl of the Saddledome hockey arena, displaced tens of thousands of people and forced the evacuation of the downtown core.
Dix aims for 15 stops in 24-hour race to the finish

Dix aims for 15 stops in 24-hour race to the finish

New Democrat leader Adrian Dix sprinted to get his message out Monday, with a plan to campaign for 24 hours straight, making 15 election stops during his 1,700-kilometre tour as far north as Prince George.
Officer guilty of criminal negligence causing death in ferry sinking

Officer guilty of criminal negligence causing death in ferry sinking

VANCOUVER — The navigating officer in charge of a B.C. passenger ferry that struck an island and sunk seven years ago, leaving two passengers missing, has been convicted of criminal negligence causing death.

Saskatchewan passes motion urging Criminal Code changes to stop cyberbullies

REGINA - The Saskatchewan government and the Opposition NDP have unanimously passed a motion to help stop cyberbullies.
Montreal's former No. 2 was courted to run for top job in the city, but declined

Montreal's former No. 2 was courted to run for top job in the city, but declined

MONTREAL - As Quebec's corruption inquiry awaits to hear from ex-Montreal mayor Gerald Tremblay, his former right-hand man explained he never wanted the top job in his final day on the stand.