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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau walks back to the meeting room after a break during the second day of a Liberal cabinet retreat in Vancouver on Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2022. The federal government intends to temporarily hike GST rebate cheques in a bid to ease some of the hurt of inflation for lower income Canadians. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Liberals to hike GST rebates, help with rent payments in new affordability plan

The federal government intends to temporarily hike GST rebate cheques in a…

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau walks back to the meeting room after a break during the second day of a Liberal cabinet retreat in Vancouver on Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2022. The federal government intends to temporarily hike GST rebate cheques in a bid to ease some of the hurt of inflation for lower income Canadians. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
In this June 29, 2018, file photo, pipeline used to carry crude oil is shown at the Superior terminal of Enbridge Energy in Superior, Wisc. A judge in Wisconsin has ruled in favour of an Indigenous band in its dispute with Enbridge over the Line 5 pipeline, but stopped short of ordering the line shut down. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Jim Mone

Wisconsin judge rules against Enbridge on Line 5, but stops short of shutdown

A Wisconsin judge has ruled in favour of an Indigenous band in…

In this June 29, 2018, file photo, pipeline used to carry crude oil is shown at the Superior terminal of Enbridge Energy in Superior, Wisc. A judge in Wisconsin has ruled in favour of an Indigenous band in its dispute with Enbridge over the Line 5 pipeline, but stopped short of ordering the line shut down. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Jim Mone
Britain's Queen Elizabeth II, left, welcomes Liz Truss during an audience at Balmoral, Scotland, where she invited the newly elected leader of the Conservative party to become Prime Minister and form a new government, Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2022.THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Jane Barlow/Pool Photo via AP

‘We’re wishing her well,’ Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says of Queen

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he joins Canadians across the country in…

Britain's Queen Elizabeth II, left, welcomes Liz Truss during an audience at Balmoral, Scotland, where she invited the newly elected leader of the Conservative party to become Prime Minister and form a new government, Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2022.THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Jane Barlow/Pool Photo via AP
An Edmonton Police Service logo is shown on a lectern at a press conference in Edmonton, Oct. 2, 2017. Police say a missing 13-year-old Edmonton girl has been found alive in the United States. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

Edmonton police say they have made arrest in deadly random attack

Edmonton police say they have arrested a 25-year-old man after one person…

An Edmonton Police Service logo is shown on a lectern at a press conference in Edmonton, Oct. 2, 2017. Police say a missing 13-year-old Edmonton girl has been found alive in the United States. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
An RCMP officer interacts with a driver at a police roadblock in James Smith Cree Nation, Sask., on Tuesday, September 6, 2022. A manhunt for the fugitive suspect in the Saskatchewan mass killing continues today after a tense police search yesterday came up empty. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Heywood Yu

Suspect in Saskatchewan stabbing dies in custody

A massive four-day manhunt came to an end north of Saskatoon on…

An RCMP officer interacts with a driver at a police roadblock in James Smith Cree Nation, Sask., on Tuesday, September 6, 2022. A manhunt for the fugitive suspect in the Saskatchewan mass killing continues today after a tense police search yesterday came up empty. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Heywood Yu
Conservative leadership candidates Jean Charest and Pierre Poilievre wait at their positions as other leadership candidates take to the stage at the start of a debate at the Canada Strong and Free Network conference, Thursday, May 5, 2022 in Ottawa. The Conservative party is giving itself a head start on counting the tens of thousands of ballots it received to determine who will be its next leader. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Counting ballots to determine next Conservative leader to begin Thursday

The Conservative party is giving itself a head start on counting the…

Conservative leadership candidates Jean Charest and Pierre Poilievre wait at their positions as other leadership candidates take to the stage at the start of a debate at the Canada Strong and Free Network conference, Thursday, May 5, 2022 in Ottawa. The Conservative party is giving itself a head start on counting the tens of thousands of ballots it received to determine who will be its next leader. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Workers stand in the cave in East Kalimantan, Borneo, Indonesia, where the human skeleton found dated to about 31,000 years ago, on March 1, 2020. The remains, which have been dated to 31,000 years old, mark the oldest evidence for amputation yet discovered. And the prehistoric “surgery” could show that humans were making medical advances much earlier than previously thought, according to the study published Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2022 in the journal Nature. (Photo Courtesy of Tim Maloney/Griffith University via AP)

One-legged Stone Age skeleton may show oldest amputation

The 31,000-year-old skeleton of a young adult found in a cave in…

Workers stand in the cave in East Kalimantan, Borneo, Indonesia, where the human skeleton found dated to about 31,000 years ago, on March 1, 2020. The remains, which have been dated to 31,000 years old, mark the oldest evidence for amputation yet discovered. And the prehistoric “surgery” could show that humans were making medical advances much earlier than previously thought, according to the study published Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2022 in the journal Nature. (Photo Courtesy of Tim Maloney/Griffith University via AP)
An RCMP officer interacts with a driver at a police roadblock in James Smith Cree Nation, Sask., on Tuesday, September 6, 2022. A manhunt for the fugitive suspect in the Saskatchewan mass killing continues today after a tense police search yesterday came up empty. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Heywood Yu

Police release names of 10 victims killed in Saskatchewan stabbings

RCMP have released the names and photos of the 10 people killed…

An RCMP officer interacts with a driver at a police roadblock in James Smith Cree Nation, Sask., on Tuesday, September 6, 2022. A manhunt for the fugitive suspect in the Saskatchewan mass killing continues today after a tense police search yesterday came up empty. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Heywood Yu
The Bank of Canada is pictured in Ottawa on Tuesday Sept. 6, 2022. The Bank of Canada is expected to announce it will be raising its key interest rate today, making it the fifth consecutive increase this year. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Bank of Canada raises key interest rate by 0.75%, says rates likely need to go higher

The Bank of Canada raised its key interest rate by three-quarters of…

The Bank of Canada is pictured in Ottawa on Tuesday Sept. 6, 2022. The Bank of Canada is expected to announce it will be raising its key interest rate today, making it the fifth consecutive increase this year. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Ian Oostindie during the by-election campaign. (Facebook photo)

Ian Oostindie named new Sylvan Lake town councillor

Voting wrapped up at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 6 and the…

Ian Oostindie during the by-election campaign. (Facebook photo)
Interim Conservative Leader Candice Bergen rises during Question Period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Wednesday, June 22, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

Voting wraps up in Conservative leadership race ahead of Saturday convention

Voting has ended in the Conservative party’s leadership election — but its…

Interim Conservative Leader Candice Bergen rises during Question Period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Wednesday, June 22, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
Alberta Premier Jason Kenney answers questions during a press conference in Victoria on July 12, 2022. He said Tuesday that his party was founded on a strong Alberta within Confederation and he won’t sit idly by while a “risky, dangerous, half-baked,” “banana republic” plan for more provincial independence is floated by one of the candidates vying to replace him. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

Kenney says won’t stay quiet as possible successor pitches separation plan

Premier Jason Kenney says his party was founded on a strong Alberta…

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney answers questions during a press conference in Victoria on July 12, 2022. He said Tuesday that his party was founded on a strong Alberta within Confederation and he won’t sit idly by while a “risky, dangerous, half-baked,” “banana republic” plan for more provincial independence is floated by one of the candidates vying to replace him. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
If you or someone you know is experiencing a dental emergency and you’re not sure you can afford help, call Sylvan Lake Community Partners Association. (File photo)

Better option for dental emergencies

For individuals and families that are struggling to make ends meet, a…

If you or someone you know is experiencing a dental emergency and you’re not sure you can afford help, call Sylvan Lake Community Partners Association. (File photo)
Eckville’s first hospital and the site of the proposed Dr. Frank Coppock Memorial Museum. (Photo submitted)

Eckville Historical Society gauging interest in museum

With over 100 years behind the community, Eckville has a lot of…

Eckville’s first hospital and the site of the proposed Dr. Frank Coppock Memorial Museum. (Photo submitted)
Myles Sanderson, seen in a police handout photo, is described by police as six-foot-one and 240 pounds with black hair and brown eyes. Police say Sanderson, who has a violent criminal record and is considered dangerous, remains on the loose, but he may be injured. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Saskatchewan RCMP, *MANDATORY CREDIT*

Possible sighting of stabbing suspect on Saskatchewan First Nation

A notice sent through Saskatchewan’s emergency alert system says investigators have received…

Myles Sanderson, seen in a police handout photo, is described by police as six-foot-one and 240 pounds with black hair and brown eyes. Police say Sanderson, who has a violent criminal record and is considered dangerous, remains on the loose, but he may be injured. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Saskatchewan RCMP, *MANDATORY CREDIT*
FILE - Riders on the Top Thrill Dragster speed along on May 1, 2003, at Cedar Point Amusement Park, in Sandusky, Ohio. The amusement park in Ohio is permanently closing the world’s second-tallest roller coaster. The decision announced Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2022, by Cedar Point comes a year after a small metal object flew off the 420-foot (128-meter) tall Top Thrill Dragster coaster and struck a woman in the head at the park in Sandusky. (AP Photo/Paul M. Walsh, File)

World’s second-tallest roller coaster is permanently closing

An amusement park in Ohio announced Tuesday it would be permanently closing…

FILE - Riders on the Top Thrill Dragster speed along on May 1, 2003, at Cedar Point Amusement Park, in Sandusky, Ohio. The amusement park in Ohio is permanently closing the world’s second-tallest roller coaster. The decision announced Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2022, by Cedar Point comes a year after a small metal object flew off the 420-foot (128-meter) tall Top Thrill Dragster coaster and struck a woman in the head at the park in Sandusky. (AP Photo/Paul M. Walsh, File)
Myles Sanderson, seen in a police handout photo, is described by police as six-foot-one and 240 pounds with black hair and brown eyes. Police say Sanderson, who has a violent criminal record and is considered dangerous, remains on the loose, but he may be injured. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Saskatchewan RCMP, *MANDATORY CREDIT*

Past drug, alcohol use had caused stabbing suspect to lose mind: parole document

A fugitive wanted in a deadly stabbing rampage in Saskatchewan has a…

Myles Sanderson, seen in a police handout photo, is described by police as six-foot-one and 240 pounds with black hair and brown eyes. Police say Sanderson, who has a violent criminal record and is considered dangerous, remains on the loose, but he may be injured. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Saskatchewan RCMP, *MANDATORY CREDIT*
Red Deer RCMP are investigating a deadly attack on a cat in the Michener Hill neighbourhood earlier this week.  (Advocate file photo)

Ex-Mountie says hunt for stabbing suspect complicated by vast open space of Prairies

A former Mountie says the vast open spaces of the Prairies could…

Red Deer RCMP are investigating a deadly attack on a cat in the Michener Hill neighbourhood earlier this week.  (Advocate file photo)
Interim Conservative Leader Candice Bergen rises during Question Period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Wednesday, June 22, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

Conservative interim leader Candice Bergen won’t be running in next election

As the Conservative party prepares to welcome a new leader this week,…

Interim Conservative Leader Candice Bergen rises during Question Period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Wednesday, June 22, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
Balancing the budget is easier said than done. (Stock photo)

Ottawa depending on economic blue skies to balance the budget

There’s finally some good news for taxpayers: Instead of balancing the budget…

Balancing the budget is easier said than done. (Stock photo)