Man facing manslaughter charges after disappearance of Vida Smith

Article content continued Kevin Barton, also known as Chris Lee, 60, of Calgary has been charged with one count of manslaughter. Police located Barton in northwest Calgary on Thursday and took him into custody without incident. They say they’ve also located Smith’s missing car, a 2002 Nissan Altima. Police have charged Kevin Barton with manslaughter …

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In N.C., Cunningham’s Tax Past Includes $39K Home Credit

X Story Stream recent articles Cal Cunningham, the Democratic attorney and Iraq War veteran challenging North Carolina GOP Sen. Thom Tillis, broke his no-tax-increase pledge and voted for a $1 billion tax increase when he was in the state legislature in 2001. Back then Cunningham said he agonized over the decision but defended his support …

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Bombardier plans to move its corporate offices to Dorval by early 2021

Article content continued Jessica McDonald, a company spokeswoman, confirmed the news to the Gazette on Friday. The move adds to a dramatic three-year reshaping of Bombardier, begun under former CEO Alain Bellemare, that has seen the once-sprawling Quebec industrial icon narrow its focus solely to business jets — with such transactions as the sale of …

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Corbella: Trudeau’s WE scandal testimony leaves him battered and bruised

Article content continued The committee heard Tuesday from the Kielburgers that the Trudeau family received even more money from WE than previously revealed. Margaret Trudeau had $167,944 of expenses paid for her 28 events. Alexandre Trudeau submitted $19,576 in expenses for eight events, and the PM’s wife had $25,326 in expenses paid to her for …

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Could America Split Up?

(AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez) All week I’ve been haunted by a brief few seconds of video posted on Twitter late Sunday night by a student journalist in Eugene, Oregon. Two men face off at a protest — the one standing on the left is demonstrating for Black Lives Matter; the one on the right, sitting …

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Montreal’s Jean-Doré Beach closed because of high bacteria count

Article content The Quebec environment department and the city of Montreal announced on Friday that they have shut down Jean-Doré Beach until at least Sunday, after water tests this week found a high level of bacterial contamination. The tests, carried out on Wednesday, found the water quality did not meet ministry norms. A message on …

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King penguin chick hatches at Calgary Zoo after overcoming ‘incredible obstacle’

Article content The Calgary Zoo is welcoming a new king penguin chick to its Penguin Plunge after the wee seabird overcame an “incredible obstacle” to hatch. Just as the chick’s two-month incubation period was coming to an end, its mother Grace moved away from the egg causing it to roll down the beach and hit …

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Trump Is Right: All-Mail Voting Poses Grave Dangers

(James Foster/Chicago Sun-Times via AP) Many people misinterpreted President Trump’s tweet Thursday morning about a possible delay in the Nov. 3 election as a threat by him to postpone the election. But that’s not what his tweet said — and in any event, no president has the power to delay Election Day Read Full Article …

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Macpherson: New bouts of indig-nationalism over flags

Article content continued Usually, indig-nationalism is directed at anglos. On one recent occasion, however, nationalists turned on … other nationalists. Some were doubly infuriated in June by this year’s televised Fête nationale holiday concert. Not only did one performer wear a sticker against the anti-hijab Bill 21, no Quebec flags were visible. The “Natfest” concert …

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‘Canary in the coal mine’: Calgary-shot Wynonna Earp among first TV series to resume production after COVID-19

Article content continued Still, Wynonna Earp is among the first wave of TV series to restart production in North America and certainly the first out of the gate in Alberta since the pandemic took hold. “We are extremely fortunate in that we are back in production, but we also serve as a canary in a …

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