Air Canada booking system frustrations prompt complaints to Transport Canada

More than three weeks after Air Canada launched a new booking system, customers continue to encounter headaches on the cusp of holiday travel season. The airline introduced the reservation system on Nov. 18, triggering a barrage of social media complaints…

WestJet would remain Canadian after Onex deal: transportation regulator

The proposed $3.5-billion acquisition of WestJet Airlines by an affiliate of Onex Corp. moved a step closer to completion after Canada’s transportation regulator determined the airline will continue to meet Canadian ownership and control requirements. The Canadian Transportation Agency said…

Indigenous activists protest proposal of massive oilsands mine at COP25 in Madrid

A pair of protests were held this week at the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Madrid that saw Indigenous activists speak out in opposition to a massive oilsands mine proposed for northern Alberta. One of the protests was held…

Edmonton Public School Board raising school bus fees Feb. 1 in wake of provincial budget

Some parents with kids in the Edmonton Public School District will be paying higher school bus fees starting Feb. 1. The changes include a new yellow bus fee of $260 annually for students in Kindergarten to Grade 6, and of…

Political panel discusses what Albertans are saying about equalization

Provincial affairs reporter Tom Vernon sits down with 630 CHED’s Ryan Jespersen and Global News Radio 770 CHQR’s Danielle Smith to talk more about equalization and how it plays a role in western alienation. Jespersen and Smith talk about what…

No significant impacts on Lake Superior found from Line 3 pipeline: review

An updated environmental review released by a state agency in the U.S. on Monday found no serious threat to Lake Superior if crude oil ever leaked from a new pipeline to replace Enbridge’s aging Line 3 across northern Minnesota. State…

Cost of a fair deal: experts break down Alberta government panel’s mandate

This story is part of a special on western alienation. Click here for more coverage.  Alberta’s proposals that are currently being explored by a government-appointed panel may result in higher costs for Albertans, according to some experts. The Fair Deal…