• Canada's Alberta takes turn to left, Conservative premier resigns

    By Scott Haggett and Nia Williams CALGARY, Alberta (Reuters) - Canada's left-leaning New Democrats ended a 44-year run in office by the Conservatives in the province of Alberta on Tuesday, sweeping to victory on a promise to review oversight of the oil and gas sector in the country's energy heartland. The election was a seismic political shift in the province and sparked the immediate resignation of Progressive Conservative Premier Jim Prentice as party leader. "We made a little bit of history tonight," New Democrat Premier-elect Rachel Notley told jubilant supporters.

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  • Winnipeg woman fed up with car that's been recalled 15 times

    A Winnipeg woman says her car has been recalled 15 times in the 4½ years she's owned it, and now she's calling on her dealership and the vehicle's manufacturer to replace it with something that's safe. Danielle Champagne says in addition to the 15 recalls, she's also had to deal with 15 warranty issues for her 2011 Chevrolet Cruze, which she had agreed to finance for $34,000 when she purchased it. The breaking point for Champagne came this past weekend, when the vehicle almost failed on her again.

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  • What could Alberta look under the NDP? A look some of the party's key promises

    The NDP have won a majority in Alberta. Leader Rachel Notley campaigned on having the wealthy pay more to fund better health care and education. — A Resource Owners’ Rights Commission to review the royalties oil companies pay to the province with any amount earned above the current rates going into savings.

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  • Vancouver girl grabbed, pulled into car, flees; Police nab male suspect

    Vancouver police say a 13-year-old girl who was grabbed by a man and forced into a car was able to flee when the suspect later stopped the vehicle and exposed himself. Sgt. Randy Fincham says in a release that police arrested a 20-year-old man after two separate incidents on the city's west side on Tuesday. Fincham says the first incident happened around 8:30 a.m., when a man drove up to the 13-year-old, asked for directions, then grabbed her and pulled her inside the car.

    The Canadian Press
  • Food writer Josh Ozersky, known for witty, snarky writing about meat, dies in Chicago

    Food critic Josh Ozersky, whose witty and snarky writing generally focused on his obsession with all things meat, has died in Chicago. Ozersky, who was in the city for the James Beard Foundation Awards, was found dead in his room at the Conrad Chicago Hotel on Monday, according to the Cook County medical examiner's office. Ozersky was a food writer for Esquire magazine and frequent contributor to other publications including Time magazine, the Wall Street Journal and Food & Wine.

    The Canadian Press
  • Canada’s heavy crude oil surges to take on a golden lustre

    Canada’s heavy oil has quietly become the hottest commodity in North American energy. In less than two months, the price of the Canadian benchmark heavy crude has surged more than 70 per cent, outpacing West Texas intermediate (WTI), Brent and a bunch of other regional types of oil by wide margins. It hasn’t been a big topic of conversation though, partly because investors have been focused on sharply weaker first-quarter results from some of the largest oil sands and heavy oil producers. Quarterlies from such players as Suncor Energy Inc. and Cenovus Energy Inc. were dragged down by the collapse in oil prices between January and March.

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  • Joss Whedon quits Twitter after Avengers: Age of Ultron backlash

    Director Joss Whedon deleted his Twitter account on Monday following backlash to and criticism of his latest film, Marvel's Avengers: Age of Ultron. Many speculate that his departure was prompted by a flood of angry and abusive tweets in the wake of the North American debut of Avengers: Age of Ultron, which has grossed more than $230 million in North America since it launched last Friday. Much of the furor appears to centre around the film's treatment of Scarlett Johansson's character, Natasha Romanoff, a.k.a.

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  • Monster 4.3-metre saltwater crocodile captured in NT

    A monster 4.3-metre saltwater crocodile who was terrorising locals and eating dogs has been captured. It took about six people and tranquilisers to wrestle the beast from the banks of the Daly River - south-west of Darwin - near Mango Farm boat ramp.

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  • Colorado woman accused of cutting unborn baby from stranger's womb will stand trial

    A judge determined Tuesday that a Colorado woman charged with cutting an unborn baby from a stranger's womb will stand trial in a case that has reignited the debate on the legal rights of fetuses. Dynel Lane, who appeared in court for her preliminary hearing in Boulder, is charged with attacking Michelle Wilkins and removing her 8-month-old fetus after Wilkins responded to a Craigslist ad for baby clothes. Wilkins, 26, survived the March 18 attack at the Longmont home, but the baby girl did not.

    The Canadian Press
  • Greg Clark makes history, wins Alberta Party's first seat in legislature

    The Alberta Party has grabbed a foothold in the province's legislature with the election of Greg Clark as its first elected MLA. Clark, who is the party's leader, beat Tory Education Minister Gordon Dirks in Calgary Elbow on Tuesday, a seat once held by former premier Alison Redford. The next challenge will be raising the Alberta Party's profile elsewhere in the province.

    The Canadian Press 5 mins ago
  • Oil Industry Shudders Over Prospect Of Socialist Alberta

    A new Forum Research poll projects Alberta’s New Democrats are on the eve of winning a “historic majority” — and the province’s oil producers aren’t digging it one bit. “Industry revenues are forecast to decline by more than $50 billion this year alone. Amid plunging oil prices and market volatility, McMillan urged “now is not the time for a review of oil and natural gas royalties” — an election pledge made by NDP Leader Rachel Notley. Forum Research poll results suggest more than 42 per cent of eligible Albertans will vote for the NDP, 24 per cent for Wildrose, and 21 per cent for the Progressive Conservatives.

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  • Family confirm body found is Jessica Newman

    Tue, May 5 : The family of a missing Calgary mother has confirmed to Global News that a body found near Balzac is Jessica Newman.

    Global News
  • Top athletes hit the Met Gala red carpet (11 photos)

    The annual Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art is the fashion industry’s equivalent of the Oscars, Grammy’s, CFDAs, and Tony Awards all rolled into one. It’s the golden ticket for every designer, model, musician, and celebrity. Check

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  • Backlund scores overtime winner for Flames in 4-3 playoff win over Ducks

    Mikael Backlund scored in overtime for the Calgary Flames, who worked their way back into their playoff series with the Anaheim Ducks with a 4-3 win on Tuesday. The Flames stayed unbeaten at home this NHL post-season and trail the Ducks two games to one in their best-of-seven Western Conference quarter-final series. It's hard to describe," said Backlund.

    The Canadian Press 47 mins ago
  • Arizona officials find fake skeletons in lawn chairs while searching for bodies

    A man snorkeling in the Colorado River near the Arizona and California border was terrified — and later embarrassed — when he came across two fake skeletons sitting in lawn chairs about 40 feet underwater. The man reported the skeletons to the La Paz County Sheriff's Office on Monday, launching a hunt for what authorities believed could be real bodies. It turned out the skeletons were fake and had been strategically placed to appear as if they were sitting together, their lawn chairs bound to large rocks.

    The Canadian Press
  • Alaska troopers say 'Ultimate Survival Alaska' reality show personality found shot dead

    The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports (http://bit.ly/1zKf9L8 ) officers responded to 69-year-old Jimmy Gojdics' (GAY'-dohs) residence in Fox Sunday to find the victim with gunshot wounds. National Geographic Channel's website says he had worked as a fisherman, horse wrangler, blacksmith, forest service firefighter, river guide and wilderness guide.

    The Canadian Press
  • Oil CEOs weigh in on Alberta election

    Within days of Albertans going to the polls, investors are wondering how the heads of Calgary's biggest companies are viewing one of the most wide open elections in decades. Cenovus CEO Brian Ferguson was the first to weigh in on Alberta's election campaign, pouring cold water on an NDP pledge to review the province's energy royalty system. All week, energy company CEOs have been asked about the NDP, royalties and the like.

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  • You can now bet on who you think Tiger Woods will date next

    Irish bookie Paddy Power, known overseas for their cheeky betting lines, is now taking wagers from its customers on the identity of Tiger Woods' next girlfriend. Woods and champion skier Lindsey Vonn somewhat concurrently announced on Sunday that they're no longer together after almost three years of dating. As you might guess, Woods' ex-wife, Elin Nordegren, is getting 7-to-1 odds.

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  • Earls Restaurant server's racial remarks prompt apology to aboriginal filmmaker

    Earls Restaurants has apologized after a server in their Prince George, B.C. restaurant made racial remarks to aboriginal filmmaker Laura Milliken three weeks ago. The Toronto-based filmmaker, who is Ojibwe, says she was shocked by the incident, which occurred while she was visiting the northern city to work on a documentary about keeping aboriginal youth in school. "My colleague said, 'My father was concerned because he heard there was a very really high crime rate in Prince George,'" Milliken told Daybreak North's Russell Bowers.

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  • £148million lottery spends £2million on horses for his fiancée

    Adrian Bayford, 44, who became the second biggest lottery winner in British history in 2012, has reportedly bought Samantha Burbidge at least ten horses, as well as a £1.5m arena in Norfolk.

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