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Who is Rachel Notley? A look at Alberta's new premier

In being elected the province's leader, Notley has succeeded in doing what her late father, who helped found Alberta's NDP, could only dream of.

  • 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.

    CBC
  • Alberta election 2015: Energy sector braces for change with NDP win

    Alberta's energy sector is bracing for change today, as the Progressive Conservatives' more than 40 year reign comes to an end. Rachel Notley's NDP government is expected to have a different approach to managing corporate Alberta, in general and the oilpatch, in particular. Energy royalties are on the table, corporate income taxes will increase, and bitumen pipelines will lose at least some direct government support.

    CBC
  • Five perfectly preserved cars worth $700,000 found inside Texas barn

    A Texas car collector has made the discovery of a lifetime in the form of five classic pre-war automobiles stored for four decades in an Austin barn. Antonio Brunet, chairman and founder of Motostalgia Auctions, is now helping their owner take the cars to auction, where high estimates value the collection at more than $700,000.

    Daily Mail q 24 mins ago
  • 10 DIY Pick-Me-Ups for a Plain Patio (12 photos)

    Outdoor spaces extend our homes and make the time we spend outside so enjoyable in summertime. No matter how small your porch or patio, you can turn yours into an oasis—and on a budget, too. | By Jennifer Noonan, BobVila.com

    Bob Vila
  • Florida woman who says she was held hostage all day uses online pizza order to get help

    A Florida woman who says her boyfriend was holding her and her children hostage sent a secret message asking for help in an online pizza order. Highlands County Investigators told WFLA-TV (http://bit.ly/1bwXJ96) a Pizza Hut in Avon Park received an online order for pizza Monday afternoon from Cheryl Treadway. Under the comments section, Treadway wrote a message asking employees to call police.

    The Canadian Press
  • Siblings at war lose rights over sick mother's bank account

    A dentist and his sister have been stripped of the right to control their elderly mother’s finances because their mutual loathing means they cannot be trusted. The middle-aged brother and sister broke their word to look after their mother by dipping into her bank account to pay themselves around £20,000 each, court papers published yesterday said. The brother and sister from Bournemouth were the second pair of professional class siblings in two days whose right to handle the financial affairs of an elderly mother was removed by the same Court of Protection judge.

    Daily Mail q
  • Moment army captain finishes 12-mile expert field test, then collapses

    Video of the moment an army captain completes a grueling field test has ensured the determined officer is getting the appreciation she deserves. Capt. Sarah Cudd, an army veterinarian, was one of 46 candidates who last month attempted to achieve the Army’s Expert Field Medical Badge - one of the toughest decorations to earn - at Fort Dix in New Jersey.

    Daily Mail q
  • 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
  • Alberta election 2015: the rural-urban divide

    Early polls were projecting the Balkanization of Alberta, with Wildrose dominating rural areas, the NDP taking over Edmonton and the PCs holding onto their base in Calgary. As the campaign progressed, it looked more and more like a three-way race, but with the NDP making serious rural inroads and gaining in Calgary. Lethbridge, Edmonton, Calgary, Medicine Hat and Red Deer all went to the NDP, with several Calgary ridings sticking with the PCs.

    CBC
  • This forgotten incident from the Cold War shows how Putin's air incursions could go horribly, horribly wrong

    Ever since Russia's seizure of Crimea and incursion into eastern Ukraine, a hyper-assertive Moscow has continuously tested its neighbors' tolerance of Russian military activities near their national boundaries. In Europe, where Russian planes and ships have crossed into neighboring waters or airspace dozens of times since early 2014. Russian military infringement on neighboring borders, airspace, or bodies of water tests the resolve of Moscow's geopolitical adversaries and demonstrates Russia's perceived freedom of action in what it considers to be its strategic backyard.

    Business Insider
  • 'Outnumbered' clocks in at a year for Fox's Harris Faulkner

    Harris Faulkner's hobby may sound like a patriotic put-on, but the Fox News Channel anchor insists it's legit. While you clear that image of a shower gel bottle doubling as a hand-held mic, know that Faulkner belted out "The Star Spangled Banner" in public before Kansas City Chiefs and Minnesota TimberWolves games. Harris, 49, is considered a rising star at Fox News after a decade there.

    The Canadian Press 39 mins ago
  • 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
  • Father captures images of his newborn 'walking, climbing and jumping'

    Photography duo Ania Waluda and Michal Zawer, from Poland, wanted to capture imaginative photographs of their one-month-old daughter Emilia without the use of digital trickery.

    Daily Mail q
  • Woman forging doctor's prescriptions went undetected for over a year

    A 40-year-old woman working as a surgical office assistant for a well-known Winnipeg plastic surgeon is accused of forging prescriptions for Percocet between Dec. 6, 2012, and Dec. 16, 2013. Percocet is a form of oxycodone, a pill commonly trafficked on the street. According to court records, the accused was giving the fake prescriptions to her son to fill and sell. A Wal-Mart spokesperson tells CBC News the woman was eventually caught after one of its pharmacists noticed something wasn't right.

    CBC
  • Jim Prentice resigns after orange wave sweeps Alberta

    If the NDP surge in Alberta wasn't enough of a surprise, former premier Jim Prentice handed Albertans another shock on election day. Shortly after winning his seat in Calgary-Foothills, Prentice announced he is stepping down as party leader and as an MLA after a big election loss brought an end to the Progressive Conservative Party's more than 40-year reign. "My contribution to public life is now at an end," Prentice told supporters Tuesday night.

    CBC
  • 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
  • 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
  • Explorer descends into Turkmenistan's 1,000C pit of fire

    A world-renowned explorer has become the first person to descend into The Door to Hell - a flame pit in Turkmenistan that has burned for more than 40 years. Spectacular images have been released of George Kourounis, 44, rappelling 100ft down into the crater amid 1,000C temperatures and walking across its surface.

    Daily Mail q
  • 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.

    Devil Ball Golf
  • Bald men turn to hair tattoos to creates the illusion of short hair

    Micro Scalp Pigmentation, or a 'hair tattoo' procedure, involves drawing tiny particles of pigment on the scalp, to give an overall impression of shaved stubble.

    Daily Mail q