The head of a Quebec adventure-travel company says heâ€™s on the hook for thousands of dollars for the cost of a rescue operation following a deadly avalanche in Nepal. Richard RÃ©my of theÂ Karavaniers travel company was guiding eight Quebecers and two-dozen Nepalese in the Himalayas in October when a massive avalanche came sliding down the side of a mountain in the Annapurna range. â€œThe insurance company says they will pay if somebody is wounded.
Premier Jim Prentice says Alberta has forgotten some key points about the sustainability of the energy industry and is vowing to work towards building as many pipelines as possible. In a speech to the Economic Club's Canadian Energy Summit in Calgary on Friday, Prentice said the province needs to remember that hydrocarbons are only valuable when there are competing customersÂ â€” and if there are multiple ways to ship the resource. "For a period of time we lived comfortably in a world of insatiable American demand for Canada's energy products," said Prentice.
EDMONTON - Volunteers hope a book of personal stories and images they've compiled from soldiers who served in Afghanistan will help Canadians remember a conflict that some fear is already fading from the public eye.
"I think every police chief in any major city and I would say even in small communitiesÂ should have concern about youth radicalization and radicalization in general," said Chief Rod Knecht. The police chief says he hopes any other changes don't go too far.
FERGUSON, Mo. - Activists, authorities and the family of Michael Brown called for calm as a grand jury drew closer to an announcement in the Ferguson police shooting. But it was unclear whether the panel was still at work or when it would render a decision.
LONDON - A suspected gas leak touched off an explosion in the basement of the Hyatt Regency Churchill in London, injuring 14 people and forcing the evacuation of hundreds of hotel guests, authorities said Saturday.