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Sporting sequins and silver, Mama Stanley becomes an Edmonton celebrity for playoffs

Sporting sequins and silver, Mama Stanley becomes an Edmonton celebrity for playoffs

EDMONTON — Edmonton Oilers fans crowd around Mary Loewen in a plaza outside the team's home arena during every playoffs game, asking to have their pictures taken with the superfan who's dressed as the Stanley Cup.
Eyes pinned to Toronto byelection as safe Liberal seat teeters under Trudeau

Eyes pinned to Toronto byelection as safe Liberal seat teeters under Trudeau

Leslie Church seemed to know exactly what was coming as she sat down for an interview in a Toronto park Friday, three days before the byelection that could complete her journey from longtime political staffer to Liberal member of Parliament.
Former Calgary mayor Naheed Nenshi named new leader of Alberta NDP in resounding vote

Former Calgary mayor Naheed Nenshi named new leader of Alberta NDP in resounding vote

CALGARY — Former Calgary mayor Naheed Nenshi’s appeal to new members outside the traditional fold of the Alberta NDP has propelled him to the helm of the party.
Pro-Palestinian protesters set up encampment in Montreal’s Victoria Square

Pro-Palestinian protesters set up encampment in Montreal’s Victoria Square

MONTREAL — A new pro-Palestinian encampment has popped up in downtown Montreal’s Ville-Marie borough.
66-year-old man in Bas-Saint-Laurent region of Quebec dies in motorcycle collision

66-year-old man in Bas-Saint-Laurent region of Quebec dies in motorcycle collision

MONTREAL — A 66-year-old man has died after two motorcyclists collided in the Bas-Saint-Laurent region of Quebec. The accident occurred on Friday at around 6:00 p.m. on Route 132 in Sainte-Luce.
'Politics in full sentences:' Nenshi returns to public life as leader of Alberta NDP

'Politics in full sentences:' Nenshi returns to public life as leader of Alberta NDP

CALGARY — Before he launched a campaign that would see him take over as leader of Alberta’s New Democrats, Naheed Nenshi worried politics had become too polarized, too toxic for him.
Port-Cartier, Que. officials say forest fire situation unchanged after evacuations

Port-Cartier, Que. officials say forest fire situation unchanged after evacuations

MONTREAL — Forest fires that prompted a partial evacuation of the north shore city of Port Cartier, Que., are holding steady, officials said Saturday as they extended a local state of emergency put in place when some residents were asked to leave.
Conservatives avoid staking out clear position on supervised consumption sites

Conservatives avoid staking out clear position on supervised consumption sites

OTTAWA — As debate around the Liberals' drug policy dominated parts of the spring House of Commons sitting, the Conservatives are offering little insight into what approach they would take when it comes to supervised consumption sites.
'Build relationships on both sides': Provinces make push ahead of U.S. election

'Build relationships on both sides': Provinces make push ahead of U.S. election

Top of mind for Canadians shaking hands with American counterparts is the looming review of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement in 2026. Both presidential candidates are selling protectionist policies.
Cheering fans jam Edmonton plaza as Oilers force winner-take-all Stanley Cup final

Cheering fans jam Edmonton plaza as Oilers force winner-take-all Stanley Cup final

They wore hard hats and cowboy hats. There were mash-ups and crossovers, like the three fans who wore Oilers jerseys with Oiler-accented Star Wars storm trooper helmets. Nearby, two fans piloted an Oiler-bedecked Zamboni.