Local News

RCMP warn of Canada Revenue Agency scam – again

The RCMP and the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) are warning Canadians about an ongoing CRA phone scam.

The scammers tell taxpayers they either owe money to the CRA or have a tax refund. Whn told they owe money, taxpayers are threatened with arrest or jail if they do not take immediate action by providing money, personal or financial information. […]

Columns

National Column: Conservative backroom suffered from myopia

On a week that marks the passing of Justin Trudeau’s 100th day in power, key Conservative and NDP insiders have been delivering some preliminary conclusions as to the causes of their October defeats.

Their findings are strikingly interchangeable – with the popular momentum for change somewhat conveniently fingered as a root cause of electoral failure. […]

Columns

National Column: New economic reality throws PM, Notley together

Justin Trudeau makes his most important domestic trip in his short life as prime minister this week when he heads to Alberta.

Prime ministerial visits are usually of the in-and-out variety. Trudeau will spend two days in Edmonton and Calgary, meeting with the oil industry and those providing social services in the province, then sit down with Premier Rachel Notley. […]

National News

New app helps users look up pesticide labels

The feds launched a new free Pesticide Labels app Jan. 25 that will allow users to access registered Canadian pesticide labels.

As pesticide labels have important detailed instructions and warnings that must be followed to protect health and the environment, the government believes the mobile and tablet app will be beneficial by homeowners, farmers, and industry, as well as provincial and federal organizations look up specific pesticide label instructions with their phone or tablet. […]