Don’t drink and drive, U.S. legislator says. Then he was arrested on New Year’s Eve


The top Republican in the New York State Assembly, Brian M. Kolb, published a guest column in a newspaper warning against the dangers of drunken driving. Kolb was charged with driving while intoxicated one week later.
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Dubas lauds Barrie, who likely will be leaving Leafs as a free agent this summer
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Trudeau urges for ‘peaceful’ end to blockades after Tyendinaga Mohawk rail line arrests
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Regina councillor wants to call on province for binding arbitration to end refinery labour dispute
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Manitoba government says communities will be consulted on flood project
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Man dead after Highway 1 crash near Medicine Hat
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Defence wins championships VanVleet says of Raptors, Bucks ahead of big meeting
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Moose Hide Campaign raising awareness of violence against women and children
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Jason Kenney Blames Trudeau And Wet'Suwet'en Protesters For Teck Mine Failure
EDMONTON — Alberta Premier Jason Kenney says his government is taking action to boost investor confidence following a decision by Teck Resources Ltd. to shelve a massive mine project in the province.The United Conservative premier says he has talked with other major companies who are cancelling and freezing investments because of economic uncertainty in Canada.Kenney says legislation will be introduced in Alberta this week calling for an increase in penalties for people who interfere with infrastructure such as rail lines.Citing political discourse over climate change, Vancouver-based Teck Resources withdrew its application Sunday for the Frontier project in northern Alberta, just days ahead of an expected federal government decision.Kenney said he was on the phone with investors who have “cancelled, frozen and suspended major projected investments in our economy because of the massive uncertainty created by the appearance of anarchy in parts of this country.”The company’s CEO says a broader national discussion on energy development and Indigenous reconciliation also factored in the decision.Kenney has blamed Ottawa, saying dithering by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government on approving the project, coupled with recent rail blockades by protesters of a natural gas project in B.C., have made investors think twice about Canada.Alberta Opposition NDP Leader Rachel Notley says the decision by Teck Resources should be a wake-up call for Kenney.Notley says Kenney’s demonization of climate change advocates has sown division and undermined consensus on reconciling major energy projects with the environment.Notley says Kenney needs to stop the rhetoric and work with Ottawa to create a credible, unified climate change framework that international investors are demanding.With files from HuffPost Canada.This report by The Canadian Press was first published on Feb. 24, 2020.RELATED Teck Cites Canada's Unclear Climate Policy As It Pulls Oilsands Mine Plans Trudeau: Barricades On Rail Lines, Transportation Routes Must Come Down What Is The Buffalo Declaration And What Do Alberta MPs Actually Want?
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Police find missing Maple Ridge, B.C. woman’s vehicle, appeal for video
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Jason Kenney gears up for Alberta throne speech, after a victory from the courts and a blow from Teck
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Alberta premier says investor confidence needed after Teck Resources abandons Frontier mine project
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WILLIAMS: Political bias and anti-Americanism on college campuses
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TRAIKOS: Picking winners and losers a futile act after flurry of NHL trades
For what it’s worth, the St. Louis Blues added a defenceman who did not play a single game in the playoffs at last year’s trade deadline — and then won the Stanley Cup. So deciding which teams won or lost with the moves they did or did not make prior to Monday’s 3 p.m. deadline is […]
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Costs, delays scuttle $1B U.S. pipeline venture
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Gregor Chisholm: Yamaguchi strikes out in opening pitch for Blue Jays rotation
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Hurricanes’ Reimer, Mrazek, Pesce all ‘longer term’ injuries
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338Canada: Jason Kenney still holds a commanding lead in Alberta
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Missing man Kalix Langenau’s death ruled a homicide: Alberta RCMP
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Milan Fashion Week struts on as coronavirus fears loom
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Blue Jays beat Braves in spring home opener
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Douglas Todd: The puzzle of the high-end gender pay gap
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HUNTER: Weinstein the epitome of mighty made common
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B.C. government introduces legislation to cap expert reports in ICBC settlement cases
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Benefits of AI touted by Liberals, despite UN warnings of its ‘dark side’
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Pipeline protesters march along Hastings through East Vancouver
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Call of the Wilde: Marc Bergevin takes a left turn on NHL trade deadline
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Canadiens Notebook: Tomas Tatar and Jeff Petry remain with Habs
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Risk remains low for COVID-19 in the province: Quebec public health
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3.2M Canadians, including over 560,000 children, living in poverty: Stats Canada
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GOLDSTEIN: Trudeau’s policies are cutting Canada’s economic throat
No other country on Earth would cut its own economic throat the way Canada is doing to its abundant, but land-locked, oil and natural gas resources. Not only are we killing domestic and international investments to develop these resources, our lack of pipelines means we can’t get our existing oil and gas supplies to tidewater […]
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Winter storm expected for Barrie, Orillia, Midland areas: Environment Canada
According to the federal weather agency, total snowfall amounts of 10 to 25 cm are possible by Thursday morning.
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