Top Western Canada news on Monday, Nov. 22, 2021

Monday, Nov. 22, 2021

WEST NEWS ADVISORY

Here are the top Western stories so far today from The Canadian Press. All times are local unless otherwise stated. Entries are subject to change as news develops. If you have questions you can contact B.C./Yukon bureau chief Kevin Ward at kevin.ward@thecanadianpress.com, 604-692-1160, acting Prairies bureau chief Chris Purdy at chris.purdy@thecanadianpress.com, 780-412-6252, or acting Prairies news editor Colette Derworiz at colette.derworiz@thecanadianpress.com, 780-412-6263, or B.C./Yukon news editor Terri Theodore at terri.theodore@thecanadianpress.com, 604-692-1171.

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COMING TOMORROW

New Manitoba premier to outline government agenda

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Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada -- Manitoba Premier Heather Stefanson says the province's throne speech today will be very general and not long on detail.

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NEWS NOW

Tories, NDP want emergency debate on B.C. floods

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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada -- The Conservatives and the NDP want an emergency debate in the House of Commons this week on the floods wreaking havoc in British Columbia. By Mia Rabson. Photos: 1

Revenues up, deficit down in pre-flood B.C. update

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Victoria, British Columbia, Canada -- British Columbia's finance minister says the province's economy was on track toward a strong economic rebound in its latest financial results to the end of September, but uncertainties remain, especially stemming from the damage caused by recent floods and mudslides. Photos: 1

B.C. officials to provide update on flooding

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Victoria, British Columbia, Canada -- British Columbia officials are set to provide an update on flooding in the province today, as a rain storm in the north is set to move south.

Trans Mountain restart could occur by week's end

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Calgary, Alberta, Canada -- The company that owns the Trans Mountain pipeline says it remains optimistic the pipeline could be restarted by the end of the week. Photos: 1

Calgary rugby player named as B.C. mudslide victim

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Calgary, Alberta, Canada -- Last Monday, as flooding and mudslides ravaged British Columbia, Dean Hopkins got a distraught call from his close friend's wife, saying her husband was missing. Photos: 1

Photojournalist released after arrest in B.C.

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Prince George, British Columbia, Canada -- A photojournalist was released by a B.C. Supreme Court judge on Monday, three days after she was arrested while covering the RCMP's enforcement of an injunction barring protests from blocking an access road used by pipeline workers in northern British Columbia. 

COVID-19 case numbers decline in Yukon

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Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada -- Yukon is reporting 45 new cases of COVID-19 since Friday, or about 15 per day, and the total number of active cases in the territory has fallen to 131. Photos: 1

Provinces detail COVID vaccine plans for children

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Parents across the country are learning how soon their children can get an appointment for a COVID-19 shot now that the pediatric Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine has been approved by Health Canada. By Kelly Geraldine Malone. Photos: 1

Saskatchewan to ban COVID-19 protests near schools

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Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada -- The Saskatchewan government has introduced legislation that would ban COVID-19 protests within 50 metres of schools, including on sidewalks, as the province gets ready to roll out vaccination clinics for younger children in schools and other settings. By Mickey Djuric. Photos: 1

Vaccine for kids on way to Manitoba First Nations

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Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada -- A group in charge of overseeing the COVID-19 vaccine rollout for Manitoba First Nations says shipments of a pediatric vaccine will go out later this week for about 15,000 eligible children who live on-reserve. By Brittany Hobson. Photos: 1

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IN BUSINESS

Alberta landlord's vaccine mandate likely a first

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Calgary, Alberta, Canada -- An Alberta-based rental housing provider says it hopes to set a precedent with its decision to require proof of COVID-19 vaccination from new tenants. By Amanda Stephenson. Photos: 1

Air Canada increases cargo capacity to Vancouver

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Montreal, Quebec, Canada -- Air Canada says it has increased cargo capacity into and out of Vancouver in the wake of the flooding that cut highway links to the city. Photos: 1

Pembina CEO steps down for other opportunities

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Calgary, Alberta, Canada -- Pembina Pipeline Corp. says Mick Dilger has stepped down as president and chief executive to pursue other opportunities. Photos: 1

Rogers tells CRTC it needs Shaw deal to compete

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Gatineau, Quebec, Canada -- Rogers Communications Inc. told regulators Monday that its proposed $26-billion takeover of Shaw Communications Inc. will enhance competition, but the cable and wireless company made no guarantees that Shaw customers won't see rates rise if the deal goes through. Photos: 1

Lush to deactivate Instagram, Facebook accounts

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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada -- Lush Cosmetics says it will deactivate its Instagram, Facebook, TikTok and Snapchat accounts on Friday in an effort to address what it says are consumers' mental health challenges. Photos: 1

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SPORTS AND ENTERTAINMENT NEWS

Elks clean house after dismal CFL season

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Edmonton, Alberta, Canada -- The Edmonton Elks have cleaned house after a disappointing CFL season, with president and chief executive officer Chris Presson, general manager Brock Sunderland and head coach Jaime Elizondo paying the price. Photos: 1

FIFA wraps up 2026 World Cup candidate city visits

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada -- A FIFA delegation wrapped up its visits to candidate cities for the 2026 World Cup with a stop in Toronto on Monday, having already seen Canadian soccer at its snowy best in Edmonton. By Neil Davidson. Photos: 1

Flames' Gaudreau named first star of week

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New York, New York, United States -- Calgary Flames left-wing Johnny Gaudreau has been named the NHL's first star of the week. Photos: 1

Winnipeg's Blinkers art space wins $50K prize

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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada -- Blinkers Art and Project Space in Winnipeg has won the $50,000 Lacey Prize. 

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