Top Western Canada news on Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2021

Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2021


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, 604-692-1160, acting Prairies bureau chief Chris Purdy at, 780-412-6252, or acting Prairies news editor Colette Derworiz at, 780-412-6263, or B.C./Yukon news editor Terri Theodore at, 604-692-1171.



Climate change cited as reason to deny injunction


Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada -- A lawyer representing a man opposed to the extension of an injunction against ongoing protests over old-growth logging says the B.C. Supreme Court should keep in mind public concerns over climate change when considering the application from Teal Cedar Products Ltd. , Photos: 1

Long-term water advisory lifted for First Nation


Shoal Lake, Ontario, Canada, ,  -- Shoal Lake 40 First Nation is welcoming clean, running water for the first time in nearly 25 years. , Photos: 1

Immunocompromised Manitobans can receive 3rd dose


Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada -- Immunocompromised Manitobans will be able to receive a third dose of vaccine against COVID-19. , Photos: 1

Alberta school district criticizes government


The board of trustees for a central Alberta school district is criticizing the United Conservative government for shifting responsibility for COVID-19 public health decisions to school boards. , Photos: 1

Homicide investigators join search for missing mom


Langley, British Columbia, Canada -- A team of homicide investigators in British Columbia has joined the RCMP in investigating the case of a Langley woman who disappeared nearly three weeks ago. 

Indigenous tourism faces tough pandemic recovery


Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada -- The Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada is making a bleak prediction about its members' ability to rapidly recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. , Photos: 1

One dead after helicopter rolls near Nunavut mine


Cambridge Bay, Nunavut, Canada -- One man is dead after a helicopter rolled on landing Tuesday near a mine in western Nunavut. 

Killed a family: Mass murderer seeking parole


Bowden, Alberta, ,  -- A man convicted of the mass murder of a family nearly 40 years ago is to seek his release once again when he appears today before the Parole Board of Canada. , Photos: 1

CN drops takeover bid for Kansas City Southern


MONTREAL_ The battle between rival Canadian railways over Kansas City Southern is over. Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. said Wednesday it has reached a deal to acquire KCS for approximately US$31 billion. Calgary — currently the headquarters of CP Rail — will be the global headquarters of CPKC.


WestJet names Taylor interim chief executive


Calgary, ,  -- WestJet Airlines Ltd. has named Harry Taylor its interim president and chief executive. , Photos: 1



VICTORIA _ Premier John Horgan; Tourism Minister Melanie Mark, Tk'emlúps te Secwépemc Kúkpi7/Chief Rosanne Casimir and the BC Lions make an announcement in advance of Canada's National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.

Pupils exempt from mandatory isolation in Sask.
REGINA- For three days Aaron Genest’s Grade 10 son sat in three different classrooms at a Saskatoon high school with a student who later tested positive for COVID-19. PHOTO By Mickey Djuric.


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