Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says the government is extending employment insurance benefits to three western economic regions that were left out when changes were first made. "More people ... will be getting additional help from the federal government as we add them to the list of areas where residents will have access to extended employment insurance benefits," Trudeau announced Friday in Edmonton. "We said we would continue to monitor and assess the situation and act if need be," he said.
ST. ALBERT, Alta. - RCMP say they have found a man suspected of gunning down two officers at a casino just outside Edmonton early Saturday morning, leaving one of the officers in grave condition.There was no immediate word on the suspect's condition or identity. "There is no longer any public safety threat related to this incident," police said in a release, noting there would be a news conference later Saturday to release more details.
WINNIPEG - A man who allegedly fell asleep on a bus and, when roused, refused to leave has been charged in the fatal stabbing of a transit driver. Brian Kyle Thomas, 22, of Winnipeg is facing charges including second-degree murder, possession of a weapon and failing to comply with a probation order.