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Albertans vote to keep flipping the clock back and forth by the closest of margins – Referendum Results are in

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Elections Alberta has released the official results for the 2021 Alberta Senate Election and Referendum Vote on Equalization and Daylight Saving Time.

The Senate Election and Referendum Vote took place on October 18, 2021, in conjunction with the 2021 Alberta Municipal Elections. Municipalities throughout the province conducted the vote and completed the unofficial count of ballots.

On October 26, 2021, Elections Alberta completed the Official Tabulation of Results.

Senate Election

The Chief Electoral Officer has declared elected, as Senate Nominees, the following three candidates that received the highest number of votes:

  • Pam Davidson, Conservative Party of Canada
  • Erika Barootes, Conservative Party of Canada
  • Mykhailo Martyniouk, Conservative Party of Canada

Referendum Vote: Equalization

The referendum question on Equalization asked electors:

Should section 36(2) of the Constitution Act, 1982 – Parliament and the government of Canada’s commitment to the principle of making equalization payments – be removed from the constitution?

Electors could vote “yes” or “no” on the question.

The Chief Electoral Officer has announced the following results for the referendum:

  • “Yes” – 642,501 votes, representing 61.7% of valid ballots cast
  • “No” – 399,169 votes, representing 38.3% of valid ballots cast

Referendum Vote: Daylight Saving Time

The referendum question on Daylight Saving Time asked electors:

Do you want Alberta to adopt year-round Daylight Saving Time, which is summer hours, eliminating the need to change our clocks twice a year?

Electors could vote “yes” or “no” on the question.

The Chief Electoral Officer has announced the following results for the referendum:

  • “Yes” – 531,782 votes, representing 49.8% of valid ballots cast
  • “No” – 536,874 votes, representing 50.2% of valid ballots cast

Results Available

The provincial vote totals, as well as the votes reported from each municipality, are now available at www.elections.ab.ca.

Elections Alberta is an independent non-partisan office of the Legislative Assembly responsible for administering provincial elections, by-elections and referenda.

 

This is a news release from the Government of Alberta.

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McDavid scores shootout winner as Oilers down Predators for third straight victory

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EDMONTON — Connor McDavid scored the shootout winner and added a goal in regulation as the Edmonton Oilers continued their efforts to dig their way out of a recent slump with a 3-2 victory over the Nashville Predators on Thursday night.

Evan Bouchard also scored for the Oilers (21-16-2) who have now won three straight after going 2-11-2 in their previous 15 games. Edmonton goalie Mikko Koskinen stopped all three Nashville shootout attempts.

Filip Forsberg, Matt Duchene scored for the Predators (27-14-4), who lost for the first time in four games.

The Oilers tied an unfortunate franchise record by allowing the game’s first goal for the 11th straight game when Forsberg scored his 200th career goal high to the stick side past Koskinen five minutes into the opening period. It was also the 26th time in the last 30 games Edmonton has allowed the first goal of the game.

Edmonton got that back with 32 seconds to play in the first as McDavid blazed up ice and cut past defender Matt Benning before putting his 21st of the season through the legs of Nashville goalie Juuse Saros.

The Predators went ahead 2-1 seven-and-a-half minutes into the second when Duchene elected to shoot on a two-on-one, notching his 21st high to the glove side past Koskinen.

The Oilers pulled even again with five minutes to play in the middle frame as a long point shot from Bouchard hit a defender and caromed into the net.

There was no scoring in the third, with Edmonton outshooting the Preds 43-26 through regulation time.

Overtime saw Darnell Nurse hitting a post for the Oilers.

The Oilers begin a three-game road trip in Montreal on Saturday. The Predators are off until Tuesday, when they will host to the Vancouver Canucks.

Notes: The Oilers, who signed forward Evander Kane to a one-year deal earlier in the day, have also been getting some of their top players back in the lineup. Ryan Nugent-Hopkins returned from injury Tuesday, and Zach Hyman returned from COVID protocol Thursday… Still out of the lineup for Edmonton were Mike Smith (thumb) and Tyson Barrie (upper body)… Missing for Nashville were Dante Fabbro (upper body) and Eeli Tolvanen (COVID-19 protocol)… Predators 24-year-old forward Tanner Jeannot came into the game leading the NHL in rookie scoring with 13 goals and his team in hits with 141.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Jan. 27, 2022.

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CP NewsAlert: Calgary police issue Amber Alert for missing two-year-old boy

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Calgary police have issued an Amber Alert for a two-year-old boy.

They say Hawkin Gerald Thomas was taken from the downtown area at about 2:30 p.m. following a supervised visit with his mother, 40-year-old Tamara Jean Vanderjagt.

Police say they are concerned for the boy’s welfare.

Hawkin is described as white with blond hair and he was last wearing a red sweater, green boots and dark camouflage sweat pants.

His mother is described as white with blue eyes, bright short red hair, about five foot four inches tall, and she was wearing a black hoodie and red pants.

She was driving a brown 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander with Alberta licence plate NLY 991.

The car was last seen heading west on 9 Avenue Southeast going past Blackfoot Trail.

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