Explainer: Ranked (or preferential) ballots

Recent examples of the former can be seen in political party leadership contests that produced leaders such as Ed Stelmach and Alison Redford in Alberta.

Local Theater Company To Help Children's Emergency Shelter

VAN BUREN (KFSM)-The Wanda J. Williams Theater Company held auditions Wednesday (June 1) for its first play, Snow White. The theater company owner and director,...

Derek Fildebrandt episode highlights challenges facing the Wildrose party

Alison Redford would lead the Progressive Conservatives to electoral victory. And Wildrose would be weighed down by an albatross: the appearance of harbouring extreme social...

Australian town being overrun by giant bats

If you think getting bitten by mosquitoes in your backyard is tough, try living in Batemans Bay, Australia, a town that's been overrun by 100,000...

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Roanoke Times - McNallyRoanoke TimesHer grandparents are Mr. Manohar Lal Khanna and Mrs. Chandrakala Khanna, Mrs. Usha Rani Kapoor and the late Mr. Tilak Raj...

New spray park opens

"It's just a great day in Canton that it's finally happened and it's like a reality, a dream come true," said Councilwoman Chris Smith, D-4.

Danielle Smith joins teams at Columbia Colliers International location

Danielle Smith has been employed by Colliers since 2015, when she began with the company as a marketing intern. In her new job, she will...

Public input needed to ensure survival of local journalism

... reporters Charles Rusnell and Jennie Russell employed freedom of information requests and other investigative journalism techniques to expose the improper use of public resources...

District Divide

Raj Kahlon of Palmdale, who is again running for the seat. Only this time .... Along with 12 LA City Council members, he also has...

Ambrose Has Proven Herself Worthy Of Permanent Tory Leadership

As evidence of her pragmatic side, Ambrose publicly endorsed former Red Tory PC premiers Alison Redford and Jim Prentice over their more conservative Wild Rose...

NDP issues managers cost Albertans nearly $1M a year

He said the Notley government has the same number of political staff as the previous PC government under Jim Prentice, and fewer than when Alison...

Dan DeLuca's pop picks: Lushlife, The Dove & The Wolf, Meat Loaf (again) and more

Philadelphia rapper-producer Raj Haldar and backing band CSLSX return to town behind the new Ritualize, this time in support of Canadian indie band Islands, who...

Deputy sues Chatham County jail's health care provider

In addition to seeking damages from Corizon Health, Chatham County Sheriff's Office Sgt. Wendy Smoot-Lee is suing Shena Danielle Burton, the inmate accused of attacking...

Braid: Even Danielle Smith has some kind words for how the NDP are handling the wildfire

Smith is impressed by the trust Premier Rachel Notley shows in Jean, especially after her own shunning at the hands of Alison Redford's PCs. “They've...

Brian Mason and Springbank dam opposition groups at odds over negotiation comments

There's some major disagreement between Alberta Transportation Minister Brian Mason and several groups opposed to the controversial Springbank dam project, regarding comments Mason made last...

Cut ties with Russia, exiled leader of Crimean Tatars urges

(subscription) (subscription)While there, she filed nationally for the website and radio programs on stories including the 2013 Alberta floods, Alison Redford's resignation and Jim...

BC premier says it's time feds approve LNG but denies linkage to oil pipelines

“Discussions are happening,” Clark confirmed, noting her famously fractious negotiations with Alberta go back to the Progressive Conservative government of Alison Redford three premiers ago.

Fairfax County home sales

Emerald Green Ct., 6416-Howard Stone and Katie Nguyen to Pragyan Raj and Smeeta Poudyal Acharya, $590,000. Flag Staff ..... Seneca Ave., 1606-Peter F. and Debra...

Braid: NDP handling of fire wins praise, even from Danielle Smith

Smith is impressed by the trust Premier Rachel Notley shows in Jean, especially after her own shunning at the hands of Alison Redford's PCs. “They've...

Brian Mason dismisses Springbank landowner group's claims as 'wrong' and 'overblown'

In a statement, Don't Damn Springbank described Transportation Minister Brian Mason's claim last week in the Alberta legislature that the government is “in the process...

Brian Mason fires back at Springbank landowners group about dry dam

Don't Damn Springbank, a group of landowners upset over plans to create a flood mitigating dry dam west of Calgary, released a statement on Tuesday...

Colonie murder case confession could be tossed

Both the prosecution, which includes Chief Assistant District Attorney David Rossi, and defense, which includes attorney Danielle Smith, will submit arguments in writing to Breslin...

RCMP members not allowed to speak with complaints commission anonymously: chair

(subscription) (subscription)While there, she filed nationally for the website and radio programs on stories including the 2013 Alberta floods, Alison Redford's resignation and Jim...

Breakenridge: It's too soon to assess NDP's response to Fort McMurray wildfire

For example, history is proving unkind toward the Alison Redford government's handling of the 2013 flood. Subsequent revelations about the premier's own itinerary in the...

Alberta government introduces new traffic safety legislation

EDMONTON, AB.-- Minister of Transportation Brian Mason talks about the government actions to address safety concerns and ensure level regulatory playing field for ride-for-hire services...

Remains of Second World War Canadian soldier ID'd in Belgium

(subscription) (subscription)While there, she filed nationally for the website and radio programs on stories including the 2013 Alberta floods, Alison Redford's resignation and Jim...

Scientist collects 30 sawfly species not previously reported from Arkansas

Michael Skvarla, David Smith, Danielle Fisher, Ashley Dowling. Terrestrial arthropods of Steel Creek, Buffalo National River, Arkansas. II. Sawflies (Insecta: Hymenoptera: " Symphyta "). Biodiversity...

Todd MacKay: Governments are often fearful of freedom of information laws, but they shouldn't be

Virtually every accountability issue, from the federal sponsorship scandal to former Alberta premier Alison Redford's sky palace, involves documents obtained through freedom of information laws.

Sajjan to face grilling over defence main estimates in House

(subscription) (subscription)While there, she filed nationally for the website and radio programs on stories including the 2013 Alberta floods, Alison Redford's resignation and Jim...

Richlands woman dies in crash

RICHLANDS — A Richlands woman was killed today in an early morning car crash near Cedar Bluff in Tazewell County. Senior State Trooper B.C. Patton...

Smith powers IWU past Hanover in softball regional

Illinois Wesleyan's Sam Gudat makes a diving catch on a pop up by Hanover's Lyndsea Burke in the fourth inning Friday in the first round...

Experts differ on police shooting analysis

Those releases lay out a timeline that begins about 8:55 a.m. when the initial call came in of a man with a gun and shots...

Inside the W with Michelle Smith

Pohlen endured injuries with Indiana and hasn't played a full season since 2012. Pohlen played 26 games last season, averaging 9.9 minutes per game, averaging...

Consultations on foreign aid review will start 'in a couple days': Bibeau

(subscription) (subscription)While there, she filed nationally for the website and radio programs on stories including the 2013 Alberta floods, Alison Redford's resignation and Jim...

Carter shakes up his Pentagon outpost in Silicon Valley

The new leadership team, which Carter said in a speech would be based on a partnership-style structure, will be led by Raj Shah, whom Carter...

QP Thursday: Democratic reform dominates

(subscription) (subscription)While there, she filed nationally for the website and radio programs on stories including the 2013 Alberta floods, Alison Redford's resignation and Jim...

Crowd of Republicans interested in Nozzolio's NY Senate seat

(blog) (blog)Rayburn, who has never run for public office before, is one of about a dozen Republicans who have contacted the party's county committees...

586 Tri-County Tech students graduate

... Basic Machining; Ragen Dawn Justice, Management; Louie Edward King, General Engineering Technology; Ian Jarold Lammi, Business Foundations; Katherine Diane Manley, Associate in Science; Kayla...

Kelly McParland: Women in politics, just like men in politics

Pauline Marois lasted less than two years in Quebec before she lost an election centred on the odious “Charter of Values,” which played on ugly...

'Hack the Pentagon' is a smash, Carter says

Separately, Carter on Wednesday announced a shake-up of the DIUx Silicon Valley outreach office, appointing a new leader, Raj Shah, and saying the high-tech outreach...

Trump on war and his feet, and a truth about Sanders

Trump removed a shoe “to explain the heel spurs,” wrote D'Antonio, reports Gar Smith. Referring to his time as a student at New York Military...

Montgomery County and Frederick County home sales

Eardley Ct., 15010, No. 282-F-Beatrice and Samuel J. Sherman to Robert Hyland, $87,000. Farnborough Ct., 3135, No. 260-A-Lillia McClement to Rebecca Stanton Jones, $150,000. Goodhill...

Aida Tony Winner Heather Headley Takes Her First Bow in Broadway's Color Purple

Doyle's production, which opened on December 10, also stars Cynthia Erivo as Celie and Danielle Brooks as Sofia. Headley made her Broadway debut in the...

Hot Cannes Titles 2016: The Deadline List

UTA selling U.S., Mister Smith Entertainment selling offshore. OVERDRIVE – Director: Antonio Negret .... Thousands of miles away on the Greenland Sea, Danielle Flinders prepares...

'Sextortion' cases investigated at George Mason University

In the email, Mason Police Captain Brian Cozby said police received "reports of two separate incidents of “sextortion" over the course of a week. In...

No-fly list working group up and running: Goodale

(subscription) (subscription)While there, she filed nationally for the website and radio programs on stories including the 2013 Alberta floods, Alison Redford's resignation and Jim...

QP Tuesday: Trudeau heading to Fort McMurray on Friday

(subscription) (subscription)While there, she filed nationally for the website and radio programs on stories including the 2013 Alberta floods, Alison Redford's resignation and Jim...

Honor Roll: Riverwood Elementary School - News & Observer

Honor Roll: Riverwood Elementary SchoolNews & ObserverGrade 5 – Jacob Allen, Ruffin Atchinson, Olivia Beasley, Jackson Blanchard, Kadden Boyette, Kristan Carson, Jersey Coley, Grayson Cowart,...

Honor Roll: Neuse Charter School - News & Observer

Honor Roll: Neuse Charter SchoolNews & ObserverGrade 12 – Byron Tray Addison, Primrose Allen, Morgan Parker Beasley, Alexis Carol Cooke, Jacklyn Danielle Fletcher, Stormie Rae...

Alberta PCs hold first AGM since election loss to NDP

The preferential-voting system used in recent contests led to the victories of former premiers Alison Redford and Ed Stelmach. Neither were considered the frontrunner during...