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Alberta carbon tax challenge in court

EDMONTON—Allowing Ottawa's carbon tax law to stand would give the federal government a tool it could use to repeatedly chip away at provincial powers, lawyers for the Alberta government argued yesterday.

“If you uphold this legislation, you're opening the door to exactly that type of thing,” Peter Gall told a panel of five Alberta Court of Appeal judges.

B.C. plane crash victim identified; witnesses describe 'explosion'

GABRIOLA ISLAND, B.C.—Friends are identifying a kind, caring and skilled pilot among those killed in a plane crash on Gabriola Island.

Alex Bahlsen was born in Germany and moved to Cayley, Alta., around 30 years ago, Rasmus Rydstrom-Poulsen said yesterday.

About a year ago, he moved to Mill Bay, B.C., to live with his wife.