According to the Ottawa Citizen: The federal budget proposes to kickstart the process to create a new interprovincial bridge. The federal government says it will replace the aging Alexandra Bridge, potentially knocking out a key crossing for a significant amount of time. However, the budget does not say when the Alexandria Bridge replacement will happen.


CBC reports: Alberta premier Rachel Notley announced that the province will go to the polls on April 16. Notley set the stage early for a battle between different visions for the province outlined by the NDP and the UCP, while Jason Kenney painted a different picture in responding later in the day.


From CBC news: Hundreds of people have died after Cyclone Idai hit Mozambique. The storm ravaging southern Africa is possibly the worst weather-related disaster ever to hit the southern hemisphere, with 1.7 million people in the path of the cyclone in Mozambique and 920,000 affected in Malawi, UN officials said on Tuesday.