Former premier Jim Prentice has died in a plane crash. iPolitics.ca quotes sources as saying the crash happened near Kelowna around 9:40 p.m. local time Thursday night.
It was en route to Calgary and all four people were on board were killed. The B.C. Coroner’s office has not publicly named the deceased and the Alberta Progressive Conservative Party has not confirmed Prentice was on the plane.
Premier Rachel Notley has cancelled an appearance in Red Deer today and has reportedly planned a media conference for later today. Prentice, who was 60, leaves behind his wife Karen, three children, and two grandchildren.