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Trudeau Not Prime Minister of Quebec

Western premiers say the SNC−Lavalin affair is distracting Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at a time he should be focused on jobs in their region. Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe has taken aim at the prime minister’s comments about the 9,000 jobs tied to the Quebec company. Moe says Trudeau needs to be reminded he is not…

Final Humboldt Bronco Accident Victim released From Hospital

SASKATOON — The final Humboldt Broncos player who was injured in a bus crash nearly a year ago has been released from hospital, but still has a tough road ahead. The family of Morgan Gobeil said in a statement Monday that the 19−year−old spent 333 days in hospital since the team bus and a transport…

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Trudeau Not Prime Minister of Quebec

Western premiers say the SNC−Lavalin affair is distracting Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at a time he should be focused on jobs in their region. Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe has taken aim at the prime minister’s comments about the 9,000 jobs tied to the Quebec company. Moe says Trudeau needs to be reminded he is not…

Final Humboldt Bronco Accident Victim released From Hospital

SASKATOON — The final Humboldt Broncos player who was injured in a bus crash nearly a year ago has been released from hospital, but still has a tough road ahead. The family of Morgan Gobeil said in a statement Monday that the 19−year−old spent 333 days in hospital since the team bus and a transport…

Pot Confiscated at Border Increased After Legalization

OTTAWA — New statistics show the number of cannabis confiscations at the Canadian border increased more than 60 per cent year−over−year in the first six weeks after pot legalization. The Canada Border Services Agency is linking the rise to the fact it began asking people last fall whether they were bringing cannabis into the country.…

Mexico Threw Canada Under the Bus

OTTAWA — Canada and Mexico are dealing with lingering hard feelings over last summer’s surprise Mexican trade deal with the United States as their new continental trade pact awaits a final stamp of political approval. Two weeks ago, the head of a visiting delegation of Canadian parliamentarians told the newly installed Mexican foreign minister his…

Police Find Meth Smuggled Through New Ford Cars Built In Mexico

A notorious Mexican cartel stashed bricks of methamphetamine in the spare tires of new cars before sending the vehicles to Canada by rail in a sprawling drug smuggling operation, authorities alleged Wednesday. Ontario Provincial Police said they found 180 kilograms of meth during their investigation, which began when employees at four different Ford dealerships reported…

Live On-Air Licking of TV Reporter Sparks Outrage

TORONTO — An incident in which a man nuzzles and licks the ear of an on−air TV journalist reporting on a comedy event was roundly condemned on Wednesday, with some arguing the actions amounted to an assault. In a widely seen clip, CBC’s Chris Glover is talking back to the studio when one man leans…

"Not Canadian Enough" for Two Alberta Girls

EDMONTON — A woman in Alberta says she feels like she’s not Canadian enough after her daughters were denied citizenship. Victoria Maruyama was born in Hong Kong and, because her father was Canadian, has been a Canadian citizen since she was a baby. When she was a year old, the family moved to Edmonton where…

Widespread Support Shown at Funeral For Seven Young Victims

HALIFAX — The massive turnout at a funeral for seven young victims of a devastating house fire shows that Halifax is uniting in support of the surviving members of the family, according to the spiritual leader of a local mosque. Over 2,000 people showed up to the service at the Cunard Centre on Saturday, which…

Poll: Canada Doing Worse Under Trudeau Government

OTTAWA — A new survey conducted by Leger for The Canadian Press suggests the Trudeau Liberals will have to work harder to convince Canadians the country is doing better under their stewardship. In all 46 per cent of respondents say Canada is doing worse since Justin Trudeau’s Liberal government was elected in 2015, while only…

A List of Deadly Canadian Fires

Seven children, all members of a Syrian family who arrived in Canada about two years ago, died in an early morning house fire Tuesday in Halifax, the worst fire toll in recent memory in Nova Scotia. Some other deadly Canadian fires: — January 2018: Four children died in a house fire in Pubnico Head, N.S.…

Mermen Calendar Raises More Than $200,000

ST. JOHN’S, N.L. — What started as a dare for a burly Newfoundland man to pose in mermaid flippers has turned into a globally known effort to combat gender stereotypes — and raised more than a half million dollars for charity. This past weekend, the Newfoundland and Labrador Beard and Moustache Club gave a cheque…

Cat Lake Leaders Warn Mould May Force Evacuation

TORONTO — Angry and frustrated leaders of a remote northern Ontario reserve warned on Friday they will be forced to evacuate their community unless they receive immediate help dealing with mould−infested housing and their ailing children. A month after Cat Lake First Nation declared an emergency over the squalid conditions that have left more than…

Look South for Your Future Weather

Wondering what the climate in your city will be like in a few decades? An unusual study published today suggests you should look about 1,000 kilometres to the south. Matt Fitzpatrick of the University of Maryland says that’s the average distance between 540 cities in the U.S. and Canada and the closest place that resembles…

RCMP Dismantle Extensive Drug Laundering Network

MONTREAL — Authorities have laid charges against 17 people allegedly involved in an extensive international money laundering network with ties to organized crime. At a news conference today, the RCMP said the network had cells in Montreal and Toronto that collected and laundered money from Montreal criminal groups. Supt. Martine Fontaine said the network used…

Modern Day Slaves Forced to Work in Ontario

BARRIE, Ont. — Police say they have freed 43 "modern day slaves" from Mexico who were allegedly forced to work as cleaners at a hotel and vacation properties in central and eastern Ontario. Officers with the Ontario Provincial Police and Barrie police began investigating the alleged scam last year, culminating in 12 search warrants that…

Calgary Zoo Aims to Save Endangered Species.

CALGARY — A narrow, snow−covered gravel road winds its way to a hidden gate that opens to a parcel of land on the southern tip of Calgary. But it’s not a typical ranch property. Behind large, wire fences live a Przewalski wild horse native to Mongolia, Vancouver Island marmots, burrowing owls, greater sage grouse and…

Russian Fighters in Arctic Spark Debate

Recent Russian moves in the Arctic have renewed debate over that country’s intentions and Canada’s own status at the top of the world. The newspaper Izvestia reported late last month that Russia’s military will resume fighter patrols to the North Pole for the first time in 30 years. The patrols will be in addition to…

Harsh Weather Challenging for Trains

CALGARY — A report by the railway company involved in this week’s deadly derailment in the Rocky Mountains details how challenging it is to run trains in frigid temperatures. "Harsh winter conditions are an inescapable reality in Canada’s northern climate," says a document titled White Paper: Railroading in the Canadian Winter on Canadian Pacific Railway’s…

Lockheed-Martin Awarded $60 Billion Design Contract for War Ship Fleet

HALIFAX — The federal government awarded U.S. defence giant Lockheed Martin a long−awaited contract to design its $60−billion fleet of warships despite lingering questions about the selection process and a legal challenge from a rival bidder. Procurement Minister Carla Qualtrough announced the deal in Halifax early Friday, saying the Royal Canadian Navy’s 15 new warships…

Bone-Chilling Cold Smashes Cold Record

SASKATOON — Saskatchewan’s record−smashing cold has caught the attention of a senior climatologist at Environment Canada. David Phillips said it’s tough to break records when temperature statistics date back to the 1880s, but that’s exactly what happened in Saskatoon on Wednesday. The city shattered a 112−year−old cold mark when the temperature plummeted to −42.5 C.…

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