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  • N.S. drafts proposals for new electoral map that focuses on Acadian and Black voters

    September 6, 2018 6:08 PM 12

    If the latter proposal is adopted, the merger would create an unusual non-contiguous riding, which means it would represent Acadians from separate geographic areas. The commission is also seeking input about the addition of members-at-large, whose role in the legislature would be to represent either Acadian or Black communities that are scattered across

  • N.B. Greens release homecare plan aimed at improving services and salaries

    September 6, 2018 4:12 PM 13

    FREDERICTON—New Brunswick’s Green party has released a homecare plan that focuses on more individualized care and increased salaries for homecare workers. Leader David Coon says a one-size-fits-all, profit-driven model leads to lower in-home care standards and unacceptable wages. Coon says if his party forms government, it would increase training requirements

  • Home prices rise against tighter supply in August

    September 6, 2018 9:00 AM 12

    August appears to have cemented the Toronto region’s real estate recovery, with average resale home prices up 4.7 per cent year over year to $765,270, including single-family homes and highrise apartments. That is about $34,000 higher than the average a year ago. The number of detached-house sales increased 19.2 per cent in the 905 areas outside of Toronto

  • Alleged Fredericton shooter makes false statements about Muslims in video

    September 5, 2018 4:59 PM 16

    Raymond, 48, is alleged to have fired down upon four people from his apartment window with a long gun, killing two civilians as they loaded a car for a trip and two police officers who responded to the scene on Aug. 10. In the video, Raymond falsely states that Muslim immigrants in St. John’s, N.L., had successfully demanded the removal of a cross from a church

  • Police ID victim of Coronation Park shooting

    September 3, 2018 7:27 PM 15

    Police have identified the man shot point blank in Coronation Park Sunday, a father who had been attending a memorial with his family. While crowds were enjoying the CNE Sunday evening, across the street in the park, tragedy was unfolding. Police were called to the park, south of Lake Shore Blvd. W. and across from the Princes’ Gates, for the report

  • Saudi man helps medical students in Canada seek asylum

    September 2, 2018 9:14 PM 14

    He said the students don’t want to return to the kingdom because they are worried that they’ll be questioned by Saudi authorities on why they didn’t come back by the Aug 31. deadline. Abdulaziz said some of the students also fear going back to the kingdom because they are uncertain if they’ll ever be allowed to return to Canada. He said other students

  • Fraser Heath investigating outbreak of Legionnaires' disease in Surrey, B.C

    September 1, 2018 11:52 PM 9

    Fraser Health says most people in good health do not get the disease when exposed to the bacteria, but the elderly, smokers and people with chronic lung conditions or compromised immune systems are at higher risk. Symptoms include fever, shortness of breath, severe fatigue, abdominal pain, diarrhea, and resemble symptoms often found in cases of pneumonia

  • Donald Trump is wrong about source behind bombshell leak: Star reporter

    September 1, 2018 9:03 PM 9

    Dale’s report on Trump’s secret comments upended already tense trade negotiations as Canadian negotiators viewed the remarks as evidence of their suspicions that the U.S. was not making a legitimate effort to compromise. In a Friday afternoon Tweet lashing out at “dishonest reporting” for the alleged violation of sharing off-the-record comments, Trump

  • Deal reached on broken rail line to Churchill in northern Manitoba

    August 31, 2018 11:14 PM 10

    CHURCHILL, MAN.—A deal has been reached to sell and repair a broken rail line that is the only land link for the northern Manitoba town of Churchill. The community on Hudson Bay has been isolated since spring flooding in 2017 damaged the rail line and forced fuel and food prices to be flown in at skyrocketing costs. The town says the deal includes the sale of the Hudson

  • Chocolate milk at centre of New Brunswick election campaign

    August 31, 2018 9:30 PM 12

    “We believe that the spirit of the policy should continue to allow existing fundraisers and the organization of extracurricular, fundraising and holiday events that include treats,” he said. During the election period, Kenny can’t direct officials in government to change the policy. “We have however encouraged them to clarify the policy and to ensure