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  • Alberta premier tells B.C. steelworkers jobs at risk without Trans Mountain

    October 31, 2018 6:24 PM 16

    “It should be our money that is in our economy. Not the Americans’. It should be invested in Canadian priorities, not border walls and private prisons. Notley said the Trans Mountain project would bring $400 million in construction activity to the Kamloops area alone, as well as an added $6 billion in revenue to the British Columbia government over 20 years

  • Crown seeks maximum sentence for pilot who nearly left Quebec in the dark

    October 31, 2018 6:19 PM 12

    Much of the trial took place with the public barred, and the decision finding Dube guilty in September is partially redacted. Baribeau implored the judge on Wednesday to send a clear message to dissuade anyone thinking of carrying out similar crimes. The prosecutor told Quebec court Judge Paul Chevalier that no previous mischief case comes close to Dube’s

  • Fourteen jurors chosen for Dennis Oland’s retrial in murder of his father

    October 31, 2018 4:22 PM 10

    It was the first step in what promises to be a closely watched, high-profile murder case involving one of the most prominent families in the Maritimes. Richard Oland, whose bludgeoned body was found in a pool of blood in his Saint John office on the morning of July 7, 2011, was a former executive at the family brewery, Moosehead. The multimillionaire

  • Etobicoke home engulfed in flames less than a week after police received reports of arson at same address

    October 31, 2018 2:03 PM 11

    Toronto fire is investigating after an Etobicoke home was engulfed in flames less than a week after police received a call for signs of arson at the address. Fire crews responded to 226 Beta St., in the area of Evans Ave. and Brown’s Line, at around 3:20 a.m. on Wednesday. “The flames were through the roof, going at least 30 or 40 feet high,” said Toronto

  • Halifax woman plans to die on Thursday, saying Ottawa is forcing early death on her

    October 31, 2018 11:41 AM 10

    HALIFAX — A Halifax woman with terminal cancer who plans to end her life on Thursday says Canada’s assisted dying legislation needs to be improved. Audrey Parker, who was diagnosed with Stage 4 breast cancer in 2016, says the two-year-old law will allow her to end her prolonged suffering. However, the outspoken 57-year-old woman says the law has forced

  • Putin critic fights to remain in Canada, fears for life if sent back to Russia

    October 30, 2018 4:17 PM 9

    Musikhina says her family fell into disfavour with Russian authorities for condemning Moscow’s military incursions in Ukraine and for saying Russia illegally annexed Crimea. In addition, Musikhina says her research work uncovered information about serious environmental hazards and pollution from military activity around the large freshwater Lake Baikal

  • WWF says global wildlife populations declined 60 per cent, demands action

    October 30, 2018 1:58 PM 8

    Leslie also said Canada has committed to new land protections the size of Alberta by 2020, and if it’s done right, the country could make “meaningful progress” on protecting Canadian wildlife. “But if we squander this opportunity, we will condemn many more species to population loss and even extinction,” she cautioned. Internationally, the organization

  • Montreal hit with rotating Canada Post strike, 6,000 workers walk off job

    October 30, 2018 11:52 AM 11

    MONTREAL—The union representing Canada Post workers says 6,000 members in Montreal walked off the job Monday night as part of its countrywide rotating strikes. CUPW says walkouts continue in Lloydminster, Sask., Peterborough, Ont., and in the B.C. communities of Royal City, Upper Valley, Fraser Valley West, Squamish and Prince George. Last week, 9,000 workers

  • RCMP arrest teen after online threat made to Cape Breton high school

    October 29, 2018 7:51 PM 11

    Police are asking anyone with information about the incident to contact the Inverness detachment of the RCMP. “Given the nature of this sort of event we aren’t specific about what the threat actually was,” said Clarke. “However, it was concerning to both police and the school administration and it did prompt a lockdown and a police response.” She said the decision

  • Yazidi refugee woman urges government for help navigating new world

    October 29, 2018 7:04 PM 12

    Adiba, 27, fled her home in northern Iraq’s Sinjar district after Daesh, also known as ISIS and ISIL, militants massacred Yazidi villages, capturing women as sex slaves, and says some of her family members were among the 10,000 Yazidis who were killed in the genocide. Her parents are still living in a refugee camp in Kurdistan and she did not use her last name out of fear for their