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July 15, 2018 10:18 PM Canadian tourists still visiting U.C. despite trade conflict

“All of that being said, we’ve not seen a trade war like this, so that may change,” she said, “but as of now, the U.S. remains a very popular destination.” Florida accounts for the largest number of visitors from the north, typically snowbirds in the winter. New England is also a popular destination, and beaches like Old Orchard Beach and Hampton Beach 5

July 10, 2018 6:47 PM Ottawa to spend $70 million on Atlantic health information service

SUMMERSIDE, P.E.I.—The federal government will spend up to $70 million to create a new electronic health prescription service across Atlantic Canada. The money will be invested by Canada Health Infoway, an independent, not-for-profit organization that promotes digital health solutions across Canada. The plan is to modernize the management of health information 8

June 11, 2018 3:21 PM Pistons hire Dwane Casey as head coach: Report

The Raptors fired Casey, 61, last month despite the team making the playoffs for five straight seasons. Casey posted a 320-238 (.573) overall record as Raptors coach. He led Toronto to four Atlantic Division titles in five years, and three consecutive 50-win seasons. But the franchise had its eyes on an NBA finals appearance this year after winning a franchise-record 12

June 11, 2018 12:44 PM Wild Atlantic salmon numbers drop for second year in a row: report

SAINT JOHN, N.B.—A new report from a group advocating for the protection and conservation of wild Atlantic salmon says the number of salmon in North American rivers has dropped for the second year in a row. The Atlantic Salmon Federation’s annual State of the Populations report says numbers in 2017 dipped overall by 15 per cent compared to the year before 12

June 8, 2018 10:51 AM Years of fishing left ‘Canada’s shark’ endangered. Now Ottawa is eyeing protection measures

But years of intense fishing left the porbeagle shark endangered, and the federal government is now considering protection measures. Fisheries and Oceans Canada wrapped up a public survey last week on the potential impacts of listing the porbeagle under the Species at Risk Act. The porbeagle is commonly found in Canada’s North Atlantic waters because 13

June 2, 2018 8:00 AM The Canadian Armed Forces should drop its citizenship requirement

My father was hailed by a Canadian Air Force recruiter on the streets of London. That's how my family got here In fact, the longstanding practice in our military has been to enroll non-citizens. It has long been part of our military tradition. If it had not been, I wouldn't be here writing this column. When the war ended, large numbers of those men did not come home to Canada 59

May 24, 2018 2:31 PM Canadian meteorologists to reveal what to expect in 2018 hurricane season

U.S. forecasters say 5-9 hurricanes will develop during what they call a near-normal season Environment Canada meteorologists are releasing their predictions for the upcoming 2018 hurricane season today at a news conference in Dartmouth. The Canadian Hurricane Centre is holding the technical briefing to prepare the public for upcoming storms and to provide 24

May 24, 2018 8:00 AM Alberta's income tax 'advantage' exists for the poor and the rich, but not those in between

Middle-income earners in Alberta pay more than those in Ontario and British Columbia Alberta governments of every stripe love talking about the "tax advantage" in this province. And it's generally true that Albertans pay less tax — on the whole — than other Canadians, when you add up all the different types of taxation that all three levels of government 27

April 28, 2018 10:38 PM Bruins thump Lightning in Game 1

Boston’s top line combines for 10 points in second-round NHL playoff series opener in Tampa. Game 2 Monday night. TAMPA, Fla.—Rick Nash and Boston’s high-scoring line of Patrice Bergeron, David Pastrnak and Brad Marchand are to a flying start in the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs. Nash had two goals and Bergeron, Pastrnak and Marchand combined 26

April 13, 2018 1:58 AM Bruins jump on Leafs for resounding Game 1 victory

Toronto's Nazem Kadri ejected for charging in 3rd period David Pastrnak had a goal and two assists as the Boston Bruins thumped the Toronto Maple Leafs 5-1 in Game 1 of their first-round playoff series Thursday. Brad Marchand and David Krejci, with a goal and an assist each, and David Backes and Sean Kuraly rounded out the scoring for Boston, which got 26 saves 19