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April 17, 2018 5:02 PM Saskatchewan premier says province will also table oil-ban bill

Scott Moe tweets that if fuel tanks start running dry on the West Coast, Saskatchewan won’t be stepping in to fill them up. Moe says in his tweet that if fuel tanks start running dry on the West Coast, Saskatchewan won’t be stepping in to fill them up. Alberta and B.C. have been at odds over the Trans Mountain project, which was federally approved in 2016 but has been hamstrung 9

April 16, 2018 6:43 PM California rejects border duties for National Guard troops

California informed federal officials it will not allow its troops to fix and repair vehicles, operate remotely-controlled surveillance cameras to report suspicious activity to the Border Patrol, operate radios and provide “mission support.” But the Democratic Brown conditioned his support by insisting that California’s troops have nothing to do with immigration 15

April 11, 2018 10:00 AM Province goes against advice on cannabis from public health officials again

Nova Scotia health experts recommended cannabis ban in public crowds where children present The cannabis bill the McNeil government is currently moving through the Nova Scotia Legislature isn't as restrictive as the province's own public health experts recommended, CBC News has confirmed. "Public Health recommended banning consumption of cannabis in public 4

April 4, 2018 7:06 PM Vancouver targets plastic straws in effort to cut down on garbage

The city says plastic straws and stir sticks make up about three per cent of shoreline litter in Vancouver, while Canadians throw out about 57 million straws every day. Some Vancouver businesses, including the city’s aquarium, have already phased out the items, while Victoria is set to ban straws in July, following the lead of Montreal, which abolished 10

March 28, 2018 4:06 PM Hamilton cop offered to smuggle back drugs from Jamaica, court hears

Crown's key witness testifying in Toronto at corruption trial of Det. Const. Craig Ruthowsky The drug-dealing key witness in the case against Hamilton police officer Craig Ruthowsky alleged in court Wednesday that Ruthowsky had offered to transport a shipment of cocaine from Jamaica to Canada for him. The dealer — who cannot be identified because of a publication 10

March 28, 2018 3:00 PM Australian cricket players get one-year ban over ball tampering plot

Cricket Australia banned captain Steve Smith and vice-captain David Warner for 1 year. Meanwhile, a nine-month ban was imposed on Cameron Bancroft, who carried out the on-field tampering on the instructions of Warner and with the knowledge of Smith. In one intriguing detail, CA said that Bancroft used “sandpaper” to tamper with the ball on day three 11

March 23, 2018 10:21 PM Alberta premier calls B.C. complaints about high gas prices environmental hypocrisy

B.C. premier has asked federal government to step in to combat high gas prices Alberta Premier Rachel Notley says if British Columbia wants to keep gasoline prices low it should stop opposing the Kinder Morgan oil pipeline expansion. B.C. Premier John Horgan said Thursday he would like to see the federal government step in to deal with high gas prices 44

March 21, 2018 1:48 PM Soccer fans in Iraq celebrate end of three-decade FIFA ban

The world soccer’s governing body lifted the ban last Friday, allowing Iraqi cities of Basra, Karbala and Irbil to host full international games and competitions for the first time since the 1990 invasion of Kuwait. Iraq’s minister of youth and sports, Abdul-Hussein Abtan, congratulated the Iraqi people on Monday, following FIFA’s move, and said it would 13

March 20, 2018 2:24 AM Quebec town bans smoking on sidewalks and streets

The bylaw, passed Monday night in the Montreal suburb of Hampstead, bans smoking in all public places, in what is believed to be a first in Canada. MONTREAL — A Montreal suburb has adopted a bylaw that bans all smoking in public places, in what is believed to be a first in Canada. Hampstead city council adopted the legislation Monday night by a vote of five to two. It prohibits 14

March 16, 2018 6:04 PM Former world No.1 Maria Sharapova withdraws from Miami Open

5-time Grand Slam champ has left forearm injury Five-time Grand Slam champion Maria Sharapova has withdrawn from the Miami Open that begins next week because of a left forearm injury. Sharapova announced the decision on Friday. She'll be replaced in the main draw by American Jennifer Brady. Sharapova lost in the first round at Indian Wells last week and in the third 11