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August 17, 2018 1:50 AM Alberta ready to join B.C. and Ontario as junior A lacrosse powerhouse

“It’s growing and we’re getting better and everybody’s contributing,” said Vetere, who pointed to the 2016 Minto Cup as an example of Alberta’s growth as a lacrosse power. That year the Mountaineers beat a team from both Ontario and British Columbia in the same event for the first time in history. “We have a lot of coaches and ex-players that are coming 8

August 10, 2018 8:10 PM NASA sending spacecraft straight into sun’s glittering crown

CAPE CANAVERAL, FLA.—NASA is sending a spacecraft straight into the sun’s glittering crown, an atmospheric region so hot and harsh any normal visitor would wither. Set to launch early Saturday, the Parker Solar Probe is as heat-resistant as a spacecraft gets, essential for exploring our star closer than ever before. The U.S. got a glimpse of the sun’s 12

August 9, 2018 1:33 PM Housing starts lower in July, fewer multiple-unit projects after busy June, CMHC says

OTTAWA—Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. says there was a slowdown in housing construction starts in July, following a near-record high in the previous month. The federal Crown corporation says the seasonally adjusted rate of housing starts dropped to 206,314 units in July, from 346,200 in June. Urban multiple-unit projects such as condos and apartments 8

July 29, 2018 11:35 PM Dustin Johnson captures Canadian Open

A Canadian has not won the national title since Victoria’s Pat Fletcher accomplished the feat in 1954. Johnson entered the day in a four-way tie for the lead with Kim, Hun An and Kevin Tway but had seven birdies and a bogey to pull away from the group. A nearby lightning storm delayed play for an hour and 45 minutes and shrunk the massive crowd that usually 13

July 22, 2018 12:58 AM First she was accused of being a ‘sex spy’ for Russia. Now she faces a new battle to stay in Canada

Elena Crenna and her Canadian husband were thrilled when a federal tribunal ruled she was not a “sex spy” for Russia and should be cleared for permanent residency in Canada. “We were relieved that sanity finally prevailed. We were jubilant,” Crenna said of the immigration tribunal’s decision in May. “We even went on a trip to visit my son in the States 12

July 20, 2018 2:03 PM Five memorable moments at Glen Abbey as it hosts its 30th Canadian Open

Glen Abbey Golf Club hosts the Canadian Open for the 30th — and possibly final — time next week. Here are five of the top moments at the club, which first hosted Canada’s lone PGA tournament back in 1977. The biggest moment of them all from the biggest golfer of the last 25 years. Woods hit a towering six-iron more than 200 yards from a bunker, over water 7

July 20, 2018 2:47 AM No decision on B.C. school stabbing suspect’s mental fitness for trial

Klein suffers from severe paranoia and many of the voices he hears are those he believes belong to members of the CIA who are surveilling him, his lawyer Martin Peters said. One of the voices is named Lucy and has commanded him to kill or commit acts of violence before, leading to Klein’s threat to rape a fellow patient in the hospital, Peters said. Peters 13

July 16, 2018 12:29 PM An aisle-by-aisle look at how to buy Canadian at the grocery store

TORONTO—Some consumers have vowed to take their patriotism to the supermarket and buy only made-in-Canada products after the federal government slapped retaliatory tariffs on dozens of U.S. goods as part of an escalating trade war with the country’s biggest trading partner. However, avoiding products from south of the border that are on the tariff list is easier 15

July 12, 2018 5:18 PM Canada Post ‘hellbent’ on labour dispute as talks continue, union president says

OTTAWA—The president of Canada Post’s biggest workers’ union says the Crown corporation is spoiling for a labour fight as more than 50,000 employees prepare for a summertime strike-vote amidst ongoing talks. Mike Palecek, president of the Canadian Union of Postal Workers, accused Canada Post management of stubbornness at the bargaining table, where talks 14

June 14, 2018 6:56 PM Ontario home prices expected to rise moderately

OTTAWA— The recent easing of home prices in Ontario isn’t expected to last long, thanks to solid economic growth projections and rising interest rates. The province will see “moderate” increases in home prices driven by the state of the province’s economy, the lack of ownership affordability and the balance between supply and demand, predicted the Canada 19