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February 21, 2018 5:12 PM Grand River flooding forces Brantford to declare state of emergency

In an emergency notice, the city ordered immediate evacuation of several neighbourhoods and “strongly urged” others in the floodplain to leave. The Grand River Conservation Authority reported an ice-jam upstream at the Parkhill Dam in Cambridge broke free around 2 a.m. Wednesday morning. “When this ice-jam released, it sent a surge of water downstream 4

February 21, 2018 4:00 PM New TPP could hurt NAFTA talks because of impact on U.S.: auto sector

NAFTA talks are to resume in 5 days in Mexico City American imports into Canada could fall by $3.3 billion under the recently rebooted Trans-Pacific Partnership, the federal government has concluded, sparking fears the new pact could hurt the ongoing NAFTA renegotiation. The text of the 11-country Pacific Rim trade deal — a pact President Donald Trump 9

February 21, 2018 2:17 AM Rebuilding Rangers deal Holden to Bruins

Defenceman Nick Holden bound for Boston as Big Apple fire sale begins days before NHL trade deadline. The rebuilding Rangers traded defenceman Nick Holden to the Boston Bruins for defenceman Rob O’Gara and Boston’s third-round pick in the June draft, in the first of what should be at least a few deals general manager Jeff Gorton makes before Monday afternoon’s 14

February 20, 2018 9:26 PM Winnipeg Blue Bombers sign Americans Tevin Homer and Corey Washington

Washington and Homer were previously picked up by the NFL’s Arizona and Washington teams, respectively, where they were both signed as undrafted free agents. WINNIPEG—The Winnipeg Blue Bombers signed defensive back Tevin Homer and receiver Corey Washington on Tuesday. The six-foot-two, 190 pound Homer played two seasons at Florida Atlantic where he appeared 14

February 20, 2018 7:21 PM Trade fine small compared to billions lost if Trans Mountain doesn't go ahead, minister says

B.C. government filed trade complaint against Alberta over wine ban Alberta economic development minister Deron Bilous says a fine for violating a trade agreement would be small compared to the jobs and investment that could be lost if the British Columbia government continues to oppose the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion. On Monday, B.C. launched 8

February 20, 2018 5:43 PM Trump government expected to defend tariffs on Canadian solar modules in court

President Donald Trump's decision to hit imports of Canadian solar energy modules with staggering tariffs, starting this month, has sparked another court battle over the extent of his powers to push through his America First agenda. Three Ontario-based manufacturing companies are suing the U.S. government in the U.S. Court of International Trade over a Trump 17

February 20, 2018 2:53 PM Canada steel, aluminum industry hopes for exemption to U.S. crackdown on imports

The U.S. Commerce Department didn’t recommend giving Canada a pass when it outlined possible tariffs and quotas, but it did note Canada’s importance to the U.S. aluminum industry. The biggest steel and aluminum exporter to the U.S. is hopeful of being left out of a Trump administration crackdown on foreign shipments. The U.S. Commerce Department didn’t 12

February 19, 2018 6:48 PM B.C. challenges Alberta wine ban under free trade rules

Province says Alberta's boycott violates its obligations under the Canadian Free Trade Agreement The B.C. government is challenging Alberta's ban on B.C. wines through the Canadian Free Trade Agreement's (CFTA) dispute settlement process. According to a release, the province has notified the Alberta government that it is formally requesting consultations 11

February 18, 2018 9:00 AM Who's that commanding stares from North Korea's Olympic troupe? Only Kim Jong 'Um'

Satire and fury as Kim Jong-un lookalike tours the Olympic grounds But the familiar dumpy figure with the high-fade haircut and the boyish smile assumed a different character outside Pyeongchang's Olympic Park, saluting gawkers wearing a Mao-style suit under a drab wool coat. The answer was, of course, no. That was most certainly not North Korea's worshipped 49

February 17, 2018 4:50 PM Jagmeet Singh to address NDP convention

Delegates to vote on Singh's leadership Saturday afternoon The NDP federal leader will address the party's national convention at around 3 p.m. Saturday afternoon in Ottawa. Jagmeet Singh is expected to mention taxing Netflix and tackling fiscal inequalities in a speech ahead of a vote on his leadership. Directly after Singh's speech, the party will begin 73