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January 14, 2019 1:15 PM Justin Trudeau to make ‘Corner Gas Animated’ cameo, Brent Butt tweets

Other high-profile cameos during the show’s live-action run included former Gov. Gen. Adrienne Clarkson, hockey greats Darryl Sittler and Travis Moen, Olympic speedskater Cindy Klassen, and musicians Colin James, Jann Arden and the Tragically Hip. “Home after a great couple of days in Saskatchewan. But I’ll be at @cornergas in Dog River very soon. Stay tuned 74

January 13, 2019 9:41 PM Justin Trudeau to make animated cameo on Corner Gas

“Home after a great couple of days in Saskatchewan. But I’ll be at @cornergas in Dog River very soon. Stay tuned,” Trudeau wrote, referring to his trip to the province last week where he announced a deal for closing coal-fired power plants as well as funding for a geothermal generating facility. Butt, meanwhile, thanked Trudeau for continuing the tradition 31

January 12, 2019 9:35 PM California town launches ‘Goat Fund Me’ to prevent wildfires

NEVADA CITY, CALIF.—The threat of catastrophic wildfires has driven a California town to launch a “Goat Fund Me” campaign to bring herds of goats to city-owned land to help clear brush. Nevada City in the Sierra Nevada began the online crowdsourcing campaign last month with the goal of raising $30,000 for the project. The campaign’s website explains 39

January 10, 2019 11:26 PM Group representing FBI agents warns of harm from shutdown

WASHINGTON - The association that represents thousands of FBI agents warned Thursday that a partial government shutdown could cause laboratory delays, reduce money for investigations and make it harder to recruit and retain agents. The FBI Agents Association sent a petition to the White House and congressional leaders encouraging them to fund the FBI immediately 24

January 10, 2019 9:22 PM Japanese auto supply giant Denso joins Montreal AI cluster with new R&D lab

Quebec premier Francois Legault, on hand for the downtown announcement, said AI will yield productivity gains across the globe and increase nominal GDP in Quebec by more than $4 billion annually. Over the past few years, Montreal’s booming big-data sector has lured corporate behemoths such as Facebook, Microsoft Corp., Google parent Alphabet Inc., Royal 25

January 10, 2019 9:14 PM Montana lawmaker proposes to give $8M to build border wall

HELENA, Mont. - A Republican lawmaker in Montana is proposing to give more than $8 million to help build President Donald Trump’s proposed wall on the Mexican border, while South Dakota senators voted Thursday to endorse the president’s plans. As Trump travelled to the U.S.-Mexico border Thursday to make his case for $5.7 billion to build the wall in the government 16

January 7, 2019 11:20 PM U.S. district judge in Russia probe case criticizes attorney as ‘unprofessional’

WASHINGTON—A federal judge on Monday reprimanded an attorney for a Russian company accused of interfering in the 2016 presidential election, saying his references to Looney Tunes and Animal House in recent court filings are inappropriate. U.S. District Judge Dabney Friedrich confronted attorney Eric Dubelier after his most recent court filing included 23

January 5, 2019 6:26 PM U.S. federal agencies directed to hold off on shutdown raises

The raises, which were first reported by The Washington Post, appear to be an unintended consequence of a shutdown that is affecting hundreds of thousands of federal employees, forcing many to work without pay. Trump and congressional leaders met again Friday to try to hash out a resolution, but emerged no closer to a deal. Trump is demanding billions 29

December 3, 2018 3:59 PM Wisconsin Republicans forge ahead with power-stripping bills

He also held out hope Walker might stop the bills, but Walker has not voiced any opposition to date. The last lame-duck session in Wisconsin was eight years ago, just before Walker took office, when Democrats tried unsuccessfully to approve union contracts. This year’s proposals are wide-ranging and would affect everything in the state from transportation 28

December 3, 2018 3:26 PM Tories rush to raise official party status bar amid fears of Simard defecting to Liberals

The jittery Progressive Conservative government is rushing a change to official party status in the legislature amid fears former Tory MPP Amanda Simard will join the Liberals. Even though legislation is expected to pass later this week increasing the threshold to 12 MPPs from eight, the Conservatives have added a motion to the order paper so the change 35