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April 20, 2018 6:00 PM Alberta university criticized for plan to bestow honorary degree on David Suzuki

The University of Alberta is being criticized for its decision to give David Suzuki an honorary degree. Earlier this month, the university announced that the longtime environmentalist will be one of 13 people to receive the honour later this spring. Andrew Leach, the architect of Alberta's climate change plan and an economics professor at the university

April 19, 2018 7:24 PM Developer unveils plans for massive highrise complex at Bloor and Dundas

Choice Properties on Thursday revealed a plan that calls for multiple highrise towers offering 2,500 residential units and office space for more than 3,000. Bloor and Dundas is undergoing a big change, which developers say could bring thousands of residential housing units, jobs, park space, and a new modernized school. Choice Properties REIT revealed 14

April 17, 2018 3:20 PM Rural region in B.C. on evacuation alert as threat of flooding rises

The alert means residents should be prepared to leave immediately if an evacuation order is issued. OLIVER, B.C. — An evacuation alert for homes in a rural region of the British Columbia Interior has expanded as the threat of flooding rises. The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen says 148 properties north of Oliver are on alert as a dam and culvert 11

April 16, 2018 4:58 PM Quebec preparing for up to 400 asylum seekers a day at the U.S. border this summer

MONTREAL—Quebec government is demanding that Ottawa come up with a new plan for handling asylum seekers with projections that up to 400 people each day could begin crossing into Canada this summer. “Last year, we peaked at about 250 a day and that was considered massive,” said Quebec Immigration Minister David Heurtel. “Right now, there are projections 11

April 13, 2018 7:51 PM Alleged North Carolina incest leads to 4 deaths. One was a baby

In 1998, Katie Pladl was born to young parents who weren’t ready to raise a child, and she was legally adopted by a family out of state, according to the Richmond Times-Dispatch. After she grew up she went looking for her biological parents and in August 2016 moved in with Steven Pladl, her mother and the couple’s two other children, CBS 17 reported 11

April 12, 2018 3:18 PM Doug Ford says he’ll fire Hydro One’s CEO if he wins election

Ford calls Mayo Schmidt’s salary “morally indefensible,” but did not explain how he would carry out the firing at the company, which is no longer under the province’s control. Doug Ford says he’ll find a way to fire Hydro One’s “six million dollar man” Mayo Schmidt along with the former Crown corporation’s board if elected Progressive Conservative premier 7

April 11, 2018 5:43 PM Cineplex announces layoffs of full-time workers amid ‘small restructuring’

The Toronto-based company refused to say exactly how many jobs are being cut, but asserted the layoffs will impact less than 100 employees. The Toronto-based company’s spokesperson Sarah Van Lange is refusing to say exactly how many jobs are being cut, but says the layoffs will impact less than 100 employees. Lange says the cuts are part of a “small 11

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 10, 2018 8:46 PM Bruins pitching in to help Humboldt

The Boston Bruins expect to raise at least $75,000 to the community in mourning. The Boston Bruins will be rallying around the tragedy-stricken Humboldt Broncos with a pair of fundraising initiatives during their playoff series with the Leafs. The Bruins’ plan for game one includes donating proceeds from its 50-50 draw at TD Garden to the Humboldt Broncos 9

April 10, 2018 6:46 PM U.S. announces $18.5 billion in disaster recovery grants for Puerto Rico

The aid comes as 54,000 power customers remain in the dark more than six months after Hurricane Maria. Patenaude said that Puerto Rico planning officials will develop a disaster recovery plan in upcoming weeks. The announcement comes as 54,000 power customers remain in the dark more than six months after the Category 4 storm hit. Officials have said they expect 7