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Brian Mulroney, one of Canada's most consequential prime ministers, is dead at 84

News/Politics | Thu, 29 Feb 2024 18:07:46 EST

Brian Mulroney — who, as Canada's 18th prime minister, steered the country through a tumultuous period in national and world affairs — has died. He was 84. read more

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Squint and you can see Alberta's budget surplus, before it potentially dries up

News/Canada | Thu, 29 Feb 2024 17:39:07 EST

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B.C. sisters born 4 years apart celebrate rare Feb. 29 birthday

News/Canada/British Columbia | Thu, 29 Feb 2024 10:58:25 EST

Jordyn and Olivia Campbell of Dawson Creek, B.C. were both born on a leap day, four years and apart, and like to joke they are turning four and three years old. read more

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N.B. reaches conditional settlement with 2 men wrongfully convicted of 1983 murder

News/Canada/New Brunswick | Thu, 29 Feb 2024 17:36:39 EST

The New Brunswick government has reached a conditional settlement with Robert Mailman and Walter Gillespie, who were acquitted last month after being wrongly convicted of murder nearly 40 years ago in Saint John, according to Innocence Canada. read more

Photos of the victims of the mass casualty homicides in James Smith Cree Nation and nearby Weldon, Sask. are sitting on a table in Melfort. RCMP can be seen in the background presenting a timeline to media.

Inquest jury finds killer Myles Sanderson accidentally died of acute cocaine toxicity

News/Canada/Saskatchewan | Wed, 31 Jan 2024 18:17:22 EST

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House Speaker Fergus fined $1,500 for partisan video

News/Politics | Thu, 29 Feb 2024 17:13:53 EST

Members of Parliament have imposed a $1,500 fine on Speaker Greg Fergus for using House of Commons resources for a partisan video that aired at the Ontario Liberal leadership convention last year. read more

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Federal natural resources minister says no carbon rebates for Sask. after province says it won't remit levy

News/Canada/Saskatchewan | Thu, 29 Feb 2024 12:36:56 EST

The federal natural resources minister says Saskatchewan residents won't get a carbon rebate, after the province announced Thursday it would stop remitting the levy on natural gas to Ottawa. read more

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Ottawa unveils national pharmacare plan that covers diabetes, contraception to start

News/Politics | Thu, 29 Feb 2024 11:10:23 EST

Health Minister Mark Holland released the long-awaited details of the federal government's pharmacare plan Thursday with a commitment to cover some diabetes treatments and contraception. read more

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Court upholds Quebec law that bars teachers, police from wearing religious symbols

News/Canada/Montreal | Thu, 29 Feb 2024 04:00:00 EST

The law, which has been in place for five years, prevents a number of civil servants — including teachers and police officers — from wearing religious symbols while on the job.  read more

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B.C. guide hailed as hero after rescuing man from avalanche near Revelstoke

News/Canada/British Columbia | Thu, 29 Feb 2024 15:32:23 EST

A tour guide is being hailed a hero because of his fast actions pulling a man to safety after a group of snowmobilers got hit by an avalanche earlier this week.  read more

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Pornhub operator broke federal privacy law, watchdog finds

News/Politics | Thu, 29 Feb 2024 15:47:16 EST

The federal privacy watchdog says the operator behind Pornhub and other pornographic sites broke the law by enabling intimate images to be shared on its websites without direct knowledge or consent. read more

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Man charged in U-Haul hit-and-run in Edmonton that killed mother of 3

News/Canada/Edmonton | Thu, 29 Feb 2024 16:34:36 EST

A 35-year-old man described by police as a "prolific offender" has been charged with dangerous driving causing death and other offences after last weekend's fatal hit-and-run in southeast Edmonton. read more

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Mom alleges injury at unsanctioned B.C. martial arts tournament put son in vegetative state

News/Canada/British Columbia | Thu, 29 Feb 2024 08:00:00 EST

A UBC international grad student faces an uncertain future after months in a vegetative state. His mother has filed a lawsuit alleging an improperly run martial arts tournament is to blame for his condition. read more

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Ottawa adds funding to CBC, despite executives' claims it was asked to cut its budget

News/Politics | Thu, 29 Feb 2024 15:01:48 EST

Canada's public broadcaster is getting an increase in funding, despite executives insisting that a request to cut CBC/Radio-Canada's budget for the next fiscal year was one reason they announced layoffs for 10 per cent of staff. read more

Crown-Indigenous Relations Minister Marc Miller speaks speaks during a press conference in Ottawa about a revised final settlement agreement to compensate First Nations children and families on April 5, 2023.

Minister says Mexico isn't threatening trade consequences over new visa rules

News/Politics | Thu, 29 Feb 2024 12:27:56 EST

Immigration Minister Marc Miller says Mexico has not warned Canada that the trade relationship between the two countries will suffer as a result of Canada's decision to re-impose visa requirements on Mexican travellers. read more

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau responds to questions from the opposition during Question Period, Wednesday, February 28, 2024 in Ottawa.

Poilievre claims Trudeau is covering up lapses at high-security lab, PM accuses rival of spewing conspiracies

News/Politics | Thu, 29 Feb 2024 14:34:35 EST

Facing questions about how scientists who were intentionally sharing information with China were cleared to work at a Winnipeg lab housing deadly diseases, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau deflected criticism to his chief political rival, accusing the Conservative leader of weaponizing national security.  read more

Const. Shelby Patton is show wearing the red serge uniform of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.

Man who ran over, killed Sask. Mountie sentenced to 18 years

News/Canada/Saskatchewan | Thu, 29 Feb 2024 11:23:03 EST

A Saskatchewan judge has handed Alphonse Stanley Traverse an 18-year prison sentence for running over and killing RCMP officer Const. Shelby Patton. read more

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Why this Ontario area may be the best place to be for next month's total solar eclipse

News/Canada/Hamilton | Thu, 29 Feb 2024 04:00:00 EST

Robert Cockcroft, director of McMaster University’s William J. McCallion Planetarium, explains why the Hamilton-Niagara area is the place to be during the total solar eclipse in April and why the eclipse is such a big deal. read more

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Canadian economy not in recession, but 2023 was one of its weakest recent years

News/Business | Thu, 29 Feb 2024 10:46:18 EST

The Canadian economy expanded at an annualized rate of one per cent in the fourth quarter as high interest rates weighed on growth, but not enough to push the economy into a recession. read more

Calgary Zoo bids adieu to born-and-raised peacock: ‘Saying goodbye is never easy’

Calgary Zoo bids adieu to born-and-raised peacock: ‘Saying goodbye is never easy’

Canada/Calgary Zoo/Peacock | Fri, 01 Mar 2024 02:57:46 +0000

The free-roaming peacock was known to frequent the green spaces around the Chilean flamingo habitat and gorilla amphitheatre with his purple legband. read more

Calgary Transit activates snow detours following snowfall warning

Calgary Transit activates snow detours following snowfall warning

Canada/Weather/Alberta weather | Fri, 01 Mar 2024 02:54:48 +0000

On the tail of a narrow band of heavy snow moving through Calgary and area, Calgary Transit has activated snow detours for Friday. read more

‘It brought closure’: Sask. First Nation moving forward after killing inquest rests

‘It brought closure’: Sask. First Nation moving forward after killing inquest rests

Canada/Crime/James Smith Cree Nation | Fri, 01 Mar 2024 02:44:45 +0000

RCMP Assistant Commissioner Rhonda Blackmore said the RCMP will review the recommendations provided to them by the jury. read more

Alberta adds new EV tax, increases land titles levy in 2024 budget

Alberta adds new EV tax, increases land titles levy in 2024 budget

Canada/Consumer/Alberta Budget | Fri, 01 Mar 2024 01:14:21 +0000

Owning an electric vehicle, selling and registering a home, and smoking are about to get more expensive in Alberta. read more

Disabled Okanagan girl needs community support; fundraiser planned for March

Disabled Okanagan girl needs community support; fundraiser planned for March

Canada/BC Children's Hospital/Central Okanagan | Fri, 01 Mar 2024 01:06:01 +0000

To make transportation easier, the family is hoping to purchase a wheelchair-accessible van. read more

Pilot project aims to keep Lethbridge bins standing

Pilot project aims to keep Lethbridge bins standing

Canada/Environment/Weather | Fri, 01 Mar 2024 00:58:38 +0000

'If your cart is empty, whether it be black, blue or green and there's no weight in it, the chances of it getting blown away on a windy day are just as likely.' read more

‘Junk fee’ case against Cineplex online ticket charges wraps at Competition Tribunal

‘Junk fee’ case against Cineplex online ticket charges wraps at Competition Tribunal

Canada/Consumer/CINEPLEX | Fri, 01 Mar 2024 00:36:02 +0000

It’s the first time the tribunal is hearing a case involving "drip pricing" since the Competition Act explicitly recognized it as a harmful business practice in June 2022. read more

Winnipeg gives grants to local organizations in honour of city’s 150 years

Winnipeg gives grants to local organizations in honour of city’s 150 years

Canada/City of Winnipeg/Grant | Thu, 29 Feb 2024 23:56:48 +0000

$50,000 in grant funds from the City of Winnipeg is being divvied between 12 festivals, events, and other organizations as a part of the Winnipeg 150 celebrations. read more

Collision closes Trans-Canada west of Calgary, as snowfall warning issued for the city

Collision closes Trans-Canada west of Calgary, as snowfall warning issued for the city

Canada/Weather/Calgary snow | Thu, 29 Feb 2024 23:52:39 +0000

A multi-vehicle collision closed a portion of the Trans-Canada Thursday as Environment Canada issued a snowfall warning for the City of Calgary and Rocky View County. read more

REM passengers stranded for two hours during Wednesday evening outages

REM passengers stranded for two hours during Wednesday evening outages

Canada/Global Montreal At 5:30/Montreal weather | Thu, 29 Feb 2024 23:47:40 +0000

Three REM trains came to a sudden stop due to a power surge on Wednesday evening. Many of them were stranded for 2 hours before they were evacuated. read more

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