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Tue, 19 Jun 2018 19:27:34 EDT
Senate passes pot bill, paving way for legal cannabis in 8 to 12 weeks
Senators have voted to pass the federal government's bill legalizing recreational marijuana by a vote of 52-29, with two abstentions, paving the way for a fully legal cannabis market within eight to 1...

Tue, 19 Jun 2018 23:24:43 EDT
Federal, Indigenous officials begin finalizing proposed languages act
The federal government is one step closer to creating a national Indigenous Languages Revitalization Act after government and Indigenous officials met in Yellowknife on Tuesday.

Tue, 19 Jun 2018 04:00:00 EDT
Ex-MP received 'secret' cut of $12.4M deal in resort town run by his sister, OPP probe alleges
A former Liberal MP may have used his connections with municipal officials in Collingwood, Ont. — including his sister, the mayor — to secure a $756,000 consulting fee that was hidden from taxpaye...

Wed, 20 Jun 2018 04:00:00 EDT
Former Mountie sues after developing PTSD while policing in the North
A former Mountie is suing the federal government, a doctor and a psychologist who worked for the RCMP after he developed PTSD following postings in isolated communities in Labrador and Nunavut. ...

Wed, 20 Jun 2018 04:30:00 EDT
'Major shutdown' looming this fall for Hibernia oil platform, sources say
The lead owner of Hibernia isn't saying much about the temporary shutdown, but sources say it could last around 40 days.

Canadian World News

Wed, 20 Jun 2018 08:36:51 EDT
Several European leaders to meet Sunday to seek migration consensus
Several European leaders, including from France, Germany, Italy and Austria, will hold talks on Sunday on migration, an issue bringing bitter political divisions to a head in Europe and increasingly i...

Tue, 19 Jun 2018 23:01:22 EDT
'Toddlers are being detained': Youngest migrants held in at least 3 shelters in Texas
Trump administration officials have been sending babies and other young children forcibly separated from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border to at least three "tender age" shelters in south Texas,...

Wed, 20 Jun 2018 08:21:28 EDT
British PM faces new battle in Parliament over Brexit
The British government is facing another knife-edge vote in Parliament over how much control lawmakers should have in the country's departure from the European Union.

Wed, 20 Jun 2018 06:52:40 EDT
Diplomatic flurry with Koreas continues as Moon calls for post-summit de-nuke plans
South Korea's president urged North Korea on Wednesday to present a plan with concrete steps toward denuclearization, raising the pressure on leader Kim Jong-un during his visit to Beijing to discuss ...

Tue, 19 Jun 2018 16:26:12 EDT
U.S. quits UN Human Rights Council, accusing it of 'hypocrisy'
The Trump administration is withdrawing from the UN Human Rights Council because of what U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley describes as its "hypocrisy" and bias against Israel.

Edmonton Sun Times

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 21:36:38 MDT
Conservative candidate poised to replace Rona Ambrose in Sturgeon River-Parkland
Rona Ambrose's former riding remains staunchly Conservative after a Monday byelection that saw the Tory candidate romp to victory.

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 19:32:54 MDT
School requests proof of baptism from defeated Catholic trustee candidate [Video]
A Catholic school trustee candidate who lost in last week's civic election is questioning why the school her children have attended for six years asked to see her baptismal certificate.Mom-of-three Kristin Heimbecker said Monday she's worried her chi...

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 19:27:04 MDT
Father of missing Texas girl charged with first-degree felony
The father of a missing 3-year-old North Texas girl was arrested Monday after voluntarily giving new answers to investigators’ questions about his daughter’s disappearance.

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 18:37:03 MDT
Health leaders urge Albertans to get vaccinated as free flu clinics open [Video]
The Alberta government launched its annual influenza immunization program to the public Monday in the hopes of seeing a significant uptick in participation this season.The province spent $12.1 million this year to obtain 1.6 million doses, which woul...

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 18:21:23 MDT
Family gets keys to Habitat for Humanity home backed by former U.S. president Jimmy Carter [Video]
Former U.S. president Jimmy Carter and his wife, Rosalynn, visited Edmonton in July, joining hundreds of volunteers who devoted their time and effort to help build affordable housing in Alberta’s capital city.

Journal de Quebec (fr)

Wed, 20 Jun 2018 01:00:00 EDT
Un mystérieux financier lié à la firme de pot que préside Martin Cauchon
Un richissime et énigmatique financier installé dans des paradis fiscaux détient pour au moins 8 M$ dans une firme de cannabis administrée par le propriétaire de journaux et ex-ministre libéral Martin Cauchon et par le chroniqueur à La Presse ...

Wed, 20 Jun 2018 05:00:00 EDT
Labeaume hors contrôle
Départ de son bras droit dans la tourmente, avalanche de plaintes sur la gestion des déchets, imbroglios impliquant le directeur des grands projets: ça craque de partout à l’hôtel de ville de Québec, où le maire n’a jamais paru aussi peu e...

Wed, 20 Jun 2018 00:00:00 EDT
Des toxicomanes se retrouveront à la rue
Une résidence pour toxicomanes de Lévis pourrait devoir fermer ses portes le 1er juillet et laisser 40 personnes vulnérables à la rue, faute de financement public.

Wed, 20 Jun 2018 00:00:00 EDT
Un concept de restaurants pour les milléniaux attendu à l'automne
Le Groupe Sportscene, propriétaire de La Cage, brasserie sportive, lancera cet automne au Québec un nouveau concept de restaurants destinés aux milléniaux sous la bannière À Domicile.

Wed, 20 Jun 2018 01:00:00 EDT
L’Ordre des pharmaciens veut se débarrasser de la malbouffe
Alors que les pharmacies ressemblent de plus en plus à des supermarchés, l’Ordre des pharmaciens du Québec lance un pavé dans la mare en invitant ses membres à cesser la vente de malbouffe dans leurs commerces.

London Free Press

Mon, 12 Mar 2018 20:12:04 EDT
Fanshawe exhibit explores women's work in Victorian era
In the 19th century, a lady’s calling card was, well, her calling card. These perfumed rectangles of paper could convey many messages to the gentleman who received one, depending on which corner was folded down and the French abbreviations she fest...

Mon, 12 Mar 2018 19:27:26 EDT
Tenant describes panicked calls from accused in London townhouse arson
The tenant of a south London townhouse destroyed by an explosion in 2014 said in court Monday that she received a panicked call from a man charged with arson and drug offences.

Mon, 12 Mar 2018 16:22:48 EDT
London police issue warnings ahead of St. Patrick’s Day Saturday
Police and students leaders are asking St. Patrick’s Day revellers to be on their best behavior as the dark memory of a destructive March 17 six years ago still lingers.

Mon, 12 Mar 2018 14:11:37 EDT
The London Free Press takes big step into digital future
The London Free Press is taking a big digital step forward — and we’re bringing our 160-year tradition of journalistic excellence with us.

Mon, 12 Mar 2018 09:41:37 EDT
Body of missing London man found in Lake Erie
Elgin OPP say a body recovered from Lake Erie Saturday is a man who had been previously reported missing to London police.

Ottawa Sun

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 14:56:34 EDT
Trudeau peacekeeping pledge pitiful as troop deployment hits new low according to new U.N. data
The Trudeau Liberals may have promised to ramp up Canada’s involvement in peacekeeping, but new UN figures show that Canada had fewer peacekeepers deployed on missions in September than at any point in recent memory — including under the Harper C...

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 14:26:26 EDT
Britain hands over Franklin Expedition wreckage to Canada
Britain says it will give Canada the two shipwrecks once commanded by John Franklin that lie at the heart of one of this country’s most compelling Arctic myths.

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 13:03:22 EDT
Ontario Civil Liberties Association accuses Dalhousie of censorship over 'white fragility' investigation
A Canadian civil liberties group is accusing Dalhousie University of censoring the political expression of a student leader under investigation for her social media comments.

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 12:46:06 EDT
Niqab will become bigger problem in years to come
The niqab conversation in Canada isn’t going away anytime soon. Don’t think that whatever happens with Quebec’s Bill 62, whether it lives or dies, is going to neatly solve the issue and put it to bed for good.

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 12:27:48 EDT
Trudeau names ex-Ontario premier Bob Rae as special envoy to Myanmar
Former Ontario premier Bob Rae has been named a special envoy to Myanmar.

Regina Leader-Post

Wed, 20 Jun 2018 13:00:56 +0000
Payphone numbers paling, but still hanging on
"We've got caught up these days in all of this technology and think everybody has it — and everybody doesn't have it."

Wed, 20 Jun 2018 13:00:42 +0000
Mandryk: Understanding First Nations concerns comes from listening
If you do have a greater purpose in life than anonymous, thinly veiled, racist online comments, consider a public park's role in education.

Wed, 20 Jun 2018 13:00:20 +0000
Pacholik: Here's hoping review breathes new life into Coroner's Office
Columnist Barb Pacholik reflects on inquests as a review of the Office of the Chief Coroner is set to be released.

Wed, 20 Jun 2018 05:38:44 +0000
Regina Public School Board votes to rename Davin School
When the new school year begins in the fall, the school will be called The Crescents School after one of its surrounding neighbourhoods.

Wed, 20 Jun 2018 04:25:29 +0000
Regina Public to borrow from reserve fund to cover school-sized growth
The Regina Public School Board will borrow $297,240 from reserve funds to cope with the enrolment of 450 more students in 2018-19.

The Province

Mon, 18 Jul 2016 21:43:05 Z
Advocates call for minority judges as figures show 'judiciary of whiteness'
HALIFAX — A study showing a dearth of minority judges in Canada has advocates suggesting the country must seize a unique opportunity to increase racial diversity in a “judiciary of whiteness.” “After many years of saying this ...

Tue, 28 Jun 2016 20:05:42 Z
Demand for driver’s licences decreasing among B.C.’s young people
We analyzed the numbers to see the effects of the province's graduated licensing program.

Tue, 28 Jun 2016 04:48:10 Z
Vancouver's proposal to tax vacant homes being taken seriously, province vows
B.C.’s finance minister says the provincial government is taking a City of Vancouver proposal to impose a tax on vacant homes seriously, despite the province’s general reluctance to seek solutions to the region’s housing affordabili...

Tue, 28 Jun 2016 02:48:27 Z
Smyth: Clark, Horgan face political showdown over $15 minimum wage
Spurred on by a poll showing three-quarters of British Columbians supporting a heightened minimum wage, John Horgan looks to be gambling that Justin Trudeau's left-ward shift is the way to electoral victory.

Thu, 30 Jun 2016 03:05:53 Z
Eleven Zika cases confirmed in B.C., including four pregnant women
Eleven B.C. residents have acquired travel-related Zika virus in the seven months since public health officials started testing for the mosquito-borne virus.

Times Colonist

Wed, 20 Jun 2018 05:35:23 -0700
Asylum claims up in US , migration down in developed world

Wed, 20 Jun 2018 05:34:34 -0700
Detainees held without charges decry Emiratis' sexual abuses

Wed, 20 Jun 2018 05:34:01 -0700
No clear plan yet on how to reunite parents with children

Wed, 20 Jun 2018 05:30:15 -0700
House GOP gets little direction from Trump on immigration

Wed, 20 Jun 2018 05:29:11 -0700
Many in Puerto Rico still under tarps as storm threat looms

Toronto Star

Tue, 19 Jun 2018 19:25:26 EDT
TTC urged to install platform barriers after alleged murder at Bloor-Yonge
Proponents of the barriers argue they would not only eliminate suicides on the subway, but also prevent lengthy service delays and make service more efficient by allowing trains to enter crowded stations at full speed.

Tue, 19 Jun 2018 13:08:00 EDT
Incoming Premier Doug Ford quietly axes Green Ontario Fund
Environmental program helped homeowners get smart thermostats, energy-efficient windows and other retrofits to reduce their hydro bills and fight climate change.

Tue, 19 Jun 2018 16:28:34 EDT
Donald Trump accuses Canadians of smuggling shoes home from U.S.
“Canada’s not going to take advantage of the United States any longer,” the president said while complaining about Canadians shopping across the border.

Tue, 19 Jun 2018 20:50:45 EDT
Busy Pride weekend ahead a variety of events for all ages
Toronto is gearing up for it’s 38th annual Pride parade, this Sunday at 2 p.m., along with a weekend full of festival events and celebrations of identity.

Tue, 19 Jun 2018 17:36:37 EDT
DNA match key evidence in terrifying 28-year-old sex assault case
Twenty-eight years later, a woman recounted a terrifying knifepoint rape by two men in downtown Toronto. The accused was arrested after his DNA matched the DNA found on her underwear.

Vancouver Sun

Mon, 04 Apr 2016 23:55:04 Z
More gun violence in Surrey; murder in Burnaby
Since Surrey RCMP said Friday they had implemented successful strategies to combat gun violence, there have been three more shootings.

Tue, 05 Apr 2016 07:08:34 Z
B.C. nurses' college warns about helping in assisted-dying cases
A B.C. Supreme Court ruling allowing a terminally-ill woman a medically-assisted death has not opened the door to nurses now participating in hastened death, the College of Registered Nurse of B.C. said Monday.

Wed, 06 Apr 2016 19:24:06 Z
Most senior nursing homes miss Ministry of Health staffing guideline
The vast majority of government-funded long-term care homes for seniors in B.C. do not meet Ministry of Health staffing guidelines. The Residential Care Facilities Quick Facts Directory, a report released recently by the Office of the Seniors Advocat...

Tue, 05 Apr 2016 05:53:40 Z
Canucks a royal pain for California contenders, beat Kings 3-2
Now that the least is expected of them — or wanted from them, if you ask the draftists — the Vancouver Canucks have built their longest winning streak of the season. It began five days ago. It took the Canucks six months and 79 National H...

Tue, 05 Apr 2016 00:17:43 Z
Photos: Top images from around the globe
View the best photographs from hot spots around the world.

Windsor Star

Wed, 20 Jun 2018 12:14:38 +0000
Trade war talk already hurting Windsor economy
North American auto companies have already advised Ottawa on the brewing trade war — now they’ll do the same for Washington. After suggesting what Canada should do about new American tariffs on imported steel and aluminum, those same compani...

Wed, 20 Jun 2018 11:00:21 +0000
The Sopranos: Windsor opera singers to find their true voice in Italy
Windsor singers Amelia Daigle and Erin Armstrong are off to Italy in July to fine-tune their true operatic voice.

Wed, 20 Jun 2018 11:00:11 +0000
Two-tier health care is already exists in Ontario
If you have OHIP approved clinics, there shouldn’t be a two-tiered system. My dad should be treated with the same equableness as anyone in Ontario requiring physiotherapy treatment.

Wed, 20 Jun 2018 02:59:57 +0000
Firefighters vote 95 per cent in favour of new five-year deal
Members of the Windsor Professional Firefighters Association Tuesday finished voting 95 per cent in favour of the new five-year deal, which is retroactive to 2014.

Wed, 20 Jun 2018 02:55:45 +0000
Location for new temporary main library decided
The Windsor Public Library board picked a location for its central branch, but the location won’t be revealed until later this week.

Winnipeg Sun

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 20:27:04 CDT
Father of missing Texas girl charged with first-degree felony
The father of a missing 3-year-old North Texas girl was arrested Monday after voluntarily giving new answers to investigators’ questions about his daughter’s disappearance.

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 19:52:57 CDT
Lamont: Grits won’t woo independent MLAs
Manitoba’s new Liberal leader said he won’t add to his seat count by wooing one of the province’s two independent MLAs.

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 19:17:14 CDT
Hotel association pursues pot sales
Manitobans could eventually buy legal marijuana along with their beer at some vendors, if a hotel association pitch succeeds.

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 18:30:06 CDT
Police seek help to identify dead boy found on Texas beach
Police are asking the public to help identify a young boy whose body was found on a beach in Southeast Texas.

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 18:12:05 CDT
On board for Uber
Uber announced more than 11,000 Manitobans are on board with its goal to offer rides in the province, just as the taxi industry vowed to lobby for strict rules to govern such companies.

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