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    Appeal Court to decide on B.C. pipeline law that would impact Trans Mountain

    VANCOUVER — A British Columbia Court of Appeal hearing on proposed provincial legislation that would impact the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion has concluded and a panel of five judges has reserved its decision.B.C. filed the reference case to ask the court whether it can create a permitting system

  • Montreal concert by former Haitian president Martelly cancelled: promoter
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    Montreal concert by former Haitian president Martelly cancelled: promoter

    MONTREAL — A controversial concert scheduled for Friday night in Montreal by former Haitian president Michel Martelly has been called off at the last minute.The show's promoter, Carl-Edward Osias, confirmed the cancellation to The Canadian Press.Osias did not want to explain the reasons behind the

  • Questions about who qualifies surround journalism supports in federal budget
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    Questions about who qualifies surround journalism supports in federal budget

    Concerns are being raised about limits to who might qualify for aid under a section of this week's federal budget geared toward supporting journalism, and whether the money will, in the long run, save a sector of Canada's media industry that has been in financial freefall for a decade. Tuesday

  • Sentencing judge in Broncos crash calls for carnage on highways to end
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    Sentencing judge in Broncos crash calls for carnage on highways to end

    A judge called for an end to "carnage on our highways" as she sent a truck driver to prison on Friday for causing a fatal crash involving a Saskatchewan junior hockey team's bus. Judge Inez Cardinal sentenced Jaskirat Singh Sidhu to eight years for causing the collision last April that

  • 'Nobody wins in this:' Truck driver in fatal Broncos crash gets 8-year sentence
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    'Nobody wins in this:' Truck driver in fatal Broncos crash gets 8-year sentence

    MELFORT, Sask. — A truck driver who caused the deadly Humboldt Broncos bus crash was sentenced Friday to eight years in prison by a judge who said she believed his remorse was sincere, but she had to consider the serious consequences for so many people.Tears began to flow almost as soon as Judge Inez

  • UN formally asks Canada to extend Mali mission to prevent medevac gap
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    UN formally asks Canada to extend Mali mission to prevent medevac gap

    The United Nations has formally asked Canada to extend its mission in Mali in what appears to be a last-ditch effort to prevent a gap in the provision of military medical evacuations for wounded peacekeepers and UN staff. The timing is also noteworthy given that the UN hosts a major peacekeeping summit

  • Quebec man convicted in Mafia-linked drug bust to be deported to Italy
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    Quebec man convicted in Mafia-linked drug bust to be deported to Italy

    Michele Torre, a Quebec man convicted in 1996 for his role in a Mafia-linked conspiracy, appears to have run out of options to stay in Canada and is scheduled to be deported to his native Italy Friday night, his lawyer said. Stephane Handfield said his client arrived at Montreal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau

  • Montreal priest stabbed while celebrating morning mass, suffers minor injuries
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    Montreal priest stabbed while celebrating morning mass, suffers minor injuries

    A Catholic priest was stabbed in front of dozens of stunned worshippers as he was celebrating mass Friday morning at Montreal's St. Joseph's Oratory. Montreal police spokeswoman Caroline Chevrefils said there is nothing to suggest the attack was linked to any political, religious or extremist

  • Factors judge considered in sentencing of truck driver in Humboldt Broncos crash
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    Factors judge considered in sentencing of truck driver in Humboldt Broncos crash

    The truck driver who caused the deadly Humboldt Broncos bus crash was sentenced Friday to eight years in prison for 29 counts of dangerous driving causing death or bodily harm. Court heard the inexperienced trucker blew through a stop sign and into the path of the junior hockey team's bus at a rural

  • Finance minister tells Halifax business audience not to link budget to election
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    Finance minister tells Halifax business audience not to link budget to election

    Finance Minister Bill Morneau pitched the virtues of his latest budget as logical extension of his past documents in a speech Friday, telling a Halifax business audience they shouldn't think of it as an electoral platform. Morneau also continued to make the case for more spending, saying now is

  • Wilson-Raybould to reveal more details, documents on SNC-Lavalin affair
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    Wilson-Raybould to reveal more details, documents on SNC-Lavalin affair

    OTTAWA — Liberals are urging former attorney general Jody Wilson-Raybould to use her parliamentary privilege to tell the House of Commons whatever she wants about the SNC-Lavalin affair.But they want her and her former cabinet ally Jane Philpott to tell their stories in full all at once, rather than

  • Coast guard working to retrieve drifting tanker carrying 8 million litres of petroleum
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    Coast guard working to retrieve drifting tanker carrying 8 million litres of petroleum

    PORT AUX BASQUES, N.L. — The Canadian Coast Guard is monitoring a tanker carrying eight million litres of refined petroleum and additional fuel that lost steering off the southwest coast of Newfoundland on Thursday morning. The Jana Desgagnes sustained damage to its rudder southwest of Port aux Basques

  • B.C. judge orders RCMP to give Meng data on devices seized during arrest
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    B.C. judge orders RCMP to give Meng data on devices seized during arrest

    VANCOUVER — A judge has ordered the RCMP to provide copies of the content on seven electronic devices to an executive of Chinese tech giant Huawei Technologies after they were seized at Vancouver's airport during her arrest.Justice Heather Holmes of the British Columbia Supreme Court said in an order

  • Father of seven children who were killed in Halifax house fire remains in coma
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    Father of seven children who were killed in Halifax house fire remains in coma

    The father of seven children who were killed in a ferocious fire remains in a coma, a month after flames engulfed their Halifax home. Muslim community leaders said on Friday that Ebraheim Barho has undergone multiple surgeries and remains in the intensive care unit of a Halifax hospital with his wife

  • A list of those killed and injured in the Humboldt Broncos bus crash
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    A list of those killed and injured in the Humboldt Broncos bus crash

    The driver of a transport truck who caused the deadly collision last April involving the Humboldt Broncos hockey team bus was sentenced Friday to eight years in prison. Jaskirat Singh Sidhu had pleaded guilty earlier this year to dangerous driving. Judge Inez Cardinal began the sentencing by reading

  • Steering problem forces authorities to pull more than 600 Quebec buses off the road
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    Steering problem forces authorities to pull more than 600 Quebec buses off the road

    Quebec public transit corporations had to pull more than 600 buses off the road today after the manufacturer detected a technical problem. Nova Bus of St-Eustache, Que., ordered immediate inspections after finding a fault with the power steering in hybrid buses delivered between 2016 and 2019 to operators

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    Warmth sets more records in parts of B.C., while avalanche risk remains high

    VANCOUVER — Record-breaking warmth that ushered spring into British Columbia is slowly moving east, but continues to bring sunny skies and high temperatures to the Interior, along with mounting concerns about avalanches.Environment Canada says 18 temperature records were shattered Thursday, mainly in

  • Statistics Canada reports pace of inflation ticked higher in February
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    Statistics Canada reports pace of inflation ticked higher in February

    OTTAWA — The annual pace of inflation edged higher in February as gains in most spending categories offset lower gasoline prices, Statistics Canada said Friday.

  • Hungry wolves may get new home at Isle Royale National Park
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    Hungry wolves may get new home at Isle Royale National Park

    TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — A U.S.-Canadian team is preparing for another mission to relocate grey wolves to Isle Royale National Park in Michigan from a second Lake Superior island, where the predators are in danger of starvation after gobbling up a caribou herd.The targeted pack is on Michipicoten Island

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    QuickList: February inflation rates for Canadian provinces, territories

    OTTAWA — Canada's national inflation rate was 1.5 per cent in February, Statistics Canada says. Here's what happened in the provinces and territories. (Previous month in brackets):

  • In the news today, March 22
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    In the news today, March 22

    A truck driver who caused the deadly Humboldt Broncos crash is to be sentenced in a Saskatchewan courtroom today. Jaskirat Singh Sidhu of Calgary pleaded guilty earlier this year to 29 counts of dangerous driving. Sidhu barrelled through a stop sign and into the path of the junior hockey team's

  • Baloney Meter: Was the budget a political prop for the scandal-plagued Liberals?
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    Baloney Meter: Was the budget a political prop for the scandal-plagued Liberals?

    OTTAWA — "(Prime Minister Justin Trudeau) thinks today's budget will distract Canadians from all of this. He is using the budget — a critical element of any government's agenda — as nothing more than a political prop in an unprecedented cover-up." — Opposition Leader Andrew Scheer,

  • B.C. researcher says device mimics parent's touch to help babies cope with pain
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    B.C. researcher says device mimics parent's touch to help babies cope with pain

    VANCOUVER — Researchers in British Columbia have designed a "robot" that helps reduce pain for premature babies by simulating skin-to-skin contact with a parent who may not be available during around-the-clock procedures in a neonatal intensive care unit.Lead inventor and occupational therapist

  • Trucker who caused Broncos crash likely to be deported after sentence: lawyer
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    Trucker who caused Broncos crash likely to be deported after sentence: lawyer

    An immigration lawyer says the truck driver who caused the deadly Humboldt Broncos bus crash in Saskatchewan is likely to be deported to India right after he serves his sentence.Lorne Waldman, who is based in Toronto and is not involved in the case, says there's little 30-year-old Jaskirat Singh

  • Anti-discrimination organization wants to map offenders with hate atlas
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    Anti-discrimination organization wants to map offenders with hate atlas

    VANCOUVER — An advocacy organization says it wants to map hatred and discrimination across Canada in a move that is prompting warnings of caution from one civil liberties group.The Vancouver-based Morgane Oger Foundation has issued a call for volunteers to help build the Canadian Atlas of Populist Extremism