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Defence, innovation ministers team up to sell D.C. on merits of working with Canada

Defence, innovation ministers team up to sell D.C. on merits of working with Canada

WASHINGTON — Canada is fortifying a long-standing front in its ongoing battle with protectionist impulses in the United States: resurrecting the Second World War-era notion of the two continental allies working together to stockpile the arsenal of de
Series dramatizing Lac-Mégantic rail disaster divides opinion among residents

Series dramatizing Lac-Mégantic rail disaster divides opinion among residents

MONTREAL — A new television series based on the Lac-Mégantic rail disaster is dividing opinion in the Quebec town where it is set.
City of Yellowknife locks out unionized workers after mediation fails

City of Yellowknife locks out unionized workers after mediation fails

YELLOWKNIFE — Frigid temperatures didn't stop workers from marching outside city hall in the territorial capital Wednesday, carrying signs reading "not about greed, it's about need" and "locked out," as passing drivers honked in support.
Alberta to pilot oil and gas royalty breaks for legally required well cleanup

Alberta to pilot oil and gas royalty breaks for legally required well cleanup

EDMONTON — The Alberta government is moving ahead with a plan that would give oil and gas companies a tax break for meeting their legal obligations to clean up old well sites, inviting a select group of landowner organizations to a meeting to discuss
A year after "Freedom Convoy," Ottawa to reopen street in front of Parliament Hill

A year after "Freedom Convoy," Ottawa to reopen street in front of Parliament Hill

Ottawa's city council has approved a motion to reopen the street in front of Parliament Hill to traffic a year after it was closed off following the "Freedom Convoy" protests.
Caution urged as mining companies eye critical minerals below Quebec boreal forest

Caution urged as mining companies eye critical minerals below Quebec boreal forest

MONTREAL — About one million square kilometres of Quebec is covered by boreal forest, roughly 70 per cent of the entire province.
In The News for Feb. 8: Will the premiers say yes to the feds' health care offer?

In The News for Feb. 8: Will the premiers say yes to the feds' health care offer?

In The News is a roundup of stories from The Canadian Press designed to kickstart your day. Here is what's on the radar of our editors for the morning of Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2023 ... What we are watching in Canada ...
'The only Black one left:' Alberta village remembers it's African-American roots

'The only Black one left:' Alberta village remembers it's African-American roots

BRETON, ALBERTA — "My name is Vant Hayes and I'm the only Black one left out here." Hayes, who says he's 88 years old or "somewhere around there," represents the end of an era in the village of Breton, 110 kilometres southwest of Edmonton.
Black Canadian justice strategy still in the works, as advocates call for reform

Black Canadian justice strategy still in the works, as advocates call for reform

OTTAWA — The federal government is being urged to follow through with its commitment to develop a Black Canadian justice strategy.
How much Canadians have fallen behind amid high inflation and who's hurting the most

How much Canadians have fallen behind amid high inflation and who's hurting the most

OTTAWA — Inflation has eroded purchasing power for many Canadians, but the experience with rapidly rising prices has been far from uniform.