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Alberta seeks partners for 164 parks to focus spending on 'high-value areas'

Alberta seeks partners for 164 parks to focus spending on 'high-value areas'

EDMONTON — The Alberta government wants to hand off management of 164 provincially run parks to outside groups. "Modernizing Alberta's parks system is long overdue," Jess Sinclair, spokeswoman for Environment Minister Jason Nixon, said Friday.
Tories call on government to compensate dairy farmers 'left behind' in new NAFTA

Tories call on government to compensate dairy farmers 'left behind' in new NAFTA

OTTAWA — The Conservative opposition says the government must compensate dairy farmers within 90 days of the new North American trade deal becoming law, saying the sector is the biggest loser in the renegotiated continental trade pact.
Suspect charged with first-degree murder in death of 13-year-old Quebec girl

Suspect charged with first-degree murder in death of 13-year-old Quebec girl

ST-JEROME, Que. — Friends and family of a teenage girl whose body was found by the side of a road in Quebec's Laurentians regions sat in disbelief on Friday as a family friend of over two decades was charged with first-degree murder in her death.
Saskatchewan premier won't commit to fall election; cites national unrest

Saskatchewan premier won't commit to fall election; cites national unrest

ESTEVAN, Sask. — Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe says rail blockades and the spread of the novel coronavirus are creating challenges and he's not committed to a fixed fall election.
Call for icebreaker pitches sets stage for new round of shipyard battles

Call for icebreaker pitches sets stage for new round of shipyard battles

OTTAWA — The Liberal government is asking Canadian shipyards to lay out why they should be chosen to build a new heavy icebreaker for the Coast Guard, setting the stage for a fierce new round of fighting among the country's major shipbuilders.
Manitoba pushes ahead with carbon tax court challenge; still hoping for deal

Manitoba pushes ahead with carbon tax court challenge; still hoping for deal

WINNIPEG — The Manitoba government is pushing ahead with a court challenge to the federal carbon tax, although Premier Brian Pallister says he'd still prefer to strike a deal with Ottawa and drop the case.
Subway must pay CBC $500,000 for failed defamation lawsuit over chicken

Subway must pay CBC $500,000 for failed defamation lawsuit over chicken

TORONTO — Subway has been ordered to pay the CBC $500,000 in legal costs following its failed bid to sue the public broadcaster for defamation.
Lawsuit over African mine can be heard in British Columbia: Supreme Court

Lawsuit over African mine can be heard in British Columbia: Supreme Court

OTTAWA — A human-rights lawsuit against a Canadian mining company can be heard in British Columbia, even though it involves events in Africa, the Supreme Court of Canada says in a potentially path-breaking decision.

Canadian-Indians worry for their families as riots break out in India

Naila Saeed could do nothing but worry from afar when rioters descended on her family home in India, firing shots, burning barns and breaking the legs of pet horses.
B.C. couple in South Korea say country is paralyzed by fear of new coronavirus

B.C. couple in South Korea say country is paralyzed by fear of new coronavirus

Courtney McCann was used to giving lectures in her classroom, not receiving them at her local convenience store.