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Incoming Alberta premier Rachel Notley suspends rookie over photo ALBERTA

EDMONTON - Incoming Alberta NDP premier Rachel Notley has suspended a rookie member of her caucus over a social media photo deemed homophobic by the party. Notley said in a release that Deborah Drever will sit as an Independent when the legislature...

Stores in Montreal tourist areas can stay open 24 hours beginning Monday CANADA

MONTREAL - Visitors to Montreal will be able to shop around the clock thanks to a new designation that will allow stores to stay open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The Quebec government and the city have declared much of the city's downtown...

Fire limits ability of investigators to reach scene of Alberta plane crash CANADA

COLD LAKE, Alta. - Police say wildfire conditions at the scene of the crash of a firefighting plane in northern Alberta are making it difficult for investigators to reach the site. Mounties say the site is inside the Cold Lake Air Weapons Range,...

BlackBerry issues unspecified number of layoff notices across global operations CANADA

TORONTO - BlackBerry says it's laying off an unspecified number of employees across its global operations as it makes changes to the operations responsible for making its smartphones. The Waterloo, Ont.-based company said the job cuts will...

Potatoes recalled in Atlantic Canada over tampering concerns CANADA

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has announced a recall on some potatoes sold in Atlantic Canada after police received complaints of nails found in some products. The agency says Loblaw Companies Ltd. and Strang's Produce Inc. are recalling...

Harper not interested in national English debate proposed by TV consortium STEPHEN HARPER

GROSSE-ILE, - Prime Minister Stephen Harper reiterated Friday he will not take part in a national English debate that would be broadcast by the major TV networks. During a visit Friday to Grosse-Ile, Que., Harper was asked at least twice why he...

Major oil spill could cost Vancouver's economy $1.2 billion: city report BRITISH COLUMBIA

VANCOUVER - Vancouver's economy could suffer a $1.2-billion blow in the case of a major oil spill caused by Kinder Morgan's Trans Mountain pipeline expansion, concludes a new report released by the city. The report, conducted by the University...

Small forest fighting plane crashes in northern Alberta, no word on injuries AVIATION

COLD LAKE, Alta. - A small air tanker used for fire suppression crashed Friday afternoon about 100 kilometres east of Lac La Biche, Alta., killing the 37-year-old pilot and sole passenger. Jeff Barry of Conair Aerial Firefighting, a contractor...

No winning ticket for $50-million jackpot in Friday's Lotto Max LOTTO

TORONTO - The $50-million Lotto Max jackpot has gone unclaimed for yet another week. Thirty-three MaxMillions prizes of $1-million each were also available in Friday night's draw, and winning tickets were sold for 15 of them. The jackpot...

Restorative justice complete for dentistry students behind misogynistic comments CANADA

HALIFAX - A report into sexist online posts by dentistry students at Dalhousie University has found that a Facebook page at the centre of the scandal began as a bonding exercise,...

Pan Am Games under budget for capital infrastructure, quarterly report says CANADA

TORONTO - Organizers for this summer's Pan Am Games say they're about $53.5 million under budget for capital infrastructure spending, with only two venues still to be finished. In its fourth-quarter financial report released today, the...

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