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Outstanding transactions at Phoenix pay centre surpass 500,000, says minister

Outstanding transactions at Phoenix pay centre surpass 500,000, says minister

OTTAWA — The backlog of outstanding pay problems faced by federal civil servants has now reached a staggering 520,000, the minister responsible for the problem-plagued Phoenix pay system has revealed in a letter of apology to government employees.
Millard claimed he bought incinerator for pet cremation biz, uncle says story false

Millard claimed he bought incinerator for pet cremation biz, uncle says story false

TORONTO — A man accused of murdering a young Toronto woman and burning her remains in a massive animal incinerator had been telling people in the weeks before her disappearance that he was buying the large piece of equipment to start a mobile pet cre
First Nations want Saskatchewan government to compensate '60s Scoop survivors

First Nations want Saskatchewan government to compensate '60s Scoop survivors

REGINA — The head of the organization that represents Saskatchewan First Nations says he appreciates that the province wants to apologize to victims of the '60s Scoop, but says there must be compensation too.

Laurier launches third-party investigation after TA plays clip of gender debate

TORONTO — An Ontario university that has raised eyebrows among those concerned with questions of academic freedom has engaged a third-party investigator to probe an incident involving one of its teaching assistants.
Valerie Plante sworn in as Montreal's first female mayor

Valerie Plante sworn in as Montreal's first female mayor

MONTREAL — Promising to be a "happy warrior" for Montrealers, Valerie Plante was sworn in on Thursday as the city's first female mayor in its 375-year history.
Pine beetles from Jasper National Park moving into commercial forest

Pine beetles from Jasper National Park moving into commercial forest

EDMONTON — A massive and uncontrollable buildup of mountain pine beetles in Jasper National Park is starting to explode into commercially valuable forests along its boundaries.
Victoria set to tighten limits on number of dogs in area parks

Victoria set to tighten limits on number of dogs in area parks

Victoria-area politicians are considering putting limits on the number of dogs people can walk and charging a fee for dog-walking businesses who use regional parks amid complaints about packs of wandering animals.

QuickList: October inflation rate for selected Canadian cities

OTTAWA — Canada's national annual inflation rate was 1.4 per cent in October, Statistics Canada says.

QuickList: October inflation rates for Canadian provinces, territories

OTTAWA — Canada's national inflation rate was 1.4 per cent in October, Statistics Canada says. Here's what happened in the provinces and territories (previous month in brackets): — Newfoundland and Labrador: 0.9 per cent (1.

Six stories in the news for today, Nov. 17

Six stories in the news for Friday, Nov.