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Take a stand against bullying on Pink Shirt Day on Feb. 22

Promoting healthy relationships

 

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Trump, Trudeau shake hands in first face-to-face meeting at White House

WASHINGTON — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has arrived at the White House…

 

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Six dead in Quebec City mosque shooting, two men arrested

The latest: 2nd suspect calls 911, tells police to get him

 

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Life sentence a ‘huge relief’ for McCann family

Travis Vader won’t be eligible for parole for seven years

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All Prince Edward Island schools evacuated over potential threat

More than 19,000 students are being evacuated from all public schools on Prince Edward Island because of what police say is a “potential threat.”

Real-life immigration stories come to life in Journeys of Hope

They escaped war, persecution, poverty.

Canadian doctor detained in Pakistan for ‘political reasons,’ supporters say

A former high-ranking Pakistani politician with Canadian citizenship is being held in Karachi on trumped-up political charges, supporters say.

DBRS sounds alarm bells on Alberta borrowing says limits to be blown this year

EDMONTON -- An internationally recognized credit rating agency is sounding alarm bells on Alberta's debt situation. The Toronto-based agency DBRS, in a report issued Thursday, says with oil prices so low and the government's borrowing plans so high, Alberta will exceed its own self-imposed legislated debt limits this fiscal year.

Unreleased report has concerns about ski development in Jasper National Park

Parks Canada has opened the door to ski hill expansion at one of its Rocky Mountain national parks despite its own research suggesting that further development would threaten a nearby caribou herd.

Nexen pipeline spills five million litres of emulsion near Fort McMurray

CALGARY — A pipeline at Nexen’s Long Lake oilsands project in northeastern Alberta has failed, spilling an estimated five million litres of bitumen, produced water and sand.

Feds put protest activity under microscope in compiling national ’risk forecast’

OTTAWA — Use of social media, the spread of “citizen journalism,” and the involvement of young people are among the key trends highlighted by a federal analysis of protest activity in Canada over the last half-decade.

Canada, U.S. sign new border agreement to speed crossings

WASHINGTON — Travel to the United States by road, rail and sea could undergo a major revamp as the result of a new agreement between Canada and the U.S. Public Safety Minister Steven Blaney and Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson have signed a customs pre-clearance agreement that was years in the making.

Ensuring veteran amputees don’t have to justify wounds easier said than done

OTTAWA — Making sure wounded ex-soldiers — most notably amputees — don’t have to repeatedly verify their injuries to retain their benefits is proving much easier said than done for Veterans Affairs Minister Erin O’Toole.

Decision date set on media request for warrants in Calgary mass murder

CALGARY — A date has been set for a ruling on a media request that evidence be released in Calgary’s worst mass murder. Matthew de Grood, who is 23, is accused of stabbing five young people at an end-of-school house party last April.

Alberta couple who witnessed fatal Mountie shooting disappointed with support

ST. ALBERT, Alta. — An Alberta couple who witnessed the shooting of two Mounties say they didn’t get enough help to deal with what they experienced.

NATO command posts in eastern Europe a sign Russia should ’back off,’ Nicholson

OTTAWA — The Harper government struck a provocative pose Thursday, telling Russia to “back off” in Ukraine, promising to campaign for NATO membership on behalf of another former Soviet republic and urging all allies to do more.

RCMP warned B.C. government budget cuts would hamper Highway of Tears probe

VANCOUVER — The RCMP’s highest ranking member in British Columbia warned the provincial government last year that cutting the force’s budget would hamper its ability to investigate missing and murdered women along the so-called Highway of Tears.

Too good to last: gasoline prices are creeping back up across Canada

CALGARY — It had to end some time. Gasoline prices have been creeping up across Canada and analysts say more increases are likely. But it’s still a bargain compared with last year.

New Conservative anti-terror bill needs to walk a fine line, Kenney says

OTTAWA — There’s a fine line between legitimate religious expression and inciting terrorism, says Conservative cabinet minister Jason Kenney.