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Congressman positive; malls, census, Canada

Dozens of malls are closing, a U.S. congressman tested positive, the U.S. Census suspended field operations and stocks took another hit Wednesday as the coronavirus tightened its grip on the globe. The U.S. death toll reached 118, and America’s sense of normal continued to evolve. President Donald Trump’s promise of financial assistance did provide hope to […]

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How well are women represented on your local city council? Search hundreds of cities in our exclusive database to find out

One hundred years ago, on a winter day in 1920, Constance Hamilton, a suffragist, social activist and talented pianist, took her seat on Toronto city council, making history as the first woman elected to municipal office in Ontario. A century later, and despite a decades-long push to get more women into municipal politics, gender parity […]

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Indigenous leaders divided over proposed oil sands mine in northern Alberta

FORT CHIPEWYAN, ALTA. — As the deadlock between a group of Indigenous chiefs and a northern B.C. pipeline brings rail traffic to a standstill, the future of another energy project in northern Alberta is hanging in the balance. The proposed Teck Frontier oil sands mine project, estimated at $20 billion, would be about twice the […]

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N.S. government extends Northern Pulp’s use of Boat Harbour wastewater treatment plant until April – Halifax

Northern Pulp will continue to use its Boat Harbour wastewater treatment plant until the end of April as the company prepares the facility for its indefinite closure. On Wednesday, Northern Pulp announced it had received an order from Nova Scotia Minister of Environment Gordon Wilson that directs the continued use of its wastewater treatment plant […]

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Iran to Canada: If you think we shot down Flight 752, prove it

Iran called on Western governments to prove claims the Boeing Co. 737-800 passenger jet that crashed near Tehran on Wednesday was shot down, intensifying a standoff that could complicate an already difficult investigation fraught with geopolitical hurdles. Iran’s civil aviation chief Ali Abedzadeh in Tehran. IRAN PRESS / AFP Ali Abedzadeh, the head of Iran’s […]

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Alberta risks ‘double jeopardy’ if it exits Canada Pension Plan, leading expert warns

One of Canada’s leading pension experts is warning Albertans to consider the “double jeopardy” of falling contributions and investment asset values they might be subjecting future generations to if they replace the Canada Pension Plan with a provincial alternative. In a report published on Wednesday, Keith Ambachtsheer, president of KPA Advisory Services and director emeritus […]

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Mike Pompeo says U.S. standing with Canada on ‘coercive detentions’ of Canadians in China

OTTAWA — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says his country is sticking with Canada in fighting what he calls China’s “coercive detentions of Canadian citizens.” Pompeo and Foreign Affairs Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne spoke Monday about a range of global concerns, including China, the ongoing crisis in Venezuela, and the United States’ upcoming presidency of […]

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Inside Canada Goose’s new store that has a room that snows, floor of fake ice — but no inventory

Canada Goose’s latest store has a faux-rock crevasse, a room that snows and a floor that cracks like ice. But it might be more notable for what it does not have: product you can take home. The Canadian parka retailer says the flagship location, opening Thursday in a west Toronto mall, is an experiment, something […]

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Navy SEAL case closed as far as top U.S. general concerned

MANAMA (Reuters) – The top U.S. general said on Monday that as far as he was concerned the case of a Navy SEAL convicted of battlefield misconduct in Iraq was now closed, a day after Defense Secretary Mark Esper removed the Navy’s top civilian over the saga. FILE PHOTO: U.S. Joint Chiefs Chairman General Mark […]

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Royals ‘had secret plan to flee in case of Nazi invasion for Canadian mansion used in X-Men films’

The royal family had a top secret plan to flee Britain if the Nazis invaded during World War Two for a mansion used as a location in the X-Men films, it has been claimed. Hatley Castle in Colwood, Canada, is now the site of Royal Roads University but was previously a naval training facility owned by the […]

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