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  • Canada pondering pot options: justice ministerCanada pondering pot options: justice minister
    thecanadianpress.com - 2014-08-19 9:48 PM

    VANCOUVER - The federal government is still assessing whether to allow police to ticket people caught with small amounts of marijuana instead of pursuing charges, says Justice Minister Peter MacKay.

  • Trudeau draws crowd at Edmonton rally
    thecanadianpress.com - 2014-08-19 9:26 PM

    EDMONTON - Federal Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau paid tribute to what he called Alberta's "entrepreneurial spirit" as he took the stage during a rally Tuesday night in a downtown Edmonton park.

  • Aboriginal girl's death renews calls for inquiryAboriginal girl's death renews calls for inquiry
    thecanadianpress.com - 2014-08-19 8:22 PM

    WINNIPEG - The death of a 15-year-old aboriginal girl found wrapped in a bag and dumped in the Red River is prompting renewed calls for a national inquiry into missing and murdered aboriginal women.

  • Safety board report blames Ottawa, railwaySafety board report blames Ottawa, railway
    thecanadianpress.com - 2014-08-19 4:28 PM

    LAC-MEGANTIC, Que. - The combination of a lack of government oversight and a penny-pinching railway contributed to the deadly oil-train disaster that devastated Lac-Megantic, says a report tabled Tuesday by Canada's Transportation Safety Board.

  • No helmet exemption for Sikhs in Ontario
    thecanadianpress.com - 2014-08-19 3:37 PM

    TORONTO - Ontario won't allow turban-wearing Sikhs to ride a motorcycle without wearing a helmet, a decision the Canadian Sikh Association called "deeply" disappointing.

  • Trudeau blasts Harper's pipeline policyTrudeau blasts Harper's pipeline policy
    thecanadianpress.com - 2014-08-19 3:29 PM

    EDMONTON - Justin Trudeau moseyed into Harper country Tuesday and accused the prime minister of being "all hat and no cattle" when it comes to pipelines.

  • Alberta tightens rules on use of government planesAlberta tightens rules on use of government planes
    thecanadianpress.com - 2014-08-19 3:11 PM

    EDMONTON - The Alberta government is tightening rules for government aircraft following a harsh report that outlined inappropriate use of the planes by former premier Alison Redford.

  • Quebec premier condemns raucous protestQuebec premier condemns raucous protest
    thecanadianpress.com - 2014-08-19 3:10 PM

    MONTREAL - Premier Philippe Couillard has condemned a raucous pension reform protest at Montreal city hall and the perceived inaction of local police as it quickly degenerated.

  • Mount Polley spill spurs uranium safety checkMount Polley spill spurs uranium safety check
    thecanadianpress.com - 2014-08-19 2:35 PM

    VANCOUVER - A toxic spill from a British Columbia mine has prompted the country's nuclear watchdog to request a series of checks at uranium facilities.

  • Settlement reached in Moore-Bertuzzi suitSettlement reached in Moore-Bertuzzi suit
    thecanadianpress.com - 2014-08-19 2:30 PM

    TORONTO - A settlement has been reached in Steve Moore's lawsuit against NHL forward Todd Bertuzzi, more than 10 years after the infamous on-ice attack ended Moore's career.

  • Calgary radio station drops short song format
    thecanadianpress.com - 2014-08-19 2:24 PM

    CALGARY - A radio station in Alberta has given up a format featuring shorter versions of songs which it said gave listeners "twice the music."

  • Nelson Hart seeks stay on other charges
    thecanadianpress.com - 2014-08-19 2:15 PM

    ST. JOHN'S, N.L. - The lawyer for a Newfoundland man recently released from prison after murder charges were dropped says he has filed an application for a stay of proceedings on separate charges.

  • Soldiers disability criteria too restrictive
    thecanadianpress.com - 2014-08-19 2:05 PM

    OTTAWA - A new report by Canada's veterans watchdog says nearly half of the country's most severely disabled ex-soldiers are not receiving a government allowance intended to compensate them for their physical and mental wounds.

  • Homeless hero dies in river where he made rescues
    thecanadianpress.com - 2014-08-19 1:50 PM

    WINNIPEG - A transient, frequently-jailed alcoholic, who became known as the "Homeless Hero" after saving two people from drowning, battled his demons right up until his death in the same river where he made his rescues.

  • Federal government sued over Nunavut land-use plan
    thecanadianpress.com - 2014-08-19 1:34 PM

    An Arctic planning body has taken the federal government to court, claiming Ottawa is blocking efforts to create a land-use plan that would guide resource development in Nunavut.

  • Khurram Sher cleared of terrorism chargeKhurram Sher cleared of terrorism charge
    thecanadianpress.com - 2014-08-19 1:30 PM

    OTTAWA - Khurram Syed Sher, a medical doctor who once performed on TV's "Canadian Idol," was found not guilty Tuesday of conspiring to facilitate terrorism — the first acquittal at trial of someone charged under the Anti-Terrorism Act.

  • North Coast no place for supertankers: MulcairNorth Coast no place for supertankers: Mulcair
    thecanadianpress.com - 2014-08-19 1:25 PM

    VANCOUVER - Touring the Douglas Channel on British Columbia's North Coast has convinced federal Opposition Leader Thomas Mulcair it would be "pure madness" to allow supertankers carrying raw bitumen to ply the narrow passage.

  • Conservatives defend CRA's charity audits
    thecanadianpress.com - 2014-08-19 1:08 PM

    OTTAWA - Conservative MPs have blocked an opposition bid to study allegations the government has been targeting certain charities, saying it's "shameful" to suggest ongoing tax audits are politically motivated.

  • Raitt defends railway safety self regulationRaitt defends railway safety self regulation
    thecanadianpress.com - 2014-08-19 12:53 PM

    OTTAWA - The Harper government's faith in a deregulated railway safety system remains unshaken and won't be abandoned in the wake of the Lac-Megantic tragedy, Transport Minister Lisa Raitt insisted Tuesday, even as the country's top transportation investigator questioned the current amount of oversight.

  • Dinosaur egg hunt underway in southern AlbertaDinosaur egg hunt underway in southern Alberta
    thecanadianpress.com - 2014-08-19 11:56 AM

    WARNER, Alta. - A deep ravine in southern Alberta known as Devil's Coulee may be about to yield more of its secrets to paleontologists from the Royal Tyrrell Museum.

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