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Alberta trade minister says NAFTA talks no threat to oil and gas industry

CALGARY — Alberta's minister of trade says Canada's oil and gas industry has little to worry about as wide-ranging North American trade negotiations get underway. Speaking Thursday after a conference of state governments in Tacoma, Wash.
Scheer says he won't do interviews with the Rebel, citing editorial direction

Scheer says he won't do interviews with the Rebel, citing editorial direction

OTTAWA — Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer said Thursday he'll do no further interviews with conservative news outlet the Rebel until it changes its editorial direction, following its coverage of last weekend's protests in Charlottesville, Va.
Canadians in Spain told to avoid Barcelona tourist area, scene of terror attack

Canadians in Spain told to avoid Barcelona tourist area, scene of terror attack

OTTAWA — Global Affairs Canada says Canadians should avoid the Las Ramblas tourist area in Barcelona and anyone who is already there should stay indoors and follow the instructions of the authorities.

Gusty winds threaten largest wildfires in B.C. as crews work to prevent spread

KAMLOOPS, B.C. — The weather forecast calls for a cold front, bringing gusty winds to British Columbia that could inflame wildfires that had been stabilized this week.

At least two Quebecers attended white supremacist rally in Charlottesville

OTTAWA — At least two Quebec men have been identified after they travelled south to participate in a white supremacist rally last week in Charlottesville, Va.
Some New Brunswick lobster fishermen park boats, concerned with low prices

Some New Brunswick lobster fishermen park boats, concerned with low prices

SHEDIAC, N.B. — Some lobster fishermen in eastern New Brunswick tied up their boats and remained onshore Thursday in a protest over the prices they're getting for lobster.
U.S. politics keeping Canadians' attention off African famine: aid group

U.S. politics keeping Canadians' attention off African famine: aid group

OTTAWA — International Development Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau says a federal program to match donations for the East African famine generated $21.3 million from Canadians.
Figures show nearly 7,000 asylum seekers nabbed at Quebec border over six weeks

Figures show nearly 7,000 asylum seekers nabbed at Quebec border over six weeks

LACOLLE, Que. — Almost 7,000 asylum seekers have been intercepted at the Quebec-U.S. border in the last six weeks, authorities said Thursday. The RCMP's Claude Castonguay said the force intercepted more than 3,800 people between Aug.

Teachers knew half of the kids on ill-fated canoe trip had failed swim test:TDSB

TORONTO — Two teachers knew that nearly half of the 32 students they accompanied on an ill-fated canoe trip earlier this summer had failed a required swim test but allowed them to go anyway, the Toronto District School Board said Thursday.

NAFTA: Negotiators get to work in quiet contrast to the political noise outside

WASHINGTON — While President Donald Trump tweeted up a storm Thursday, the massive trade negotiation he launched was off to a quick, quiet start in the boardrooms of a Washington hotel.