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Top earners pay more in B.C. budget that includes record capital spending

VICTORIA — Top income earners and pop drinkers were hit with new taxes in Tuesday's B.C. budget, which continues the government's focus on capital spending for schools, hospitals and transit. Finance Minister Carole James is introducing a new 20.

Highlights of the British Columbia budget

VICTORIA — Highlights of British Columbia's 2020-21 budget released Tuesday: — Starting in September, post-secondary students can receive up to $4,000 a year to help cover tuition costs under a new grant program.
The latest on protests across Canada in support of anti-pipeline demonstrators

The latest on protests across Canada in support of anti-pipeline demonstrators

Here is the latest news on protests across Canada over a natural gas pipeline project in British Columbia: ——— One of the investors buying a stake in the Coastal GasLink pipeline says it remains committed to the deal despite protester blockades that
Supreme Court grants Alberta woman new trial in husband's shooting death

Supreme Court grants Alberta woman new trial in husband's shooting death

OTTAWA — An Alberta woman sentenced to life in prison for fatally shooting her husband and setting her home on fire will get a new trial.
N.L. Premier Dwight Ball denies he's walking away as going gets tough

N.L. Premier Dwight Ball denies he's walking away as going gets tough

ST. JOHN'S, N.L.
Freeland blasts Tories, but thanks NDP for support on pushing new NAFTA forward

Freeland blasts Tories, but thanks NDP for support on pushing new NAFTA forward

OTTAWA — Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland has offered effusive thanks to New Democrats and stinging criticism of the Conservatives after the NDP supported the minority Liberal government's efforts to more speedily ratify the new North American

74-year-old man dead after train collides with car at Montreal railway crossing

MONTREAL — A collision between a commuter train and a vehicle in Montreal's north end has left one man dead and another seriously injured.
Ottawa supports heavy fuel ban for Arctic; northerners seek compensation

Ottawa supports heavy fuel ban for Arctic; northerners seek compensation

The federal government has announced it will support an international ban on environmentally damaging heavy fuel oils in Arctic shipping.
Halifax couple thanks public a year after house fire claimed their 7 children

Halifax couple thanks public a year after house fire claimed their 7 children

HALIFAX — The parents of seven children who died in a Halifax house fire a year ago are offering thanks to the public for the love and support they've received since the tragedy.
Quebec boxing promoter faces hearing after Hells Angels seen at bout

Quebec boxing promoter faces hearing after Hells Angels seen at bout

MONTREAL — A well-known Quebec boxing promoter is defending himself before a tribunal against accusations stemming from two of his boxing cards, including claims he fixed a bout and hosted members of criminal biker gangs in reserved ringside seats.