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Canada, First Nations express concern over U.S. Arctic drilling plans

Canada, First Nations express concern over U.S. Arctic drilling plans

The Canadian government, two territories and several First Nations are expressing concerns to the United States over plans to open the calving grounds of a large cross-border caribou herd to energy drilling, despite international agreements to protec

No winning ticket for Saturday night's $9.3 million Lotto 649 jackpot

TORONTO — No winning ticket was sold for the $9.3 million jackpot in Saturday night's Lotto 649 jackpot. However, the guaranteed $1 million prize was claimed by a ticket holder in British Columbia. The jackpot for the next Lotto 649 draw on Jan.
Foreign affairs minister welcomes "brave new Canadian" as Saudi teen lands in Toronto

Foreign affairs minister welcomes "brave new Canadian" as Saudi teen lands in Toronto

TORONTO — A Saudi teen described as a "brave new Canadian" by an official from the government that granted her refugee status as she fled her allegedly abusive family is en route to her new home, Canada's Foreign Affairs Minister said Saturday.
No easy answers to questions swirling around fatal Ottawa bus crash: police chief

No easy answers to questions swirling around fatal Ottawa bus crash: police chief

OTTAWA — The investigation into a deadly bus crash on a busy Ottawa route will not yield answers quickly, the city's police chief said Saturday as he cautioned the public not to jump to conclusions about the events leading up to the collision.
Conservationists want protection on "Canada's most magnificent" old-growth forest

Conservationists want protection on "Canada's most magnificent" old-growth forest

VANCOUVER — Conservationists in British Columbia are pushing for protections on an area of old-growth forests they describe as "Canada's most magnificent.
Underfunding, bad repairs, cited for why Canadian roads are breaking down

Underfunding, bad repairs, cited for why Canadian roads are breaking down

OTTAWA — Municipal and provincial governments in Canada are all looking for better ways to deal with their growing pothole problems, but none is properly tracking whether the repairs they do now are effective over time, says the author of a soon-to-b

Ontario ticket claims Friday night's $18.2 million Lotto Max jackpot

TORONTO — There is one winning ticket for the $18.2 million jackpot in Friday night's Lotto Max draw, and it was sold somewhere in Ontario. The jackpot for the next Lotto Max draw on Jan. 18 will be approximately $10 million. The Canadian Press
Three dead, 23 injured when Ottawa bus struck transit shelter Friday

Three dead, 23 injured when Ottawa bus struck transit shelter Friday

OTTAWA — Three people were killed and 23 injured when a double-decker city bus struck a transit shelter in Ottawa on Friday afternoon, badly damaging the vehicle's upper deck where several people were trapped inside.

Judge gives final instructions to jury in trial of murder of B.C. girl, 12

VANCOUVER — Jurors will need to use their common sense in assessing the reliability of an alleged confession by a man accused of killing a 12-year-old girl, a British Columbia Supreme Court judge says.
Police and Indigenous blockades going up, work to begin again on B.C. pipeline

Police and Indigenous blockades going up, work to begin again on B.C. pipeline

SMITHERS, B.C. — The RCMP lifted an exclusion zone Friday that cut off public access to a forest service road in northern British Columbia at the site of a confrontation this week between Mounties and opponents of a natural gas pipeline.