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Alleged racial work incident a chance for dialogue: Nova Scotia cabinet minister

HALIFAX — Nova Scotia's minister of African Nova Scotian Affairs says race relations are improving in the province, but there is still a lot of work to do.

Yukon mine is mothballed as soft copper markets derail planned sale

VANCOUVER — A Vancouver-based mining company says soft copper and equity markets have combined to undermine the sale of its property in central Yukon, so it plans to shut the Minto Mine until a better opportunity is found. Capstone Mining Corp.
Bill Blair launches consultations on possible ban on handguns, assault weapons

Bill Blair launches consultations on possible ban on handguns, assault weapons

OTTAWA — Border Security Minister Bill Blair is launching a national public conversation about whether Canada should ban handguns and assault weapons.

Ontario Human Rights Commission releases updated policy before pot legalization

TORONTO — Employers are required to do what they can to accommodate medical marijuana users as well as those addicted to pot but that doesn't give employees carte blanche to show up at work stoned, Ontario's Human Rights Commission said on Thursday.

A correction to the Tug-Aground-Lawsuit story

VANCOUVER — In a story published Wednesday, The Canadian Press said the Heiltsuk incurred costs associated with testing and its investigation in the millions of dollars.

First Nation sues tug firm, B.C., Canada over fuel spill that caused 'chaos'

VANCOUVER — A British Columbia First Nation whose fishing grounds were soiled by a diesel spill when a tug boat ran aground is suing the owner of the vessel for alleged negligence and the federal and provincial governments for what it calls an unacce
Ottawa, First Nations agree to protect N.W.T. area twice the size of Banff

Ottawa, First Nations agree to protect N.W.T. area twice the size of Banff

FORT PROVIDENCE, N.W.T. — It's where elders hunt and children hear their stories by the campfire. And after a deal signed Thursday between First Nations and the federal government it's likely to stay that way.
National Ballet of Canada preparing for first-ever tour of Russia

National Ballet of Canada preparing for first-ever tour of Russia

TORONTO — The first time Karen Kain visited Russia, it was 1973 and the Soviet Union was facing major food shortages.
Judge orders land dispute involving former Alberta chief back to Square 1

Judge orders land dispute involving former Alberta chief back to Square 1

CALGARY — A federal judge has sent a land dispute between two families on Canada's largest First Nation back to Square 1.
Electoral officer to investigate after recount flips Quebec riding from Liberal to PQ

Electoral officer to investigate after recount flips Quebec riding from Liberal to PQ

Quebec's chief electoral officer has launched an investigation into possible irregularities after a judicial recount found a Liberal declared the winner Oct. 1 in fact lost to his Parti Quebecois rival.