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Retiree was the victim of mail bomb blast in British Columbia: neighbour

PORT ALICE, B.C. — A retired pulp mill worker has been identified as the victim of a mail bomb attack in the tiny village of Port Alice on Vancouver Island.

Shell Canada gives up B.C. exploration permits to make way for protected area

VANCOUVER — Shell Canada Ltd. has given up its offshore exploration rights, clearing the way for the creation of Canada's first protected marine area under the Canada Wildlife Act.

Canada, U.K. lure four more states into global push to wean world off coal

OTTAWA — Canada and the United Kingdom have drawn four more U.S. states and two major American cities into their global alliance to kick the world of its coal energy habit, even as U.S. President Donald Trump touts a coal renaissance in his country.
Norm Macdonald's mea culpa tour  familiar ground for public relations experts

Norm Macdonald's mea culpa tour familiar ground for public relations experts

TORONTO — There's a moment on Norm Macdonald's new talk show where the Canadian comic muses on what is and is not appropriate to say: "I always felt that some epithets were less abrasive than others, you know," he tells his guest, a lively Drew Barry
Mummified remains, more than 50,000 years old, unveiled in Yukon

Mummified remains, more than 50,000 years old, unveiled in Yukon

DAWSON CITY, Yukon — A snapshot of life for an ancient predator and its prey is being put on display as the mummified ice-age remains of a caribou calf and a wolf pup are unveiled in Yukon.
Erin Weir to seek NDP nomination despite ousting over harassment complaints

Erin Weir to seek NDP nomination despite ousting over harassment complaints

SURREY, B.C. — Member of Parliament Erin Weir says he'll seek the NDP nomination in his riding again despite being removed from the party's caucus after an investigation upheld harassment complaints.
Ottawa Senators trade Erik Karlsson to San Jose Sharks

Ottawa Senators trade Erik Karlsson to San Jose Sharks

OTTAWA — The Ottawa Senators promised they were going into rebuild mode earlier this week. They weren't kidding.

B.C. drug users question 'exceptional' availability of medicine

VANCOUVER — Drug users who didn't respond well to a reformulated methadone treatment introduced in British Columbia four years ago now have access to a medication that may work as well as the original version for some people but advocates worry it's
Medical pot users will seek 'alternative' sources if post office can't deliver

Medical pot users will seek 'alternative' sources if post office can't deliver

OTTAWA — Canada's largest licensed producer of medical marijuana says a work stoppage at Canada Post could leave many of its customers without their medications, resulting in some looking for unregulated, black market sources of cannabis to fill the
Employment Insurance premiums will be lower than anticipated in 2019

Employment Insurance premiums will be lower than anticipated in 2019

OTTAWA — The Canada Employment Insurance Commission says employment insurance premiums will be lower than expected in 2019. The commission says the rate will be $1.62 per $100 of insurable earnings, which is four cents lower than anticipated.