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'Are we going to play?' Alberta boy with rare illness no big deal for classmates

'Are we going to play?' Alberta boy with rare illness no big deal for classmates

ONOWAY, Alta. — Four-year-old Porter Stanley has some new pals at preschool. Russ stands beside him as they manoeuvre toy cars down and around a plastic parking garage.

Cost of ebooks, audiobooks 'not a sustainable model,' library council says

EDMONTON — If your holiday plans include downloading an audiobook of Margaret Atwood's "A Handmaid's Tale" from a public library collection, or unwinding with an electronic copy of Justin Trudeau's "Common Ground," you could be out of luck.
Canada's ambassador meets with second detainee, Michael Spavor, in China

Canada's ambassador meets with second detainee, Michael Spavor, in China

OTTAWA — China has now granted Canada access to both of its recently arrested citizens — a move one former Canadian consular official sees as an encouraging sign.
Quebecers criticize western oil but buy more gasoline, SUVs: report

Quebecers criticize western oil but buy more gasoline, SUVs: report

MONTREAL — Quebec's premier is quick to reject "dirty" oil from Western Canada in favour of hydro power, but new data indicate the province's citizens are buying record amounts of gasoline and increasingly purchasing trucks and bigger homes.
B.C. hockey coach creates 'gear library' to remove cost barrier of sport

B.C. hockey coach creates 'gear library' to remove cost barrier of sport

VANCOUVER — Nicola Froese says she has always loved playing sports, but hockey was never on her radar because there are so many upfront costs to just trying it out.
Speaker Geoff Regan opens the door to his apartment in Parliament

Speaker Geoff Regan opens the door to his apartment in Parliament

OTTAWA — One of the best-kept secrets inside the main building on Parliament Hill — known as Centre Block — is what's inside room 202N.
Trudeau lashes out at Conservatives over migration "misinformation"

Trudeau lashes out at Conservatives over migration "misinformation"

OTTAWA — Warning against the "dangers of populism," Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says using immigration as a wedge political issue puts Canada's future at risk.
Trudeau rules out snap election call, national ballot slated for Oct. 21

Trudeau rules out snap election call, national ballot slated for Oct. 21

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says there will be no early election call.
Baloo the cat is back at home after being mistakenly shipped to Montreal

Baloo the cat is back at home after being mistakenly shipped to Montreal

HALIFAX — Much to the relief of his loving family, Baloo the cat came back — just not the very next day — after being mistakenly shipped 1,200 kilometres away. "There's been lots of treats and lots of belly rubs," said his owner, Jackie Lake.
'Rough waters': Spill raises new questions about fast-growing N.L. oil industry

'Rough waters': Spill raises new questions about fast-growing N.L. oil industry

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — Newfoundland and Labrador's ambitious plans to dramatically expand the province's lucrative offshore oil and gas industry got a nasty jolt on Nov. 16.