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Trudeau Liberals pledge $150M toward big-data cancer research initiative

Trudeau Liberals pledge $150M toward big-data cancer research initiative

OTTAWA — Months after first promising money to a cancer research network bearing Terry Fox's name, the federal health minister touted the spending at an event Thursday.
Controversial Chateau Laurier expansion not good enough, McKenna says

Controversial Chateau Laurier expansion not good enough, McKenna says

OTTAWA — Environment Minister Catherine McKenna wants the owners of the iconic Chateau Laurier by Parliament Hill to come up with another plan for an addition to the historic hotel even after Ottawa's city council approved the controversial expansion
Victoria should have sought provincial approval before plastic bag ban: court

Victoria should have sought provincial approval before plastic bag ban: court

VICTORIA — British Columbia's top court has quashed a bylaw prohibiting single-use plastic bags in Victoria, saying the city failed to get the approval of the province's environment minister. The B.C.
NDP's Singh says Canada needs a national cycling strategy

NDP's Singh says Canada needs a national cycling strategy

OTTAWA — NDP leader Jagmeet Singh is a well-known cycling enthusiast whose folding bike seems to travel almost everywhere he does.
More 'work to do' to mobilize Canadians on climate change action: Trudeau

More 'work to do' to mobilize Canadians on climate change action: Trudeau

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau acknowledged Thursday that he has more work to do to sell Canadians on further actions to fight climate change, pointing to new premiers elected on vows to fight his government's agenda.
Pikangikum First Nation forest fire evacuees start arriving in Saskatchewan

Pikangikum First Nation forest fire evacuees start arriving in Saskatchewan

Residents of a First Nation threatened by a growing forest fire in northwestern Ontario began arriving in Regina on Thursday after the Saskatchewan government offered to host the evacuees.
Developer to return disputed land to Kanesatake Mohawks as ecological gift

Developer to return disputed land to Kanesatake Mohawks as ecological gift

MONTREAL — A Quebec land developer has signed an agreement with the Mohawk Council of Kanesatake to return a parcel of pine forest that was central to the Oka crisis that began 29 years ago Thursday.
Bernie Sanders plans trip to Canada with group seeking cheaper insulin

Bernie Sanders plans trip to Canada with group seeking cheaper insulin

TORONTO — American presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders said on Thursday that he would soon be coming to Canada with a group of diabetics to buy cheaper insulin.
Clooney calls out Trump media vilification at press freedom gathering

Clooney calls out Trump media vilification at press freedom gathering

OTTAWA — U.S. President Donald Trump's attacks on the media make reporters more vulnerable to abuse around the world, a prominent lawyer for the rights of journalists told an international gathering on Wednesday.
Big, old B.C. trees produce mutations over time that could improve success: UBC

Big, old B.C. trees produce mutations over time that could improve success: UBC

VICTORIA — Researchers collected DNA from the tops of some of Canada's tallest trees to search for mutations that could provide evidence of how the ancient forest giants evolve to survive.