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Sky's the limit as Calgary opens testing area for drones and new technologies

Sky's the limit as Calgary opens testing area for drones and new technologies

CALGARY — The sky's the limit as the city of Calgary opens what it believes is the first testing area in Canada for drones, autonomous vehicles and other technologies.
Call for better-trained social workers in report on dead Manitoba teen

Call for better-trained social workers in report on dead Manitoba teen

WINNIPEG — An Indigenous teen who struggled with addiction and died in 2016 did not get the help he needed from social workers, school officials and others, Manitoba's advocate for children and youth said Friday.
Colourfully named cannabis products appeal to youth, Tory health critic says

Colourfully named cannabis products appeal to youth, Tory health critic says

OTTAWA — Scroll through Ontario's online cannabis shop and you'll see strains of marijuana called Banana Split and Tangerine Dream. There are others with the far-out monikers Dreamweaver, Super Sonic and Pink Kush.

SpaceX delays launch of three Canadian RADARSAT satellites until February

MONTREAL — There's been another delay in the launch of Canada's three Earth-observation satellites known as the RADARSAT Constellation.
Canada, U.S. defence giant set to launch high-stakes talks over warship deal

Canada, U.S. defence giant set to launch high-stakes talks over warship deal

OTTAWA — The federal government and Lockheed Martin are preparing to launch high-stakes negotiations after the U.S. defence giant was given the first shot at a contract to design Canada's $60-billion fleet of new warships.
Company extracting metals from asbestos waste gets $12M from Ottawa

Company extracting metals from asbestos waste gets $12M from Ottawa

Ottawa gave $12 million on Friday to help a company extract magnesium from the waste of closed asbestos mines — despite warnings from Quebec's public health officers that the province's workplace protections are still lacking.

Canadian fighter jets intercept Russian aircraft over Black Sea

OTTAWA — The Defence Department says Canadian fighter jets in Romania have intercepted a Russian military aircraft that was approaching NATO airspace over the Black Sea.
Final report on 2017-18 spending shows $19-billion federal deficit last year

Final report on 2017-18 spending shows $19-billion federal deficit last year

OTTAWA — The red ink on the federal government's budget showed no signs of fading as the annual financial report card revealed a $19-billion deficit for the second straight fiscal year.
Study of U.S. hospital figures links pot use with increasing risk of stroke

Study of U.S. hospital figures links pot use with increasing risk of stroke

MONTREAL — New research based on U.S. hospital statistics suggests that recreational cannabis users are increasingly at risk of stroke.
'Mom I'm in trouble:' Canadian, Brit face 10 years in jail for alleged graffiti

'Mom I'm in trouble:' Canadian, Brit face 10 years in jail for alleged graffiti

GRANDE PRAIRIE, Alta. — The mother of a Canadian who was arrested in northern Thailand on charges of spraying paint on an ancient wall says her daughter made a drunken mistake. Tara Schneider, who lives in Grande Prairie, Alta.