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Bank of Canada hikes interest rate on strong economy, but underlines NAFTA risks

Bank of Canada hikes interest rate on strong economy, but underlines NAFTA risks

OTTAWA — The economy's impressive run has prompted another interest-rate hike from the Bank of Canada — but looking ahead it warned of the broadening negative impact of NAFTA's uncertain future.
Fans' frustration grows as Celine Dion cancels another two Vegas concerts

Fans' frustration grows as Celine Dion cancels another two Vegas concerts

LAS VEGAS — Celine Dion has pulled out of another two concerts in Las Vegas, making it five shows she's had to cancel this month due to illness.
Manitoba premier mum in debate over men's club where Tory MLA held fundraiser

Manitoba premier mum in debate over men's club where Tory MLA held fundraiser

WINNIPEG — Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister says he won't weigh into a debate over a squash club that doesn't allow women to become members and where one of his backbenchers held a fundraiser. "I do respect it's a private organization.
Canada-US women's group created by Trudeau, Trump issues first proposals

Canada-US women's group created by Trudeau, Trump issues first proposals

WASHINGTON — A Canada-U.S. women-in-business group created by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and U.S.
Loblaw, CRA face off in court in dispute that could cost grocery giant $404M

Loblaw, CRA face off in court in dispute that could cost grocery giant $404M

TORONTO — Loblaw Companies Ltd. and the Canada Revenue Agency faced off in a Toronto court Wednesday in a $404-million dispute involving allegations that the grocery giant's Barbadian banking subsidiary was misused for tax avoidance.

Woman's body switched at funeral home, accidentally cremated: grieving family

BERWICK, N.S.
Island Health seeks solutions to discarded needles after three people pricked

Island Health seeks solutions to discarded needles after three people pricked

VICTORIA — Island Health is taking steps to keep residents safe after a third incident involving a Victoria resident being pricked by a needle.

Montreal to chop 4,000 ash trees on Mount Royal sickened by emerald ash borer

MONTREAL — The City of Montreal will chop down 4,000 ash trees on picturesque Mount Royal because they have been attacked by an invasive strain of beetle from Asia.

New trial ordered for sex worker who says she stabbed client in self-defence

HALIFAX — Nova Scotia's highest court has ordered a new trial for a sex worker convicted of assault for stabbing a client she said was sexually assaulting her. The woman had been convicted for stabbing Douglas Barrett in the back in his Sydney, N.S.
$611 million in Sears Canada dividend payments under review by court monitor

$611 million in Sears Canada dividend payments under review by court monitor

TORONTO — Hundreds of millions of dollars of dividends doled out to Sears Canada shareholders are coming under scrutiny by the former retailer's court-appointed monitor, according to a new report in the company's insolvency proceedings.