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Feds offer $15.8B in new ships to Vancouver, Halifax while opening door to Davie

Feds offer $15.8B in new ships to Vancouver, Halifax while opening door to Davie

OTTAWA — The federal Liberals have ripped open Canada's multibillion-dollar plan to build new ships for the navy and coast guard, prompting cheers and frustration from shipyards in different parts of the country.
Once a whistleblower, Bernier's new candidate now promotes conspiracy theories

Once a whistleblower, Bernier's new candidate now promotes conspiracy theories

MONTREAL — Maxime Bernier's People's Party of Canada is defending one of its candidates who has promoted conspiracy theorists online and suggested the fight against climate change is akin to the Islamic State.
Canada hires firm to ship back garbage, will be done before end of June: McKenna

Canada hires firm to ship back garbage, will be done before end of June: McKenna

Ottawa is spending more than $1 million to ship 2,000 tonnes of rotting garbage back to Canada from the Philippines, hoping to bring an end to the diplomatic war over waste before Canada Day.

Judge considers public shaming in sentencing of naked man in grocery store

PRINCE ALBERT, Sask. — A Saskatchewan man convicted of running naked through the aisles of a grocery store and into a meat cooler won't spend any further time in custody.
Top soldier admits handling of Kandahar memorial 'hit a nerve;' vows access

Top soldier admits handling of Kandahar memorial 'hit a nerve;' vows access

TORONTO — Canada's top soldier has acknowledged the anger many Canadians felt about the way the Kandahar memorial was unveiled in Ottawa last week — in a shroud of secrecy, without the families of the dead soldiers present, and with ongoing limited p
Scheer vows criminal crackdown on human trafficking in election pledge

Scheer vows criminal crackdown on human trafficking in election pledge

OTTAWA — Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer is promising funding for police, survivor services and public awareness to fight human trafficking as he continues laying planks in his campaign platform.
Watch your step! Ecologist warns bird 'candy' catalyst for extreme goose poop

Watch your step! Ecologist warns bird 'candy' catalyst for extreme goose poop

REGINA — People who like to go for a stroll in Regina's Wascana Park are being advised that if they want to avoid stepping in goose poop, they should quit giving unhealthy snacks to the birds.
Survey finds minimal progress in military's fight against sexual misconduct

Survey finds minimal progress in military's fight against sexual misconduct

OTTAWA — Statistics Canada has offered a sobering assessment of the Canadian Forces' four-year war on sexual misconduct, suggesting in a new report Wednesday that the military has made only minimal progress on several fronts.
Canadians increasingly worried over boomers' health bills, survey finds

Canadians increasingly worried over boomers' health bills, survey finds

CHARLOTTETOWN — Canadians are increasingly concerned about how to pay for the care of aging baby boomers — and fearful that seniors will have to pay out of their own pockets, according to a survey commissioned by the Canadian Medical Association.

Sitting and sleeping on downtown sidewalks could net $100 fine in B.C. city

PENTICTON, B.C. — Sitting and sleeping on some downtown sidewalks could be banned in Penticton, B.C., this summer as part of the city's plan to crack down on loitering.