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Lack of recorders prevent definitive answers in crash that killed former premier

Lack of recorders prevent definitive answers in crash that killed former premier

CALGARY — The Transportation Safety Board expressed frustration Thursday that without flight recorders it was unable to pinpoint a definitive cause for the plane crash that killed former Alberta premier Jim Prentice and three others.
B.C. asks court to affirm right to protect environment from heavy oils

B.C. asks court to affirm right to protect environment from heavy oils

VICTORIA — British Columbia's fight against the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion is heading to court with the New Democrat government seeking affirmation that it has the right to protect its environment from the threat of a heavy oil spill.
Quebec mosque shooting wasn't terrorism, Crown psychiatrist testifies

Quebec mosque shooting wasn't terrorism, Crown psychiatrist testifies

QUEBEC — Sentencing arguments for the Quebec City mosque shooter ended Thursday with a forensic psychiatrist testifying that Alexandre Bissonnette's murderous rampage was a racist act but not terrorism.

Toronto asks for help to address growing refugee claimant numbers in shelters

TORONTO — The City of Toronto has issued an urgent appeal to the federal and provincial governments for help dealing with the growing number of refugee claimants in its shelter system.
Butcher stabbed Johnston in self-defence, lawyer says in closing argument

Butcher stabbed Johnston in self-defence, lawyer says in closing argument

HALIFAX — Nicholas Butcher was acting in self-defence when he stabbed Kristin Johnston inside her Halifax-area home, his lawyer said Thursday during closing arguments at the law school graduate's second-degree murder trial.
Video from Bono's anti-poverty group needles Trudeau for lacking gender plan

Video from Bono's anti-poverty group needles Trudeau for lacking gender plan

OTTAWA — Justin Trudeau is being lampooned in a new video by the anti-poverty organization led by his friend and U2 frontman Bono for not having a concrete plan to advance his feminist agenda at the G7.

Former Tory leader Patrick Brown breached integrity rules: Watchdog

TORONTO — The public had a right to know Patrick Brown accepted a loan from a man who would become a candidate for his party, Ontario's integrity watchdog said after finding the former Progressive Conservative leader breached the laws that govern the

Pregnant nurse injured in attack by patient, Nova Scotia union says

HALIFAX — A pregnant nurse was injured this week after being attacked while on duty at the East Coast Forensic Hospital in Dartmouth, her union says.
Federal government finalizes  regulations to reduce methane emissions

Federal government finalizes regulations to reduce methane emissions

CALGARY — The federal government said Thursday it has finalized regulations that should reduce methane emissions from the oil and gas sector by close to half.
Defence chief kept open line with Norman after vice-admiral suspended: Emails

Defence chief kept open line with Norman after vice-admiral suspended: Emails

OTTAWA — When Vice-Admiral Mark Norman was suspended last year as the military's second-in-command because of an RCMP investigation, some suggested the respected officer was being left out in the cold.