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Omnitrax says temporary fix to Manitoba rail line doable, but company won't pay

The company that owns a broken rail line to Churchill says it could restore limited service to the northern Manitoba community within 30 days but it is not willing to pay the bill.
New Calgary arena for NHL's Flames in tense limbo after civic election

New Calgary arena for NHL's Flames in tense limbo after civic election

CALGARY — The friction between the Calgary Flames and city council over a new arena shows no sign of abating with the re-election of Mayor Naheed Nenshi.

B.C. Greens to introduce ride-sharing plan; blame NDP and Liberals for stalling

VICTORIA — British Columbia's Green party says it will introduce a private member's bill this week that backs ride sharing, despite long-standing roadblocks from the Opposition Liberals and NDP government.

Ontario family asks court for more time to conduct tests on brain-dead woman

BRAMPTON, Ont. — Movements made by a 27-year-old Toronto-area woman declared brain dead last month are nothing more than a reflex and should not be mistaken for signs of life, the doctor who was in charge of her care told a court Tuesday. Dr.

Envoy takes aim at RCMP after protesters try to storm Iraq embassy

OTTAWA — Iraq's ambassador to Canada is asking why his request for more police protection wasn't answered hours before protesters tried to force their way into his embassy.

Veteran investor Marc Faber booted from second company after racist comments

TORONTO — Veteran investor Marc Faber has resigned from a second company's board of directors following comments he made in his investment newsletter that America was better off because it was settled by white people instead of black people.

'If we thought it was bad, it's worse:' Alberta methane releases underestimated

EDMONTON — New research suggests industry and government are badly underestimating Alberta's emissions of one of the most potent greenhouse gases.
Feds promise to guard Canadian jobs before approving Bombardier-Airbus deal

Feds promise to guard Canadian jobs before approving Bombardier-Airbus deal

OTTAWA — The federal Liberals have promised to build in safeguards to make sure this week's stunning deal between Bombardier and European rival Airbus helps — and doesn't hurt — Canada's aerospace industry.
Enbridge balks at seizing assets from environmental group to pay legal costs

Enbridge balks at seizing assets from environmental group to pay legal costs

VANCOUVER — Enbridge Inc. (TSX:ENB) says it has decided not to have sheriffs seize the assets of a Vancouver-based environmental group over unpaid court costs. Karen Mahon of Stand.

Accused kidnapper testifies he lied to police, did not receive ransom money

OTTAWA — A man accused of holding Amanda Lindhout hostage in Somalia testified in court he did not receive ransom money — even though he twice told undercover RCMP officers he got $10,000 US.