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Nova Scotia judge to preside over fatality inquiry involving Afghan veteran

Nova Scotia judge to preside over fatality inquiry involving Afghan veteran

HALIFAX — A provincial court judge in Nova Scotia has been appointed to preside over the fatality inquiry into the deaths of Afghanistan war veteran Lionel Desmond and his family. The Nova Scotia judiciary issued a statement Thursday saying Warren K.

Online video of B.C. bears being fed by children sparks investigation

VANCOUVER — British Columbia's Conservation Officer Service is investigating allegations a Vancouver-area family feed a mother black bear and her cub.
Tony Accurso granted bail while he appeals fraud conviction and sentence

Tony Accurso granted bail while he appeals fraud conviction and sentence

MONTREAL — After spending one week behind bars, Quebec construction magnate Tony Accurso was released on bail Thursday while he appeals his conviction and four-year prison sentence in connection with a vast Montreal-area municipal fraud scheme.
Trudeau touts 2017 defence plan as answer to Trump's call for NATO spending

Trudeau touts 2017 defence plan as answer to Trump's call for NATO spending

BRUSSELS — Donald Trump boasted Thursday of singlehandedly winning commitments from his fellow NATO leaders to meet and exceed a defence spending target of two per cent of GDP — even though Prime Minister Justin Trudeau spoke only of continuing with

Package delivery firms get ready to fill gap as Greyhound leaves Western Canada

CALGARY — Package delivery firms say they are prepared to fill the gap when Greyhound Canada closes most of its Western Canada operations this fall.

CRTC levies fines against two companies under Canada's anti-spam law

OTTAWA — The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission says it has fined two companies for the first time under Canada's anti-spam law for allegedly aiding in the installation of malicious computer programs through online ads.
Involve business in ocean plastics pollution issue, talks: McKenna

Involve business in ocean plastics pollution issue, talks: McKenna

HALIFAX — The federal environment minister says she wants business leaders involved when she and her counterparts from other G7 nations gather in Halifax this fall to discuss how to reduce the flow of plastic waste into the oceans.
Manitoba premier asks colleagues to cut restrictions on inter-provincial booze

Manitoba premier asks colleagues to cut restrictions on inter-provincial booze

WINNIPEG — Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister is asking his colleagues to eliminate restrictions on interprovincial booze runs.
Package delivery firms get ready to fill gap as Greyhound leaves Western Canada

Package delivery firms get ready to fill gap as Greyhound leaves Western Canada

CALGARY — Package delivery firms say they are prepared to fill the gap when Greyhound Canada closes most of its Western Canada operations this fall.

Trump demands on defence spending prompt emergency NATO session

BRUSSELS — Two officials at the NATO summit in Brussels say the alliance has held a brief emergency session amid demands from U.S. President Donald Trump for increased defence spending.