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Halifax man jailed after forcing woman into prostitution, denying her food

HALIFAX — A Halifax man who pushed a young woman back into prostitution, and admitted threatening to chop her up and serve her at a dinner party, has been sentenced to 16 months in jail.
Research needed into environmental impact of tidal energy: executive director

Research needed into environmental impact of tidal energy: executive director

HALIFAX — As Nova Scotia pushes ahead with its bid to become a world leader in tidal energy, significant knowledge gaps remain — particularly when it comes to environmental monitoring of test turbines in the Bay of Fundy, the head of an independent r

Media want to broadcast murder trial of farmer charged with in Indigenous man's death

SASKATOON — A Saskatchewan judge is to rule on whether the media can broadcast parts of the trial of a farmer charged in the fatal shooting of an Indigenous man. Gerald Stanley is charged with second-degree murder in the death of Colten Boushie.

Prosecutor tells hearing plan to get ethnic votes backfired for B.C. Liberals

VANCOUVER — A plan to win ethnic votes in British Columbia involved a "cynical purpose" with no aim to legitimately engage minority groups, says a special prosecutor at a sentencing hearing for a former Liberal party communications director.

Michelle Obama to hold second speaking event in Vancouver, first sold out

VANCOUVER — Michelle Obama will be doubling up on her speaking engagements in Vancouver next month after tickets to her first keynote address were quickly snapped up. The Greater Vancouver Board of Trade says tickets to the former U.S.

B.C. premier rejects Green call for foreign buyers ban days before Asia visit

VICTORIA — Premier John Horgan says he has plans to tone down speculation in British Columbia's real estate market but they don't include banning foreign buyers.
Atlantic Canada's biggest city to look at ban on plastic shopping bags

Atlantic Canada's biggest city to look at ban on plastic shopping bags

HALIFAX — As the fight against the ubiquitous plastic shopping bag ratchets up around the world, Atlantic Canada's biggest municipality is looking to join the growing ranks of cities and countries banning, restricting or taxing single-use plastic bag
Trudeau optimistic NAFTA can be saved, brushes off contradictory U.S. signals

Trudeau optimistic NAFTA can be saved, brushes off contradictory U.S. signals

OTTAWA — Justin Trudeau remains optimistic that Canada, the United States and Mexico can strike a deal to modernize NAFTA that benefits all three countries.
Scheer heads to Washington as part of united front in defence of NAFTA

Scheer heads to Washington as part of united front in defence of NAFTA

OTTAWA — Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer is visiting Washington this week to form a united front with the Liberal government and help promote the benefits of the North American Free Trade Agreement.
Longtime Parti Quebecois members announce they won't seek re-election

Longtime Parti Quebecois members announce they won't seek re-election

MONTREAL — Parti Quebecois Leader Jean-Francois Lisee is not pressing the panic button after several prominent PQ members of the national assembly announced Tuesday they won't run in this year's provincial election.