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A few quick facts about the next president of the CBC, Catherine Tait

OTTAWA — Some personal and professional details about Catherine Tait, the newly appointed president and chief executive of CBC/Radio-Canada.

Vancouver's Rio Theatre wins month-long reprieve to raise mortgage down payment

VANCOUVER — The operator of one of Vancouver's last independent movie theatres says fundraising efforts will continue after the landlord extended a deadline to save the Rio Theatre from developers.
Toronto Pride calls for police to withdraw application to take part in parade

Toronto Pride calls for police to withdraw application to take part in parade

TORONTO — The organization behind one of the world's largest pride parades is asking Toronto police to withdraw an application to take part in the event this year.

City of Calgary staff recommend bylaw to ban public consumption of cannabis

CALGARY — City administrators in Calgary are recommending councillors adopt a ban on public consumption of cannabis when pot becomes legal later this year.
Federal government promises $4.1 billion for B.C. infrastructure

Federal government promises $4.1 billion for B.C. infrastructure

VANCOUVER — Ottawa has announced a new multibillion-dollar infrastructure deal with British Columbia, just a week after a report found the federal government was falling behind on the spending program.
Israel suspends UN deal on African asylum seekers

Israel suspends UN deal on African asylum seekers

OTTAWA — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has suspended an agreement with the United Nations that could have seen Canada become a new home for a number of African asylum seekers being turned away by Israel.
Liberal MP who weathered gun-registry fight not worried about new firearms bill

Liberal MP who weathered gun-registry fight not worried about new firearms bill

OTTAWA — He's the Liberal MP for a large, rural Ontario riding with lots of gun owners, but Bob Nault says he is not worried about a voter backlash over the government's new firearms bill.
Montreal police ending water search for missing 10-year-old boy

Montreal police ending water search for missing 10-year-old boy

MONTREAL — The father of a 10-year-old boy who went missing three weeks ago said Monday he's relieved police called off further searches in the frigid waters along Montreal's north shore.
Man can return to Victoria's Empress hotel years after seagull, pepperoni uproar

Man can return to Victoria's Empress hotel years after seagull, pepperoni uproar

VICTORIA — A Nova Scotia man banned from Victoria's stately Fairmont Empress hotel is welcome back after apologizing for an incident more than 17 years ago in which seagulls hungry for pepperoni trashed his room in a rock star frenzy.
In the news today, April 3

In the news today, April 3

Five stories in the news for Tuesday, April 3 ——— PRIDE TORONTO WANTS POLICE TO SKIP PARADE The group behind Toronto's pride parade wants police to withdraw a bid to take part in the event this year.