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Canfor to close sawmill, curtail pulp production citing B.C. policy changes

Canfor to close sawmill, curtail pulp production citing B.C. policy changes

VANCOUVER — Canfor has announced it is permanently closing its Polar sawmill in Bear Lake, B.C., shutting a production line at its Northwood Pulp Mill in Prince George, and suspending its "planned reinvestment" in Houston, B.C.
Federal government bans watercraft from Manitoba lake popular with tourists

Federal government bans watercraft from Manitoba lake popular with tourists

WINNIPEG — The threat of zebra mussels has prompted the federal government to temporarily ban watercraft from a Manitoba lake popular with tourists.
B.C. creates a special homicide unit as gangs involved in 46 per cent of murders

B.C. creates a special homicide unit as gangs involved in 46 per cent of murders

VICTORIA — British Columbia is forming a new police unit tasked with investigating gang-related homicides, saying almost 50 per cent of the murders in the province last year were connected to gangland crimes.
Timeline of slayings of 4 women in Winnipeg, demands to search a landfill for remains

Timeline of slayings of 4 women in Winnipeg, demands to search a landfill for remains

WINNIPEG — A Winnipeg man has admitted to killing four women but claims he's not criminally responsible because of mental illness. Jeremy Skibicki, 37, has pleaded not guilty to four counts of first-degree murder. His trial began Wednesday.
Winnipeg trial hears victims' clothing, DNA found in serial killer's apartment

Winnipeg trial hears victims' clothing, DNA found in serial killer's apartment

WINNIPEG — The trial of serial killer Jeremy Skibicki heard Thursday that police found physical evidence of the victims in his Winnipeg apartment, including jewelry, clothing, DNA and a bloodstained bathtub. Const.
Alberta to shift the fixed election date to fall when natural disaster risk is lower

Alberta to shift the fixed election date to fall when natural disaster risk is lower

EDMONTON — Alberta is moving its election date from the spring to the fall to avoid clashing with major natural disasters -- but the Opposition says in doing so, Premier Danielle Smith’s government is conveniently granting itself six extra months of
Committee calls for B.C. taxi, ride-hailing industry to improve disabled access

Committee calls for B.C. taxi, ride-hailing industry to improve disabled access

VICTORIA — A B.C. legislature committee looking into taxi and ride-hailing services has issued recommendations, including measures to improve accessibility for people with disabilities and services in small and rural communities.
Edmonton Oilers star Draisaitl misses practice, listed as 'day-to-day'

Edmonton Oilers star Draisaitl misses practice, listed as 'day-to-day'

VANCOUVER — Edmonton Oilers star Leon Draisaitl is "day-to-day" with an undisclosed injury, says head coach Kris Knoblauch.
Alberta Utilities Commission fines another unlicensed power generator mining bitcoin

Alberta Utilities Commission fines another unlicensed power generator mining bitcoin

EDMONTON — The Alberta Utilities Commission has fined another company for operating an electricity generator without a licence — using the power, like other offenders, to operate bitcoin mines.
Liberals pledge $1.7M for persecuted LGBTQ+ people abroad

Liberals pledge $1.7M for persecuted LGBTQ+ people abroad

OTTAWA — The federal government has announced $1.7 million for groups supporting gender and sexual minorities abroad, while facing criticism from activists that Ottawa is too slow to follow through with its funding promises.