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Canada sanctions more Russian officials in response to death of opposition leader

Canada sanctions more Russian officials in response to death of opposition leader

OTTAWA — Canada's foreign affairs minister has announced another round of sanctions against the Russian government, which she says are in response to last month's death of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny and Russia’s "continued gross and sys
Inaccurate data on forest fuels may stoke B.C. wildfires, study finds

Inaccurate data on forest fuels may stoke B.C. wildfires, study finds

VANCOUVER — Wildfire fighting and forest management decisions are potentially being hampered by inaccurate government data that misrepresents forest fuel loads in British Columbia's Interior, a new study has found. The B.C.
AI has come for music. So far, there's a Great Big Sea between people and algorithms

AI has come for music. So far, there's a Great Big Sea between people and algorithms

Generative artificial intelligence is advancing swiftly, and its output is only getting better, says Jimmy Lin, a professor and director at the University of Waterloo's artificial intelligence institute. 
Trudeau meets Italian PM Meloni in Toronto, pair agrees to 'roadmap' for cooperation

Trudeau meets Italian PM Meloni in Toronto, pair agrees to 'roadmap' for cooperation

TORONTO — A reception meant to cap off a day of meetings between Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his Italian counterpart was abruptly cancelled on Saturday after protesters blocked entrances to the venue and kept key figures, including the guests o
Quebec Appeal Court Bill 21 ruling fuels debate on notwithstanding clause

Quebec Appeal Court Bill 21 ruling fuels debate on notwithstanding clause

MONTREAL — Hours after Quebec's highest court upheld his state secularism law, Premier François Legault was triumphant. The decision was "a great victory for the nation of Quebec," he said in a brief statement to reporters Thursday.
Quebec SAQ liquor store employees give green light for limited strike

Quebec SAQ liquor store employees give green light for limited strike

MONTREAL — Members of a union representing more than 5,000 Société des alcools du Québec employees have voted in favour of a strike that threatens to temporarily close some of the province's government-owned liquor stores.
Skiing or golf? Spring break choices follow Canada's weird winter

Skiing or golf? Spring break choices follow Canada's weird winter

VANCOUVER — Bin Xie's children typically spend spring break at ski camps but, after unseasonably warm and unpredictable weather upended much of this year's ski season, his family decided to rent an RV to go camping in British Columbia's Interior inst
LGBTQ students look ahead after Alberta town bans Pride flags, rainbow crosswalks

LGBTQ students look ahead after Alberta town bans Pride flags, rainbow crosswalks

WESTLOCK, Alta. — Shaylin Lussier went home and screamed after the student's town voted for a bylaw banning Pride flags and rainbow crosswalks from municipal property. Lussier, a member of the gay-straight alliance in Westlock, Alta.
A closer look at the legacy of former prime minister Brian Mulroney

A closer look at the legacy of former prime minister Brian Mulroney

OTTAWA — Former prime minister Brian Mulroney died Thursday in Palm Beach, Fla., at the age of 84. He was first elected in 1984 following the largest majority mandate in Canada's history, and was re-elected in 1988.
B.C. announces minimum nurse-to-patient ratios, $237M to recruit and retain staff

B.C. announces minimum nurse-to-patient ratios, $237M to recruit and retain staff

The nursing ratios will be a first for Canada, says B.C.'s health minister.