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Vancouver Aquarium now owned by Dollywood theme park operator Herschend Enterprises

Vancouver Aquarium now owned by Dollywood theme park operator Herschend Enterprises

VANCOUVER — A privately owned American entertainment company is the new owner of the Vancouver Aquarium, after the previous owner couldn't maintain operations due to the financial impacts of the pandemic.
Official count confirms tie in Yukon election, application filed for judicial recount

Official count confirms tie in Yukon election, application filed for judicial recount

WHITEHORSE — An official count has confirmed a tie in the Yukon election, pushing the process to the next step of a judicial recount.
Pact allowing Canada to return asylum claimants to U.S. is constitutional: court

Pact allowing Canada to return asylum claimants to U.S. is constitutional: court

OTTAWA — The Federal Court of Appeal has found that a pact between Ottawa and Washington to turn back asylum-seekers entering Canada from the United States does not violate the Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
Proposed law in Montana to restart lethal injections falls short by narrow margin

Proposed law in Montana to restart lethal injections falls short by narrow margin

HELENA, Mont. — The Montana senate narrowly defeated a bill Thursday that would have allowed the state to resume lethal injections. The decision directly affects Ronald Smith, originally from Red Deer, Alta., who has been on death row since 1983.
Ottawa's COVID-19 vaccine point man aims to ensure more predictability for shipments

Ottawa's COVID-19 vaccine point man aims to ensure more predictability for shipments

The point man for Canada's vaccine rollout is aiming to ensure provinces aren't left scrambling when doses don't arrive as planned, as Ontario reported a record number of new daily COVID-19 infections. Maj.-Gen.
Liberal motion to impose closure on UNDRIP bill passes, limiting time for debate

Liberal motion to impose closure on UNDRIP bill passes, limiting time for debate

OTTAWA — The federal Liberals have used an unpopular tool to limit time for debate in the House of Commons on a bill that would harmonize Canada's laws with the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.
NDP lawmaker tables bill to decriminalize drug use as overdose deaths soar

NDP lawmaker tables bill to decriminalize drug use as overdose deaths soar

OTTAWA — An NDP lawmaker is tabling legislation to decriminalize drug use in Canada, seeking to treat it as a health issue amid a lethal opioid crisis.
Legal challenge seeks to overturn Quebec ban on cannabis T-shirts, other products

Legal challenge seeks to overturn Quebec ban on cannabis T-shirts, other products

MONTREAL — Quebec's ban on the sale of cannabis-themed products is too broad and inhibits legitimate freedom of expression, the lawyer for a head shop challenging the law argued Thursday.
Alberta coal consultation terms of reference rule out land use, water concerns

Alberta coal consultation terms of reference rule out land use, water concerns

EDMONTON — A committee that is supposed to consult Albertans on coal development in the Rocky Mountains won't be allowed to hear what people want to say about water and land use.
Low-carbon bucks: Conservatives pitch consumer carbon pricing through savings account

Low-carbon bucks: Conservatives pitch consumer carbon pricing through savings account

OTTAWA — Conservative Leader Erin O'Toole is pitching a loyalty-card style of carbon pricing where consumers would see what they pay on fuel stored into an account that can be used for green purchases later.