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Coronavirus may force government to ditch balanced-budget plan: Alberta premier

Coronavirus may force government to ditch balanced-budget plan: Alberta premier

EDMONTON — Premier Jason Kenney says the novel coronavirus outbreak is hammering Alberta's economy and may force his government to abandon its core election promise to balance the books by 2023.
The latest developments on COVID-19 in Canada

The latest developments on COVID-19 in Canada

The latest news on the novel coronavirus and the illness dubbed COVID-19 (all times Eastern): 5:37 p.m. The Ontario Ministry of Health says two more people have tested positive for the novel coronavirus in the province today.
Advocacy group formed by families who lost loved ones in semi-truck crashes

Advocacy group formed by families who lost loved ones in semi-truck crashes

A new non-profit group advocating road safety has been formed nearly two years after a deadly hockey bus crash in rural Saskatchewan.
Peter MacKay says he regrets how 'stinking albatross' comment was viewed

Peter MacKay says he regrets how 'stinking albatross' comment was viewed

REGINA — Federal Conservative leadership candidate Peter MacKay says he regrets how some people interpreted his comment that current leader Andrew Scheer's socially conservative values were a "stinking albatross.
There be whales here!

There be whales here!

SHERBROOKE – Port Hilford Harbour, at the Mouth of the St. Mary’s River, will be the new home of the first beluga whale sanctuary in North America as early as next year.
Viral attack videos in schools could be part of motive for violence, experts say

Viral attack videos in schools could be part of motive for violence, experts say

HALIFAX — As police in Cape Breton investigate a video appearing to show a violent incident in a high school locker room, some experts and educators argue social media firms should act more swiftly to remove the disturbing images from their networks.
Navy's aging warships getting harder to repair: Defence report

Navy's aging warships getting harder to repair: Defence report

OTTAWA — The Royal Canadian Navy's maintenance facilities are having an increasingly tougher time fixing Canada's warships because of staff shortages, lack of spare parts and the age of the fleet, according to an internal Defence Department study.
Clean needles in prisons called 'essential health care' in court challenge

Clean needles in prisons called 'essential health care' in court challenge

TORONTO — Denying drug-addicted prisoners access to clean syringes deprives them of essential health care, which is a violation of their constitutional rights, an Ontario court heard on Friday.
More good news coming for St. Mary’s, hints local MP

More good news coming for St. Mary’s, hints local MP

SHERBROOKE – As the new home of North America’s first beluga whale sanctuary, the District of St.
Tim Hortons, McDonald's Canada stop accepting reusable cups amid coronavirus

Tim Hortons, McDonald's Canada stop accepting reusable cups amid coronavirus

TORONTO — Tim Hortons and McDonald's Canada are the latest coffee purveyors to stop accepting reusable mugs brought in by customers amid concerns about the novel coronavirus outbreak.