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Ottawa tells B.C. RCMP contract policing for municipalities, provinces will continue

Vancouver Sun - 4 hours 15 min ago
New information from the federal government indicating that the RCMP will continue to provide policing to provinces and municipalities even as Ottawa creates a “distinct” federal force will help influence a decision on a provincial force here, B.C. Public Safety Minister Mike Farnworth said Thursday. Read More
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Linda Coady: Five steps to reboot B.C.'s forest industry

Vancouver Sun - 4 hours 45 min ago
Mill closures and curtailments in B.C. last year led to the loss of 5,000 direct jobs in the forest industry, and another 5,000 indirect jobs in supply chains and services that support the industry. Current conditions in the sector are not only negatively impacting jobs and operations, but also exports, government revenue, and investment in the province. Read More
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Opinion: Many of Canada’s millions of unpaid caregivers are distressed

The Province - 4 hours 45 min ago
In April, as part of Budget 2024, the federal government announced its “intention to launch consultations on the development of a National Caregiving Strategy.” But what does this mean for Canadians? Read More
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Burnaby police search for suspect in Central Park assault

Vancouver Sun - 5 hours 7 min ago
Police are searching for a suspect who assaulted a man in Burnaby's Central Park this week. Read More
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Coastal GasLink completes $7.15B bond offering, largest in corporate Canadian history

Vancouver Sun - 5 hours 18 min ago
Calgary-based TC Energy Corp., the company behind the Coastal GasLink pipeline, says it has completed the largest corporate bond offering in Canadian history. Read More
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Edmonton Police Commission a no show at council meetings, requests mediator after audit request dispute

Edmonton Journal - 5 hours 31 min ago
Edmonton police commissioners refused meetings with city council this week and are requesting the intervention of a mediator as the fractious relationship between the two agencies appears to have reached its lowest point in decades. Read More
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Premier says she’s open to tax breaks to help hotels get built near BMO Centre

Calgary Herald - 5 hours 33 min ago
While the Alberta government likely won’t commit public money to support much-needed hotels in downtown Calgary near the BMO Centre, Premier Danielle Smith isn’t opposed to providing broad supports to help get projects off the ground, she said Thursday. Read More
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Repair work on ruptured feeder main resumes after two workers injured on Wednesday

Calgary Herald - 5 hours 38 min ago
Two workers were taken to hospital after being injured on the job site of Calgary's ruptured water feeder main Wednesday night, delaying work on the repair until Thursday afternoon. Read More
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Douglas Todd: Canadian politics turning more 'tribal'

Vancouver Sun - 5 hours 48 min ago
The quickest way to get a start in politics in Canada is to appeal to members of an affiliated ethnic or religious group to take over a nomination battle or leadership convention, specialists say. Read More
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'Cowardly retreat': Regina's core councillors blast rejection of proposed shelter site

Regina Leader Post - 5 hours 52 min ago
Two city councillors who represent Regina's core neighbourhoods say the rejection of a proposed location for a permanent homeless shelter is more about politics than progress. Read More
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Calgary swim club hoping for exemptions as public pools remain closed

Calgary Herald - 5 hours 56 min ago
As public pool closures enter their second week amid Calgary's ongoing water emergency, a coach from one local swim club hopes that athletes could be given some leeway to train for the summer competition season. Read More
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B.C. may work with N.L. on court challenge of federal equalization payments, David Eby says

Vancouver Sun - 5 hours 57 min ago
British Columbia Premier David Eby has found an ally in his claims of unequal funding from the federal government: Newfoundland and Labrador. Read More
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Calgary yet to decide whether to ban fireworks on Canada Day as Canmore cancels aerial display

Calgary Herald - 6 hours 6 min ago
Calgary is again considering banning fireworks on Canada Day, as Canmore cancels its pyrotechnic show. Read More
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Some Edmonton Oilers fans obsessed with superstitions during run for the Stanley Cup

Edmonton Journal - 6 hours 7 min ago
When your team is in the Stanley Cup Final, superstitions can inspre fans to do some outlandish things, like wearing special underwear, drinking from a specific glass, or anything else they think will give their team the edge. Read More
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Alberta NDP warn ditching the RCMP could spur spike in property taxes

Edmonton Journal - 6 hours 18 min ago
Alberta's Official Opposition is warning property taxpayers in areas policed by the RCMP that they could feel the cost of shifting away from the Mounties to a provincial police force, although the province insists that decision has not yet been made. Read More
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Florida Panthers not worried about long travel to Edmonton: Paul Maurice

Edmonton Journal - 6 hours 33 min ago
Paul Maurice says the Florida Panthers' long travel day to Edmonton on Wednesday was close to much ado about nothing, with the players shrugging off delays during a storm, playing more card games than usual, as coaches accepted far too many food offerings on the charter plane. Read More
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'The beat goes on': Can's original vocalist Malcolm Mooney to bring new group to Sled Island

Calgary Herald - 6 hours 49 min ago
There is an awkward silence when Malcolm Mooney, the first lead singer of pioneering krautrock act Can, is asked if he thinks much about the lasting influence his former outfit had on popular music. Read More
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Vancouver launches alcohol service at pitch-and-putt courses

Vancouver Sun - 6 hours 49 min ago
For those who like to swig a beer after they swing a club, booze will now be served at pitch-and-putt courses at two Vancouver parks. Read More
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Calgary-raised actor Paul Sun-Hyung Lee receives Canadian Award of Distinction

Calgary Herald - 6 hours 50 min ago
Given that Paul Sun-Hyung Lee is currently starring in the big-budget Netflix spectacle Avatar: The Last Airbender and has become part of the Star Wars universe with a recurring role in The Mandalorian and The Book of Boba Fett, it's tempting to think they would be the main source of his fame while out in public these days. Read More
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