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Mixed messages on B.C.'s efforts to cool the hot housing market

VICTORIA — Real estate experts say the British Columbia government started to build a strong foundation for more affordable housing in Tuesday's budget, but opinion varies on the expected outcomes.
The Wednesday news briefing: An at-a-glance survey of some top stories

The Wednesday news briefing: An at-a-glance survey of some top stories

Highlights from the news file for Wednesday, Feb.

Court challenge coming by B.C. Wine Institute against Alberta wine ban

KELOWNA, B.C. — British Columbia's wine merchants say an Alberta ban on their product is having a crushing impact on the grape business and they plan to go to court to try to stop it. The B.C.
Ontario's Tories greenlight Patrick Brown's quest for leadership

Ontario's Tories greenlight Patrick Brown's quest for leadership

TORONTO — Patrick Brown's quest to regain the leadership of Ontario's Progressive Conservatives cleared a key hurdle Wednesday when the 39-year-old politician, who resigned amid sexual misconduct allegations, received the party's stamp of approval fo
Sweet tooth? Kids may choose snacks based on genetics behind taste buds: study

Sweet tooth? Kids may choose snacks based on genetics behind taste buds: study

TORONTO — Whether a pre-schooler has a sweet tooth, is partial to snacks rich in fat, or has an aversion to bitter vegetables like broccoli could be linked to genetics, researchers suggest.
Toddler missing as flooding forces thousands from their homes in Ontario

Toddler missing as flooding forces thousands from their homes in Ontario

BRANTFORD, Ont. — Torrential rains and mild temperatures pushed the Grand River in southern Ontario to breach its banks Wednesday, forcing thousands of people from their homes and touching off a search for a missing toddler.
Student protest outside the White House a snapshot of American gun debate

Student protest outside the White House a snapshot of American gun debate

WASHINGTON — A snapshot of America's gun debate unfolded outside the White House on Wednesday, on the fringes of a youth-led march where teenaged demonstrators drew cheers from adult bystanders and horn-blasts of support from motorists.

Hockey Canada's French-name policy critized by Quebec-based politicians

MONTREAL — Hockey Canada was widely criticized Wednesday after a news report indicated a public address announcer at the Winter Olympics was told by the national governing body to stop using French pronunciations for the names of some Canadian player

Quebecor going to court to fight financial assistance for media competitor

MONTREAL — Quebecor Inc. wants the courts to strike down a provincial government decree that gives $10 million in repayable financial assistance to another media organization.
Federal government can't do much to fight fake news: Heritage Canada documents

Federal government can't do much to fight fake news: Heritage Canada documents

OTTAWA — The federal government doesn't believe it can do much on its own to stem the growing tide of fake news in Canada, according to briefing notes prepared for Canadian Heritage Minister Melanie Joly.