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Study says it makes sense to have mass transit to Banff National Park from Calgary

Study says it makes sense to have mass transit to Banff National Park from Calgary

BANFF, Alta. — A feasibility study says bus or passenger rail service between Calgary and Banff National Park would make sense, but the high price tag would need provincial and federal government help.
Liberals face pressure to act on safer drug supply amid opioid-related deaths

Liberals face pressure to act on safer drug supply amid opioid-related deaths

OTTAWA — The Trudeau government is facing pressure to make safer opioids available to people who use street drugs as overdose deaths continue to increase.
Quebec premier says hockey game should have been stopped after racist taunts

Quebec premier says hockey game should have been stopped after racist taunts

MONTREAL — Racist taunts recently directed at a black hockey player were unacceptable and should not be tolerated, Quebec Premier Francois Legault said Wednesday.
Police find meth smuggled into Canada through new Ford cars built in Mexico

Police find meth smuggled into Canada through new Ford cars built in Mexico

A notorious Mexican cartel stashed bricks of methamphetamine in the spare tires of new cars before sending the vehicles to Canada by rail in a sprawling drug smuggling operation, authorities alleged Wednesday.
Survey offers glimpse into changing ecosystem of southern Gulf of St. Lawrence

Survey offers glimpse into changing ecosystem of southern Gulf of St. Lawrence

MONCTON, N.B. — A survey of sea life in the southern Gulf of St. Lawrence has found corals, sharks, sharp-toothed wolffish and even an unexpected invertebrate along with the crustaceans and groundfish that make the region a fishing mecca.
Liberals to introduce bill to provide no-cost pardons for simple pot crimes

Liberals to introduce bill to provide no-cost pardons for simple pot crimes

OTTAWA — Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale says the government will soon bring in legislation to provide pardons for anyone convicted of pot possession before the drug's legalization last year.

Jurors deliberating case of ex-pastor accused in death of pregnant wife

TORONTO — Jurors began deliberations Wednesday at the trial of a former Toronto pastor accused in the drowning death of his pregnant wife nearly eight years ago.
Singh urges team to 'double down' in months leading up to October election

Singh urges team to 'double down' in months leading up to October election

OTTAWA — NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh urged his caucus on Wednesday to "double down" on their efforts to unseat the Trudeau Liberals in the eight months left to the next election.
British Columbia school board votes to provide students free tampons, pads

British Columbia school board votes to provide students free tampons, pads

NEW WESTMINSTER, B.C. — A British Columbia school board believes it is one of the first in the country to provide free feminine hygiene products in washrooms.

Canadians 'stand together' against bullying on annual Pink Shirt Day

Today is Pink Shirt Day in many Canadian schools, communities and workplaces. Pink Shirt Day originated in 2007 after two Nova Scotia teenagers encouraged their fellow students to wear pink T-shirts in support of a pupil who was being bullied.