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Pump prices, airline tickets help propel Canada's annual inflation rate to 2.3%

Pump prices, airline tickets help propel Canada's annual inflation rate to 2.3%

OTTAWA — The country's annual inflation rate continued creeping upwards last month to reach 2.3 per cent, thanks to a boost from higher prices for gasoline and airline tickets, Statistics Canada said Friday. By comparison, inflation was 2.
U.S. woman sentenced to life in Valentine's Day shooting plot at Halifax mall

U.S. woman sentenced to life in Valentine's Day shooting plot at Halifax mall

HALIFAX — A Chicago-area woman who came to Halifax to go on a planned Valentine's Day shooting rampage at a mall has been sentenced to life in prison with no chance of parole for a decade.

Ontario Tory Leader Doug Ford says he's 'dead against' safe injection sites

SARNIA, Ont. — Ontario's Progressive Conservative leader says he is "dead against" safe injection sites and believes the focus should be on drug rehabilitation instead.
Nicholas Butcher says he fatally stabbed Kristin Johnston by accident

Nicholas Butcher says he fatally stabbed Kristin Johnston by accident

HALIFAX — Nicholas Butcher has told his second-degree murder trial that he fatally stabbed Montreal-born yoga instructor Kristin Johnston by accident.

Here's a list of March inflation rates for selected Canadian cities

OTTAWA — Canada's national annual inflation rate was 2.3 per cent in March, Statistics Canada says.

Here's a list March inflation rates for Canadian provinces, territories

OTTAWA — Canada's national annual inflation rate was 2.3 per cent in March, Statistics Canada says. Here's what happened in the provinces (previous month in brackets): — Newfoundland and Labrador: 1.6 per cent (1.7) — Prince Edward Island: 2.4 (3.
Recent retail sales far weaker than initial estimates, revisions suggest

Recent retail sales far weaker than initial estimates, revisions suggest

OTTAWA — Canadian retail sales during the crucial holiday shopping season were far lower than previously projected as consumers appeared to pull back on spending.
Trudeau ends three-country tour with his global reputation, alliances intact

Trudeau ends three-country tour with his global reputation, alliances intact

LONDON — Justin Trudeau is heading home from a lengthy, three-country foreign tour in which the prime minister appeared to recapture his international mojo and reassert several key alliances, but didn't sign off on any big deals or declarations.
Much left to fight for beyond legalization, pot activists say as they mark 4-20

Much left to fight for beyond legalization, pot activists say as they mark 4-20

TORONTO — Cannabis activists say although this year's 4-20 celebrations across the country will likely be the last before recreational pot use becomes legal, there's still a lot to fight for.
Funeral for Victoria officer who spent 30 years mostly unresponsive after crash

Funeral for Victoria officer who spent 30 years mostly unresponsive after crash

VICTORIA — A Victoria police officer who lay in an unresponsive state for 30 years after an on-duty collision is finally at peace, a funeral service heard Thursday. Const.