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Proposed ban on balloons voted down by Vancouver Park Board

VANCOUVER — A proposed ban on balloons at any beach, park or community centre has been rejected by the Vancouver Park Board. The ban was proposed as a way to stop balloons from entering the ocean and harming animals.
HMCS St. John's provides supplies to Turks and Caicos after hurricane Irma

HMCS St. John's provides supplies to Turks and Caicos after hurricane Irma

HALIFAX — The crew of HMCS St. John's is helping deliver supplies and clear debris in the Caribbean in the wake of hurricane Irma.
Seven stories in the news for today, Sept. 19

Seven stories in the news for today, Sept. 19

Seven stories in the news for Tuesday, Sept. 19 ——— FIGURES ON BORDER CROSSINGS EXPECTED TODAY New figures are expected today on the number of people who illegally crossed into Canada to seek asylum last month.

Independent expert selected to look into police checks in Halifax

HALIFAX — The crime-fighting potential of police street checks must be weighed against the possible negative impact on racialized communities, says an independent expert examining the practice in Halifax.

Defence questions warrants used in case against accused Winnipeg letter-bomber

WINNIPEG — A lawyer for a man accused of sending letter bombs, including one that went off and seriously injured a lawyer, is questioning the validity of warrants used in the investigation.

Wildfire-ravaged Waterton to reopen to some residents, business owners

WATERTON, Alta. — Parks Canada has informed some evacuees that they will be able to return to the Waterton Lakes National Park townsite starting Tuesday.

Equifax to update Canadians this week, still mum on number impacted by hack

TORONTO — Equifax Canada said Monday it plans to provide an update this week on the impact of its massive data breach — nearly two months after it was first discovered — but would not say how many individuals north of the border may have had their pe
U.S. hasn't said what it wants to get back into Paris deal, McKenna says

U.S. hasn't said what it wants to get back into Paris deal, McKenna says

OTTAWA — Environment Minister Catherine McKenna says the United States has provided no new information about what it would take to entice it back into the Paris climate change accord.
Trump at UN: 'America First' president arrives on premier internationalist stage

Trump at UN: 'America First' president arrives on premier internationalist stage

NEW YORK — This week the United Nations is hearing for the first time from a U.S. president who called the organization weak, incompetent, antithetical to freedom, anti-American and hostile to democracy.
The Monday news briefing: An at-a-glance survey of some top stories

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

Highlights from the news file for Monday, Sept.