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Good faith error acceptable defence when fighting parking tickets: Quebec court

SAINT-JEROME, Que. — Quebec's highest court has upheld a woman's argument she erred in good faith when she put money in the wrong parking meter and ended up getting a $43 ticket.
Former CNOOC Canada CEO banned in Alberta after SEC insider trading settlement

Former CNOOC Canada CEO banned in Alberta after SEC insider trading settlement

CALGARY — The Alberta Securities Commission is banning the former CEO of the Canadian arm of Chinese oil giant CNOOC Ltd. from acting as a director or officer in the province after he settled insider trading claims against him in the United States.
Boy fascinated with garbage trucks gets one of his own from sanitation crew

Boy fascinated with garbage trucks gets one of his own from sanitation crew

EASTERN PASSAGE, N.S. — A Nova Scotia boy who every week waits wide-eyed for the local garbage truck now has a truck of his own — just on a slightly smaller scale.

Appeal court restores finding that P.E.I. discriminates against mentally ill

CHARLOTTETOWN — An appeal court has restored a human rights panel's finding that the P.E.I. government discriminates against the mentally ill by denying them disability benefits.
GM cutback in car production at Oshawa plant to be extended: report

GM cutback in car production at Oshawa plant to be extended: report

OSHAWA, Ont. — General Motors Co. is reportedly extending a cutback in car production at its plant in Oshawa, Ont., into April and May before it begins a second shift to produce pickup trucks later this year.
In the news today, Feb. 22

In the news today, Feb. 22

Seven stories in the news for Thursday, Feb. 22 ——— U.S. ENDS CANADIAN GOLD MEDAL STREAK IN WOMEN'S HOCKEY Canada's drive for a fifth straight gold medal in women's hockey ended early today when the U.S. won 3-2 in a shootout.

NewsAlert: Canada's Kevin Koe falls to U.S. in Olympic curling semifinal

GANGNEUNG, Korea, Republic Of — Canada's Kevin Koe will have to settle for a chance at winning a bronze medal in men's curling at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics. The Calgary skip fell 5-3 to John Shuster of the United States in Thursday's semifinal.

Montrealer's fight for insurance benefits highlights dangers of social media: lawyers

MONTREAL — The case of a Montreal writer who said his insurance company refused to pay him disability benefits due in part to online postings is a reminder to people to watch what they put on the Internet, according to legal experts.
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.
'The spirit in your heart:' Preacher Billy Graham remembered in Canada

'The spirit in your heart:' Preacher Billy Graham remembered in Canada

CALGARY — Fred Weiss was 12 years old when he joined the spellbound crowd listening to the Rev. Billy Graham at Calgary's McMahon Stadium in 1981. Graham, a celebrated evangelical preacher who was a confidant to U.S.