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Plaque honouring Confederate president Davis removed from Montreal building

MONTREAL — A commemorative plaque honouring a former president of the Confederate States of America has been removed from a Hudson's Bay Co. building in downtown Montreal.
Lucky carrot: Alberta woman finds mother-in-law's lost ring on a carrot in garden

Lucky carrot: Alberta woman finds mother-in-law's lost ring on a carrot in garden

CAMROSE, Alta. — A woman who lost her engagement ring 13 years ago while weeding her garden on the family farm is wearing it proudly again after her daughter-in-law pulled it from the ground on a misshapen carrot.
Five stories in the news for today, Aug. 16

Five stories in the news for today, Aug. 16

Five stories in the news for Wednesday, Aug. 16 ——— NAFTA RENEGOTIATION TALKS BEGIN TODAY Canada's lead minister for the renegotiation of NAFTA has arrived in Washington for the first round of talks, which get underway today.
NDP commits to raising minimum wage in B.C. to $15 per hour by 2021

NDP commits to raising minimum wage in B.C. to $15 per hour by 2021

VICTORIA — The B.C. government says it's planning to increase the provincial minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2021.
8,450 square kilometres burned as B.C. nears worst wildfire season

8,450 square kilometres burned as B.C. nears worst wildfire season

KAMLOOPS, B.C. — British Columbia is poised to face its worst wildfire season as flames scorch thousands of hectares of land and costs rise to deal with the devastation.
Over 100 rally at Cornwallis statue to recall Virginia violence, denounce racism

Over 100 rally at Cornwallis statue to recall Virginia violence, denounce racism

HALIFAX — More than 100 people gathered in a Halifax park Tuesday to criticize the rise of the white supremacist movement in the United States and recall racism's role in Canadian history.
Canadian biathlon coach Richard Boruta dies in climbing accident in Alberta

Canadian biathlon coach Richard Boruta dies in climbing accident in Alberta

CALGARY — Resourceful and demanding, with a big heart under a tough exterior, Richard Boruta touched the lives of many Canadian biathletes. The former national team coach died in a climbing accident near Canmore, Alta., on Aug. 9 at the age of 49.

Social services minister enters race to replace Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall

REGINA — A renewal of Saskatchewan's governing party envisioned by outgoing Premier Brad Wall showed early signs Tuesday when a rookie cabinet minister jumped into the leadership contest and a veteran announced his retirement.
Tobacco firm says new product will reduce smoking rate, critics skeptical of motives

Tobacco firm says new product will reduce smoking rate, critics skeptical of motives

TORONTO — One of the world's largest tobacco companies is rolling out a smokeless cigarette in Canada that it contends is less harmful than conventional combustible products, but some critics call the device merely a ploy to maintain — or even increa

Safety tips on dealing with wildfire retardants

KAMLOOPS, B.C. — The BC Centre for Disease Control has issued safety information about two major fire retardants for people returning home after a wildfire who may find their homes or properties covered with the substance.