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Industry groups ‘disappointed’ in Liberal plan to reduce single-use plastics

Industry groups ‘disappointed’ in Liberal plan to reduce single-use plastics

OTTAWA—Plastics industry groups want the federal government to halt the planned elimination of unnecessary single-use straws, cups and other plastics from its own operations, telling Canada’s environment minister they are…

Canadian military OK’s beards, as long they’re not hipster-style

Canadian military OK’s beards, as long they’re not hipster-style

Members of the Canadian military will be allowed to sport beards, as long as they are not shaggy hipster beards, National Defence announced on Wednesday. A new general order from…

Canada faces steep odds in battle to join UN Security Council

Canada faces steep odds in battle to join UN Security Council

With nearly two years to go until the vote for the 2021 United Nations Security Council, it may seem strange that Canada is lobbying other nations that are gathering on the east…

Tornado tears through Ottawa and Gatineau area, causing injuries

Tornado tears through Ottawa and Gatineau area, causing injuries

By The Canadian Press Fri., Sept. 21, 2018 OTTAWA—A tornado ripped through the Ottawa area Friday afternoon, damaging homes and vehicles as severe thunderstorms and high wind gusts also pounded…

Nova Scotia issues permit for new tidal energy project in Bay of Fundy

Nova Scotia issues permit for new tidal energy project in Bay of Fundy

By The Canadian Press Wed., Sept. 19, 2018 HALIFAX—The Nova Scotia government is moving ahead with a project that aims to harness the immense power of the Bay of Fundy’s…

Man shot at legal cannabis grow-op in rural Niagara Falls, Ont.

Man shot at legal cannabis grow-op in rural Niagara Falls, Ont.

NIAGARA FALLS, ONT.—Police say they’re investigating a shooting at a licensed medicinal cannabis grow operation in rural Niagara Falls, Ont. Niagara regional police say officers and paramedics responded on Monday…

From the dustbin of history, a warning for Max Bernier

From the dustbin of history, a warning for Max Bernier

He was a former Conservative cabinet minister who formed his own party and, in the process, contributed to his old party’s defeat. No, this isn’t Maxime Bernier’s story — not yet,…

‘He did the right thing’: Former premiers back Doug Ford’s use of the notwithstanding clause

‘He did the right thing’: Former premiers back Doug Ford’s use of the notwithstanding clause

Former premiers Christy Clark and Brad Wall said Thursday that they think Ontario Premier Doug Ford is justified in using the notwithstanding clause to override a provincial court ruling attempting to…

Mulroney praises ‘civilized, modest’ leadership of Bush Sr. in contrast to Trump

Mulroney praises ‘civilized, modest’ leadership of Bush Sr. in contrast to Trump

Former prime minister Brian Mulroney lavished praise on former U.S. president George Bush senior Tuesday, saying he was a “fantastic” guy whose example offered a sharp contrast to that of…

Kennedy Stewart says there’s ‘overlap’ between his mayoral campaign and MP duties

Kennedy Stewart says there’s ‘overlap’ between his mayoral campaign and MP duties

New Democrat Kennedy Stewart has continued to collect his MP’s salary while campaigning for mayor of Vancouver. Stewart says he will officially resign his House of Commons seat on Sept.…