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Alberta sending out mixed messages about tax hikes, premier opposes idea

Alberta sending out mixed messages about tax hikes, premier opposes idea

EDMONTON - Alberta Premier Alison Redford is ruling out tax increases as her government grapples with plummeting energy revenues and another looming deficit.
$888 million deal over military pension clawbacks hailed by lead veteran in case

$888 million deal over military pension clawbacks hailed by lead veteran in case

HALIFAX - Veterans who battled the decades-long practice of clawing back military pensions have been offered up to $887.8 million by the federal government in a tentative settlement hailed by the lead plaintiff in the case.
Could Metis membership applications spike after federal court ruling?

Could Metis membership applications spike after federal court ruling?

A federal court decision that classifies Metis as Indians, placing them under federal jurisdiction, may soon have more people lining up for membership cards.
Now, the buzz on wasp love

Now, the buzz on wasp love

DENE MOORE The Canadian Press VANCOUVER — Biologists have discovered that a species of fast-flying male wasp uses some smooth moves to build harems of female lovers.
B.C. tour bus operator banned in U.S. after fatal crash

B.C. tour bus operator banned in U.S. after fatal crash

The Canadian Press VANCOUVER — The U.S. Department of Transportation has ordered a Coquitlam tour bus company involved in a fatal crash to get off American roads because of its “continuing and flagrant” safety failures and violations.
Closing file on girl who would later be killed was 'an error:' social worker

Closing file on girl who would later be killed was 'an error:' social worker

WINNIPEG - Manitoba's child welfare system closed the file on young Phoenix Sinclair without realizing she was being cared for by a man with a long history of domestic violence — a man who would later take part in beating her to death.
Elections Alberta names team to probe donation from Oilers owner to Alberta PCs

Elections Alberta names team to probe donation from Oilers owner to Alberta PCs

EDMONTON - A retired judge has been appointed to review political donations made by Edmonton Oilers owner Daryl Katz to the Progressive Conservative Party of Alberta.
Data on energy use by schools to made public after call by environment watchdog

Data on energy use by schools to made public after call by environment watchdog

TORONTO, Cananda - Hours after the release of a report by Environmental Commissioner Gord Miller, the Ministry of Education said late Tuesday that data on schools' energy use would be made public by July 1.
Halifax orphanage denies abuse in court documents fighting proposed class-action

Halifax orphanage denies abuse in court documents fighting proposed class-action

HALIFAX - The executive director of a Halifax orphanage says she has no knowledge of staff abusing residents and instead alleges it may have been the children themselves who physically, sexually and mentally abused each other, according to an affidav
Fate of 'honest' Toronto Mayor Rob Ford rests with judges hearing ouster appeal

Fate of 'honest' Toronto Mayor Rob Ford rests with judges hearing ouster appeal

TORONTO - Rob Ford's fate as mayor of Toronto rested in the hands of three judges Monday after a day of largely technical arguments for and against a court ruling that he should be removed from office for conflict of interest.