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TC Energy pipeline rupture sparks wildfire near Edson, Alta.

TC Energy pipeline rupture sparks wildfire near Edson, Alta.

CALGARY — A natural gas pipeline owned by TC Energy Corp. ruptured near Edson, Alta., on Tuesday, sparking a wildfire. The Calgary-based pipeline operator confirmed the rupture in a statement late Tuesday afternoon.
B.C. construction sector seeks support as workers shortage, late payments persist

B.C. construction sector seeks support as workers shortage, late payments persist

VICTORIA — British Columbia's construction industry says its workforce numbers have improved in recent years, but persistent labour shortages are putting "extreme pressures" on employers.
'Civil War' might be the year's most explosive movie. Alex Garland thinks it's just reporting

'Civil War' might be the year's most explosive movie. Alex Garland thinks it's just reporting

NEW YORK (AP) — Alex Garland’s films have vividly conjured a virus-caused pandemic (2002's “28 Days Later”), an uncontrollable artificial intelligence (2014’s “Ex Machina”) and, in his latest, “Civil War,” a near-future America in the throes of all-o

NPR suspends editor who criticized his employer for what he calls an unquestioned liberal worldview

NEW YORK (AP) — National Public Radio has suspended a veteran editor who wrote an outside essay criticizing his employer for, in his view, journalism that reflects a liberal viewpoint with little tolerance for contrary opinions.
Higher tobacco and vaping taxes offsets drug plan spending in federal budget

Higher tobacco and vaping taxes offsets drug plan spending in federal budget

OTTAWA — The federal government expects that its latest effort to discourage Canadians from smoking, contained in the federal budget tabled Tuesday, will generate $1.7 billion in new revenue.
Lululemon unveils first summer kit for Canada's Olympic and Paralympic teams

Lululemon unveils first summer kit for Canada's Olympic and Paralympic teams

TORONTO — The look of the Canadian team kit for Paris was a big hit with boccia athlete Alison Levine. The functionality of the outfits was what really blew her away.
Some of the winners and losers in the 2024 federal budget

Some of the winners and losers in the 2024 federal budget

OTTAWA — With a variety of fiscal and policy measures announced in the federal budget, here's a look at some of the winners and losers: Winner: Small businesses Carbon tax rebates for small businesses are coming, five years after consumers began rece
Unifor withdraws Amazon union applications, citing 'suspiciously high' employee data

Unifor withdraws Amazon union applications, citing 'suspiciously high' employee data

VANCOUVER — Unifor says it's temporarily withdrawing its applications to represent workers at two Vancouver-area Amazon facilities, accusing the e-commerce giant of providing a “suspiciously high” employee count.
Liberals raise capital gains tax on wealthiest Canadians to pay for agenda

Liberals raise capital gains tax on wealthiest Canadians to pay for agenda

OTTAWA — Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland delivered a federal budget Tuesday that keeps the deficit capped at $40 billion, thanks to higher-than-expected government revenues and new taxes that largely offset billions in new spending.
ABBA, Blondie, and the Notorious B.I.G. enter the National Recording Registry

ABBA, Blondie, and the Notorious B.I.G. enter the National Recording Registry

LOS ANGELES (AP) — ABBA, Biggie, Blondie and Rudolph are entering America's audio canon. New inductees into the National Recording Registry at the Library of Congress include ABBA 's 1976 album “Arrival,” The Notorious B.I.G.