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Feds closing B.C. fisheries to aid orca comeback

Feds closing B.C. fisheries to aid orca comeback

Ottawa is citing a lack of prey as a key factor affecting the recovery of B.C.’s population of Southern Resident Killer Whales. Source link #canadiannews #worldnews #headlinenews and stories from around the world USA Today News Headlines USA News Headlines ABC NEWS Headlines


PC leader dismisses suggestions he was involved in selling bogus memberships

Doug Ford dismissed allegations Thursday that he was involved in selling bogus Progressive Conservative party memberships as a desperate attempt by the governing Liberals to distract from their own record. Ford, who was in Tillsonburg, said the allegations, which date back to 2016, were brought to the party at the time and dealt with. “It went through an appeals process,” he said. “The appeal was totally dismissed. This is the Liberals two weeks before an election trying to change the channel on their mismanagement, scandal and waste.” The Liberals allegedRead More


Nova Scotia mulls fate of iconic Annie Leibovitz photography collection

Annie Leibovitz

HALIFAX — The Nova Scotia government is reviving hopes that a collection of iconic portraits by famed American photographer Annie Leibovitz could be displayed at the provincial gallery. The influential works, including an introspective image of the Queen and a portrait of a pregnant Demi Moore, have been stuck in storage at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia in Halifax as a tax battle was waged in Ottawa. A federal cultural board refused to grant the collection a stamp of cultural significance, withholding lucrative tax incentives to the art donorRead More


Hydro One’s planned merger with U.S. energy firm Avista passes another hurdle

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TORONTO – Hydro One Ltd. and Avista Corp. say their proposed merger has cleared another hurdle in the U.S. The two companies say the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States has completed a review of the deal and found no unresolved national security concerns. The friendly deal announced last summer for the Ontario-based utility to acquire the U.S. energy company received antitrust clearance in the United States in early April and consent from the Federal Communications Commission on May 4. Avista shareholders had previously approved the deal onRead More


Taylor Swift is doing more to stop scalpers than Ontario’s new ticket act: experts

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David Friend, The Canadian Press Published Monday, May 21, 2018 10:25AM EDT Last Updated Monday, May 21, 2018 12:35PM EDT TORONTO — Step aside Ontario lawmakers, because Taylor Swift is giving you a lesson in how to deflect concert scalpers. As the province gets ready to introduce a new law on July 1 which puts a price cap on resales of live-event tickets, experts say it’s the world-famous pop singer who’s doing a better job squeezing out black-market opportunists. Swift’s team is undertaking an experiment that lists her tickets onRead More


Suspicious package prompts police probe at an apartment building

London police on scene at 501 Wilkins St.

CTV London Published Sunday, May 20, 2018 6:49PM EDT Last Updated Sunday, May 20, 2018 10:50PM EDT One man is in custody after a suspcious package was discovered at 501 Wilkins Street earlier this afternoon. Police were called to the building on a different matter when the package came to their attention. Residents on floors four, five and six of the 12 story complex  were forced to evacuate the premises  for about 4 hours. Police used the robot disposal unit and the package was removed from the building just afterRead More


Royal wedding live: Prince Harry, Meghan Markle tie the knot

Royal wedding live: Prince Harry, Meghan Markle tie the knot

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have been joined together as husband and wife in a ceremony marked by more than a touch of both British and Hollywood glamour. The couple exchanged their vows before more than 600 guests as well as millions of spectators around the globe, promising to love and cherish one another “till death us do part.” Highlights so far: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will receive new titles: Duke and Duchess of Sussex Wedding guests include Oprah, George and Amal Clooney, David and Victoria Beckham Markle isRead More


B.C. invests $6.5M to build school in Langford

B.C. invests $6.5M to build school in Langford

The school will be built on six acres of land at South Skirt Mountain, and the province says it will help relieve pressure on nearby schools Source link #canadiannews #worldnews #headlinenews and stories from around the world USA Today News Headlines USA News Headlines ABC NEWS Headlines


Police seize weapons, drugs in raid

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Winnipeg police say they seized ammunition, a sawed-off shotgun and nearly $5,000 dollars’ worth of cannabis on Thursday. Officers say they found the items while executing a search warrant at a home on Machray Avenue. Drug paraphernalia, 12 grams of psilocybin (magic mushrooms) and about $4,500 dollars were also seized. A 35-year-old man is charged with several drug-related offenses, possession of a prohibited firearm and possession of property obtained by crime under $5000. Source link #canadiannews #worldnews #headlinenews and stories from around the world USA Today News Headlines USA NewsRead More


Mother Nature co-operating in southern Alberta: Little chance of big flood

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CALGARY — Alberta’s snowpack may be deep but officials say that doesn’t mean the recurrence of heavy flooding that devastated the southern part of the province nearly five years ago. Frank Frigo, leader of watershed analysis with the City of Calgary, says the snowpack from a particularly long winter was about 30 per cent higher than normal. But that doesn’t immediately translate into a spring flood. “In terms of precipitation, we see that we have weak La Nina conditions in the Pacific Ocean that led to that high snowpack,” FrigoRead More