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Postal shutdown possible by Friday

July
5
,
2016
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With service disruption a step closer, a postal strike could halt mail by Friday. Canada Post has issued 72-hour lockout notice to CUPW. That doesn’t necessarily mean they will not be operating that day. “It allows the corporation...

Final offer on table, Canada Post tells union

July
4
,
2016
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No news is not necessarily good news for businesses that still rely on postal service. Neither Canada Post nor the Canadian Union of Postal Workers has served 72-hour lockout or strike notice, so the earliest possible disruption in service would...

Northern Gateway approval overturned

June
30
,
2016
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Approval of the Northern Gateway pipeline project has been quashed by a Federal Court of Appeal decision that found the federal government failed to properly consult with First Nations. In a decision that critics of the pipeline proposal are...

Brexit vote came as surprise, MP says

June
24
,
2016
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As markets and the dollar took hits Friday from Britain’s historic decision to exit the European Union, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau maintained that Canada is well positioned to withstand potential damage to its trade interests. Yet...

Right-to-die debate hinges on key amendment

June
16
,
2016
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As debate over Senate amendments to physician-assisted suicide legislation played out in the House Thursday, MP Cathy McLeod said she intends to support the bill minus a key revision on who would qualify. Senators voted 64-12 Wednesday night and...

MP invites women to take a seat in House

June
2
,
2016
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MP Cathy McLeod is encouraging all young women in the riding to join the organization Equal Voice in an initiative recognizing a century of women in politics in Canada. The initiative, called Daughters of the Vote: Marking History to Inspire a...

Stage set for thousands to return to Fort Mac

May
31
,
2016
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Five criteria set by the Alberta government before residents would be allowed back to Fort McMurray have been met, Premier Rachel Motley said Tuesday. Thousands of peple are expected to make their way back along Hwy. 63 to the fire-stricken...

Additional B.C. firefighters Alberta bound

May
27
,
2016
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BC Wildfire Service is sending 80 additional firefighting personnel to Alberta to aid with wildfire response efforts there. Four unit crews comprising 79 firefighters are expected to arrive in Hinton, Alta., on Sunday, May 29, to...

Harper plans political exit by summer's end

May
25
,
2016
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Former prime minister Stephen Harper gives an opening speech as a Conservative national convention gets underway Thursday in Vancouver but isn’t expected to mention his plans to leave politics in the fall. Harper will resign as MP for...

Tragically Hip touring despite diagnosis

May
24
,
2016
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Venerable Canadian rockers The Tragically Hip are getting set to tour through the summer after front man Gord Downie disclosed that he has been undergoing treatment for a brain tumour. The singer suffers from an aggressive type of brain cancer...