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Premiers set for fall meeting with Trudeau to discuss trade

Premiers ended their first day at the Council of the Federation after talks focused on economic issues, and with a call for more talks — this time, with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in on the discussion. New Brunswick Premier Brian Gallant, the chair and host of this year’s meeting in Saint Andrews, N.B., said Thursday morning that he would propose to his fellow ...

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B.C. wildfires trigger evacuations, highway closures in Okanagan

Wildfires in B.C. closed a major highway and forced the evacuation of several properties and the declaration of two local states of emergency Wednesday. Many of the fires affecting Highway 97, the Okanagan’s main north-south highway, were sparked on Tuesday when a lightning storm rolled across the Interior during a stretch of hot dry weather. More than 40 fires broke out across the province, including at ...

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CNN president Jeff Zucker will miss six weeks for heart surgery

CNN boss Jeff Zucker will undergo surgery to correct a heart condition that will leave him out of work for nearly two months. CNN Worldwide president Jeff Zucker will be out of work on a six-week medical leave to address a decade-old heart condition, he told staffers on Thursday. “Jeff Zucker just ended the CNN morning meeting with news of ...

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White House mulls Putin's proposal for tit-for-tat questioning

The White House on Wednesday declined to rule out accepting a Russian proposal for the questioning in the United States of Americans sought by the Kremlin for “illegal activities,” including a former U.S. ambassador to Moscow. The proposal arose at Monday’s summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin, and any decision by Washington to assist with ...

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Take a sneak peek inside one of Nova Scotia's legal pot stores

Nova Scotia Liquor Corporation executives showed off one of their new cannabis retail stores in Halifax on Wednesday that will begin selling pot on Oct. 17, when widespread pot use becomes legal across Canada. President and CEO Bret Mitchell started the tour of the cannabis outlet inside the NSLC store on Joseph Howe Drive at the entrance to the cannabis ...

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Louisiana man arrested after dialing 911 to see if he had active warrants, police say

Christian Palacios was arrested for allegedly misuing the 911 system.  (Thibodaux Police Department) Ask and you shall receive. A Louisiana man was arrested Monday after he dialed 911 to see if there were any active warrants out for his arrest, police said. Christian Palacios, 24, made the call to Thibodaux police shortly after 10 p.m., according to WGNO-TV. Responding officers reportedly ...

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Mandalay Bay casino owner sues survivors of Las Vegas gun massacre

MGM Resorts International has sued hundreds of victims of the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history in a bid to avoid liability for the gunfire that rained down from its Mandalay Bay casino-resort in Las Vegas. The company argues in lawsuits filed Friday in Nevada and California that it has “no liability of any kind” to survivors or families ...

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Hundreds of Arctic glaciers shrinking, disappearing into 'city of icebergs,' study says

The statistics in her recently published paper say it all: hundreds of glaciers in Canada’s High Arctic are shrinking and many are likely to disappear completely. But for Adrienne White, seven field seasons along the northern reaches of Ellesmere Island give the numbers real-world immediacy.  They all retreated. Nothing is growing.– Adrienne White, University of Ottawa glaciologist “I’ve been actually able to see ...

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