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International group takes pass on monitoring election due to limited resources

International group takes pass on monitoring election due to limited resources

OTTAWA — An international body that specializes in monitoring elections is skipping this year's Canadian election due to limited resources despite questions and potential concerns about the role of third-party groups, cybersecurity and social media i
Alberta inquiry into oil and gas foes could face legal challenge from Ecojustice

Alberta inquiry into oil and gas foes could face legal challenge from Ecojustice

CALGARY — An environmental law group is threatening legal action if the Alberta government's inquiry into foreign funding of oil and gas industry foes continues as is.
Ontario youth with vaping-related illness was on life support: officials

Ontario youth with vaping-related illness was on life support: officials

A teen from London, Ont., who was using e-cigarettes daily suffered a severe case of pulmonary illness, local health officials announced Wednesday, saying they believe it is the first confirmed case of vaping-related lung disease in Canada.
Some Canadian schools, colleges move to accommodate climate strikes

Some Canadian schools, colleges move to accommodate climate strikes

TORONTO — Students in Canada are expected to participate in climate demonstrations beginning this Friday, and some school boards are moving to allow — even encourage — them to miss class for the cause.
Liberals changed relationship with premiers, but then things changed again

Liberals changed relationship with premiers, but then things changed again

OTTAWA — The Liberals and New Democrats are both making promises that would need some co-operation from the provinces to become reality, at a time when powerful premiers have made it clear they see their relationship with Ottawa headed in a very diff
Brian Mulroney officially opens university institute in N.S. that bears his name

Brian Mulroney officially opens university institute in N.S. that bears his name

ANTIGONISH, N.S. — Former prime minister Brian Mulroney delivered an emotional speech at St. Francis Xavier University in central Nova Scotia on Wednesday as he took part in a ceremony to officially open a public policy institute that bears his name.

Charges stayed against RCMP officer who killed man in Surrey, B.C.

VICTORIA — Charges of aggravated assault and assault with a weapon have been stayed against an RCMP officer who shot a man nine times during a confrontation in Surrey, B.C.
Freedom of expression or personal attack? Nurse appeals fine for Facebook post

Freedom of expression or personal attack? Nurse appeals fine for Facebook post

REGINA — Saskatchewan's highest court is to decide what's next for a registered nurse who was fined $26,000 for criticizing her grandfather's care on Facebook. Carolyn Strom from Prince Albert, Sask.
Squash regatta squished and a cougar in the loo; In the news for Sept. 18

Squash regatta squished and a cougar in the loo; In the news for Sept. 18

In-The-News is a roundup of stories from The Canadian Press designed to kickstart your day. Here is what's on the radar of our editors for the morning of Sept. 18. What we are watching in Canada ...
B.C. won't use court ruling as tactic in pipeline battle: environment minister

B.C. won't use court ruling as tactic in pipeline battle: environment minister

VANCOUVER — Environment Minister George Heyman says British Columbia can't stop the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project but will use a court-ordered review of its environmental assessment certificates to protect the environment and coastal econ