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In the news today, Sept. 12

In the news today, Sept. 12

Four stories in the news for Thursday, Sept. 12 ——— LEADERS DIVE INTO DAY 2 OF THE CAMPAIGN With that new-campaign-bus smell still fresh, federal party leaders are heading out for Day 2 of the 43rd general election campaign.
Trudeau launches Liberal election campaign in Vancouver, just like in 2015

Trudeau launches Liberal election campaign in Vancouver, just like in 2015

VANCOUVER — Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau headed Wednesday to what he calls his "second home" in British Columbia for his first event of the 2019 election campaign — a province full of both opportunity and peril for the governing party.
Advocacy group campaigns for Canada, U.S. unity on right whale conservation

Advocacy group campaigns for Canada, U.S. unity on right whale conservation

An ocean advocacy group is calling for unified action from Canadian and U.S. governments to protect the dwindling North Atlantic right whale population from extinction. Oceana is launching its campaign in Toronto and Washington, D.C. on Thursday.

Canadian polarized, but social media use likely not the culprit: study

OTTAWA — Social media might not be to blame for Canadians' ideological polarization, a new report on digital democracy in Canada finds.
Liberal election plane damaged in Victoria after media bus drives under wing

Liberal election plane damaged in Victoria after media bus drives under wing

VICTORIA — Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau's election plane sustained some damage in Victoria after a media bus drove under one of its wings Wednesday night.
Alberta investigating after medical examiner uses truck trailer for body storage

Alberta investigating after medical examiner uses truck trailer for body storage

EDMONTON — The Alberta government has made changes and apologized to the families involved after video was aired of a deceased person in a body bag being manhandled outside the medical examiner's office.

2,300 pigeons killed, 635,000 kg of bird poop cleared in bridge fix: Saskatoon

SASKATOON — The City of Saskatoon says about 2,300 pigeons have been killed as part of a project to rehabilitate a major bridge.

Vancouver doctor says vending-machine opioids a cheap way to save lives

VANCOUVER — A doctor with an expertise in public health says he will soon be dispensing opioids through a vending machine in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside in order to prevent overdoses from fentanyl-laced street drugs. Dr.
Political parties face fatigue as Manitoba moves from one campaign to the next

Political parties face fatigue as Manitoba moves from one campaign to the next

WINNIPEG — Politicians and supporters in Manitoba had less than 24 hours to take in the results of a provincial election before diving into the federal one. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Wednesday officially launched the campaign for the Oct.
The Force is with him: Alberta boy gets 'Star Wars' model of his heart

The Force is with him: Alberta boy gets 'Star Wars' model of his heart

EDMONTON — The Force is with this young transplant patient. Mason Thomas was six when he received a new heart at the Stollery Children's Hospital in Edmonton. He asked to see his damaged one but it was discarded after the surgery.