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New report details impact of proposed NS spaceport in event of explosion or fire

New report details impact of proposed NS spaceport in event of explosion or fire

HALIFAX — The head of a company proposing to open Canada's only commercial spaceport near the small community of Canso, N.S., says the impact of any launch failure would be relatively small.
Monster Energy drink recalled due to possible glass fragments

Monster Energy drink recalled due to possible glass fragments

OTTAWA — Monster Energy Canada Ltd. is recalling one of its drinks from the marketplace. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency says the Caffe Monster Salted Caramel Energy Drink could contain glass fragments.
B.C. hospital's use as shelter 'clarion call' about housing crisis, says mayor

B.C. hospital's use as shelter 'clarion call' about housing crisis, says mayor

The 10-bed regional hospital that serves the medical needs of 5,000 people on the remote west coast of Vancouver Island has been doing extra duty lately as an emergency shelter for the homeless and poorly housed, says the mayor of Tofino.

No winning ticket for Friday night's $35.7 million Lotto Max jackpot

TORONTO — No winning ticket was sold for the $35.7 million jackpot in Friday night's Lotto Max draw. That means the jackpot for the next draw on Mar.
Republican Karl Rove says conservatives need more than simplistic slogans

Republican Karl Rove says conservatives need more than simplistic slogans

OTTAWA — Legendary Republican campaign strategist Karl Rove, known for his no-holds-barred approach to American politics, has some advice for Canadian conservatives: simplistic, bumper-sticker sloganeering isn't enough.
Quebec man convicted in Mafia-linked conspiracy deported to Italy

Quebec man convicted in Mafia-linked conspiracy deported to Italy

MONTREAL — Michele Torre, a Quebec man convicted in 1996 for his role in a Mafia-linked conspiracy, finally ran out of options to stay in Canada and boarded a plane Friday night to his native Italy, his lawyer said.

Appeal Court to decide on B.C. pipeline law that would impact Trans Mountain

VANCOUVER — A British Columbia Court of Appeal hearing on proposed provincial legislation that would impact the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion has concluded and a panel of five judges has reserved its decision. B.C.
Montreal concert by former Haitian president Martelly cancelled: promoter

Montreal concert by former Haitian president Martelly cancelled: promoter

MONTREAL — A controversial concert scheduled for Friday night in Montreal by former Haitian president Michel Martelly has been called off at the last minute. The show's promoter, Carl-Edward Osias, confirmed the cancellation to The Canadian Press.
Questions about who qualifies surround journalism supports in federal budget

Questions about who qualifies surround journalism supports in federal budget

OTTAWA — Concerns are being raised about limits to who might qualify for aid under a section of this week's federal budget geared toward supporting journalism, and whether the money will, in the long run, save a sector of Canada's media industry that
Sentencing judge in Broncos crash calls for carnage on highways to end

Sentencing judge in Broncos crash calls for carnage on highways to end

MELFORT, Sask. — A judge called for an end to "carnage on our highways" as she sent a truck driver to prison on Friday for causing a fatal crash involving a Saskatchewan junior hockey team's bus.