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Rachel Notley leaving behind an Alberta NDP that's still ready to run

Rachel Notley leaving behind an Alberta NDP that's still ready to run

EDMONTON — Cheryl Oates learned that she needed to lace up a good pair of running shoes to keep up with Alberta NDP Leader Rachel Notley.
Feds delay B.C.'s open-net salmon farms closure until 2029, offer five-year renewals

Feds delay B.C.'s open-net salmon farms closure until 2029, offer five-year renewals

VANCOUVER — With entrenched views on all sides of the salmon-farming debate in British Columbia, the federal government cast the issue five years down the road on Wednesday, saying aquaculture must move to land by 2029.
Surveillance risks posed by AI among the technology's most urgent problems: Hinton

Surveillance risks posed by AI among the technology's most urgent problems: Hinton

TORONTO — Artificial intelligence pioneer Geoffrey Hinton has become synonymous with doomsday-like warnings that predict the technology could pose an existential threat, but on Wednesday, he put the spotlight on another risk he said is even more pres
MPs hit summer campaign circuit as election year looms

MPs hit summer campaign circuit as election year looms

OTTAWA — Members of Parliament poured out of the House of Commons into the stifling air of an Ottawa heat wave Wednesday, heading back to their constituencies for the summer barbecue and festival circuit many love most about their jobs.
Study finds coal mine contaminants blown onto snowpack in Alberta, British Columbia

Study finds coal mine contaminants blown onto snowpack in Alberta, British Columbia

Cancer-causing chemicals are being blown downwind from coal mines in southern British Columbia in concentrations that rival those next to oilsand mines, newly published research has concluded.
Health minister asks Senate to speed up so pharmacare can be launched by spring

Health minister asks Senate to speed up so pharmacare can be launched by spring

OTTAWA — The federal health minister has asked the Senate to move as quickly as possible to pass the government's pharmacare legislation so that Canadians can start accessing medications by next spring, he told reporters Wednesday.
Calgary marks two weeks of water restrictions, aiming for pipe fix July 5

Calgary marks two weeks of water restrictions, aiming for pipe fix July 5

CALGARY — It has been two weeks since a massive water pipe ruptured in Calgary, leaving residents under restrictions.
Extreme heat deaths higher among seniors and in cities with more renters, study says

Extreme heat deaths higher among seniors and in cities with more renters, study says

TORONTO — Deaths in Canada's 12 most populous cities go up during extreme heat waves and people aged 65 and older are at higher risk than those who are younger, says a Statistics Canada report released Wednesday.
Thousands affected after WestJet cancels flights in anticipation of mechanics strike

Thousands affected after WestJet cancels flights in anticipation of mechanics strike

Thousands of WestJet customers are scrambling after the airline cancelled more than 30 flights ahead of a possible strike by its plane mechanics this Thursday.
S&P/TSX composite index closes down in broad-based decline

S&P/TSX composite index closes down in broad-based decline

TORONTO — Canada's main stock index closed down Wednesday in a broad-based decline on subdued trading while U.S. markets were closed. The S&P/TSX composite index closed 94.40 points lower at 21,516.90.
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