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Ammonia leak at Fernie, B.C., arena leaves three dead, area evacuated

FERNIE, B.C. — Three people are dead after a possible ammonia leak at an arena in Fernie, B.C. on Tuesday night that also forced an evacuation of homes, businesses and a retirement home in the immediate area.

Wind-whipped grass fire: Emergency alerts in southern Alberta, Saskatchewan

MEDICINE HAT, Alta. — Evacuations were ordered in communities across southern Alberta and Saskatchewan on Tuesday due to grass fires from winds that reached in excess of 100 kilometres an hour.

Canadian researchers develop new model for early-stage lung cancer detection

VANCOUVER — Canadian researchers have developed a predictive model for detecting lung cancer in early stages when the disease has a greater potential to be curable.

Online storytelling app Wattpad gives users an ad-free option for $5.99 a month

Canadians who prefer their online stories told without advertising to interrupt the dramatic flow can now subscribe to a "premium" version of the Wattpad app. But it's going to cost them.
Ethics watchdog says blind trust for Morneau's assets 'not required'

Ethics watchdog says blind trust for Morneau's assets 'not required'

OTTAWA — The federal ethics watchdog confirmed Tuesday that she advised Finance Minister Bill Morneau there was no need to put his substantial assets in a blind trust.
NAFTA tensions erupt: Countries admit talks struggling, push deadline into 2018

NAFTA tensions erupt: Countries admit talks struggling, push deadline into 2018

WASHINGTON — The NAFTA countries haven't broken up. But they are publicly bickering. They are delaying their next get-together date. And they appear to have agreed they won't be resolving their differences by the end of this year.
Wife of ex-Canadian hostage Joshua Boyle rushed to hospital

Wife of ex-Canadian hostage Joshua Boyle rushed to hospital

SMITHS FALLS, Ont. — Joshua Boyle, a Canadian who was rescued with his family last week by Pakistani troops, said Tuesday that his wife had to be rushed to the hospital and remains there.

Veteran investor Marc Faber booted from 3rd company after racist comments

TORONTO — Veteran investor Marc Faber has resigned his board seats at three companies based in Canada on Tuesday following comments he made in his investment newsletter that America was better off because it was settled by white people instead of bla
B.C. Greens to introduce ride-sharing plan; blame NDP and Liberals for stalling

B.C. Greens to introduce ride-sharing plan; blame NDP and Liberals for stalling

VICTORIA — British Columbia's Green party says it will introduce a private member's bill this week that backs ride sharing, despite long-standing roadblocks from the Opposition Liberals and NDP government.
Feds promise to guard Canadian jobs before approving Bombardier-Airbus deal

Feds promise to guard Canadian jobs before approving Bombardier-Airbus deal

OTTAWA — The federal Liberals have promised to build in safeguards to make sure this week's stunning deal between Bombardier and European rival Airbus helps — and doesn't hurt — Canada's aerospace industry.