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Imperial Oil reports deaths of birds that landed on Alberta tailings ponds

Imperial Oil reports deaths of birds that landed on Alberta tailings ponds

FORT MCMURRAY, Alta. — Imperial Oil Ltd. is reporting the deaths of 50 birds that landed on tailings areas near its Kearl oilsands project in northern Alberta.
Conservative campaigns weave tangled webs of allegations as race intensifies

Conservative campaigns weave tangled webs of allegations as race intensifies

OTTAWA — With 10 days to go to sign up voters for the federal Conservative leadership race, all four contenders are intensifying efforts to shore up support.
Fix on Friday to finally let moms-to-be receive CERB, Qualtrough tells MPs

Fix on Friday to finally let moms-to-be receive CERB, Qualtrough tells MPs

OTTAWA — Expecting mothers who lost their jobs due to COVID-19 in March, and have since been unable to access emergency federal aid, will become eligible Friday for a key benefit — without jeopardizing their parental leave.
National chief calls COVID-19 outbreak in Saskatchewan alarming

National chief calls COVID-19 outbreak in Saskatchewan alarming

REGINA — The national chief of the Assembly of First Nations says an outbreak of COVID-19 in Saskatchewan's far north is alarming.
Revamp of classification system seen as key to cementing assault-style rifle ban

Revamp of classification system seen as key to cementing assault-style rifle ban

OTTAWA — Gun-control advocates and the Trudeau government see a coming overhaul of the firearms classification system as key to cementing the recent federal move to ban assault-style rifles.
Federal government earmarking $77M to keep food-processing industry safe

Federal government earmarking $77M to keep food-processing industry safe

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has announced more than $77 million to help keep workers in the food-processing industry safe, but at least one union says the cash doesn't address the real problem.

Police investigating after fourth Quebec cellphone tower hit by suspected arson

MONTREAL — The major crimes unit of Quebec's provincial police is investigating after four cellphone towers north of Montreal were set on fire within the span of a few days.
Stormtrooper with a gun: Alberta police take down restaurant worker in costume

Stormtrooper with a gun: Alberta police take down restaurant worker in costume

LETHBRIDGE, Alta. — Police in southern Alberta are being investigated after a restaurant worker in a "Star Wars" stormtrooper costume who was carrying a plastic gun was forced to the ground and ended up with a bloody nose.
Aid package to agriculture aims $252 million at multiple pressures

Aid package to agriculture aims $252 million at multiple pressures

OTTAWA — Add chickens, mushrooms and potatoes to the ever-longer list of products being purchased by the federal government to combat the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Trudeau, Duclos must send transparency message during pandemic: info czar

Trudeau, Duclos must send transparency message during pandemic: info czar

OTTAWA — The federal information czar wants Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to tell government agencies they must strive to be transparent and accountable as they wrestle with the fallout from COVID-19.