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New Brunswick balks at skyrocketing cost of hosting 2021 Francophonie Games

New Brunswick balks at skyrocketing cost of hosting 2021 Francophonie Games

FREDERICTON — The 2021 Francophonie Games, expected to attract athletes from around the world, may prove too costly for New Brunswick's new Tory government.
'Both things are true:' Science, Indigenous wisdom seek common ground

'Both things are true:' Science, Indigenous wisdom seek common ground

The berries tasted different. The blueberries and cranberries didn't look the same either. When elders from Fort McKay near Alberta's oilsands went to their traditional picking areas, things just didn't feel right. They knew something was off.
Bitter gymnast made false sex assault allegations, defence argues in Brubaker case

Bitter gymnast made false sex assault allegations, defence argues in Brubaker case

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Mandatory payments for minor offences unconstitutional, top court rules

Mandatory payments for minor offences unconstitutional, top court rules

OTTAWA — The Supreme Court of Canada has struck down a law that forced people convicted of crimes to pay surcharges that help victims, saying the mandatory fee amounts to cruel and unusual punishment.
B.C. forest industry wraps Asia trade mission in China after minister pulls out

B.C. forest industry wraps Asia trade mission in China after minister pulls out

VANCOUVER — Delegates from British Columbia's forest industry have concluded what they characterize as a successful trade mission to Asia despite tensions over the arrest of Huawei chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou in Canada.
Lower-than-expected parcel volumes helping cut into backlog, says Canada Post

Lower-than-expected parcel volumes helping cut into backlog, says Canada Post

OTTAWA — With a little over a week before Christmas, Canada Post says it is starting to catch up on parcel deliveries that have been delayed by rotating strikes over the past two months.
In the news today, Dec. 14

In the news today, Dec. 14

Four stories in the news for Friday, Dec.
Police across Canada probe bomb threats as U.S. authorities dismiss 'hoax'

Police across Canada probe bomb threats as U.S. authorities dismiss 'hoax'

TORONTO — Police forces in cities across Canada investigated multiple bomb threats on Thursday as authorities in the U.S. said similar threats sent to dozens of locations appeared to be a hoax.

Absolute discharge for B.C. man who is also accused of assaulting sex workers

VERNON, B.C. — The Crown says a man who faces a series of charges including alleged assaults of sex workers has been given an absolute discharge in a separate allegation against him by a judge in Vernon, B.C. The B.C.
Tory senators stalling laws for political advantage, Independents say

Tory senators stalling laws for political advantage, Independents say

OTTAWA — Conservative senators are being accused of deliberately stalling Liberal government legislation to keep it in the public eye for political benefit.