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Nova Scotia to allow 'X' as gender option on birth certificates

HALIFAX — Nova Scotians who don't exclusively identify as male or female will have the option of choosing 'X' on their birth certificates under changes proposed by the province.
Why one unlikely New Brunswicker is prohibited by law from voting

Why one unlikely New Brunswicker is prohibited by law from voting

FREDERICTON — When New Brunswickers head to the polls Monday, one person will be prohibited entirely from casting a ballot: The woman in charge of the vote.
Manitoba should focus more on prevention to reduce kids in child welfare: report

Manitoba should focus more on prevention to reduce kids in child welfare: report

WINNIPEG — A report commissioned by the Manitoba government is recommending the province reduce the nation's highest number of kids in child welfare by focusing more on supporting troubled families than on taking away their children.

A timeline of events in the Toronto council-cutting saga

TORONTO — A timeline of events in the battle between the Ontario government and Toronto over the size of the city's council.

Dash cam video shows frightening near-miss on Newfoundland highway

PORT AUX BASQUES, N.L. — A dash cam video showing a frightening near-miss on Newfoundland's west coast is getting a lot of views online.

Man arrested after Independent candidate's election poster shot up in Quebec City

QUEBEC — A 26-year-old Quebec City man has been arrested after the election poster of an Independent candidate was shot up. Local police say the act did not meet criteria to be considered a hate crime.
Canadian crabs with bad attitude threaten coastal Maine ecosystem

Canadian crabs with bad attitude threaten coastal Maine ecosystem

BIDDEFORD, Maine — Canadians are known as friendly folks, but these crabby brutes migrating from Canadian waters to coastal Maine are better suited for the hockey rink.
In the news today, Sept. 19

In the news today, Sept. 19

Five stories in the news for Wednesday, Sept.
Ontario won't push through new council-cutting bill if granted stay, court hears

Ontario won't push through new council-cutting bill if granted stay, court hears

TORONTO — The next twist in the convoluted battle over the Ontario government's plan to cut the size of Toronto city council is expected Wednesday.

Fuel from derailed locomotive in Manitoba leaks into river, clean-up underway

WINNIPEG — A train that derailed in northern Manitoba on Saturday that killed a railway worker is leaking diesel fuel into the Metishto River. Manitoba Sustainable Development says the fuel is from one of the locomotives.