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National Parks proving less popular once Canada 150 free entry ended

National Parks proving less popular once Canada 150 free entry ended

OTTAWA — If you make it free, they will come. Parks Canada's free entry program for the country's 150th birthday saw Canadians and other visitors flock to national parks and historic sites in record numbers. An extra 2.
Data suggests violence rising in Winnipeg remand jail; union says meth a factor

Data suggests violence rising in Winnipeg remand jail; union says meth a factor

WINNIPEG — Newly obtained statistics point to increasing violence at the Winnipeg Remand Centre and the union that represents correctional workers says methamphetamine use is a major factor.
'Blow themselves up:' Police worried about butane hash oil extractions at home

'Blow themselves up:' Police worried about butane hash oil extractions at home

CALGARY — Alberta law enforcement officials say they are worried that the legalization of marijuana could lead to potentially explosive consequences for users taking a do-it-yourself approach to making cannabis derivatives at home.
Disturbing school bullying videos are a teachable moment, advocates say

Disturbing school bullying videos are a teachable moment, advocates say

Advocates say shocking new videos showing extreme bullying offer parents and educators an opportunity to teach young witnesses the importance of bystander intervention.
Future of World Trade Organization splits leaders at Asia-Pacific summit

Future of World Trade Organization splits leaders at Asia-Pacific summit

PORT MORESBY, Papua New Guinea — Disagreement over the body that resolves global trade disputes split Asia-Pacific countries at an international economic summit, leaving the annual gathering the victim of a trade war between the world's two biggest e

Trudeau says he won't negotiate in public on future of LGBTQ rights in USMCA

PORT MORESBY, Papua New Guinea — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau isn't saying what he is willing to do to keep a provision protecting labour rights for lesbian, gay, bisexual and queer workers inside a renewed North American free trade pact.
Grassroots video rants and Braveheart spoofs engage B.C. referendum voters

Grassroots video rants and Braveheart spoofs engage B.C. referendum voters

VICTORIA — Homemade videos by a Vancouver filmmaker featuring scenes of his toddler's escapades and shots of a friend's Pomeranian named Nacho are fast becoming the indie hit of British Columbia's electoral reform referendum.

No winning ticket for Saturday night's $9.3 million Lotto 649 jackpot

TORONTO — No winning ticket was sold for the $9.3 million jackpot in Saturday night's Lotto 649 draw. However, the guaranteed $1 million prize was claimed by a ticket holder somewhere on the Prairies. The jackpot for the next Lotto 649 draw on Nov.
Children of migrants living in U.S. pushing up American asylum-seeker numbers

Children of migrants living in U.S. pushing up American asylum-seeker numbers

OTTAWA — As Canada grapples with an influx of irregular asylum seekers, statistics show a growing number of people seeking refugee protection in Canada are Americans.
Canadian military's template for perfect recruits outdated: Vance

Canadian military's template for perfect recruits outdated: Vance

HALIFAX — The man who leads the Canadian Armed Forces says military leaders have failed to grasp the importance of recruiting more women and minorities, partly because they have for too long relied on an antiquated template for recruits. Gen.