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B.C. forest industry grasps for hope amid seven-month strike, shutdowns, changes

B.C. forest industry grasps for hope amid seven-month strike, shutdowns, changes

VICTORIA — The crisis facing British Columbia's forest industry is intensifying as markets decline, mills shut and a strike involving 3,000 forestry workers enters its seventh month.

New fisheries minister visits B.C. slide site, says it's her 'top priority'

LILLOOET, B.C. — Federal Fisheries Minister Bernadette Jordan visited the site of a massive landslide in British Columbia's Fraser River on Friday in her first official trip since being appointed to the role late last year.
Eastern Newfoundland reeling, search paused for missing man after blizzard

Eastern Newfoundland reeling, search paused for missing man after blizzard

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — Eastern Newfoundland struggled Saturday to remove record-breaking snowdrifts and searchers combed through a wooded area for a missing man following a blizzard that paralyzed much of the Avalon peninsula. Christina Smith, 60, a St.
Disrespectful that Horgan won't meet during northern B.C. tour: hereditary chief

Disrespectful that Horgan won't meet during northern B.C. tour: hereditary chief

HOUSTON, B.C. — It's disrespectful that Premier John Horgan won't meet with five hereditary chiefs who oppose a natural gas pipeline while he is touring northern British Columbia, says the highest-ranking chief.

Royal deal clears way for Harry, Meghan part-time Canada move: experts

VANCOUVER — A deal reached by Prince Harry and his wife, Meghan, with Buckingham Palace helps clear the way for their planned part-time move to Canada, royal watchers said Saturday.

Quebec's police watchdog opens case after man shot dead by officer in Shawinigan

MONTREAL — Quebec's police watchdog is investigating after provincial police fatally shot a man Friday night in the city of Shawinigan, about 167 kilometres northeast of Montreal. Police received a 9-1-1 call around 9:30 p.m.
Trudeau, ministers head to Winnipeg for cabinet retreat, western outreach

Trudeau, ministers head to Winnipeg for cabinet retreat, western outreach

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is reviving his practice of holding periodic cabinet retreats outside the nation's capital — an exercise in regional outreach that his office maintains is worth the added cost of ferrying ministers around the co
Will claims of illegal party financing sink Charest's hopes of political comeback?

Will claims of illegal party financing sink Charest's hopes of political comeback?

MONTREAL — While former Quebec premier Jean Charest mulls a leadership bid for the Conservative Party of Canada, recently unsealed police warrants have given his political opponents plenty of ammunition.
Audit to test federal government on oversight of student-loans program

Audit to test federal government on oversight of student-loans program

OTTAWA — Canada's auditor general is examining how the government manages billions of dollars in the Canada Student Loans program, and whether it's helping students be smarter about their financial decisions, newly disclosed documents show.

Ontario ticket takes Friday night's $50 million Lotto Max jackpot

TORONTO — A single winning ticket was sold in Ontario for the $50 million jackpot in Friday night's Lotto Max draw. The draw also offered two Maxmillion prizes of $1 million each, but neither were won. The jackpot for the next Lotto max draw on Jan.