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  • Time change this weekend

    570 News and The Canadian Press 1

    It’s almost time to spring forward.

  • Dr. Natalia Lishchyna is shown in this undated handout photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO, Emma Masterman

    Conservatives watch for promised openness as party nominations begin

    Jennifer Ditchburn, The Canadian Press 0

    OTTAWA – Conservatives across the country are watching closely to see whether party brass live up to their promise of fair and open nominations, as the first races quietly get underway in the lead-up to the 2015 election. While incumbents were protected from challengers during the minority government years, this is the first time nominations

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  • Jim Iker, President of the British Columbia Teachers Federation, speaks in a Sept., 9, 2013 photo in Vancouver. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

    B.C. government, teachers in renewed talks after an 89 per-cent strike vote

    The Canadian Press, Keven Drews, The Canadian Press, and Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press 0

    VICTORIA – Now that contract negotiations with British Columbia teachers have reached the next phase with an 89 per strike mandate, the education minister says he’s looking forward to seeing contract demands from the union. Peter Fassbender said Friday government negotiators have been essentially negotiating with themselves because their offer is the only one on

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  • Fireball explodes over Yellowknife and witness says it turned night sky blue

    The Canadian Press 0

    MONTREAL – A fireball exploded and lit up the skies over Yellowknife early Thursday morning, but was not believed to have caused any damage. One expert compared it to a similar incident that took place over Montreal last November. An image of the explosion was posted on the website of Spaceweather.com. It was captured by

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  • Financial services industry needs to recruit more women, says top BMO execs

    Linda Nguyen, The Canadian Press 0

    TORONTO – Julie Barker-Merz recalls shooting up the corporate ladder very quickly when she started at the bank nearly two decades ago. But by the time she became a manager in her mid-30s, she was no longer ascending while her male counterparts kept moving up. Now the vice-president and chief operating office at BMO Insurance,

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  • Pipelines feed crude oil into in the tank farm at the Enbridge Pipelines oil terminal facility in Hardisty, Alta., June 20, 2007. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Larry MacDougal

    National Energy Board approves Enbridge’s Line 9 reversal plan

    canadian.press and Christine Clark 0

    The National Energy Board has approved energy giant Enbridge’s plan to reverse the flow and increase the capacity of a pipeline that has been running between southern Ontario and Montreal for years. This includes Waterloo Region and has the Grand River Indigenous Solidarity group speaking out. They claim, “The pipeline was not built to transport

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  • Hillary Clinton says little to reassure Calgary crowd on Keystone

    Bill Graveland, The Canadian Press 0

    CALGARY – Former U.S. secretary of state Hillary Clinton says whatever the decision on the proposed Keystone XL pipeline, it’s important that Canada and the United States retain a good working relationship. “I think it’s important not to let whatever that decision is on one pipeline colour the potential for co-operation … between the United

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  • Highlights of Alberta’s 2014-15 budget

    The Canadian Press 0

    EDMONTON – Some highlights from the 2014-2015 Alberta budget: The bottom line: A $1.1-billion surplus on day-to-day operations — the first surplus in six years — but government is borrowing $6 billion this year for schools, roads and hospitals. Total forecasted debt of $21 billion by the end of 2017. Taxpayers: No new taxes or

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  • Prison service ordered to rethink cuts to program that helps sex offenders

    The Canadian Press 0

    OTTAWA – The Conservative government is asking the federal prison service to rethink funding cuts to a program that helps sex offenders from abusing more people. Circles of Support and Accountability recently learned it would no longer receive $2.2 million from the Correctional Service of Canada to help run 18 programs across the country. Roxanne

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  • Manitoba Finance Minister Jennifer Howard answers media questions about the Provincial Budget at the Legislature in Winnipeg, Thursday, March 6, 2014. THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods

    Highlights of Manitoba budget

    The Canadian Press 0

    WINNIPEG – Highlights of the Manitoba budget: Bonus for employers who take on apprentices for first time. ___ Low-cost loans to help people buy winter tires. ___ $5.5 million to boost child-care spaces and improve wages. ___ Increased small business venture capital tax credit. ___ Increased rental benefit for people on social assistance. ___ Government

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