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Protests and marches sparked by RCMP arrest at B.C. pipeline protest camp

Duelling protests outside Calgary headquarters (Photo by Tom Ross) By Terri Theodore THE CANADIAN PRESS The arrest of 14 people at an Indigenous blockade in a remote area of northern British Columbia became a flash point Tuesday that sparked protests across the country. Protesters delayed Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s speech ...

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Trudeau says it’s worth ‘pointing out’ similarities between Scheer and Harper

By Janice Dickson THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA- Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says Andrew Scheer’s Conservative party is in the exact same place it was under Stephen Harper’s leadership and that’s why he and his Liberals will continue “pointing out” the similarities. The Liberal party put the Harper stamp on Scheer ...

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First Nations win case over $4 benefit from Ontario, federal governments 

By Alanna Rizza THE CANADIAN PRESS SUDBURY, Ont.-The provincial and federal governments have been short-changing First Nations in Ontario for more than a century, a superior court judge ruled last week as she ordered long-stagnant annual payments be raised. The court found that the Crown has “a mandatory and reviewable ...

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CN Rail lining up pilot plant partners to make oilsands bitumen pucks

CANADIAN PRESS CALGARY-Canadian National Railway Co. says it is planning to build a pilot plant worth up to $50 million next year to create pucks made of oilsands bitumen to transport by rail and ships to customers around the world. CN has been working for years on a technology that ...

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Trade war, profits, marijuana: Markets saw it all in 2018 

By Alex Veiga THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Wall Street started 2018 strong, buoyed by a growing economy and corporate profits. It isn’t ending that way. U.S. stocks climbed to new highs early, shook off a sudden, steep drop by spring and rode a wave of tax cut-juiced corporate earnings growth to ...

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Tribe seeks to build Virginia’s first casino in Norfolk 

By Ben Finley THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NORFOLK, Va.-The Indian tribe that greeted English settlers at Jamestown and claims Pocahontas among its lineage said Wednesday that it hopes to open Virginia’s first casino in the city of Norfolk. Pamunkey Indian Tribe spokesman Jay Smith said the tribe is eyeing about 20 ...

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NAFTA drama earns Chrystia Freeland CP’s Business Newsmaker of 2018 

By Mike Blanchfield THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA- There will be drama. Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland took pains to predict that in a lengthy August 2017 speech that spelled out Canada’s goals at the start of the North American Free Trade Agreement talks with Mexico and the volatile Trump administration. ...

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MGM: Massachusetts casino drew 1 million visitors in 6 weeks

SPRINGFIELD, Mass.- One million visitors checked out Massachusetts’ first resort casino in its first six weeks of operation, MGM Springfield officials reported Thursday. The company reported the attendance figures and other early results for the casino that opened Aug. 24 near the Connecticut state line to state gambling regulators reviewing ...

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