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Banning of junk food sales in Canadian schools having a positive effect: study

Banning of junk food sales in Canadian schools having a positive effect: study

HALIFAX — In Canada's ongoing battle against childhood obesity, one simple weapon appears to be working.
Pain drove B.C. woman and 'thousands' to street drugs after medication cut off

Pain drove B.C. woman and 'thousands' to street drugs after medication cut off

VANCOUVER — Desperate for relief from unbearable pain following knee surgery, Lorna Bird says she was forced to buy drugs from the Downtown Eastside streets of Vancouver when her doctor stopped prescribing an opioid in response to new standards aimed

No winning ticket for Saturday night's $9.4 million Lotto 649 jackpot

TORONTO — No winning ticket was sold for the $9.4 million jackpot in Saturday night's Lotto 649 draw. However, the guaranteed $1 million prize was claimed by a ticket holder in Ontario.
Trudeau celebrates St-Jean-Baptiste day in Montreal with his family

Trudeau celebrates St-Jean-Baptiste day in Montreal with his family

MONTREAL — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was among the many people attending Fete nationale celebrations in Quebec on Saturday. Trudeau was mobbed by crowds as he visited a street party in his Montreal riding with his wife and three children.
Fisheries department looking into right whale deaths in the Gulf of St. Lawrence

Fisheries department looking into right whale deaths in the Gulf of St. Lawrence

MONCTON, N.B. — The federal fisheries department is trying to figure out what caused the recent deaths of several endangered right whales in the waters off eastern Canada.
Scheer names rookie MP as Quebec lieutenant

Scheer names rookie MP as Quebec lieutenant

VICTORIAVILLE, Que. — Conservative leader Andrew Scheer has named a rookie MP as his Quebec lieutenant. Scheer announced Saturday that Alain Rayes will be his political lieutenant in the province.
Offspring of Toronto's famous capybaras named after members of Rush

Offspring of Toronto's famous capybaras named after members of Rush

TORONTO — The offspring of Toronto's wandering capybaras now have names — Alex, Geddy and Neil, for members of the band Rush. The High Park Zoo says the "capybabies" were born in February to famed escape artists Bonnie and Clyde.
Trudeau to march in Toronto Pride Parade for a second time

Trudeau to march in Toronto Pride Parade for a second time

TORONTO — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will be returning to one of Canada's largest Pride celebrations this weekend.

No winning ticket for Friday night's $10 million Lotto Max jackpot

TORONTO — No winning ticket was sold for the $10 million jackpot in Friday night's Lotto Max draw. That means the jackpot for the next draw on June 30 will grow to approximately $15 million. The Canadian Press
Power still off for 200 properties in Red Deer after Tuesday's windstorm

Power still off for 200 properties in Red Deer after Tuesday's windstorm

RED DEER, Alta. — Officials in Red Deer, Alta., say it will take more than a month to clean up the city following a bad storm earlier this week. As of Friday, there are still about 200 properties without power.