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Advocates say Ottawa, provinces not doing enough to help injured veterans

Advocates say Ottawa, provinces not doing enough to help injured veterans

HALIFAX — Veterans advocates in Nova Scotia are blasting the federal government for its inaction on a promise to re-introduce life-long pensions for those injured in uniform, and say the provinces aren't doing enough to fight for needed health care r
Investment community still skeptical over prospects for
Keystone XL

Investment community still skeptical over prospects for Keystone XL

CALGARY — The presidential permit for Keystone XL did little to assuage concerns Friday from the investment community that the project, which has stoked controversy since its inception nearly a decade ago, still faces a litany of challenges.

DNA evidence to be allowed in retrial of accused in teen's death

WINNIPEG — A judge says DNA evidence will be allowed at the retrial of a man accused of killing a teenage girl more than three decades ago. Mark Grant is charged with second-degree murder in the death of 13-year-old Candace Derksen.

The Friday news briefing: An at-a-glance survey of some top stories

Highlights from the news file for Friday, March 24 ——— TRUMP APPROVES KEYSTONE PIPELINE: U.S. President Donald Trump approved the Keystone X-L pipeline Friday, but analysts say there is no guarantee the controversial project will become reality.

Edmonton-area Baptist schools following law on gay-straight alliances: lawyer

EDMONTON — A lawyer with a group representing two Alberta private schools says they're following the law on gay-straight alliances.

Slow and steady only way to go on infrastructure funding, Morneau says

OTTAWA — The finance minister would like to see billions in new federal infrastructure money flow faster to provinces and cities, but Bill Morneau says that moving too fast would risk wasting money.
Liberal MP's allegedly sexist comment under review, prime minister says

Liberal MP's allegedly sexist comment under review, prime minister says

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says a "process is now properly underway" to look into a Liberal MP's allegedly sexist comment to a Conservative MP.
Man objects after surname 'Grabher' refused as licence plate in Nova Scotia

Man objects after surname 'Grabher' refused as licence plate in Nova Scotia

HALIFAX — The Nova Scotia government has withdrawn a man's eponymous personalized licence plate, saying Lorne Grabher's surname is offensive to women when viewed on his car bumper.
New Nova Scotia mother battling flesh-eating disease, family says

New Nova Scotia mother battling flesh-eating disease, family says

HALIFAX — A young Nova Scotia mother is being treated for a severe case of flesh-eating disease diagnosed days after she gave birth to her first child and was placed in an induced coma to protect her from the aggressive infection, her family says.
Trump announces at White House: I've approved the Keystone XL pipeline

Trump announces at White House: I've approved the Keystone XL pipeline

WASHINGTON — Canada's hotly debated, long-delayed Keystone XL pipeline received its elusive U.S. presidential permit from Donald Trump on Friday, eight years and six months after the initial application for it to cross the American border.