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Trudeau sets date for first of five byelections this year

Trudeau sets date for first of five byelections this year

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has set the date for a byelection in an Ottawa riding left vacant by the death of Mauril Belanger. The byelection will be held April 3.

Muslim group concerned about 'hateful gathering' outside Toronto mosque

TORONTO — A national Islamic group is expressing alarm about a small anti-Muslim protest held Friday in front of a Toronto mosque.
Federal government abandons Sable Island wind project 15 years after its launch

Federal government abandons Sable Island wind project 15 years after its launch

HALIFAX — The harsh conditions and extreme isolation of Sable Island has forced Ottawa to abandon a wind project on the iconic crescent-shaped sandbar — more than 15 years after it launched the initiative.
Newly open Trump tower a beacon of controversy in multicultural Vancouver

Newly open Trump tower a beacon of controversy in multicultural Vancouver

VANCOUVER — When developer Joo Kim Tiah announced in 2013 that his spiralling skyscraper project in Vancouver would bear Donald Trump's name, the main controversy was whether the glitzy luxury hotel was at odds with the city's reputation as a home of

No winning ticket for Saturday night's $13 million Lotto 649 jackpot

TORONTO — No winning ticket was sold for Saturday night's $13 million Lotto 649 jackpot. However, the guaranteed $1 million prize went to a ticket holder in the Prairies. The jackpot for the next Lotto 649 draw on Feb.

Enbridge suspects construction in area caused pipeline leak near Edmonton

EDMONTON — Enbridge (TSX:ENB) says it believes a pipeline that leaked near Edmonton was struck by another company doing construction in the area.
Hundreds attend funeral Saturday for the man behind "Sharkwater" documentary

Hundreds attend funeral Saturday for the man behind "Sharkwater" documentary

Toronto filmmaker Rob Stewart, who died while scuba diving off the coast of Florida, was remembered Saturday as a lovable scamp who channelled his passion for the environment into a global movement.

Man sentenced to life for deaths of couple and grandchild assaulted in jail

CALGARY — A man sentenced to spend the rest of his life behind bars for the murder of a Calgary couple and their grandson has been assaulted in jail, according to his lawyer.

Councillor to be reprimanded for calling constituent 'sexy gramma'

The mayor of Cambridge, Ont., will publicly reprimand a city councillor who admitted to making lewd comments to one of his constituents. The city's integrity commissioner ruled earlier this month that Coun.
Canadians voice support for Muslims amid 'hatred' unleashed on Liberal MPs

Canadians voice support for Muslims amid 'hatred' unleashed on Liberal MPs

OTTAWA — Canada's Muslim community felt the embrace of an outpouring of support Friday in the wake of stinging personal attacks against a member of Parliament who sponsored a motion to condemn and combat Islamophobia, even as negative reaction to the