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Asbestos, Que., unveils four possibilities in short list for new town name

Asbestos, Que., unveils four possibilities in short list for new town name

ASBESTOS, Que. — The town of Asbestos, Que., looking to shed its link to the hazardous substance, has narrowed the search for a new name to four contenders.
Day 2 of Liberal retreat and whether to trick-or-treat: In The News for Sept. 15

Day 2 of Liberal retreat and whether to trick-or-treat: In The News for Sept. 15

In The News is a roundup of stories from The Canadian Press designed to kickstart your day. Here is what's on the radar of our editors for the morning of Sept. 15 ... What we are watching in Canada ...
COVID-19 controls tightened as cases rise and possible second wave looms

COVID-19 controls tightened as cases rise and possible second wave looms

VICTORIA — The looming prospect of a second wave of COVID-19 this fall has governments cautiously monitoring daily infection rates as economies restart and students return to school.
Progressive Conservatives win majority in New Brunswick's pandemic election

Progressive Conservatives win majority in New Brunswick's pandemic election

QUISPAMSIS, N.B. — New Brunswick's Progressive Conservatives won a majority government on Monday, concluding a highly unusual election race — the first in Canada since the emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The latest on the New Brunswick provincial election

The latest on the New Brunswick provincial election

FREDERICTON — Here is the latest news on the New Brunswick election. All times local. --- 11:05 p.m. With all votes counted, Elections New Brunswick is confirming that the Progressive Conservatives have won 27 ridings and the Liberals have won 17.
Bloc Quebecois leader and caucus isolating after staffer catches COVID-19

Bloc Quebecois leader and caucus isolating after staffer catches COVID-19

OTTAWA — Bloc Quebecois Leader Yves-Francois Blanchet and almost his entire caucus went into self-isolation Monday after a member of his staff tested positive for COVID-19.
Trudeau cabinet meets to discuss rebuilding amid rising number of COVID-19 cases

Trudeau cabinet meets to discuss rebuilding amid rising number of COVID-19 cases

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau warned Canadians against relaxing their guard against COVID-19 as he and his cabinet kicked off two days of closed-door meetings to discuss the pandemic and how to lead the country through a second wave.

Hot tubs and meat: Alberta RCMP investigating heists by trucks with bogus papers

BROOKS, Alta. — Mounties in Alberta are trying to find a transport truck operating under a bogus business name that picked up $230,000 worth of beef then disappeared. RCMP say suspicions were raised Aug.
Saskatchewan judge's stop at teepee camp could raise perception of bias: expert

Saskatchewan judge's stop at teepee camp could raise perception of bias: expert

REGINA — An experienced defence lawyer says a Saskatchewan judge's attendance at an Indigenous demonstration after he ruled on it could expose the court to potential allegations of bias.
U.S. wildfire smoke blankets B.C., wafts east to Alberta, affecting air quality

U.S. wildfire smoke blankets B.C., wafts east to Alberta, affecting air quality

Vancouver's air quality is among the worst in the world, Environment Canada said Monday, as wildfire smoke continued to waft across the border from the United States, even reaching parts of Alberta.