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Saskatchewan Catholic School Boards Association to appeal ruling on funding

SASKATOON — The Saskatchewan Catholic School Boards Association says it will appeal a judge’s decision to ban funding non-Catholic students in Catholic schools.

Former Sally Ann executive found guilty of selling donations to black market

TORONTO — A former Salvation Army executive diverted truckloads of donations received by the charity to the black market as part of scheme to make money, a Toronto court has ruled.

Nova Scotia's governing Liberals pull campaign ad suggesting May 30 election

HALIFAX — Nova Scotia's premier did his best to laugh off a gaffe apparently revealing the provincial election date, after a campaign video was posted to the Liberal party's website Friday.

Federally-backed study on social impact of arts to be used to justify funding

OTTAWA — As the federal government looks to new ways to fund social programs, the arts community is looking for new ways of its own to justify why it deserves money.

Program to study ways to help soldiers transition back to civilian life

FREDERICTON — A Canada-wide research study is being launched with the aim of helping members of the Canadian Armed Forces and veterans transition to civilian life.

Ottawa runs $11.5B deficit over first 11 months of 16-17 fiscal year

OTTAWA — The federal government ran a deficit of $11.5 billion over the first 11 months of its 2016-17 fiscal year, putting it well ahead of its spring budget forecast with one month to go. The result compared with a surplus of $7.

Appeal court tosses out conviction of man found guilty of molesting young girls

CHARLOTTETOWN — A P.E.I. man found guilty of molesting his three stepdaughters has had his conviction overturned after an appeal court found problems with the length of time it took to get videotaped statements from the girls.

Canadian gross domestic product flat in February after hot start to 2017

OTTAWA — Canadian economic growth took a pause in February after the break-neck pace seen at the start the year.

Halifax mayor moonlights as stand-up comic for comedy festival Saturday

Halifax's mayor will try his hand at stand-up comedy this weekend. Mike Savage, known for his off-the-cuff jokes and one-liners in council chambers, will take his humour to the stage of the Halifax Comedy Fest.
A 'roller-coaster of emotions' for Fort McMurray man who lost home, won lottery

A 'roller-coaster of emotions' for Fort McMurray man who lost home, won lottery

FORT MCMURRAY, Alta. — Between May and December of last year, Chris Flett went through two life-changing events: his house burned down and he won the lottery.