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Ottawa needs 'made-in-Canada' response to U.S. Inflation Reduction Act: climate group

Ottawa needs 'made-in-Canada' response to U.S. Inflation Reduction Act: climate group

OTTAWA — As the federal government readies its spring budget, a climate group is urging Ottawa to pursue a "made-in-Canada" response to U.S. clean energy incentives.
Halifax student charged with attempted murder as debate grows over school violence

Halifax student charged with attempted murder as debate grows over school violence

HALIFAX — A 15-year-old student was charged with two counts of attempted murder Tuesday after two staff members at a Halifax-area high school were stabbed the day before.
Adviser on unmarked graves says some landowners are refusing access for searches

Adviser on unmarked graves says some landowners are refusing access for searches

OTTAWA — As some private landowners restrict residential school survivors from performing ceremony or searching their properties for possible unmarked graves, a federal minister says Ottawa is open to legislating new protections for the possible burial sites
The USMCA's self-destruct button: review clause conjures fears of 2018 all over again

The USMCA's self-destruct button: review clause conjures fears of 2018 all over again

WASHINGTON — It's been less than three years since the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement replaced NAFTA as the law of the land in continental trade, and there are already hints of the existential anxiety that preceded it.
Hearings begin before Supreme Court on federal environmental impact assessment law

Hearings begin before Supreme Court on federal environmental impact assessment law

OTTAWA — Federal lawyers defended the government's Impact Assessment Act in the Supreme Court of Canada on Tuesday as a two-day hearing started to determine the future of how the country weighs the environmental costs of economic development.
Military expecting to save $30M per year with targeted housing benefit for troops

Military expecting to save $30M per year with targeted housing benefit for troops

OTTAWA — The Canadian Armed Forces is rolling out a new housing benefit that a senior commander says will better help troops struggling to find affordable accommodations while saving millions of dollars every year.
Vancouver park board offers tips on how to 'respect' city's coyotes

Vancouver park board offers tips on how to 'respect' city's coyotes

VANCOUVER — Now that coyote denning season is in full swing, the Vancouver park board is offering some tips for "peaceful coexistence" between the animals and humans.
Canada's passport application backlog 'completely eliminated,' minister says

Canada's passport application backlog 'completely eliminated,' minister says

OTTAWA — Families Minister Karina Gould announced today that the federal government has now "completely eliminated" the backlog of passport applications that caused major delays — and major political strife — last year.
Federal minimum wage rising to $16.65 per hour on April 1

Federal minimum wage rising to $16.65 per hour on April 1

OTTAWA — The federal minimum wage is rising to $16.65 per hour on April 1, up from $15.55. The government says the increase is based on the consumer price index, which rose 6.8 per cent in 2022.
N.W.T. diamond mine reports spill of 450 million litres of wastewater

N.W.T. diamond mine reports spill of 450 million litres of wastewater

YELLOWKNIFE — The Diavik Diamond Mine in the Northwest Territories says 450 million litres of wastewater spilled due to a broken pipeline. The spill took place on Feb.