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OTTAWA – The Aboriginal Peoples Television Network is the winner of the 2020 Michener Award for a series on the child-welfare system. The award, which was founded in 1970 by then-governor general Roland Michener to honour excellence in public service journalism, was announced at a virtual ceremony on Thursday. Called […]

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EDMONTON – The federal and Alberta governments have signed an agreement with a company that could lead to a $1.3 billion hydrogen plant being built in Edmonton. Two federal ministers, Alberta Premier Jason Kenney and Edmonton mayor Don Iveson announced Wednesday a memorandum of understanding with Air Products Canada to […]

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MONTREAL – Air Canada says its senior executives have chosen to return their 2020 bonuses in response to “public disappointment.” The airline company says in a news release the president and CEO, as well as executive vice-presidents of Air Canada, have volunteered to return their bonuses and share appreciation units. […]

Jeff Bezos will ride his own rocket into space next month, joining the first crew to fly in a Blue Origin capsule. The Amazon founder announced Monday he will launch July 20 from Texas along with his firefighter brother Mark. Also making the 10-minute up-and-down hop will be the highest […]

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OTTAWA – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is promising municipal leaders federal backing and resources to- ward efforts to address the high cost of housing that he says is creating a crisis for young and middle-class families. The cost of housing has risen across the country driven by a mix of […]

By Hillel Italie
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NEW YORK (AP) – Through the first year of the pandemic, the country’s independent booksellers have – so far – avoided disaster. On Thursday, the American Booksellers Association told The Associated Press that membership increased from 1,635 to 1,701 since May 2020, the additions a combination of brand-new stores and […]

By Raf Casert
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BRUSSELS (AP) – European Union and U.S. top trade officials on Thursday further cemented recent advances on some key differences that have soured trans-Atlantic relations over the past few years. EU trade ministers used a virtual meeting with U.S. trade representative Katherine Tai to highlight the breakthroughs in the longstanding […]

By Alicia Rancilio
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NEW YORK (AP) – Pink is grappling with the fact that her 9-year-old daughter, Willow, with husband Carey Hart, is on the cusp of the tween years. “It’s still the salad days, she’s still my baby,” said Pink in an interview over Zoom. “But she’s starting to ask me questions […]

TORONTO – Celine Dion says after being “locked up” during the COVID-19 pandemic this songbird is ready to fly. The Quebecois vocal powerhouse says she spent a large part of the past year and a half with her kids having “old- fashioned family fun” playing soccer and swimming in the […]

Greyhound Canada is permanently cutting all bus routes across the country, shutting down the intercity bus carrier’s operations in Canada after nearly a century of service. The motor coach company said its remaining routes in Ontario and Quebec will cease permanently on Thursday. Its American affiliate, Greyhound Lines, Inc., will […]

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DETROIT – The U.S. government’s auto safety agency is investigating multiple complaints about steering failures that could affect more than 1.1 million Honda Accord sedans. In documents posted Monday, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says it received 31 complaints about the problem, and Honda has 77 more. Owners complained […]

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Canada’s farmland market remained strong and stable during a year marked by economic turbulence caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the latest Farm Credit Canada (FCC) Farmland Values Report. The average value of Canadian farmland increased by 5.4 per cent in 2020, slightly more than the 5.2 per cent […]