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Trio found guilty of mischief for roles in 2022 border blockade at Coutts, Alta.

Trio found guilty of mischief for roles in 2022 border blockade at Coutts, Alta.

LETHBRIDGE, Alta. — Three men accused by the Crown of helping lead and coordinate the COVID-19 protest blockade at Coutts, Alta., in 2022 have been found guilty of mischief.
Son of hostage taker tells B.C. coroner's inquest his dad was a 'loving' person

Son of hostage taker tells B.C. coroner's inquest his dad was a 'loving' person

BURNABY, B.C. — A British Columbia coroner's jury has heard that a man who held his partner hostage and died in a spray of RCMP gunfire was a loving man who didn't have the opportunity to "get clean" from his drug addictions.
Ibrahim Ali seeks to attend his B.C. murder sentencing by video, lawyer citing safety

Ibrahim Ali seeks to attend his B.C. murder sentencing by video, lawyer citing safety

VANCOUVER — A man convicted of the first-degree murder of a 13-year-old girl wants to appear at his sentencing hearing by video over fear for his safety, his lawyer told a B.C. Supreme Court hearing on Tuesday.
U.S. killer-whale catcher has advice for B.C. rescuers — build rapport with your orca

U.S. killer-whale catcher has advice for B.C. rescuers — build rapport with your orca

ZEBALLOS, B.C.
Feds offer $5B in Indigenous loan guarantees, fall $420B short on infrastructure asks

Feds offer $5B in Indigenous loan guarantees, fall $420B short on infrastructure asks

OTTAWA — The federal government is providing up to $5 billion in loan guarantees to help Indigenous communities invest in natural resource and energy products.
Higher tobacco and vaping taxes offsets drug plan spending in federal budget

Higher tobacco and vaping taxes offsets drug plan spending in federal budget

OTTAWA — The federal government expects that its latest effort to discourage Canadians from smoking, contained in the federal budget tabled Tuesday, will generate $1.7 billion in new revenue.
Some of the winners and losers in the 2024 federal budget

Some of the winners and losers in the 2024 federal budget

The government says it will make it easier to renew or switch between cellphone plans.
Liberals raise capital gains tax on wealthiest Canadians to pay for agenda

Liberals raise capital gains tax on wealthiest Canadians to pay for agenda

OTTAWA — Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland delivered a federal budget Tuesday that keeps the deficit capped at $40 billion, thanks to higher-than-expected government revenues and new taxes that largely offset billions in new spending.
$535B budget projects $39.8B deficit, aims to restore economic fairness

$535B budget projects $39.8B deficit, aims to restore economic fairness

OTTAWA — The 2024 federal budget will provide "generational fairness" to younger Canadians by raising taxes on those who have already capitalized on Canada's economic strengths, Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland said Tuesday as she tabled the docume
Quebec court approves class action alleging opioid makers misled users about risks

Quebec court approves class action alleging opioid makers misled users about risks

MONTREAL — A Quebec Superior Court judge has authorized a class-action lawsuit against 16 pharmaceutical companies that are alleged to have misled consumers about the efficacy and dangers of opioid medications.