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Vancouver Park Board says rare Snow Tower tree blooming in city park

Vancouver Park Board says rare Snow Tower tree blooming in city park

VANCOUVER — A tree described as one of the true giants of the herbaceous plant world is bringing some tropical warmth to British Columbia.
Liberals extend deadline for Trans Mountain pipeline decision to June 18

Liberals extend deadline for Trans Mountain pipeline decision to June 18

OTTAWA — The federal government is putting off plans to pass judgment on the reconsidered Trans Mountain pipeline expansion proposal for nearly a month in order to finish its consultations with Indigenous groups, says Natural Resources Minister Amarj
Legault cites equalization, hockey as reasons to be proud Canadian

Legault cites equalization, hockey as reasons to be proud Canadian

QUEBEC — As "gotcha" questions go, it was pretty mild, but Quebec Premier Francois Legault stumbled this week when asked why he is proud to be Canadian.
Supreme Court of Canada sides with police in internet child luring case

Supreme Court of Canada sides with police in internet child luring case

OTTAWA — Undercover police officers do not need to obtain a judicial warrant before using email or instant-message services to communicate with someone suspected of child luring, the Supreme Court of Canada has ruled.
Michael Wernick, clerk of the Privy Council, bids farewell to public service

Michael Wernick, clerk of the Privy Council, bids farewell to public service

OTTAWA — Michael Wernick, the clerk of the Privy Council, has bid farewell to the more than 200,000 workers in the federal public service.
Trudeau ignores Tory complaints, launches search for next Supreme Court justice

Trudeau ignores Tory complaints, launches search for next Supreme Court justice

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau officially launched the selection process to replace Supreme Court Justice Clement Gascon today, ignoring calls from the federal Conservatives to delay it.
Ontario's challenge of carbon-pricing law wraps up; judges reserve decision

Ontario's challenge of carbon-pricing law wraps up; judges reserve decision

TORONTO — Ontario's constitutional challenge to Ottawa's imposition of a carbon charge was left in the hands of five Appeal Court justices on Thursday after the hearing wrapped up with each side pressing the court to find in its favour.
Ontario court upholds stay of legal proceedings against 3 tobacco companies

Ontario court upholds stay of legal proceedings against 3 tobacco companies

TORONTO — An Ontario court has upheld an order that suspended legal proceedings against three major tobacco companies, rejecting arguments from lawyers representing Quebec smokers.
More help arriving for mother who lost 7 children in Halifax house fire

More help arriving for mother who lost 7 children in Halifax house fire

HALIFAX — More relatives of Kawthar Barho were to arrive in Canada Thursday, two months after a fast-moving Halifax house fire killed her seven children and left her husband badly burned.
In the news today, April 18

In the news today, April 18

Five stories in the news for Thursday, April 18 ——— KENNEY'S 'TURN OFF TAPS' PLEDGE HEARD IN B.C. Jason Kenney's Alberta election victory sent ripples of enthusiasm and concern across Canada Wednesday.