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Banff tourism report seeks fewer private vehicles, more public transit in park

Banff tourism report seeks fewer private vehicles, more public transit in park

BANFF, Alta. — Banff tourism officials have joined the call for better management of visitor traffic in the most heavily visited parts of the national park.

What you need to know about Canada's Leopard 2 tanks

OTTAWA — Canada is facing pressure to send some of its Leopard 2 battle tanks to Ukraine after Germany said it would donate some of the weapons and approve requests from other countries that have the same equipment.
Poison pen: Quebec woman pleads guilty to sending Trump, others ricin-laced letters

Poison pen: Quebec woman pleads guilty to sending Trump, others ricin-laced letters

WASHINGTON — A Quebec woman accused of sending a poisoned letter to former president Donald Trump sounded resigned to her fate Wednesday as she grudgingly pleaded guilty to biological weapons charges and agreed to a sentence of nearly 22 years behind
New high-efficiency diesel plant opens in N.W.T. community

New high-efficiency diesel plant opens in N.W.T. community

ŁUTSEL K'E — A new high-efficiency diesel power plant has opened in Lutsel K'e in the Northwest Territories. It's expected to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by about 100 tonnes every year and allow for the future addition of renewable energy.
Judge wrong not to sentence engineer to jail for sex assault: Appeal Court

Judge wrong not to sentence engineer to jail for sex assault: Appeal Court

QUEBEC — A Quebec judge's widely criticized decision to give an engineer who pleaded guilty to sexual assault a conditional discharge was wrong, the province's Court of Appeal said Wednesday as it instead imposed a 12-month sentence.
Pressure builds for Canada to send tanks to Ukraine after Germany gives OK

Pressure builds for Canada to send tanks to Ukraine after Germany gives OK

OTTAWA — Pressure is building for Canada to send some of its Leopard 2 battle tanks to Ukraine after Germany decided to provide the heavy weapons and allow other countries to do the same.
Hockey team of preteen Ukrainian refugees heads to tournament in Quebec City

Hockey team of preteen Ukrainian refugees heads to tournament in Quebec City

MONTREAL — Sean Bérubé said he thought it was a joke when he was first asked to help assemble a team of Ukrainian preteen refugees, displaced by war and spread out across Europe, to play in a renowned Quebec City hockey tournament.
Weather a factor in fatal 2021 crash of plane towing marriage banner in Montreal: TSB

Weather a factor in fatal 2021 crash of plane towing marriage banner in Montreal: TSB

MONTREAL — A fatal crash near Old Montreal in 2021 of a small plane towing a marriage proposal banner was caused by several factors including weather and engine trouble, the Transportation Safety Board of Canada concluded in a report released Wednesd
Resist urge to 'tickle' the snowpack as slide risk increases, avalanche survivor says

Resist urge to 'tickle' the snowpack as slide risk increases, avalanche survivor says

VANCOUVER — Twenty years after he survived being buried in a deadly avalanche in British Columbia's backcountry, Ken Wylie is urging people to be cautious and aware while dealing with a similarly unstable snowpack this year.
A timeline of the avalanche hazard in B.C., where five people are dead

A timeline of the avalanche hazard in B.C., where five people are dead

VANCOUVER — Five people have been killed in British Columbia avalanches this month. Forecasters have compared this season’s snowpack with the conditions of 2003, one of the worst years on record for fatalities.