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WASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump on Friday signed a $400 billion budget deal that sharply boosts spending and swells the federal deficit, ending a brief federal government shutdown that happened while most Americans were home in bed and most government offices were closed, anyway.
In this photo taken on Thursday, March 16, 2017, a migrant stands between tents at the Moria refugee detention center on the northeastern Greek island of Lesbos. Thanassis Stavrakis / AP. Bookmark and Share. Change text size for the story. Print. Report an error. ATHENS, Greece -- The United Nations ...

Municipal budget workshop wrapped up Friday afternoon after council cut an additional $525,000 from the proposed budget. Administration presented a proposed overall 2018 budget of $775 million; $252 million from the Capital Budget (CB) and $433.8 million from the Operating Budget (OB).
HALIFAX -- Former New Democrat MP Peter Stoffer is apologizing for any offensive behaviour, a day after allegations of inappropriate touching and kissing were levelled against him by women during his time in Ottawa. The popular former politician held a news conference in Halifax today where he said he ...
The view of downtown Fort McMurray from the seventh floor of the Jubilee Centre on Tuesday, December 19, 2017. Vincent McDermott/Fort McMurray Today/Postmedia Network. Bookmark and Share. Change text size for the story. Print. Report an error. After sinking to its lowest level in nearly three years, ...
A Newfoundland man who lost everything in the 2016 wildfires that ripped through Fort McMurray is able to finish rebuilding his home, thanks to a $1-million lottery win. "It's pretty awesome looking at the bank account with all those zeros," said Bill Pendergast at a ceremonial presentation by the Atlantic ...

Ashley Chisholm, 38, was found dead in a home near 104 Loutit Rd. around 8:30 p.m. Sunday night. Police issued a Canada-wide arrest warrant for a suspect after an autopsy completed in Edmonton Tuesday confirmed Chisholm's death was a homicide. Jared Lee White, 30, of Fort McMurray was arrested ...
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- One-year-old Lucas Warren's contagious smile won over executives at Gerber baby food who have made him their "spokesbaby" this year. Lucas is Gerber's first spokesbaby with Down syndrome in the company's 91-year history.
OTTAWA -- Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says an off-the-cuff remark he made during a town hall meeting about making the word mankind more inclusive was an attempt at humour that backfired -- a joke that he now appears to regret. In an exchange between Trudeau and a woman asking about religious ...
A Fort McMurray restaurant owner is thanking Premier Rachel Notley after the province announced they are putting a cork on the flow of B.C. wines coming to Alberta. Karen Collins, the owner of Asti Trattoria Italiana, dropped B.C. wines from her downtown restaurant on Feb. 1, six days before Notley's ...
This year's Bob Ewert Memorial Dinner will feature a keynote by the man who oversaw the evacuation of 88,000 residents of Fort McMurray during the 2016 wildfires. Darby Allen served as Fort McMurray's fire chief in the midst of the wildfires. He has since become a celebrated speaker on the topic of ...
MORE FORT McMURRAY NEWS: Fort McMurray man has goal to create 365 videos about achieving his goals; MORE FORT McMURRAY NEWS: Fort McMurray restaurant boycotts B.C. wine over pipeline spat; MORE FORT McMURRAY NEWS: New labour rules pay people to 'sit on the couch,' says ...
An autopsy has determined a man whose body was found in a Fort McMurray residence over the weekend was the victim of homicide. On Thursday, police arrested a suspect. Jared Lee White, 30, of Fort McMurray, was previously wanted on a Canada-wide warrant for second-degree murder. Police said ...
A worker at Cenovus Energy's Christina Lake oilsands site in northern Alberta was killed Tuesday night. The incident at 10:20 p.m. involved a hauling truck and happened as a drilling rig was being moved at the site, the company said in a release. The name and the age of the worker is not being publicly ...
Fort McMurray — According to the largest shopping retailer on the Internet, Fort McMurray is the most romantic city in Alberta and fifth in Canada. Amazon Canada released its list of the 20 most romantic cities in Canada Monday, with the oilsands city reaching the list for the first time since the website started ...
According to the largest shopping retailer on the Internet, Fort McMurray is the most romantic city in Alberta and fifth in Canada. Amazon Canada released its list of the 20 most romantic cities in Canada Monday, with the oilsands city reaching the list for the first time since the website started releasing its ...
An autopsy has been scheduled later this week for a man found dead at a home in Fort McMurray on Sunday night. Mounties responded to a disturbance call at a residence on Loutit Road at around 8:40 p.m. to find the man already dead. The RCMP's major crimes unit and forensic identification section ...

Jeff Batchelor wants to live every day better, and he wants the rest of the world to watch him do it. The aspiring YouTube star plans to make 365 videos this year about setting and achieving his goals for 2018. The Fort McMurray man has committed himself to try to see the positives in every situation, and ...
Login. My account; Change My Password; Logout. Search. Autos · Homes · Careers · Classified; Obituaries; Postmedia. Saturday, January 27, 2018. Fort McMurray, AB. Light snow. -22°. Light snow · Weather Sponsorship available! Home · News · Sports · Entertainment · Life · Money · Opinion · Marketplace ...
MONCTON, N.B. -- The RCMP has been ordered to pay $550,000 for failing to properly arm and train its members in a shooting rampage four years ago that left three New Brunswick Mounties dead and two injured. Judge Leslie Jackson handed down the sentence to a packed courtroom in Moncton on ...
In this handout image provided by the BBC, Sophie Raworth presents the BBC News at One for the first time at the new purpose built BBC newsroom studio at Broadcasting House on March 18, 2013 in London, England. Jeff Overs / BBC via Getty Images ...
OTTAWA -- Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he'll abstain from any future discussions or decisions regarding the Aga Khan and his institutions. Trudeau says he's establishing what's called a conflict of interest screen to ensure he's not involved in related matters. The move comes after the conflict of ...
OTTAWA -- All signs point to print media getting a much-needed financial assist from the federal government in the next budget. The financing is expected to be doled out through the Canada Periodical Fund, which currently assists print magazines, non-daily newspapers and digital periodicals. Heritage ...
OTTAWA -- Former Afghanistan hostage Joshua Boyle, who faces a string of assault charges, will undergo a comprehensive psychiatric assessment. Boyle's lawyer, Lawrence Greenspon, told an Ontario court today that an initial evaluation found his client fit to stand trial, but added he would benefit from a ...
PARIS — Brawls have broken out in French supermarkets as shoppers scramble to get their hands on discounted jars of chocolate and hazelnut spread. Chaotic scenes were filmed in several supermarkets across the country operated by the Intermarche chain, which offered massive discounts on jars of ...
Hundreds of Fort McMurray volunteers, businesses and donors pulled off a surprise home renovation for the family of a girl who was born with a serious heart condition. ... They dubbed the project Extreme Makeover Fort McMurray Edition, after the American reality TV show Extreme Makeover Home Edition.
Canada Post mail boxes in Saprae Creek, located south of Fort McMurray, Alta. on Sunday April 2, 2017. Vincent McDermott/Fort McMurray Today/Postmedia Network. Bookmark and Share. Change text size for the story. Print. Report an error. OTTAWA — A program launched by the Harper Conservatives ...
In a touching example of community spirit, complete strangers in Fort McMurray pooled their time, money and energy towards construction on a healthy home for a family in need. Lily Morgan is only three years old, but already she's undergone eight different surgeries or procedures in her short life. She was ...
We must grow and expand in order to do that but we shouldn't have to give up our culture or customs to move to Fort McMurray." While most residents favoured the ASP, resident Massey Whiteknife said the plan forced himself and his mother out of their home for the construction of a gas station. He added ...
Chief Allan Adam of the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation takes part in a press conference in Edmonton, Alta. on Wednesday Jan. 11, 2017. The press conference followed actress Jane Fonda's trip to Fort McMurray. David Bloom/Postmedia Network ...
Kellie Leitch, Simcoe-Grey MP and 2017 Conservative Party leadership candidate, joins Fort McMurray-Cold Lake MP David Yurdiga at the Oil Sands Dance Party at the Sawridge Inn Conference Centre in Fort McMurray, Alta. on Saturday April 30, 2016. Vincent McDermott/Fort McMurray Today/Postmedia ...
DAVOS, Switzerland -- Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is urging the international community to do more to promote women's rights and gender equality. "I'd like to focus tonight on a fundamental shift that every single leader in this room can act on immediately...I'm talking about hiring, promoting and retaining ...
Vancouver Police say they are putting an end to an open-air marijuana market that has grown in recent weeks in a prominent downtown plaza. Deputy Chief Howard Chow says five people have been charged after officers raided stalls over the weekend set up by pop-up vendors of marijuana in Robson ...
A $100,000 donation from Dene Koe Workforce Lodging and Services to the Northern Lights Health Foundation's (NLHF) Gratitutde Campaign has brought the fundraiser that much closer to their $16-million goal. The donation from Dene Koe, a partnership between Noralta Lodge and the Fort McKay First ...
Work at the oilsands facility north of Fort McMurray stopped last Wednesday during the project's final commissioning stages of its secondary extraction assets. This involved introducing a solvent into the plant. As a safety precaution, construction was halted. Workers were told it would be safe to return to ...
The exterior of the Wood Buffalo RCMP detachment on Paquette Drive in Fort McMurray, Alta. on Monday, July 25, 2016. ... 9, the bodies of two women and one man was found at the Laguna Access Road at 12:25 p.m. near Conklin, 154 kilometres south of Fort McMurray. The three people have been ...
MORE FORT McMURRAY NEWS: Fort McMurray firefighter battling little-known condition brought on by extreme trauma; MORE FORT McMURRAY NEWS: Truck plunges through river ice in Fort McMurray, prompting police warning; MORE FORT McMURRAY NEWS: Contractor didn't follow its own safety ...
In this Jan. 7, 2018, file photo, Aziz Ansari arrives at the 75th annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif. Comedian Ansari has responded to allegations of sexual misconduct by a woman he dated in 2017. Ansari said in a statement Sunday, Jan. 14, that he apologized ...
In this image made available by the Royal Air Force Monday, Jan. 15, 2018, two Russian Blackjack Tupolev Tu-160 long-range bombers are followed by an RAF Typhoon aircraft, left, scrambled from RAF Lossiemouth, Scotland. Royal Air Force / AP ...
Bottles of Trudeau magnum pale ale brewed at the site with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau depicted on the label, are displayed at the Beer Theater, a restaurant in the western Ukrainian city of Lviv, on November 16, 2017. YURI DYACHYSHYN / AFP/Getty Images ...
Iraqi security forces cordon off the area where a double suicide bombing killed more than 20 people in central Baghdad on January 15, 2018. SABAH ARAR / AFP/Getty Images. Bookmark and Share. Change text size for the story. Print. Report an error. BAGHDAD -- Twin suicide bombings rocked Baghdad ...
... jobs grant refusal. THE CANADIAN PRESS. Monday, January 15, 2018 3:49:00 MST PM. In this screenshot, a segment of Fox & Friends on Jan. 15, 2018 discusses comments made by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on his decision to withhold summer jobs grant funding to pro-life organizations. (Screenshot/Fox News) ...
This file photo taken on July 07, 2016 shows Irish singer Dolores O'Riordan of the Irish band The Cranberries performing on stage during the 23th edition of the Cognac Blues Passion festival in Cognac on July 7, 2016. The Cranberries singer Dolores O'Riordan died on January 15, 2018 in London at the ...
Ottawa resident David Allard watches the dollars rack up as he filled his tank at a Petro-Canada station on April 12, 2017. Julie Oliver / Postmedia Network. Bookmark and Share. Change text size for the story. Print. Report an error. OTTAWA -- The federal government is giving itself the legal wiggle room to ...
A Fort McMurray teen is a finalist for a prestigious scholarship valued at $100,000. Dhruv Patel, 17, a student at Westwood Community High School, was named a finalist for a Loran Scholarship, which is given to students who have shown strong character, leadership potential and service within their ...
At approximately 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Boyle RCMP arrived at the scene of a collision between two semi-tractors on Highway 63, approximately four kilometres from Wandering River. Police say one vehicle was parked on the side of the highway while the driver was outside adjusting his cargo load, when the ...
Support workers who comfort victims of crime are in short supply in Fort McMurray after the 2016 wildfire. On Thursday, the municipality put out a call for volunteers to help bolster its victim services ranks. The municipality typically has a team of about 50 to 60 volunteers but those numbers have recently ...
But Fort McMurray-born Shannon-Ogbani Abeda is the exception, and will be the East African nation's first-ever athlete to represent Eritrea at the Winter Olympics when they start next month in Pyeongchang, South Korea. He will compete in Alpine Skiing slalom and giant slalom. Abeda, who is a Canadian ...
The entrance to the Fort Hills mining site seen from Highway 63, located north of Fort McMurray, Alta. on Saturday September 30, 2017. Vincent McDermott/Fort McMurray Today/Postmedia Network. Tweet. Bookmark and Share. Change text size for the story. Print. Report an error. Suncor Energy and Teck ...
ST. JOHN'S, N.L. -- The federal government is spending $27 million to bring high-speed internet to around 1,500 households in 70 rural and remote communities in Newfoundland and Labrador. Federal cabinet minister Seamus O'Regan says spreading internet access to remote communities has been a ...


 

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