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Public-service strike: Union 'fed up' with pace of talks but Ottawa blames union

Public-service strike: Union 'fed up' with pace of talks but Ottawa blames union

OTTAWA — Talks between the federal government and the union representing 155,000 striking public servants appeared mired in communication issues on Saturday as both sides accused the other of obstructing negotiations
Two still in critical condition after plane crashes into house southwest of Montreal

Two still in critical condition after plane crashes into house southwest of Montreal

MONTREAL — Quebec provincial police say two people are in critical condition after a small plane crashed into a home southwest of Montreal on Friday night. The small plane crashed into a private residence in St-Remi around 7:30 p.m.
Updating RCMP ‘militaristic’ training is long overdue, experts say

Updating RCMP ‘militaristic’ training is long overdue, experts say

REGINA — Scott Blandford considered attending the RCMP Academy when he was looking to become a police officer about 40 years ago, but he soon realized the training centre in Regina wasn’t for him.
One of the last of his generation, Second World War vet in New Brunswick dies

One of the last of his generation, Second World War vet in New Brunswick dies

FREDERICTON — Angus Hamilton, who served as a radar technician in Southeast Asia during the Second World War and returned home to a successful career in the civil service and academia, has died in Fredericton at the age of 100. Born in Listowel, Ont.
Russian race-car driver heads to Federal Court over Canadian sanctions

Russian race-car driver heads to Federal Court over Canadian sanctions

OTTAWA — A Russian race-car driver is taking Canada to court, saying sanctions imposed against him following Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine are unfairly hurting his career.
No winning ticket sold for Friday's $50 million Lotto Max jackpot

No winning ticket sold for Friday's $50 million Lotto Max jackpot

There was no winning ticket sold in Friday's Lotto Max $50 million draw. There were no $1 million Maxmillion winners either out of two available prizes.
'Very difficult situation:' Canadians in Khartoum take shelter amid violence

'Very difficult situation:' Canadians in Khartoum take shelter amid violence

TORONTO — Abdelgadir Eltayeb and his family have no electricity, dwindling food and water, and haven't been able to venture far from the home in Khartoum where they took shelter after violence exploded in Sudan's capital this week.
Situation in Sudan volatile and deteriorating rapidly: Foreign Affairs Minister Joly

Situation in Sudan volatile and deteriorating rapidly: Foreign Affairs Minister Joly

OTTAWA — The federal government says it has deployed members of its Global Affairs Standing Rapid Deployment Team to Djibouti due to the volatile and rapidly deteriorating situation in Sudan.
Union, feds sign deal to staff military heating plants after shutdowns during strike

Union, feds sign deal to staff military heating plants after shutdowns during strike

OTTAWA — The federal government reached a deal with striking workers on Friday to keep the central heating plants at military bases running after three were taken off-line.
Judge in Prince Rupert, B.C., strikes arguments as 'stupid' in contempt case

Judge in Prince Rupert, B.C., strikes arguments as 'stupid' in contempt case

PRINCE RUPERT — A provincial court judge in Prince Rupert, B.C., has sentenced a 46-year-old man to a year in jail for contempt of court, ruling he tried to circumvent the justice system with "pseudo-legal" and "stupid" arguments.
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