Canadian National Railway profit surges to $1.69 billion in Q3

Canadian National Railway Co.'s embattled CEO is retiring in the new year, the railway says as it reported a big jump in third-quarter profits.
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Indigenous-led non-profit organization launches in Lethbridge
A newly established, Lethbridge-based and Indigenous-led non-profit organization which focuses on recovery, support and education has launched in southern Alberta.
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B.C. Floods: 'Back to zero,' but unbroken, B.C. berry and vegetable farmers will need public's support
"Buy B.C. If we know we have the support of people, we can do anything." — Abbotsford farmer Gagan Khakh
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Quebec launches two programs to boost recruitment of health-care workers
The province wants to see 3,000 more administrative staff and 2,000 more auxiliary nurses.
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Young Canadians sue federal government in call to lower voting age
In a lawsuit filed in Ontario's Superior Court of Justice, several young Canadians argue that denying citizens under 18 the right to vote in federal elections is unconstitutional.
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COVID-19: B.C. reports 375 new cases and seven more deaths
The Wednesday COVID-19 update raised B.C.'s seven-day average for new cases to 353 and left the province with 2,936 active infections.
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Indigenous leaders concerned over B.C. government’s old growth deferral process
Retired judge Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond said the government's actions aren't consistent with free, prior and informed consent.
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Montreal-area teacher suspended because of rap video to be reinstated
34-year-old Chad Ashe was suspended by the New Frontiers School Board because he showed one of his music videos to students, but will soon return to class.
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More than $276K awarded to southern Alberta non-profits through 2020 Games Legacy Fund
On Wednesday, the Lethbridge 2020 Alberta Summer Games Society announced nearly three dozen not-for-profits would be receiving a total of $276,141.61 in funding.
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Vaughn Palmer: On Coastal GasLink, 'progress' sounds like an impasse
Opinion: Despite what the NDP says is two years of work with the Wet'suwet'en, the fight over a gas pipeline remains as incendiary as ever
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Beterbiev eager for world title defence in Bell Centre homecoming
Montrealers Kim Clavel and Marie-Eve Dicaire join light-heavyweight champion on Dec. 17 card in Montreal.
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Workers' return to offices in downtown Montreal is accelerating: poll
Sixty-one per cent of respondents in a Montreal Chamber of Commerce poll say they are back in the office at least part of the time.
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World AIDS Day kicks off Indigenous AIDS week in Regina
All Nations Hope strives to continue spreading awareness of HIV and AIDS and will ensure the needs, services and supports for those impacted with HIV/AIDS are met.
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Saskatchewan women entrepreneurs in male-dominant industries breaking stigma
An LLRIB woman entrepreneur is one of many in Saskatchewan who are paving the way for others to own their own businesses in male-dominant industries.
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House prices in Canada will rise higher in 2022, real-estate report says
Housing prices in Canada are expected to increase steadily in 2022, with inter-provincial migration continuing in many regions and a short supply of homes in those areas pushing up costs, according to Re/Max’s housing market outlook report published Wednesday.
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Martin Regg Cohn: Doug Ford made lots of mistakes in the pandemic. Spending money wasn’t one of them
As she does every December, in good times and COVID times, provincial auditor general Bonnie Lysyk has catalogued all the bad things Ontario does. Will any good come of it? Martin Regg Cohn writes.
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Athletes or politicians? MPs want Canada to boycott Beijing Winter Olympics — but can’t agree on how
All three official opposition parties are pressuring the Liberal government to diminish Canada’s presence at the upcoming Beijing Olympics.
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SGI urges Saskatchewanians to plan a safe ride home this holiday season
 "No one should die by an impaired driver. You're making that choice to get behind the wheel."
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Brownstein: Argo Bookshop boosted by a community that reads together
A devoted clientele rallied around the tiny downtown Montreal store during the pandemic, to the extent that a bigger location became necessary.
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KEYSTONE PARTY: Manitoba’s new right-wing political party ‘closer to the middle’ says its leader
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High-profile defence lawyer suspended for three weeks for misconduct
High-profile Vancouver criminal defence lawyer Glen Orris has been suspended for three weeks after admitting to professional misconduct.
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Make-a-Wish calendar in Saskatoon celebrates 24 granted wishes in 2021
Each weekday at noon until Dec. 24, Make-A-Wish Saskatchewan will open one door to reveal a granted wish.
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Police seek mischief-maker after protest outside B.C. legislature last week
The mischief-maker is accused of damaging property outside the B.C. legislature after a protest last Friday.
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Trump was COVID-positive before debate, ex-aide says in book
Donald Trump tested positive for COVID-19 three days before his first presidential debate in September 2020 with Joe Biden and days earlier than that diagnosis was previously disclosed, according to a new book by Trump's former chief of staff.
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The athlete of the year could be a member of Canada’s gold medal-winning women’s soccer team. But which one?
Fleming, Labbé, Lawrence, Quinn all merit mention in the Lou Marsh deliberations
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Push comes to shove as Canadiens axe falls | HI/O Show
The panel talk about Canadiens owner Geoff Molson firing general manager Marc Bergevin, assistant GM Trevor Timmins and public relations director Paul Wilson, and the hiring of Jeff Gorton as the executive vice-president of hockey operations.
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Appeal Court halves $500,000 restitution order for high living fraudster
B.C. Court of Appeal cut in half a $500,000 restitution order for a fraudster who blew much of what he stole on lavish trips and drugs.
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COVID-19: St. Joseph’s health care says 99% of staff are vaccinated as deadline passes
The deadline for all staff at St. Joseph’s Health Care London to be fully vaccinated has come and gone, with the hospital firing 40 staff members who did not comply.
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Kingston MOH warns that COVID-19 may present as a mild cold
Kingston's top doctor says local COVID-19 rates are among the highest in southern Ontario, as community spread continues to account for more than half of active cases.
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Province announces $3 million in funding for 2021 and 2023 Grey Cup games in Hamilton
The province has announced $3 million in funding for Hamilton to host the upcoming 108th Grey Cup, as well as the 110th Grey Cup and corresponding festival in 2023.
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