Nova Scotia road safety law passed in 2018 still years from taking effect: minister

The province says the Traffic Safety Act isn't expected to take effect for another three to four years because the supporting information technology system still isn't ready.
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Federal minister to provide money to fight aquatic invasive species in mountain parks
Federal Environment Minister Steven Guilbeault is expected to announce funding Saturday to fight aquatic invasive species in five mountain national parks in Alberta and British Columbia.
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'Exciting opportunity' for ministers of housing, mental health to join forces: Expert
There is an 'exciting opportunity' for the new housing minister and mental health and addictions minister to work together at the intersection of homelessness and mental health, says an expert.
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Parents of Oxford school shooter caught by police in Detroit
The parents of a teen accused of killing four students in a shooting at a Michigan high school were caught early Saturday, several hours after a prosecutor filed involuntary manslaughter charges against them, officials said.
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Parents of Michigan school shooter caught by police in Detroit
The parents of a teen accused of killing four students in a shooting at a Michigan high school were caught early Saturday, several hours after a prosecutor filed involuntary manslaughter charges against them, officials said.
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Althia Raj: Did MPs shirk their responsibilities by sending the conversion therapy bill straight to the Senate?
But by sending the bill off without study are MPs shirking their responsibilities? Should we be thankful we have a Senate charged with “sober second thought”? Althia Raj writes.
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Leafs prospect Alex Steeves is making strides with the Marlies after rookie camp disaster
Six weeks after a separated shoulder, the 21-year-old forward was back on the ice and scoring with the Marlies, who are also trying him on the penalty kill.
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Blue Jays prospect watch: Spencer Horwitz tears up Arizona Fall League
The 24-year-old first baseman had more than one pinch-me moment with the AFL champion Mesa Solar Sox.
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GO’s new London-Toronto train is moving fewer passengers than a half-full TTC bus
Just over 30 passengers a day are taking the daily service, which has a capacity of more than 900.
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Stolen trust. Lost cases: How a Toronto cop stole from his force, fed an addiction and wasn’t charged
A veteran homicide detective was stealing drugs from the force’s evidence lockers. Why his thefts are bigger than one cop’s story.
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Hydro rate hikes, widespread toll roads, free transit part of Toronto’s ‘aggressive’ plan for fighting climate change
City staff’s plan to move Toronto’s net-zero emissions target ahead to 2040 shows how expensive it will be to fight climate change.
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13 of the week’s best long reads from the Star, Nov. 27 to Dec. 3, 2021
From being priced out of Toronto the crisis in nursing, we’ve selected some of the best long reads of the week from the Star.
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‘No parents should have to bury their child’: How a Canadian funeral home owner is trying to stop suicides among international students
Toronto funeral home owner Kamal Bhardwaj hopes to spur a conversation about these young people’s mental health through the founding of a new group.
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Navneet Alang: Anger management: New Twitter CEO needs to make platform less hostile
Twitter has a reputation as a place for news and topical discussion, writes Navneet Alang — and also for misunderstandings, bad-faith interpretations, and drive-by denunciations.
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Dave Poulin: No one thinks the Leafs have a goalie problem anymore. Jack Campbell changes everything
It’s a different feeling walking into an arena knowing your goaltender will be good that day. It frees you up to play, Dave Poulin writes.
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Giants of Africa celebration hits home for Raptor Precious Achiuwa
On Sunday, Achiuwa will take to the court at Scotiabank Arena on a night dedicated to the Masai Ujiri-led foundation that gave him his start in Nigeria, and to the memory of Nelson Mandela.
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Joe Biden insists he’s a friend to Canada. The evidence suggests otherwise
The U.S. under President Joe Biden plans to build back better. It just plans to do it without any help from or favours to Canada, thanks.
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Christmas Fund: Mother from Benin is scared she'll lose her children
Marjani is worried her difficulties in getting settled will cost her her children, even though the reason she came to Canada was to protect them.
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David-and-Goliath fight in Hampstead is a lesson in Democracy 101
WEEKEND READ | The fight to block a 10-storey highrise from replacing affordable housing united a neighbourhood against the mayor's vision. Now he's gone.
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Josh Freed: Dealing with cookies is more draining than delicious
Part of me is glad I have the right to “manage” who spies on me, but it’s time-consuming. So another part of me craves the days when they simply spied without asking.
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Canadiens at Predators: Five things you should know
The Canadiens are on a two-game losing streak after dropping a 4-1 decision at home to Colorado on Thursday.
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‘Exciting opportunity’ for ministers of housing, mental health to join forces: Expert
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For 115 years, a Santa Claus Fund gift has brightened Christmas morning for countless children
The need is as great as in 1906 when The Star’s fabled spiritual founder Joseph Atkinson started the fund.
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Things are getting serious with the friend with benefits — but I’m scared: Ask Ellie
Also, a reader offers advice to a woman who can’t choose between her husband and her lover.
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Mark McEwan: This chestnut ravioli will make your taste buds sing
Every Saturday, Chef Mark McEwan serves up everything you need for a special weekend meal, including a recipe and expert at-home cooking tips.
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I have a holiday party dressing dilemma. Ask The Kit
The key is to dress thoughtfully and add layers of sparkle and texture
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The Saturday Debate: Should billionaires be pursuing space tourism?
“While there are undeniably serious problems that we face here on Earth, many of the economic, technological, and social solutions will come from the advancement of space tourism,” writes Valerie Stimac. On the other side, “While how you spend your money is up to you, if a commercial flight to space is in your price range, consider whether you might get more bang for your buck by leaving a better world for your children and grandchildren,” writes Sadie-Rae Werner.
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Tiger-Cats and Argonauts play for spot in Grey Cup final
A spot in the 108th Grey Cup final is on the line when the Hamilton Tiger-Cats visit the Toronto Argonauts in the CFL's Eastern Final Sunday.
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I didn’t want to get back together with Adam but part of me felt like being bad: Dating Diaries
Hanging out before the wedding felt like old times. We did end up kissing here and there, but no major makeouts.
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The Faceoff: With Exxon Mobil and Chevron both reporting a return to net income in the black, the rival oil and gas companies both get a thumbs-up this week
Oil and gas: Exxon Mobil vs. Chevron
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Judge tosses Peel cop’s gun case over racial profiling. It’s the fourth time a judge has rejected the officer’s evidence
“The evidence demonstrates that racial profiling played a substantial role in the conduct of the police leading to the discovery of the firearm.”
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Workers have the power — for now; they should take advantage and unionize
Labour shortages provide workers an opportunity they should seize — and bosses might be surprised to find their businesses undamaged, writes Amir Barnea.
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