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Canada's Kia Nurse hopes to inspire with WNBA exhibition in Edmonton on May 4

Canada's Kia Nurse hopes to inspire with WNBA exhibition in Edmonton on May 4

When Kia Nurse was growing up in Hamilton, the nearest professional basketball that she could see in person was the Toronto Raptors. Although superstar Vince Carter was her favourite player, she couldn't see herself in him.
Saskatchewan MP won't run again, cites Tory decision to disallow open nomination race

Saskatchewan MP won't run again, cites Tory decision to disallow open nomination race

OTTAWA — A Conservative member of Parliament says he isn't seeking re-election because his party is not allowing an open nomination in a new riding.
An 'ambitious' global plastic treaty demands limits on production, Guilbeault says

An 'ambitious' global plastic treaty demands limits on production, Guilbeault says

OTTAWA — A global treaty to end plastic waste will not be ambitious enough if it does not include some limits on plastic production, Environment Minister Steven Guilbeault said Tuesday as the fourth round of negotiations kicked off in Ottawa.
West Fraser Timber earns US$35 million in first quarter, up from loss last year

West Fraser Timber earns US$35 million in first quarter, up from loss last year

VANCOUVER — West Fraser Timber Co. says it earned US$35 million in its first quarter, up from a loss of US$42 million a year earlier. Earnings per diluted share were 42 cents US, compared with a loss of 52 cents during the same quarter last year.
B.C. government to set out housing targets for 20 more communities

B.C. government to set out housing targets for 20 more communities

VICTORIA — The British Columbia government has named another 20 cities and towns as priority communities for housing targets over the next five years. The government says in a statement the communities are in high-growth, high-need regions of B.C.
RCMP allege two former UN workers in Montreal tried to sell military drones in Libya

RCMP allege two former UN workers in Montreal tried to sell military drones in Libya

MONTREAL — Two men who used to work for the United Nations in Montreal are facing criminal charges for their alleged roles in a conspiracy to sell Chinese attack drones to a Libyan armed group, and sanctioned oil to China.
Manitoba government plans to lift ban on homegrown recreational cannabis

Manitoba government plans to lift ban on homegrown recreational cannabis

WINNIPEG — The Manitoba government is planning to end its ban on homegrown recreational cannabis — a move that would leave Quebec as the only province with such a restriction.
Zameer acquittal demonstrates why politicians should keep quiet on bail, lawyers say

Zameer acquittal demonstrates why politicians should keep quiet on bail, lawyers say

OTTAWA — An innocent man could have spent years in jail had a judge not granted him bail, a civil liberties advocate said Monday, as lawyers warned that Umar Zameer's case underscores the risks of political leaders weighing in on bail decisions.
First Quantum reports US$159 million loss in Q1, says balance sheet shored up

First Quantum reports US$159 million loss in Q1, says balance sheet shored up

TORONTO — First Quantum Minerals Ltd. says it lost US$159 million in its first quarter, down from profits of US$75 million a year earlier. However, it's a shallower loss than the US$1.45 billion First Quantum reported in the previous quarter.

Immunocompromised patients shouldn't take Miracle Reds powder, Health Canada says

Health Canada says people who have immunocompromising conditions such as AIDS or lymphoma should stop taking Miracle Reds superfood powder.