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Neighbourhoods north of Edmonton allowed to go home after CN train derails

ALBERT, Alta. — Residents from dozens of homes who had to leave their homes on Sunday after a train carrying crude derailed north of Edmonton were quickly allowed to return. CN Rail says 12 rail cars carrying crude oil derailed Sunday afternoon in Sturgeon County. A news release from the company says two of the …

Successful lawyers more likely to experience mental health problems

TORONTO — New Canadian research suggests lawyers are more likely to experience mental health struggles the more successful they are in their field. The study from the University of Toronto, slated for publication in the Journal of Health and Social Behaviour, compares two national surveys of thousands of lawyers in both Canada and the United …

Quebec women who’ve worn niqabs discuss province’s controversial neutrality bill

MONTREAL — Warda Naili says the first time she donned a niqab six years ago, it became a part of her. The Quebec woman, a convert to Islam, said she decided to cover her face out of a desire to practice her faith more authentically and to protect her modesty. And in an image driven …

Trudeau tributes slain soldier for Parliament Hill attack’s third anniversary

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau marked the third anniversary of the terrorist attack at the National War Memorial by calling on Canadians to pay tribute to the soldier who was killed. Cpl. Nathan Cirillo was shot while standing guard at the memorial, during a day of terror at Parliament Hill in 2014 that ended …

University of Winnipeg lecturer picked as Manitoba’s new Liberal leader

WINNIPEG — The new leader of the Manitoba Liberals says he’s looking forward to changing politics in the province. Dougald Lamont became leader this weekend, beating out Liberal MLAs Jon Gerrard and Cindy Lamoureux. Lamont says in a post on his website that he and the other candidates all ran for the same reason — …

Quebec justice minister promises to clarify rules surrounding face covering ban

QUEBEC — In light of the escalating debate surrounding Quebec’s religious neutrality bill, the government will publish the rules on how it will be applied, the province’s justice minister said Sunday. Stephanie Vallee said the decision to publish the document, which was originally intended only for administrators, was made in order to fully inform the …

Saskatchewan RCMP shoot and kill man in North Battleford

REGINA — RCMP in Saskatchewan say they shot and killed a man in North Battleford after a chase that police say ended with the suspect’s vehicle ramming a police cruiser. Police say it started when they received a call Saturday night about a male being shot at by some people in a vehicle. Police found …

Liberals accused of diabetes tax grab with apparent benefit clawback

OTTAWA — Health groups joined forces on Sunday with the Conservative opposition to accuse the Liberal government of trying to raise tax revenue on the backs of vulnerable diabetics. The accusation opened a new front in the ongoing opposition waged war on government taxation policy, amid the backdrop of the conflict-of-interest controversy dogging Finance Minister …

Police in Mississauga looking for victims of alleged immigration scam

MISSISSAUGA, Ont.— Police outside of Toronto are looking for more potential victims in an alleged immigration scam targeting people from Afghanistan. Peel Regional Police say a woman was charged in late August after several people reported that they paid large sums of money to the “Afghan Refugee Relief Organization” to help them sponsor family members to come …

‘Makes it more extreme:’ Prof says climate change added to historic fire season

CALGARY— Climate change didn’t directly cause major wildfires in Alberta and British Columbia this year but it did contribute to their extreme nature, says a University of Alberta researcher. B.C. recorded its worst-ever fire season. Wildfires that began in early April scorched just over 12,000 square kilometres of timber, bush and grassland and at their …