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Trump takes first swing in lumber war: tariff of 20 per cent on Canadian lumber

Trump takes first swing in lumber war: tariff of 20 per cent on Canadian lumber

The United States has fired the opening shot in a latest softwood-lumber war against Canada, with the Trump administration announcing its first batch of duties on imported wood in the neighbourhood of 20 per cent.
B.C. premier promises to fight U.S.-imposed softwood lumber tariffs

B.C. premier promises to fight U.S.-imposed softwood lumber tariffs

VANCOUVER — British Columbia's premier and lumber lobby are vowing to fight for forestry workers after the Trump administration announced it will impose a tariff of about 20 per cent on Canadian softwood lumber imports.

Alberta appeal court backs decision that favoured Redwater Energy creditors

CALGARY — A court decision that gave secured creditors priority over environmental cleanup in the case of bankrupt Redwater Energy Corp. has been upheld by the Alberta Court of Appeal.
Liberal Leader Christy Clark explains difference between Liberal, NDP donations

Liberal Leader Christy Clark explains difference between Liberal, NDP donations

DELTA, B.C. — British Columbia Liberal Leader Christy Clark says the difference between her party accepting donations from American lumber companies and NDP Leader John Horgan welcoming support from a forestry union with ties to U.S.

Trudeau says his father got his brother help in dealing with pot charge

TORONTO — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says his younger brother, Michel, was able to avoid a criminal record after he was caught with marijuana because of his father's connections.

Winston Blackmore told police he didn't know wife was 15 years old: trial

CRANBROOK, B.C. — The trial of a British Columbia religious leader charged with polygamy heard Monday that the accused told police he didn't know a teenage girl's true age when he married her.
Researchers tout more accurate way to measure oilsands air pollutants

Researchers tout more accurate way to measure oilsands air pollutants

CALGARY — Federal government scientists say they have devised an accurate way to directly measure air pollutants from oilsands mines and suggest industry estimates for certain harmful emissions have been much too low.

Health Canada to allow more access to prescription heroin to curb opioid crisis

VANCOUVER — Health Canada's proposal to loosen regulations on importing prescription-grade heroin to treat opioid addiction is being hailed as a crucial step to reducing fentanyl-fuelled deaths across the country.
'Like a branch cracking': witness at trial in 2015 gas-and-dash death

'Like a branch cracking': witness at trial in 2015 gas-and-dash death

CALGARY — A witness testifying in the hit-and-run death of a gas station worker says she screamed at the woman to get away from a fleeing truck because she feared it was a "dangerous situation.
B.C. Greens promise to balance budget, make tax system more progressive

B.C. Greens promise to balance budget, make tax system more progressive

VANCOUVER — British Columbia's Green party is hoping its promise to balance the province's books will shore up the group's economic credentials and translate into more support at the ballot box come election day.