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Federal scientists study how to adapt building codes to climate change

Federal scientists study how to adapt building codes to climate change

When storm winds howl and rivers flood, buildings take the brunt.

Ahead of Quebec mosque shooting anniversary, a plea to tighten gun permit checks

MONTREAL — As the third anniversary of the Quebec City mosque shooting approaches, gun control advocates are urging the province to tighten rules around reference checks for those seeking gun permits.

Can Trudeau count on stable Liberal minority? Not necessarily, warns Bob Rae

OTTAWA — Accidents happen. That's something Bob Rae advises all federal political parties to keep in mind as they enter a new era of minority government. The former interim Liberal leader knows a thing or two about minority governments.
Montreal airport refuellers strike, but labour board orders union back to table

Montreal airport refuellers strike, but labour board orders union back to table

MONTREAL — Workers in charge of refuelling planes at two Montreal airports went on strike Tuesday morning, prompting the city's airport authority to warn of possible flight delays.

Avalanche in northwestern B.C. kills two men, 21, snowboarding in park

VANCOUVER — Friends and family from the close-knit community of Haines, Alaska, are in mourning after two young men died in an avalanche in northwestern British Columbia's Tatshenshini-Alsek Park.
Rain, snow, freezing rain set B.C. up for soggy, sloppy, slippery start to 2020

Rain, snow, freezing rain set B.C. up for soggy, sloppy, slippery start to 2020

VANCOUVER — Rain, snowfall and even freezing rain warnings cover many parts of British Columbia as the province prepares to welcome 2020 with some nasty weather.
Passenger train derails in Manitoba with 12 on board, no serious injuries

Passenger train derails in Manitoba with 12 on board, no serious injuries

MACGREGOR, Man. — VIA Rail says an investigation is underway to determine why a passenger train went off the tracks west of Winnipeg with a dozen people on board.
Alberta justice minister says province will 'fight back' against carbon tax

Alberta justice minister says province will 'fight back' against carbon tax

CALGARY — Alberta is promising to continue its fight against the federal consumer carbon tax as the price of gasoline in the province is set to jump.
Popular program to sponsor parents, grandparents postponed by Liberals

Popular program to sponsor parents, grandparents postponed by Liberals

OTTAWA — The federal government has hit pause on a popular immigration program that allows people to sponsor their parents or grandparents to come to Canada.

Lower taxes, new RRSP rules and digital news tax credit among 2020 changes

OTTAWA — Federal tax changes coming into effect Jan. 1 will lower taxes for most Canadians and also impact retirees, recently separated individuals who want to use their retirement savings to buy a home and digital news consumers.