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Halifax G7 meeting to promote ocean plastics charter to UN, business: McKenna

Halifax G7 meeting to promote ocean plastics charter to UN, business: McKenna

HALIFAX — A G7 ministers meeting in Halifax will promote the Canadian-led oceans plastic charter, with Ottawa planning to take the accord to the United Nations General Assembly, says the federal environment minister.
Esther the Wonder Pig now cancer-free, pain-free and 'fabulous,' owner says

Esther the Wonder Pig now cancer-free, pain-free and 'fabulous,' owner says

A Canadian pig with a huge social media following is out of pain, cancer-free and able to strut around her Ontario home with ease weeks after undergoing surgery. Owner Steve Jenkins said Esther the Wonder Pig's "bad year" is now behind her.

Five remaining MPs who quit Bloc Quebecois caucus are coming back home

OTTAWA — The Bloc is back. The final holdouts from the Bloc Quebecois rejoined the sovereigntist party Monday as Parliament resumed from its summer recess.
B.C. man charged with first-degree murder in death of Belgian tourist

B.C. man charged with first-degree murder in death of Belgian tourist

SURREY, B.C. — A British Columbia man has been charged with the first-degree murder of a 28-year-old Belgian woman who was visiting Canada.
Household cleaners may alter kids' gut flora, contribute to being overweight: study

Household cleaners may alter kids' gut flora, contribute to being overweight: study

TORONTO — Commonly used household disinfectants could increase the risk of young children becoming overweight by altering the makeup of their gut bacteria during the first few months of life, a study suggests.
Weather Network forecasts a mild fall with a steady transition to winter

Weather Network forecasts a mild fall with a steady transition to winter

Canadians can expect to enjoy a full fall season with a steady transition to winter over the next two months, The Weather Network forecasts.
Feds, Indigenous groups agree on spending plans for $1.7 billion for child care

Feds, Indigenous groups agree on spending plans for $1.7 billion for child care

OTTAWA — Three national Indigenous organizations will receive a combined $1.7 billion to spend on child care over the coming decade under an agreement announced on Monday.
Canadian home sales rise by 0.9 per cent between July and August: CREA

Canadian home sales rise by 0.9 per cent between July and August: CREA

OTTAWA — Canada's housing market rebound appears to be slowing amid diminishing increases in national home sales, says the Canadian Real Estate Association.

Tour operator captures video of rare triple breach by humpbacks off N.S.

TIVERTON, N.S. — A video of three humpback whales surging out of the water one after the other off Nova Scotia has captured the attention of people around the world.
NDP has yet to nominate a single candidate for next federal election

NDP has yet to nominate a single candidate for next federal election

OTTAWA — Federal political parties are gearing up for the final parliamentary session before the next election, but while the Conservatives and the Liberals tout having many candidates nominated and money in the bank, the NDP has yet to nominate a si