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Astronomer says fireball that lit up the Alberta sky on Wednesday was a meteor

EDMONTON — A fireball that lit up the evening sky over parts of Alberta was a meteor. Frank Florian, an astronomer at the TELUS World of Science in Edmonton, says the meteor streaked across the northeast part of the province on Wednesday.
Trudeau fields questions in Quebec City as town hall tour continues

Trudeau fields questions in Quebec City as town hall tour continues

QUEBEC — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is fielding questions from the public as he holds a town hall in Quebec City. Early questions were on how to better integrate immigrants and on his government's decision to abandon electoral reform.
Canadian cities reveal how they feel about losing bid for Amazon HQ2

Canadian cities reveal how they feel about losing bid for Amazon HQ2

TORONTO — Amazon waded through 238 bids that included promises of hefty tax breaks and canoeing to work to narrow down a short list of some 20 candidates, including just one Canadian city — Toronto.
'Beautiful writer' Nancy Richler dies of cancer in Vancouver hospital

'Beautiful writer' Nancy Richler dies of cancer in Vancouver hospital

VANCOUVER — Award-winning novelist Nancy Richler has died in Vancouver at the age of 60 following a long battle with cancer. HarperCollins Canada said in a news release that Richler died Thursday in hospital.
Alberta investigating  ice-cream-eating bear at Dairy Queen drive-thru

Alberta investigating ice-cream-eating bear at Dairy Queen drive-thru

INNISFAIL, Alta. — The province is investigating a video that shows a Kodiak bear from a central Alberta zoo being taken through a fast-food drive-thru and being hand-fed ice cream by the restaurant's owner.
Trees being burned on border of Jasper park to combat mountain pine beetle

Trees being burned on border of Jasper park to combat mountain pine beetle

EDMONTON — Foresters and provincial officials are burning tens of thousands of trees east of Jasper National Park to try to slow the spread of mountain pine beetles.
Whales, dolphins will no longer be displayed at Vancouver Aquarium

Whales, dolphins will no longer be displayed at Vancouver Aquarium

VANCOUVER — Whales, dolphins and porpoises will no longer be kept at Vancouver's aquarium, a move that animal advocates say is a step toward the end of cetaceans in captivity.

EpiPen to treat life-threatening allergic reaction in short supply

TORONTO — The Canadian distributor of the EpiPen says there is a shortage of one size of the emergency treatment for people at risk of life-threatening allergic reactions. Pfizer Canada says there is a shortage of the 0.

Federal government looks to lease icebreakers from Quebec shipyard Davie

OTTAWA — The federal government will launch negotiations Friday for the lease of four icebreakers from Davie, the Quebec shipyard at the centre of the RCMP's investigation against suspended Vice-Admiral Mark Norman.
Canada lagging movement to include carbon footprint in risk analysis, says expert

Canada lagging movement to include carbon footprint in risk analysis, says expert

OTTAWA — A $700-million investment to help clean technology firms expand and develop new products won't turn Canada's clean-tech industry into the "trillion dollar opportunity" the government keeps touting until we get out of our fossil-fuel comfort