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Former premier testifies to moments of 'stress' after Muskrat Falls sanction

Former premier testifies to moments of 'stress' after Muskrat Falls sanction

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — The former premier who sanctioned Newfoundland and Labrador's controversial Muskrat Falls hydroelectric megaproject says she would have dropped the project if she thought it would compromise the public's trust in her government.
'A stronger Alberta:' Ottawa announces $1.6B for Canada's oil and gas sector

'A stronger Alberta:' Ottawa announces $1.6B for Canada's oil and gas sector

Ottawa is spending $1.6 billion to help struggling energy companies stay afloat, buy new equipment and diversify as Alberta grapples with bargain basement oil prices.
Case of truck driver charged in Humboldt Broncos crash put over until new year

Case of truck driver charged in Humboldt Broncos crash put over until new year

MELFORT, Sask. — The case of a Calgary truck driver charged in the Humboldt Broncos bus crash has been adjourned until the new year.

Quebecer Andre Tamine sentenced to 8 years for Australian cocaine cruise plot

A Quebecer who pleaded guilty in Australia to smuggling cocaine aboard a luxury cruise ship has been sentenced to more than eight years in prison. Andre Tamine, 65, was sentenced Tuesday by Judge Kate Traill in New South Wales District Court.
Deadly Humboldt Broncos bus crash chosen by media as Story of the Year

Deadly Humboldt Broncos bus crash chosen by media as Story of the Year

A deadly bus crash that united a hockey-mad country in grief and spurred people to leave sticks on porches from coast to coast has been selected as Canada's News Story of the Year.
Stricter drunk driving laws to take effect across Canada on Tuesday

Stricter drunk driving laws to take effect across Canada on Tuesday

New rules that increase penalties for drunk driving and expand police powers to demand breath samples take effect across Canada on Tuesday, with some predicting the law will face a series of legal challenges.
Meet the Santas: Inside the holly jolly world of professional Kriss Kringles

Meet the Santas: Inside the holly jolly world of professional Kriss Kringles

Saint Nick isn't the only white-bearded man gearing up for the holidays.
Breath of fresh air: East Coast looks to international students to revive region

Breath of fresh air: East Coast looks to international students to revive region

Gunny Brar has watched Sydney, Nova Scotia, transform since he first arrived at Cape Breton University in 2015. The school's small student body of around 4,000 students is now made up of about half international students.
In the news today, Dec. 18

In the news today, Dec. 18

Six stories in the news for Tuesday, Dec. 18 ——— FEDS TO ANNOUNCE $1.6B BOOST FOR OIL PRODUCERS Canada's battered energy industry will get a $1.6-billion boost from Ottawa today to try to slow the political and economic bleeding.

Four sailors stuck on disabled boat off Nova Scotia rescued by helicopter

HALIFAX — Officials say four people aboard a stranded, storm-battered sailboat off Nova Scotia have been rescued.