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Garbage Truck Santa's decorated rig rolls for 27th year in Whitehorse

Garbage Truck Santa's decorated rig rolls for 27th year in Whitehorse

WHITEHORSE — A familiar, if somewhat unconventional, holiday event resumes for its 27th season in Whitehorse but the man who's better known as Garbage Truck Santa worries he's celebrating on borrowed time.

Ottawa wins reprieve for solitary confinement law; now valid until April 30

TORONTO — The federal government eked out a four-month reprieve for its solitary confinement law on Monday despite criticism from Ontario's top court about Ottawa's failure to address concerns around segregation practices over the past year.
Those who resisted legal pot now 'caught flat footed' on supply, says Trudeau

Those who resisted legal pot now 'caught flat footed' on supply, says Trudeau

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is blaming pockets of resistance to the legalization of marijuana for a cannabis supply shortage that has slowed the dissemination of legal weed in parts of Canada.
CFIA announces recall of some types of cauliflower, lettuce due to E. coli fears

CFIA announces recall of some types of cauliflower, lettuce due to E. coli fears

OTTAWA — The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has announced a recall of certain types of cauliflower and lettuce due to possible E. coli contamination. In a post on its website, the agency says the products were produced by California-based Adam Bros.
Green light for class action over 'mesmerizing' video lottery terminals

Green light for class action over 'mesmerizing' video lottery terminals

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — An intriguing court case that alleges Crown-owned video lottery terminals are inherently deceptive and violate the Criminal Code has reached a critical milestone in Newfoundland and Labrador.
In the news today, Dec. 17

In the news today, Dec. 17

Four stories in the news for Monday, Dec. 17 ——— CANADA GETS ACCESS TO SECOND CHINA DETAINEE China has now granted Canada access to both of its recently arrested citizens.

Speaker at rally says Alberta oil 'puts tofu on the table in Toronto!'

GRANDE PRAIRIE, Alta. — A rally in support of Alberta's oil industry drew hundreds of supporters who cheered as speakers delivered a message that the rest of Canada needs to be thankful for the prosperity the province provides.
'Are we going to play?' Alberta boy with rare illness no big deal for classmates

'Are we going to play?' Alberta boy with rare illness no big deal for classmates

ONOWAY, Alta. — Four-year-old Porter Stanley has some new pals at preschool. Russ stands beside him as they manoeuvre toy cars down and around a plastic parking garage.

Cost of ebooks, audiobooks 'not a sustainable model,' library council says

EDMONTON — If your holiday plans include downloading an audiobook of Margaret Atwood's "A Handmaid's Tale" from a public library collection, or unwinding with an electronic copy of Justin Trudeau's "Common Ground," you could be out of luck.
Canada's ambassador meets with second detainee, Michael Spavor, in China

Canada's ambassador meets with second detainee, Michael Spavor, in China

OTTAWA — China has now granted Canada access to both of its recently arrested citizens — a move one former Canadian consular official sees as an encouraging sign.