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Transport agency asks for public input on air travel for disabled people

TORONTO — Two separate federal agencies issued announcements Tuesday on life with a disability in Canada — one seeking greater input on hot-button issues and the other urging society at large to challenge its preconceptions.

Alberta RCMP continue to investigate crash between school bus and mobile crane

SMOKY LAKE, Alta. — An investigation continued Tuesday into a highway collision involving a school bus that sent eight people to hospital in Edmonton, including five in critical condition.
Alberta loses beer battle in Appeal Court, but won't have to repay brewers

Alberta loses beer battle in Appeal Court, but won't have to repay brewers

EDMONTON — Alberta's top court has dismissed the province's appeal of a ruling that disallowed a program meant to promote local craft beers.
National focus needed on suicide crisis among Indigenous youth: AFN

National focus needed on suicide crisis among Indigenous youth: AFN

OTTAWA — The federal government will support the creation of a national suicide-prevention strategy for young people, with a suicide crisis gripping a First Nation in northern Saskatchewan, Indigenous Services Minister Marc Miller told a gathering of

Pilot of deadly plane crash in southern Alberta had expired student permit

MEDICINE HAT, Alta. — The Transportation Safety Board says a pilot of a small plane that crashed in southeastern Alberta, killing all three people on board, had an expired student pilot permit.
U.S. Congress has to move on new NAFTA, Trump says before Trudeau meeting

U.S. Congress has to move on new NAFTA, Trump says before Trudeau meeting

LONDON — U.S. President Donald Trump says his country's legislators have to ratify the new North American free-trade deal before Mexico and Canada lose interest in finalizing it.
Motherhood, social norms behind gender wage gap in Canada: Finance Canada docs

Motherhood, social norms behind gender wage gap in Canada: Finance Canada docs

OTTAWA — Motherhood and the societal expectations that come with it are major factors in Canada's wage gap between men and women, concludes an internal government analysis that suggests Ottawa should take this into account when it thinks up new ways

Grassy Narrows chief calls for end to delays on mercury treatment centre

OTTAWA — The chief of Grassy Narrows First Nation is accusing the Liberal government of stalling on a treatment centre for residents with mercury poisoning and is calling for a less "paternalistic" approach from the feds.

Police make new arrest, lay more charges in protest outside Maxime Bernier event

HAMILTON — Police in Hamilton have laid more charges and made an additional arrest in connection with a protest outside an event featuring People's Party of Canada Leader Maxime Bernier during the fall election campaign.
Trudeau government does spadework on minerals crucial to future economy

Trudeau government does spadework on minerals crucial to future economy

OTTAWA — The Trudeau government is digging for intelligence on the role Canada's mining sector could play in providing the United States and other key trading partners with crucial minerals and metals — from cobalt to tellurium — considered building