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Finance Department says federal deficit hit $148.6 billion through July

Finance Department says federal deficit hit $148.6 billion through July

OTTAWA — The federal government ran a deficit of $148.6 billion during the first four months of its 2020-2021 fiscal year, the result of unprecedented spending in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The result compared with a deficit of $1.
Canadian Press NewsAlert: Libs, NDP reach deal on COVID-19 aid, averting election

Canadian Press NewsAlert: Libs, NDP reach deal on COVID-19 aid, averting election

OTTAWA — Government House leader Pablo Rodriguez says the Liberals have reached a deal with the NDP over its demands for supporting the throne speech, averting an immediate election. More coming. The Canadian Press
Two Mounties charged in Alberta after separate investigations by RCMP

Two Mounties charged in Alberta after separate investigations by RCMP

EDMONTON — Two Alberta Mounties have been charged following separate investigations by the RCMP.
Canadian film and TV academy announces equity-driven initiatives, including new rule

Canadian film and TV academy announces equity-driven initiatives, including new rule

TORONTO — The organization behind the Canadian Screen Awards has announced some equity-driven changes and initiatives, including a new rule concerning eligibility requirements for Indigenous content.
NHL ice-masters call bubbled NHL playoffs a success, memorable for 5OT game

NHL ice-masters call bubbled NHL playoffs a success, memorable for 5OT game

EDMONTON — The end is near for the bubbled NHL playoffs, and those in charge of the rinks say it's been smooth as an ice sheet — except maybe when teams come to play for three periods and stay on for another five.
WestJet workers demand clarity from Ottawa on wage subsidy changes amid pay cut

WestJet workers demand clarity from Ottawa on wage subsidy changes amid pay cut

CALGARY — WestJet Airlines Ltd. is warning furloughed workers who receive the federal wage subsidy they will see their pay cut by up to 53 per cent starting Sunday.
Feds offer $50-million fund to film, TV productions struggling to get insurance

Feds offer $50-million fund to film, TV productions struggling to get insurance

Canadian producers are applauding a new temporary federal relief fund to help film and television productions that have been stalled by a lack of COVID-19 insurance.
RCMP accuse second Calgary man of travelling to Syria to take part in Islamic State

RCMP accuse second Calgary man of travelling to Syria to take part in Islamic State

CALGARY — RCMP have charged a second Calgary man in an ongoing terrorism investigation. Jamal Taan Borhot, 30, is charged with three counts of participating in terrorist group activity.
Protect This Park imploring provincial government to protect Alberta's environmental gems

Protect This Park imploring provincial government to protect Alberta's environmental gems

“I live here. I know what’s needed in this park. I live it, I breathe it 365 days a year – I know what’s happening in the park and what I see is very scary."
Parks Canada's new dog handler lands 'astronaut job'

Parks Canada's new dog handler lands 'astronaut job'

“I used to joke that it was an astronaut job because there’s literally more astronauts in Canada than this position."