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New rail blockades emerge as government talks continue

New rail blockades emerge as government talks continue

HAMILTON — The chaos that has engulfed Canada's national rail system reached southern Ontario commuters on Tuesday as a fresh wave of blockades caused major delays and service suspensions across a popular regional train network.
Stakes, tempers high as Democrat rivals square off in key South Carolina debate

Stakes, tempers high as Democrat rivals square off in key South Carolina debate

CHARLESTON, S.C.
The latest on protests across Canada in support of Wet'suwet'en hereditary chiefs

The latest on protests across Canada in support of Wet'suwet'en hereditary chiefs

Here is the latest news on protests across Canada over a natural gas pipeline project in British Columbia (All times Eastern): 9:50 p.m. Toronto police are responding to a protest in the city's west end.
Canadians in Iran ask for consular services in wake of coronavirus outbreak

Canadians in Iran ask for consular services in wake of coronavirus outbreak

OTTAWA — Canadians in Iran say they have no way to leave the country now that it is dealing with an outbreak of the novel coronavirus and they are asking Ottawa to help them come home — or at least provide consular services while they are there.
Trudeau uses speech to pitch African envoys for UN security council seat

Trudeau uses speech to pitch African envoys for UN security council seat

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has taken Canada's campaign for a seat on the United Nations Security Council directly to African diplomats with a speech that tried to emphasize his boyhood connection to the continent.
Private clinics would harm 'ordinary' people using public system in B.C.: lawyer

Private clinics would harm 'ordinary' people using public system in B.C.: lawyer

VANCOUVER — A legal challenge by the owner of a private clinic providing scheduled surgery for "affluent" patients should be denied because it is based on a flawed constitutional argument, a lawyer for the B.C. government says.

B.C. hospice loses funding after refusing to provide assistance in dying

VICTORIA — A hospice society in British Columbia is having its funding stopped because it will not comply with the province's policy on medical assistance in dying.

Calgary man paralyzed after shot by intruder in Barbados vacation rental

CALGARY — Friends are raising money to help a Calgary retiree who was paralyzed after being shot by an intruder in his Barbados vacation rental.
Canadian Pacific obtains injunction to end Mohawk rail blockade in Kahnawake

Canadian Pacific obtains injunction to end Mohawk rail blockade in Kahnawake

MONTREAL — Canadian Pacific Railway obtained an injunction Tuesday aimed at ending a blockade erected more than two weeks ago in a Mohawk community south of Montreal.
Alberta legislature resumes: Focus on jobs and bill to punish protesters

Alberta legislature resumes: Focus on jobs and bill to punish protesters

EDMONTON — A new session of the Alberta legislature began Tuesday with the government promising to invest directly in oil and gas, if necessary, and to pass a law that would punish people who block roads and rail lines. The throne speech read by Lt.