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Imperial Oil gives OK to $720M renewable diesel project near Edmonton

Imperial Oil gives OK to $720M renewable diesel project near Edmonton

CALGARY — Imperial Oil Ltd. is going ahead with a $720-million project to build a renewable diesel facility at its Strathcona refinery near Edmonton.
High-profile Canadian pairs skating coach guilty of sex assault, gross indecency

High-profile Canadian pairs skating coach guilty of sex assault, gross indecency

MONTREAL — A renowned ex-coach in Canadian pairs skating was found guilty Wednesday of sexual assault and gross indecency dating back nearly 40 years.
Canada sharing Haiti sanctions evidence, in bid to convince UN peers to freeze elites

Canada sharing Haiti sanctions evidence, in bid to convince UN peers to freeze elites

Ottawa is sharing confidential dossiers in a bid to convince countries like France to join its efforts to sanction Haiti's elites, says Canada's ambassador to the United Nations.
Impersonators posing as homeowners linked to 32 fraud cases in Ontario and B.C.

Impersonators posing as homeowners linked to 32 fraud cases in Ontario and B.C.

Mortgage and title fraudsters who impersonate homeowners and tenants have targeted at least 32 properties in Ontario and British Columbia, investigators and official warnings suggest.
Premier's office demands CBC apologize for allegations it interfered with Alberta justice system

Premier's office demands CBC apologize for allegations it interfered with Alberta justice system

The Alberta government is on the attack after a second CBC story has been published regarding the Premier's office interfering with crown prosecutors around cases related to the Coutts protest last winter.
'Threats': Tyler Shandro tells Alberta Law Society hearing he was protecting family

'Threats': Tyler Shandro tells Alberta Law Society hearing he was protecting family

CALGARY — Justice Minister Tyler Shandro told a Law Society of Alberta hearing Wednesday into complaints about his conduct that he was protecting his wife and family.
Chuckwagon world pro tour finals returning to Century Downs this August

Chuckwagon world pro tour finals returning to Century Downs this August

“With a little bit of traction and no stoppages, I think this event will evolve into the “true” finals that it’s meant to be,” Ryneveld said. 
Here's what another Bank of Canada rate hike means for Canadians

Here's what another Bank of Canada rate hike means for Canadians

TORONTO — The Bank of Canada hiked its key interest rate by a quarter of a percentage point Wednesday, bringing it to 4.5 per cent — the highest it's been since 2007.
New lawsuits target state restrictions on abortion pills

New lawsuits target state restrictions on abortion pills

WASHINGTON (AP) — Supporters of abortion rights filed separate lawsuits Wednesday challenging two states' abortion pill restrictions, the opening salvo in what’s expected to a be a protracted legal battle over access to the medications.
Russian court shuts down country's oldest rights group

Russian court shuts down country's oldest rights group

MOSCOW (AP) — A court in Moscow on Wednesday ruled to shut down Russia's oldest human rights organization, in the latest move amid a months-long, relentless crackdown on independent media, rights groups and opposition activists.