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Nova Scotia review of forestry practices needs to tackle clear cutting:group

HALIFAX — Nova Scotia's Liberal government is expected to announce Wednesday a promised independent review of forestry practices in a province where clear cutting remains highly controversial.

A closer look at New Democrat membership numbers across the country

OTTAWA — The federal NDP announced Tuesday it has tripled membership numbers during its leadership race.
Canadian lumber producers get reprieve with end of 20% of preliminary duties

Canadian lumber producers get reprieve with end of 20% of preliminary duties

MONTREAL — Canadian softwood lumber producers are getting a temporary reprieve as a large portion of preliminary duties in place for four months have ended pending a final decision. Most lumber companies will pay 6.

At least six dead in a month: ATV crash claims another life on East Coast

BATHURST, N.B. — A 61-year-old ATV driver died in New Brunswick Monday night — becoming at least sixth person to die in an all terrain vehicle crash in Atlantic Canada in about a month.
Dietary guidelines should focus on reducing consumption of carbs, not fat: study

Dietary guidelines should focus on reducing consumption of carbs, not fat: study

TORONTO — A large Canadian study is challenging conventional wisdom that says a low-fat diet is optimal for cardiovascular health and reduces the risk of premature death.

Liberals target students' skills gap with roll out of educational placement cash

OTTAWA — The federal government is making its biggest push yet into the country's classrooms, hoping that millions in new spending will help students heading on to campuses to leave there better prepared to join the workforce.
Bombardier vows to restore credibility after losing out on N.Y. subway contract

Bombardier vows to restore credibility after losing out on N.Y. subway contract

MONTREAL — Bombardier says it has to restore its credibility as a rail transportation leader after being shut out of a US$3.2-billion contract to supply subway cars in New York City because of past delivery delays.

Quebecers accused in Australian cocaine bust have trials delayed until 2018

SYDNEY, Australia — Two of three Quebecers accused of importing cocaine into Australia aboard a luxury cruise ship last year have had their trial put off until next February. The trial for the man and woman was scheduled to begin this week.

Father charged after toddler found locked in vehicle, crying and sweating

HALIFAX — A Halifax-area father has been charged after a toddler was found alone locked in the back seat of a vehicle with the windows up, in distress. "The child was very upset," Halifax police Const. Dianne Penfound said Tuesday.

Quebec, Airbnb reach agreement to collect lodging tax in the province

MONTREAL — Airbnb and the Quebec government announced an agreement Tuesday that will see the home-sharing platform begin collecting a lodging tax on short-term rentals in the province as of October.