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Rachel Notley and Brad Wall continue to trade jabs over budget philosophy

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Rachel Notley and Brad Wall continue to trade jabs over budget philosophy

CALGARY – Alberta Premier Rachel Notley and Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall continue to take jabs at one another over their provincial budgets.Notley’s government tabled a budget this month that relies on economic growth to reach balance in six years, while Wall’s budget boosts the provincial sales tax and cuts spending with the aim ofdoing it in three. Story continues…

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Alberta, Saskatchewan beef industry not hurt by bovine TB outbreak: Western Stock Growers

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Alberta, Saskatchewan beef industry not hurt by bovine TB outbreak: Western Stock Growers

The Western Stock Growers Association says the bovine tuberculosis outbreak in Alberta and Saskatchewan has not harmed the beef industry.Dr. Bill Newton, the organization’s honorary president, said Wednesday that Canadian beef is still going to slaughter and added international trade has not fallen off.READ MORE: What is bovine tuberculosis?“For those 18 individual producers and all…

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Alberta’s Top 70 employers for 2017

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Alberta’s Top 70 employers for 2017

Forward-thinking, progressive workplaces. Those are the words used by Mediacorp Canada Inc. to describe Alberta’s top employers.Mediacorp Canada, which organizes the national Canada’s Top 100 Employers project, released its list of the Top 70 employers in Alberta Wednesday.There is a wide variety of companies on the list, including several construction and oil and gas companies,…

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Sea Keeper mural on its maiden voyage to Ohio

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Sea Keeper mural on its maiden voyage to Ohio

It’s the first day of spring and that means the St. Lawrence Seaway is once again open for business after being closed for the winter season. Story continues below Related Montreal pit bull mural protests city’s proposed dog regulations To commemorate the occasion, the St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation and the Canadian Steamship Lines (CSL)…

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Just 1 in 3 targeted jobs materialize through NS payroll subsidies

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Just 1 in 3 targeted jobs materialize through NS payroll subsidies

Just one in three potential jobs announced by Nova Scotia’s economic development agency through its payroll rebate program actually materialized over the past four years, a figure rekindling debate over the impact of the incentives.READ MORE: NSBI payroll rebate program created half the jobs it touted Story continues below Data obtained by The Canadian Press covering…

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Nearly two billion items changed hands in 2016 as second-hand economy continues to grow

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Nearly two billion items changed hands in 2016 as second-hand economy continues to grow

Kijiji’s Second-Hand Economy Index found Canadians spent $29 billion on second-hand goods last year – $1 billion dollars more than 2015.According to the report, Canadians earned an average of $1,037 from selling their second-hand items, while buyers saved an average of $843.“Most respondents to the survey say they used that money for day-to-day expenses like…

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Halifax-area firm gets $7.3M rescue boat contract for Arctic patrol ships

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Halifax-area firm gets $7.3M rescue boat contract for Arctic patrol ships

A Halifax area boat builder has been awarded a $7.3 million contract to provide multi-role rescue boats for Canada’s new Arctic patrol ships.READ MORE: EXCLUSIVE: First look at Arctic Offshore Patrol Ship under construction Story continues below Irving Shipbuilding Inc., says Rosborough Boats will construct two 8.5 metre rigid hull inflatable boats for each of the…

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Mount Royal University seeks more instructors as demand for pilots grows

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Mount Royal University seeks more instructors as demand for pilots grows

It’s been nearly a month since a plane crash killed two Mount Royal University aviation instructors. On Saturday, the university hosted an aviation career expo to help pilots expand their networking circles and to recruit new pilots. But the fate of the annual event was in question after the deaths of Jeff Bird and Reyn Johnson. Story…

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Canada will review NATO contributions as Trump continues to call for added spending

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Canada will review NATO contributions as Trump continues to call for added spending

OTTAWA – Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan says he has ordered officials to look at how Canada calculates military spending compared to other NATO members, to ensure all allies are comparing “apples to apples.”“We have to be cognizant that different nations use a different formula,” Sajjan told the House of Commons defence committee on Thursday.“So right…

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Saint John’s ‘Island Girls’ highlight business success on International Women’s Day

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Saint John’s ‘Island Girls’ highlight business success on International Women’s Day

Two successful Saint John entrepreneurs are telling their story on “International Womens Day” in order to communicate the message that anyone can find success.READ MORE: Public sector beats out private for gender gap: StatsCan Story continues below Sisters Majorie Perry and Sherri Bridges opened the Island Girls Diner in Saint John in July of 2015. The native…

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