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Ivanka Trump-brand clothing workers endure long hours, low pay

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Ivanka Trump-brand clothing workers endure long hours, low pay

Workers at a factory in China used by the company that makes clothing for Ivanka Trump’s fashion line and other brands worked nearly 60 hours a week to earn wages of little more than $84 a week, according to a factory audit released Monday.The factory’s 80 workers knit clothes for the contractor, G-III Apparel Group,…

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First bison calves born in Banff National Park in 140 years

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BANFF, ALTA.—For the first time in more than 140 years, bison calves have been born in Banff National Park’s backcountry.Parks Canada said the first calf was born on Saturday in the Panther Valley area and two more have since made their debut.The calves and their moms are doing well despite heavy snow in the area…

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Matador owner might sell venue after latest rejection from city

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Matador owner might sell venue after latest rejection from city

Paul McCaughey had intentionally left a letter he received in February unopened — he knew what it was and wasn’t interested. But last week, the owner of the century-old Matador decided to tear the envelope. Inside, as expected, was an offer to buy the venue he had bought with his brother in 2010 and has…

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B.C. Election 2017: Key developments from Day 15

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B.C. Election 2017: Key developments from Day 15

VANCOUVER – A look at some key developments from Day 15 of the B.C. election campaign for each of the parties:LIBERALS:— Leader Christy Clark suspended campaigning, opting instead to address developments in the softwood lumber dispute after the U.S. government announced duties of up to 24 per cent on Canadian wood exports.— Speaking at a…

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When Trudeau wants a cuppa, its apparently not tea he wants

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When Trudeau wants a cuppa, its apparently not tea he wants

OTTAWA—Next time the prime minister pops his shirt off, don’t be alarmed if his body is peppered with circular bruises. He’s just been subjecting his skin to an ancient suction treatment with questionable efficacy that’s hot with the alternative medicine crowd. Justin Trudeau, it turns out, is into “cupping.” Canada’s PM was outed as a…

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Israel PM cancels talks with German minister in rare diplomatic spat

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JERUSALEM—Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu abruptly cancelled talks Tuesday with the German foreign minister over the visiting diplomat’s plans to sit down with an Israeli rights group, sparking a rare diplomatic feud with one of Israel’s closest and most important allies.The last-minute cancellation cast a cloud over a visit that had been meant to draw attention…

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Witness chokes back tears testifying at Calgary gas-and-dash murder trial

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Witness chokes back tears testifying at Calgary gas-and-dash murder trial

CALGARY—A woman who witnessed the hit-and-run death of a Calgary gas station worker in 2015 choked back tears Tuesday as she described the incident.Joshua Cody Mitchell, 22, is on trial facing several charges including second-degree murder in an incident at a Centex gas station in June 2015.Maryam Rashidi, who was 35, was trying to stop…

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Winnipeg bowling alley offering ‘Glow and Vape’ night once a week

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Winnipeg bowling alley offering ‘Glow and Vape’ night once a week

WINNIPEG — A local bowling alley is taking a new business approach heading into the summer months, allowing vaping inside the building one night a week.Starting May 3, Roxy Bowling Lanes on Henderson Highway will be hosting a ‘Glow and Vape’ bowling night every Wednesday night from 6 pm. to 10 p.m.“We’re a rock and roll…

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NDP pushes Trudeau for specifics after his remarks about pot possession

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NDP pushes Trudeau for specifics after his remarks about pot possession

OTTAWA—The federal NDP is challenging Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s assertion that he wants to make things more fair for those charged with pot possession only after marijuana becomes legal in Canada.New Democrat Leader Tom Mulcair says his party has repeatedly called for an amnesty on charges for possessing small amounts of pot, but nothing has…

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SAIT to open second culinary campus in downtown Calgary

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Construction has begun on a second SAIT culinary campus in downtown Calgary.The space, which will be located at the Barclay Centre, is expected to be ready for the fall semester. Story continues below Related SAIT culinary enrollment explodes CHEF: Kyle Groves, SAIT Culinary Program, and Maggie Schofield, Executive Director, Calgary Downtown Association and The Big Taste…

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