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City council dismisses motion to halt $260,000 grant for Toronto Pride

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City council dismisses motion to halt $260,000 grant for Toronto Pride

After an emotional and heated session at city hall on Friday, Toronto city councillors voted to keep a $260,000 grant for Pride Toronto.The vote was 27-17 in favour of dismissing an amendment to the Major Cultural Organizations program fund which would have excluded Pride Toronto from the allocations list.Over the last two months, Toronto city…

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N.S. NDP leader won’t rule out possibility of welcoming ousted candidate back to party

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N.S. NDP leader won’t rule out possibility of welcoming ousted candidate back to party

Nova Scotia NDP Leader Gary Burrill wouldn’t rule out the possibility of welcoming back a former candidate who resigned from the party if he were to win his seat in the upcoming Nova Scotia election.Bill McEwen, the NDP’s Dartmouth East candidate, resigned earlier this month after controversial online comments came to light. Story continues below…

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London to consider significant changes to noise bylaw enforcement for amplified concert events

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London to consider significant changes to noise bylaw enforcement for amplified concert events

Event organizers and Tourism London are speaking out against proposed changes to the way the city enforces the noise bylaw.Staff are recommending not only hefty fines, but organizers of events like Rock the Park and Sunfest may lose the use of their venue if they repeatedly break the rules. Story continues below READ MORE: London…

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First, he allegedly ‘body slammed’ a reporter. Now, he’s won a congressional election

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First, he allegedly ‘body slammed’ a reporter. Now, he’s won a congressional election

UPDATE: 9:45 p.m. PT — Greg Gianforte has won the special election for Montana’s seat in the U.S. House of Representatives, The Associated Press reported.Montana Republican Greg Gianforte took a narrow lead in a special election for a U.S. House of Representatives seat on Thursday, barely 24 hours after he was charged with assaulting a reporter.Gianforte…

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Protesters rally in downtown Edmonton over plan to move federal office out of Vegreville

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Protesters rally in downtown Edmonton over plan to move federal office out of Vegreville

Dozens of protesters gathered at Canada Place in downtown Edmonton on Thursday to voice their displeasure over the federal government’s plan to move an immigration processing centre from Vegreville to Alberta’s capital.Emotions continue to run high over the decision made late last year. Thursday’s rally was the the second protest over the issue in Edmonton…

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Former RCMP deputy commissioner recommended to be Alberta’s next ombudsperson

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Former RCMP deputy commissioner recommended to be Alberta’s next ombudsperson

The former commanding officer of the RCMP’s K-Division has been recommended to become the next ombudsperson and Public Interest Commissioner for Alberta.Marianne Ryan announced her retirement from the RCMP in January. She was the first woman and first openly gay person to hold the title of Alberta RCMP deputy commissioner.READ MORE: Alberta’s top RCMP officer Marianne Ryan…

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Omnibus bill proposes changes to provincial funding for city transit, infrastructure

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Omnibus bill proposes changes to provincial funding for city transit, infrastructure

WINNIPEG — Manitoba municipalities are losing some of the guarantees they have when it comes to provincial funding for transit and infrastructure.An omnibus budget bill before the legislature would eliminate a requirement for the province to fund at least 50 per cent of municipal transit operating costs each year.The bill would also stop requiring the…

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Fewer rural, more urban Alberta constituencies recommended in report

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Fewer rural, more urban Alberta constituencies recommended in report

Changes could be coming to how the seats in Alberta’s legislature are distributed.The Electoral Boundaries Commission has released an interim report recommending a number of changes.  These include:Reducing the number of seats in the central-northeast area (rural areas north and east of Edmonton) from four to threeReducing the number of seats in the central-west area…

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Trailblazing B.C. politician Grace McCarthy dies

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Trailblazing B.C. politician Grace McCarthy dies

Grace McCarthy, a former Social Credit cabinet minister in British Columbia who blazed a trail for women in politics and business, has died. She was 89.A statement issued by her family says McCarthy died peacefully at her Vancouver home Wednesday night after a lengthy battle with a brain tumor.The statement says McCarthy died surrounded by…

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‘Team’ announces candidacy for Calgary Board of Education trustee election

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‘Team’ announces candidacy for Calgary Board of Education trustee election

Four Calgarians have announced they’ll run as a team in the Calgary Board of Education (CBE) trustee election this fall.Althea Adams, Sabrina Bartlett, Lisa Davis, and Bianca Smetacek say they’ll run under the banner of “Students Count,” with a focus on five policy objectives in their campaigns. Story continues below Related CBE bell time changes…

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