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Federal government’s legal fees for Indigenous child welfare case now exceed $800K

Legal costs linked to the government’s ongoing back-and-forth at the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal over the implementation of Jordan’s Principle have now exceeded $800,000.Story continues belowAccording to Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould, who rose in the House of Commons to disclose the total in response to a question from the NDP’s …

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Russia not withdrawing forces from Syria, Pentagon says

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States said on Tuesday it has not observed any meaningful withdrawal of Russian combat forces from Syria, despite Russian President Vladimir Putin’s announcement on Monday of a significant pullout. “There have been no meaningful reductions in combat troops following Russia’s previous announcements planned departures from …

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2 impaired driving arrests in Red Deer, one with 8-year-old boy in vehicle

Red Deer RCMP said they arrested two women on the weekend in two separate impaired driving incidents. One involved a collision with a cement flowerbed; the other arrest was made with a child in the vehicle, RCMP said.Both took place in the early hours of Saturday, Dec. 9. RCMP said …

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‘He’s lost’: Southern U.S. bird spotted in Vancouver for 1st time, more than 2,000 km from home

B.C. birdwatchers have been flocking to a home on Vancouver’s west side to see a bird that is way out of its element.A wayward summer tanager has popped up in Vancouver. It usually makes its home in the southern U.S. and sometimes ventures as far north as Iowa, which would …

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Alabama voters choose senator in race with high stakes for Trump

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (Reuters) – Voters in Alabama headed to the polls on Tuesday in a hard-fought U.S. Senate race with high stakes for President Donald Trump, who has endorsed fellow Republican Roy Moore in spite of allegations against him of sexual misconduct toward teenagers. Moore, 70, a former Alabama Supreme …

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3 Calgary medical examiners set to resign in 2018

Global News has learned Alberta Justice is looking to fill three vacancies in Calgary’s medical examiner’s office after three employees handed in their resignations in recent months.The resignations follow a February announcement from the province highlighting a need for more staff, committing an investment of an additional $1 million to …

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World is losing the battle against climate change, Macron says

PARIS (Reuters) – French President Emmanuel Macron delivered a bleak assessment on the global fight against climate change to dozens of world leaders and company executives on Tuesday, telling them: “We are losing the battle”. World leaders and heads of State and government attend the Plenary Session of the One …

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EU readies 'David Davis-proof' Brexit summit

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The European Union plays down talk by Britain’s Brexit minister that last week’s interim accord is not binding and will launch new talks on Friday that are “David Davis-proof”, a senior EU official said. FILE PHOTO: Britain’s Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union David Davis …

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Special Report: Unfettered construction raises U.S. hurricane costs

PATTON VILLAGE, Texas (Reuters) – When Hurricane Harvey sent two feet of water rolling into this small community about 35 miles north of Houston, Alfredo Becerra had to flee his modest 1,500-square-foot house. FILE PHOTO: Houses are seen partially submerged in flood waters caused by Tropical Storm Harvey in Northwest …

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Global News Hounds in Calgary

What happens when you cross Calgary’s No. 1 News Team with adorable dogs? Big smiles, warm hearts, a fabulous gift for Global News fans and pet lovers alike, and an impressive cash donation to one of our city’s important causes, Magic of Christmas.Story continues belowThe 2018 Global News Hounds Charity …