Electric Vehicle Sales Growing, But Supply, Lack of Knowledge Remain Barriers

Electric Vehicle Sales Growing, But Supply, Lack of Knowledge Remain Barriers

By The Canadian Press

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An electric vehicle charging sign is pictured in Squamish, B.C., Tuesday, June 1, 2016. Cost and supply are the main challenges keeping Canadians from buying more electric vehicles, a survey of car sales reps suggests. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward)

OTTAWA – A new survey of car sales representatives suggests cost and supply are the two main barriers that are keeping Canadians from buying more electric vehicles.

Those are among the key issues expected to be addressed when Ottawa’s long-awaited national electric car strategy is released sometime before the end of the year.

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Chef Hitzer Collaborating with Victoria Hospital Foundation for Mental Health

Chef Hitzer Collaborating with Victoria Hospital Foundation for Mental Health

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Chef Mandel Hitzer (HANDOUT)

Renowned Winnipeg chef Mandel Hitzer is lending his culinary talents to serve up an exclusive menu at an upcoming fundraiser for the Victoria Hospital.

Hitzer, co-founder of RAW: Almond, will curate food for the Victoria General Hospital Foundation’s third annual Miracle Garden Party on September 13.

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Trudeau: No Apologies for Heckler Encounter, Pledges to Call Out ‘Hate Speech’

Trudeau: No Apologies for Heckler Encounter, Pledges to Call Out ‘Hate Speech’

By Teresa Wright and Terry Pedwell, The Canadian Press

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau walks through a construction area before participating in a ground breaking ceremony for an Amazon distribution centre in Ottawa, Monday, August 20, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld)

OTTAWA – Hate speech and the politics of division are creating a “dangerous path” for Canada, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Monday as he vowed to steer clear of such roads and to continue calling out those who rely on “extremist” methods to make their voices heard.

Trudeau made the comments when asked whether he went too far in accusing a Quebec woman of racism and intolerance as she heckled him last week during a rally in Quebec.

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Folklorama Draws Over 445,000 for Multicultural Tour of the World

Folklorama Draws Over 445,000 for Multicultural Tour of the World

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Zoloto dancers perform the “Tree Dance,” celebrating the Ivana Kupala holiday, at Folklorama’s Spirit of Ukraine pavilion on Sunday, August 12, 2018. (MICHELLE BAILEY / CHRISD.CA)

WINNIPEG — Folklorama’s 49th annual multicultural party is in the books for another year, but organizers are pushing forward already with bigger plans for 2019.

“Just because the Festival has come to a close, it doesn’t mean we are slowing down. We are working away on some exciting initiatives to celebrate our 50th anniversary and will release details in the coming months,” said Teresa Cotroneo, acting executive director.

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Trudeau Formally Announces He’ll Run Again in Next Year’s Election

Trudeau Formally Announces He’ll Run Again in Next Year’s Election

By The Canadian Press

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is applauded by his wife Sophie Gregoire and supporters during his nomination meeting in Montreal on Sunday, August 19, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson)

MONTREAL – Justin Trudeau will run again in the 2019 federal election.

The Liberal leader formally announced his nomination at a party event Sunday in his Montreal riding of Papineau.

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Wildfire Smoke from B.C. Gets in the Way of Mountain Scenery for Tourists

Wildfire Smoke from B.C. Gets in the Way of Mountain Scenery for Tourists

By The Canadian Press

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Vermilion Lakes, Banff National Park is shown during a sunrise photo tour in this recent photo. Smoke from wildfires that’s blanketing parts of Alberta does more than just irritate the eyes and throats of visitors to the province’s mountain parks — it obscures the spectacular scenery that many have travelled thousands of kilometres to see. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Banff Photography-Craig Douce)

JASPER, Alta. – Smoke from wildfires that’s blanketing parts of Alberta does more than just irritate the eyes and throats of visitors to the province’s mountain parks — it obscures the spectacular scenery that many have travelled thousands of kilometres to see.

“I did have a couple the other day that were quite disappointed. They were looking at the photographs on the wall and kind of complained, ‘We can’t see any of this stuff,'” said Jeremy Salisbury at Tekarra Color Lab, which sells cameras supplies, photos and art in Jasper.

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