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U.S. Tariffs on Steel, Aluminum Could Be Gone in Weeks, Ambassador Says

U.S. Tariffs on Steel, Aluminum Could Be Gone in Weeks, Ambassador Says

By James McCarten, The Canadian Press

Steel Mills
The steel mills in the Hamilton waterfront harbour are shown in Hamilton, Ont., on Tuesday, October 23, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette)

WASHINGTON — A long-awaited end to Canada’s steel-and-aluminum tariff nightmare could be just weeks away, says Ottawa’s ambassador to the United States — but David MacNaughton is playing coy about the source of his newfound optimism.

Along with Transport Minister Marc Garneau, MacNaughton was taking part in a panel discussion Thursday about the prospects of the new U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement when he abruptly declared that an end to U.S. tariffs on metals imported from Canada, which have been in place for nearly nine months, could soon be at hand.

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Boy Isolated 400 Days: Manitoba Urged to End Long Solitary Confinement for Youth

Boy Isolated 400 Days: Manitoba Urged to End Long Solitary Confinement for Youth

By James Turner, The Canadian Press

Daphne Penrose
Manitoba Advocate For Children And Youth Daphne Penrose addresses a news conference in Winnipeg, Friday, Oct.19, 2018. Manitoba’s child advocate is calling for the immediate end of solitary confinement longer than 24 hours of kids in custody in youth jails, following a joint investigation with the provincial Ombudsman into the controversial practice. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Steve Lambert)

WINNIPEG — Manitoba’s children’s advocate is urging the province to stop lengthy solitary confinement of youth in custody after a review that found one boy was isolated for 400 straight days in a cell no bigger than a parking stall.

Daphne Penrose and provincial ombudsman Marc Cormier jointly investigated the use of solitary confinement, segregation and pepper spray in Manitoba’s youth jails.

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Canadian Running Back Kienan LaFrance Rejoins Saskatchewan Roughriders

Canadian Running Back Kienan LaFrance Rejoins Saskatchewan Roughriders

By The Canadian Press

Chris Streveler - Kienan LaFrance
Winnipeg Blue Bombers quarterback Chris Streveler (17) hands off to Kienan LaFrance (27) during the second half of CFL action against the Saskatchewan Roughriders in Winnipeg Saturday, October 13, 2018. (John Woods/CP)

REGINA — Kienan LaFrance is back with the Saskatchewan Roughriders.

The Canadian running back signed a one-year deal with Saskatchewan on Thursday. Lafrance spent the 2017 season with the Riders before joining the Winnipeg Blue Bombers.

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Baby Boom for Endangered Right Whales Offer Researchers a Glimmer of Hope

Baby Boom for Endangered Right Whales Offer Researchers a Glimmer of Hope

By Kevin Bissett, The Canadian Press

Right Whale
In this Wednesday March 28, 2018 photo, a North Atlantic right whale feeds on the surface of Cape Cod bay off the coast of Plymouth, Mass. After years of increasingly bad news, there’s a glimmer of hope for the beleaguered North Atlantic right whale. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Michael Dwyer)

After years of increasingly bad news, there’s a glimmer of hope for the beleaguered North Atlantic right whale.

There are estimated to be fewer than 420 of the endangered mammals left, and their ranks have been decimated as deaths far outpaced live births — there were no births at all during last winter’s calving season.

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Families Want First World War Letter Shared with Public: Antique Store Owner

Families Want First World War Letter Shared with Public: Antique Store Owner

By The Canadian Press

First World War Letter
An old letter is seen in this undated handout photo. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO, Amanda Kehler)

WINNIPEG — A Manitoba antique store owner who found a letter written by a First World War soldier to the sister of a man who saved his life on a battlefield has contacted some of the relatives.

In the letter written in 1917, a soldier named Earl Sorel tells his friend’s sister about her brother’s death at the Battle of Vimy Ridge.

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Tech Giants Called to Testify in Ottawa in International Probe of Fake News

Tech Giants Called to Testify in Ottawa in International Probe of Fake News

By The Canadian Press

Mark Zuckerberg
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifies before a joint hearing of the Commerce and Judiciary Committees on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, April 10, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Andrew Harnik)

OTTAWA — An international committee of legislators wants executives from some of the world’s largest digital and social-media firms to testify on disinformation and “fake news” when it meets in Ottawa this May.

The “grand committee” of elected politicians from nine countries, including the U.K. and Canada, has already been stymied in its efforts to hear from some of them at earlier meetings in London.

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Jennifer Jones, Robyn Silvernagle Record Much-Needed Wins at Scotties

Jennifer Jones, Robyn Silvernagle Record Much-Needed Wins at Scotties

By The Canadian Press

Jennifer Jones
Canada skip Jennifer Jones delivers a stone against the United States during the semifinal at the World Women’s Curling Championship in North Bay, Ont., Saturday, March 24, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson)

SYDNEY, N.S. — Saskatchewan’s Robyn Silvernagle and Team Canada’s Jennifer Jones posted big wins on Wednesday at the Scotties Tournament of Hearts.

Silvernagle beat Yukon’s Nicole Baldwin 6-4, while Jones’s Manitoba rink topped Kelli Sharpe of Newfoundland and Labrador 8-4 at the Canadian women’s curling championship.

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Two Manitobans Face Charges: Illegal Cigarettes Found by Ontario Police

Two Manitobans Face Charges: Illegal Cigarettes Found by Ontario Police

By The Canadian Press

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(THE CANADIAN PRESS/Pawel Dwulit)

WINNIPEG — Two Manitobans are facing charges of trafficking and possession after Ontario Provincial Police seized 21 cases of illegal tobacco products.

The province says officers on patrol in the Rossport, Ont., area stopped a car on Sunday and found 21 cases with about 200,000 unmarked cigarettes and cigars.

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