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New Zealand Shootings Will Prompt Careful Gun Review in Canada, Goodale Predicts

New Zealand Shootings Will Prompt Careful Gun Review in Canada, Goodale Predicts

By The Canadian Press

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Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Minister Ralph Goodale arrives to appear as witnesses at a House of Commons standing committee in Ottawa on Tuesday, July 24, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick)

OTTAWA — The federal public-safety minister suggests the deadly mass shooting in New Zealand will spur parliamentarians to take a careful look at Canada’s gun laws.

Ralph Goodale says the killing of 50 people in Christchurch has sparked a global sense of concern that will prompt Canadian politicians to make some timely decisions.

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Airlines Shift Planes to Get March Break Travellers Home Amid Max 8 Grounding

Airlines Shift Planes to Get March Break Travellers Home Amid Max 8 Grounding

By Shawn Jeffords, The Canadian Press

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An Air Canada Boeing 737 Max aircraft arriving from Toronto prepares to land at Vancouver International Airport in Richmond, B.C., on March 12, 2019. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)

TORONTO — Two Canadian airlines dealing with the grounding of Boeing Max 8 jets say they have re-assigned other planes to accommodate travellers returning home from March Break vacations.

Both Air Canada and WestJet said Sunday they shifted planes to focus on routes taking travellers to and from vacation destinations like Mexico and the Caribbean.

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Rock Star Burton Cummings Tells Saskatchewan Dance Studio to Turn Down the Music

Rock Star Burton Cummings Tells Saskatchewan Dance Studio to Turn Down the Music

By The Canadian Press

Burton Cummings receives his Juno for being inducted into the Hall of Fame at the Juno Awards in Calgary, Sunday, April 3, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

MOOSE JAW, Sask. — Burton Cummings used to play some of the loudest rock in Canada, but now he’s trying to get a neighbouring dance studio in Saskatchewan to turn down its tunes.

Kyra Klassen owns Dance Fitness With Kyra in downtown Moose Jaw where people gather to sweat to music-filled fitness classes.

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Team Brad Jacobs and Longtime Third Ryan Fry Part Ways at End of Curling Season

Team Brad Jacobs and Longtime Third Ryan Fry Part Ways at End of Curling Season

By The Canadian Press

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Team Brad Jacobs (left to right) Jacobs, Ryan Fry, E.J. Harnden and Ryan Harnden in this December 2013 file photo. (CHRISD.CA FILE)

Team Brad Jacobs says that longtime third Ryan Fry will not be returning to the team next season.

In a statement, the team says that Jacobs, Ryan Harnden and E.J. Harnden will continue to play together and that the search is on for a replacement for Fry, who will be “exploring alternative options for next season.”

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Hockey Wife’s Blog Post Highlights Concerns Over Vaccine Misinformation: Experts

Hockey Wife’s Blog Post Highlights Concerns Over Vaccine Misinformation: Experts

By Sidhartha Banerjee and Morgan Lowrie, The Canadian Press

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An online post by the wife of an NHL star describing her children’s “alternative” vaccine schedule highlights how the stubborn persistence of misinformation about vaccines is easily spread online, experts say. Montreal Canadiens goaltender Carey Price looks on from the bench during second period NHL hockey action against the Vegas Golden Knights, in Montreal on Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes)

MONTREAL — An online post by the wife of an NHL star describing her children’s “alternative” vaccine schedule highlights how easily misinformation about vaccines can be spread over social media, experts say.

Angela Price, a prominent lifestyle blogger and the wife of Montreal Canadiens goaltender Carey Price, raised eyebrows this week with an Instagram post in which she described her family’s approach to vaccines and recommended a book written by a U.S. doctor opposed to mandatory vaccinations.

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New Federal Food Guide May Be ‘Out of Reach’ for Most Canadians: Report

New Federal Food Guide May Be ‘Out of Reach’ for Most Canadians: Report

By Holly McKenzie-Sutter, The Canadian Press

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Various vegetables are on display for sale at the Jean Talon Market in Montreal on January 11, 2016. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson)

The fruit-and-vegetable-heavy fare touted in the new federal food guide may be too expensive — or perhaps just not enticing enough — to easily form the basis of most Canadians’ diets, a new report suggests.

Researchers at Dalhousie University and the University of Guelph found over 52 per cent of consumers surveyed said they face barriers in adopting the guide’s recommendations.

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Canada Orders Grounding of All Boeing 737 Max 8s Over Safety Concerns

Canada Orders Grounding of All Boeing 737 Max 8s Over Safety Concerns

By Jordan Press, The Canadian Press

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A Sunwing Boeing 737-800 passenger plane prepares to land at Pearson International Airport in Toronto on Wednesday, August 2, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Christopher Katsarov)

OTTAWA — Transport Minister Marc Garneau is closing Canadian skies to the Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft, effectively grounding the planes over safety concerns arising from the crash of an Ethiopian Airlines flight that killed everyone on board, including 18 Canadians.

The decision to ground the planes is a precautionary move that was made after a review of all the available evidence, Garneau told a news conference Wednesday in Ottawa that was twice delayed by what he called new incoming information.

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CRA Ordered to Pay More Than $60K to Worker Who Was Sexually Harassed by Boss

CRA Ordered to Pay More Than $60K to Worker Who Was Sexually Harassed by Boss

By Paola Loriggio, The Canadian Press

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The Canada Revenue Agency headquarters in Ottawa is shown on Friday, November 4, 2011. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick)

The Canada Revenue Agency has been ordered to pay the maximum compensation to an Ontario employee who was sexually harassed by her boss after the federal labour board found the organization failed to take steps to prevent it from happening.

A panel of the Federal Public Sector Labour Relations and Employment Board says the agency must pay Marilyn Doro $20,000 for the pain and suffering she experienced as a result of the harassment.

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