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Canadian Air Traffic Controllers Buy Pizza for U.S. Colleagues Hit by Shutdown

Canadian Air Traffic Controllers Buy Pizza for U.S. Colleagues Hit by Shutdown

By Morgan Lowrie, The Canadian Press

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NAV Canada air traffic controllers monitor air traffic at the NAV Canada control centre in Montreal on March 2, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes)

MONTREAL — Canadian air traffic controllers have bought hundreds of pizzas for their American counterparts over the past few days in what has become an industry-wide show of support during the U.S. government’s partial shutdown.

Peter Duffey, the head of the Canadian Air Traffic Control Association, said the initiative began Thursday when employees at Edmonton’s control centre took up a collection to buy pies for controllers in Anchorage, Alaska.

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Military Expert Suggests Canada May Want to Consider Its Own Space Force

Military Expert Suggests Canada May Want to Consider Its Own Space Force

By Peter Rakobowchuk, The Canadian Press

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A Falcon 9 SpaceX rocket, stands ready at space launch complex 40, shortly before the launch was scrubbed because of a technical issue at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Cape Canaveral, Fla., Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-John Raoux)

MONTREAL – President Donald Trump’s push to create a U.S. space force is being welcomed by military experts in Canada, and the executive director of one defence think tank says Canada should consider following suit.

“At some point, we might like to think about a space force,” Matthew Overton, executive director of the Conference of Defence Associations Institute, said in an interview. “Thinking about space as a separate entity in itself that deserves attention and expertise, I think is a good idea.”

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Wagner Scores Twice as Kings End Jets’ Win Streak, 4-1

Wagner Scores Twice as Kings End Jets’ Win Streak, 4-1

By Dan Greenspan, The Associated Press

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Los Angeles Kings left wing Austin Wagner, right, celebrates after scoring as Winnipeg Jets defenseman Dmitry Kulikov reacts during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Los Angeles, Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

LOS ANGELES, Calif. – The Los Angeles Kings haven’t looked like themselves very much lately.

Against the surging Winnipeg Jets, however, the Kings got back to their defensive roots and delivered one of their best performances in a disappointing season.

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Canada Signs onto New NAFTA Despite the Persistence of Steel and Aluminum Tariffs

Canada Signs onto New NAFTA Despite the Persistence of Steel and Aluminum Tariffs

By Kristy Kirkup, The Canadian Press

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, right to left, participates in a signing ceremony for the new North American Free Trade Agreement with President of the United States Donald Trump and President of Mexico Enrique Pena Nieto in Buenos Aires, Argentina on Friday, Nov. 30, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick)

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina – Signing on to a revamped NAFTA alleviates the serious economic uncertainty that lingered throughout the negotiating process, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Friday while flanked by U.S. President Donald Trump and outgoing Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto at a highly-anticipated formalizing of the trade pact in Buenos Aires.

Uncertainty would have only worsened and caused additional economic damage had the deal not been reached, Trudeau added.

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Canadians Seem More Positive on Twitter Than Americans, Study Suggests

Canadians Seem More Positive on Twitter Than Americans, Study Suggests

By Nicole Thompson, The Canadian Press

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In this Feb. 2, 2013, file photo, a smartphone display shows the Twitter logo in Berlin, Germany. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP Photo/Soeren Stache, File)

TORONTO – Canadians tend to be more positive on Twitter than their American counterparts, according to a new study from an Ontario university that suggests the language we use may help explain the national stereotypes we hold to be true.

But the McMaster University study cautions people against believing that Canadians are actually nicer than their neighbours to the south, saying that stereotype is not backed up by any hard data.

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