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CRA program to help poor file taxes yields noticeable bump in people helped

CRA program to help poor file taxes yields noticeable bump in people helped

OTTAWA — A federal program designed to help low-income Canadians file their taxes has boosted the number of returns it's handled in the year since the government increased its funding.
Tentative agreement averts strike by Quebec provincial park employees

Tentative agreement averts strike by Quebec provincial park employees

MONTREAL — A full-blown strike by employees at Quebec provincial parks that was set to begin today has been averted after the two sides reached an agreement in principle.

Certain Pacific oysters recalled due to threat of paralytic shellfish poisoning

OTTAWA — The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has announced a recall of certain Pacific oysters due to a marine biotoxin which causes Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning. The oysters were processed by Union Bay Seafood Ltd. and Intercity Packers Ltd.

No winning ticket for Friday night's $50 million Lotto Max jackpot

TORONTO — No winning ticket was sold for the $50 million jackpot in Friday night's Lotto Max draw. The draw's two Maxmillions prizes of $1 million each also went unclaimed.
Alberta judge denies B.C.'s bid to block 'Turn Off the Taps' bill

Alberta judge denies B.C.'s bid to block 'Turn Off the Taps' bill

CALGARY — A Calgary judge has denied British Columbia's attempt to block Alberta legislation that would allow that province to stop oil shipments to the coast.

Alberta judge denies B.C.'s bid to block 'Turn Off the Taps' bill

CALGARY — A Calgary judge is denying British Columbia's attempt to block Alberta's so-called Turn Off the Taps bill.
Australian man, U.S. woman killed in double homicide in northeastern B.C.: RCMP

Australian man, U.S. woman killed in double homicide in northeastern B.C.: RCMP

FORT NELSON, B.C.
American father, two sons among passengers on plane in fatal Labrador crash

American father, two sons among passengers on plane in fatal Labrador crash

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — An American father and his two sons vacationing together in Canada on a fishing getaway were on board the small float plane that crashed into a remote Labrador lake on Monday, The Canadian Press has confirmed.
B.C., federal government working to save Fraser River stocks after rock slide

B.C., federal government working to save Fraser River stocks after rock slide

VICTORIA — The federal and British Columbia governments have made a joint commitment to do everything possible to make sure chinook, steelhead, coho and sockeye are able to reach their spawning grounds past a rock slide in the Fraser River.
Two more right whales found dead off east coast, bringing total to eight this year

Two more right whales found dead off east coast, bringing total to eight this year

MONCTON, N.B. — Two more dead North Atlantic right whales have been spotted off the east coast, bringing to eight the number of the endangered whales to die this year in Canadian waters, federal officials said Friday.