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'A healing farm:' Produce project helps Yazidi refugees in Manitoba plant roots

'A healing farm:' Produce project helps Yazidi refugees in Manitoba plant roots

WINNIPEG — As each seed broke the surface of the rich Manitoba soil, Salim Hasan felt a little bit more like he was building real roots in his new home.
Company seeks injunction: Co-op, union in court over pickets at Regina refinery

Company seeks injunction: Co-op, union in court over pickets at Regina refinery

REGINA — A nearly three-week labour dispute between a Saskatchewan petroleum refinery and hundreds of its workers moved from the picket line into the courtroom Monday, with the company seeking an injunction against some of the union's activities.
Judge authorizes plan to transform six Quebec dailies into employee cooperatives

Judge authorizes plan to transform six Quebec dailies into employee cooperatives

MONTREAL — Quebec's Superior Court has authorized a plan that transforms six insolvent regional French-language newspapers across the province into employee cooperatives and reduces pensions for retirees by 30 per cent.

School board apologizes over pro-environment Christmas pageant in oil town

OXBOW, Sask. — A school board in southeastern Saskatchewan, where many people work in the energy industry, is apologizing after some parents took offence to a Christmas play with an environmental theme.

Multiple earthquakes strike off B.C.'s coast, no damage or injuries

OTTAWA — A string of earthquakes has struck off the northwest end of Vancouver Island. Earthquakes Canada says the first tremor measured 5.1, the second had a magnitude of 5.6, the third reached 5.8 and the fourth was the largest at six.

'Took my best friend:' Wife recalls husband's shooting outside Alberta Walmart

RED DEER, Alta. — The wife of a man who was fatally shot outside a Walmart in central Alberta says she has lost her best friend.
N.S. sawmills seeking new markets in wake of announced Northern Pulp closure

N.S. sawmills seeking new markets in wake of announced Northern Pulp closure

HALIFAX — The outlook for Nova Scotia sawmills after the closure of Northern Pulp is one of troubling uncertainty and, so far, few answers from the provincial government on how to replace a key customer, say managers of several companies.
Canadian 'whistleblower' detained for years in Middle East to learn fate Tuesday

Canadian 'whistleblower' detained for years in Middle East to learn fate Tuesday

MONTREAL — The family of a Canadian geologist jailed in Dubai on fraud charges is cautiously optimistic he'll be exonerated in a court hearing scheduled for Tuesday.

Canadian who plotted New York City attacks appeals conviction, 40-year sentence

TORONTO — The conviction and 40-year prison sentence for a young mentally ill Canadian who plotted terrorist attacks in New York City should be set aside, his lawyer argues in a new appeal brief.
Chinese embassy takes swipe at 'some politicians' over talk of freeing Canadians

Chinese embassy takes swipe at 'some politicians' over talk of freeing Canadians

OTTAWA — The Chinese embassy is taking a swing at "some Canadian politicians" over what it describes as "erroneous remarks" about the relationship between the two countries and the cases of two Canadians detained in China.