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Canada's Viola Desmond $10 bill named international banknote of the year

Canada's Viola Desmond $10 bill named international banknote of the year

HALIFAX — Canada's new $10 bill featuring Nova Scotia human rights icon Viola Desmond has been named banknote of the year.
New Brunswick's cannabis retailer reports $11.7 million loss in first year

New Brunswick's cannabis retailer reports $11.7 million loss in first year

FREDERICTON — New Brunswick's Crown-owned cannabis retailer is recording a big financial loss in its first year in operation. Unaudited year-end results released Tuesday show Cannabis NB lost $11.7 million.
In the news today, April 30

In the news today, April 30

Five stories in the news for Tuesday, April 30 ——— NO RESPITE FROM FLOODING IN QUE., ONT., N.B.
Immigration officials cut 'legacy' refugee backlog ... as new one grows

Immigration officials cut 'legacy' refugee backlog ... as new one grows

OTTAWA — A backlog of "legacy" refugee claims filed by applicants who have been waiting over seven years to find out if they can remain in Canada will soon be cleared, as Ottawa now turns its attention to an even bigger backlog of fresh asylum claims
New review of worker safety underway seven years after B.C. mill explosions

New review of worker safety underway seven years after B.C. mill explosions

VANCOUVER — The union representing four workers who died in two British Columbia sawmill explosions in 2012 says it hopes a new review of worker safety ordered by the provincial government will lead to overdue justice for survivors and families of th
Settlement reached in wrongful conviction lawsuit with Manitoba man

Settlement reached in wrongful conviction lawsuit with Manitoba man

WINNIPEG — Kyle Unger spent 14 years in prison for the grisly slaying of a teenage girl before his case was deemed a likely wrongful conviction and he was acquitted.
Vancouver man pleads 'not guilty' to all charges in college admissions scandal

Vancouver man pleads 'not guilty' to all charges in college admissions scandal

VANCOUVER — A Vancouver businessman has pleaded not guilty to a charge of conspiracy to commit money laundering for his alleged role in a college admissions scandal in the United States.

Appeal dismissed in challenge to Alberta gay-straight alliance law

CALGARY — Opponents of Alberta's law allowing gay-straight alliances in schools were dealt another legal setback Monday after the province's highest court dismissed their appeal.

Canada warnings about meds should be more consistent with other countries: prof

VANCOUVER — Health Canada needs to be more consistent with three other countries when it comes to issuing warnings about the safety risks of certain medications, especially if the jurisdictions with similar demographics have already advised patients
Canada's spring floods, by the numbers

Canada's spring floods, by the numbers

OTTAWA — Flooding has forced thousands of residents from their homes in communities across the country as spring brings severe flooding. Here are some numbers from Ontario, Quebec and New Brunswick, where water has risen to historic levels.