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at 18:44 on August 24, 2016, EDT.

Ontario farmer tells animal activist's trial he was worried about his pigs

BURLINGTON, Ont. — The trial of a woman who gave water to slaughterhouse-bound pigs heard Wednesday from the owner of the animals who said he complained to police because he was concerned about the safety of the pigs and the animal activists.

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at 18:33 on August 24, 2016, EDT.

The Wednesday news briefing: An at-a-glance survey of some top stories

Highlights from the news file for Wednesday, Aug. 24

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at 18:21 on August 24, 2016, EDT.

Saskatchewan councillor resigns after comment about killing of aboriginal man

LAMPMAN, Sask. — A Saskatchewan rural councillor has resigned from his job after posting an online comment about the shooting death of a First Nations man.

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at 18:20 on August 24, 2016, EDT.

Canadian-trained Kurdish forces won't clear ISIL from city of Mosul

OTTAWA — Canadian-trained Kurdish forces in Iraq are expected to watch the upcoming fight for the city of Mosul from the sidelines, underlying the ethnic and religious divisions that persist within the country.

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at 17:50 on August 24, 2016, EDT.

Notley urges patience as Alberta deals with multibillion-dollar deficits

EDMONTON — Alberta Premier Rachel Notley is urging patience as her government grapples with a budget deficit projected to hit almost $11 billion this year

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at 17:38 on August 24, 2016, EDT.

Canada Post contract talks appear to stall as strike mandate deadline nears

OTTAWA — It appears contract talks at Canada Post have stalled as a strike mandate for more than 51,000 members of the Canadian Union of Postal Workers is set to expire.

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at 17:41 on August 24, 2016, EDT.

Foreign-buyer tax to have short-term effect on Vancouver market: credit union

VANCOUVER — A credit union is forecasting that British Columbia's housing market will remain strong for the next two years as a growing population and limited housing supply continue to push prices up, particularly on Vancouver Island.

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at 17:20 on August 24, 2016, EDT.

'It's a lit fuse:' Release of ancient carbon from melting permafrost measured

Researchers have confirmed the widespread release of ancient carbon from melting Arctic permafrost in what could be the lit fuse on a climate-change bomb.

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at 17:16 on August 24, 2016, EDT.

Surveyed doctors want THC in recreational marijuana to be regulated

VANCOUVER — The Canadian Medical Association says 72 per cent of doctors who responded to a survey it conducted want the federal government to regulate THC levels in recreational marijuana.

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at 17:01 on August 24, 2016, EDT.

Mounties say female members can wear specially developed hijab if they choose

OTTAWA — The RCMP says its female members can wear a hijab if they choose.

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at 17:08 on August 24, 2016, EDT.

Trudeau urged to outline directives, actions on ministerial spending

OTTAWA — The political pressure is mounting on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to outline specific measures to control spending among his cabinet ministers, now that two of them find their own practices under the microscope.

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at 16:50 on August 24, 2016, EDT.

Price is right for Manitoba couple's plan to rehabilitate orphaned bear cubs

STONEWALL, Man. — Former television game show host and animal rights advocate Bob Barker is providing $50,000 to a Manitoba couple who want to build the province's first black bear cub rehabilitation centre.

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