Employees purchase Saskatchewan Paper Prince Albert Daily Herald to keep it from closing

A group of workers in a Saskatchewan daily paper has reached a deal to buy the socket and operate it as an independent book, just over a week after a sister every day in the state closed. Star News Publishing says it has sold the Prince Albert Daily Herald to a group of workers led by writer Donna Pfeil. “It…

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Quebec offers plan to Assist newspapers while Ottawa does nothing

The francophone newspaper Le Droit was founded in Ottawa in 1913 to agitate against Ontario government laws to restrict French schooling in the state. Former federal cabinet minister Martin Cauchon remembered these origins while describing, in a language in 2015, why he’d only bought Le Droit and five regional Quebec newspapers, in a time when other newspaper publishers were fighting.…

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B.C., Britain investigate role of Canadian tech firm AggregateIQ in Brexit vote

Privacy officials in Britain and British Columbia are investigating how a Canadian technology company may have helped sway last year’s Brexit vote. AggregateIQ, a Victoria-based data-analytics firm with only 20 employees, has fallen under scrutiny in recent months after it was revealed to have played a key role in Britain’s Vote Leave campaign. It had been hired to help influence…

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At Six Nations’ deer hunt, aboriginal rights become a Goal

For even of Chester Gibson’s adult life, deer hunting out the bounds of the Six Nations Reserve was completed stealthily. He would be in a car going 30 kilometres per hour and dip from the passenger seat clutching his crossbow, roll in a ditch and then disappear into the woods. When Mr. Gibson, who’s Mohawk, was ready to be picked…

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Evening Update newsletter: Richard Wagner, fighter jets, Alabama

Good evening, WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW Richard Wagner named new Supreme Court Chief Justice Prime Minister Justin Trudeau named , 60, the new Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada Tuesday, maintaining a tradition of alternating between anglophone and francophone chief justices on the country’s top court. Justice Wagner, who is seen by some as a “small-c” conservative,…

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Canadian photographer’s Movie of emaciated polar bear on Baffin Island goes viral

A Canadian photographer is calling for action on climate change after his video of an emaciated polar bear on Baffin Island went viral. National Geographic photojournalist Paul Nicklen composed in the movie’s caption the bear’s situation is not isolated. The movie shows the skeletal bear foaming at the mouth and digging through a metal barrel for scraps of food. It’s…

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Montreal’s discovered caves and forgotten rivers

I recall being impressed, as a boy, with a comic book cover that showed Superman ripping open a tube full of crooks and their loot. For some time, I thought that was the actual significance of the term “criminal underground.” It was easy to be duped by photographs of caves found lately under Montreal’s St. Leonard district, some of which…

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Fiery exchange erupts in Ottawa over reports citizenship guide for immigrants may be changed

Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen will not say whether the authorities will maintain a warning against female genital mutilation in a revamped study guide for the Canadian citizenship examination. During a House of Commons committee meeting Thursday, Conservative immigration critic Michelle Rempel grilled Mr. Hussen on a Canadian Press report earlier this year which said the reference to female genital mutilation…

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Pulp non-fiction debate roils Nova Scotia town

Nova Scotia-born author was set to spend last Saturday signing copies of her new book about a local pulp mill’s fraught environmental history in Pictou County when Northern Pulp drafted a letter to Coles and its parent company, Indigo Books & Music Inc. Calling the journalistic take insulting and offensive, the letter warned the bookstore in New Glasgow, N.S., there…

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