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Manitoba government points to low inflation rate after fuel-tax cut

Manitoba government points to low inflation rate after fuel-tax cut

WINNIPEG — The Manitoba government says its fuel-tax cut is helping to keep the inflation rate low, but is not saying how long the cut will remain in place. The province suspended the 14-cent-per-litre provincial fuel tax on Jan.
Warm and dry weather prompts Alberta to declare an early start to wildfire season

Warm and dry weather prompts Alberta to declare an early start to wildfire season

EDMONTON — The Alberta government has declared an early start to the 2024 wildfire season. The season traditionally has run from March 1 to Oct.
Ontario legislature resumes, omnibus bill to contain urban boundary changes

Ontario legislature resumes, omnibus bill to contain urban boundary changes

TORONTO — Ontario's Progressive Conservative government introduced an omnibus bill Tuesday titled the Get It Done Act, borrowing from their 2022 election slogan, but opposition parties said the legislation will not actually accomplish much.
Alberta Premier Danielle Smith set to give TV address before spring sitting, budget

Alberta Premier Danielle Smith set to give TV address before spring sitting, budget

EDMONTON — Premier Danielle Smith is scheduled to give a television address to Albertans on Wednesday evening. Her office shared the information on social media with a link to the government's website.
George H.W. Bush's speedboat fetches $435,000 at benefit auction

George H.W. Bush's speedboat fetches $435,000 at benefit auction

HOUSTON (AP) — Former President George H.W. Bush's speedboat has a new owner. The 38-foot (11.5-meter) “Fidelity V” was auctioned for $435,000 during the George and Barbara Bush Foundation’s 2024 Presidential Salute benefiting the George H.W.

Early voting in Ohio's March 19 primary begins Wednesday; registration closing Tuesday

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Some county election boards in Ohio are remaining open late Tuesday, the final day to register for the March 19 primary. Early voting begins Wednesday. Ohioans are choosing party nominees for president, U.S.
New Brunswick child and youth advocate suggests schools be cellphone-free zones

New Brunswick child and youth advocate suggests schools be cellphone-free zones

FREDERICTON — New Brunswick's child and youth advocate has suggested the province join others in Canada in removing cellphones from classrooms, warning that the use of the devices inhibits students' ability to analyze and make detailed arguments.
New Jersey gov's wife, a US Senate candidate, opposes power plant that he could kill

New Jersey gov's wife, a US Senate candidate, opposes power plant that he could kill

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's First Lady Tammy Murphy, who is running for U.S. Senate, said Tuesday she opposes construction of a gas-fired backup power plant in a minority neighborhood already heavily burdened with pollution.
Trudeau boosts B.C.'s housing plan with $2 billion in federal financing

Trudeau boosts B.C.'s housing plan with $2 billion in federal financing

VANCOUVER — The federal government is doubling the financing available for a British Columbia housing plan the prime minister called "transformative.
Nikki Haley hasn't yet won a GOP contest. But she's vowing to keep fighting Donald Trump

Nikki Haley hasn't yet won a GOP contest. But she's vowing to keep fighting Donald Trump

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — There are no wins on the horizon for Nikki Haley .