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The questions from the pyjama-clad students of Ecole des Saint-Anges in St-Lambert, Que. followed a story time from space, in which Saint-Jacques read a new space-themed ebook launched Tuesday by the space agency.

Jonathon Sherman told his late father’s longtime friend Jack Kay to leave the generic drug company after more than 35 years.

Across Canada, hundreds of professional Santas don the big red suit at malls, parties and private houses — inhabiting not only the clothes but the mystique of the magical man who delivers gifts to many millions of children around the world in a single night.
A third year of helicopter logging operations in the Williams Lake area is expected to start this week to help minimize the spread of Douglas-fir beetles on Crown land. 

Brad Durnford, superintendent of ice operations for the Atlantic region, told a media briefing Tuesday that the Canadian Coast Guard’s icebreaking operations have already assisted vessels trapped in ice.
Members of the Thunder Bay Police Services Board have acknowledged "unequivocally" that systemic racism exists in both the Thunder Bay Police Service and the civilian oversight board, after reviewing reports from the Office of the Independent Police Review Director and the Ontario Civilian Police Commission.

A deadly bus crash that united a hockey-mad country in grief and spurred people to leave sticks on porches from coast to coast has been selected as Canada’s News Story of the Year.
Ontario's Government for the People is releasing its plan to reduce industrial greenhouse gas emissions for public comment in January 2019. The proposal would regulate industry without imposing the federal government's carbon tax, which threatens Ontario jobs and the ability of our industries to compete internationally.

A Canadian Forces member says his commanding officer appeared proud when he revealed last year that military officials had intentionally avoided using Vice-Admiral Mark Norman’s name in internal correspondence.
A unique wetland habitat and rare Garry Oak ecosystem in the Cowichan Valley make up B.C.’s newest wildlife management area.
Tilray Inc. shares jump after the B.C.-based company takes another step to strengthen its medical marijuana business outside Canada through a new collaboration with Novartis pharmaceutical group's Sandoz AG.
Local families in Richmond will soon have access to 40 new licensed child care spaces.
Health Canada is taking steps to reduce the amount of alcohol allowed in the potent, sugary, premixed drinks that the agency says are becoming a growing risk to public health, especially for young people.

There are 23,000 kilometres of roads and highways and 4,100 bridges in Nova Scotia. The highway improvement plan is subject to the approval of the 2019-20 budget next spring.
Today, Minister Rod Phillips released his first Minister's Annual Report on Drinking Water. The report highlights progress over the last year and shows that 99.8 per cent of more than half a million test results from municipal residential drinking water systems met Ontario's drinking water quality standards.
Taylor Fawcett, an aspiring opera singer, has launched a lispy, impassioned campaign to repair his damaged mug.
The Province of B.C. and Government of Canada are investing in locally owned green infrastructure projects that help communities use clean energy and become more energy efficient.
The provincial government is directing Ambulance New Brunswick to immediately implement several changes with respect to the staffing of bilingual paramedics in the province.
Families in North Vancouver will soon have access to 28 new licensed child care spaces.
The federal government is promising more than $1.6 billion to support the ailing energy sector, just as tensions in the Ottawa-Alberta relationship are rising.
Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal -- Nova Scotia’s roads, highways and bridges will be safer thanks to a $300 million investment in capital spending for 2019-20.
La comunidad latinoamericana de Calgary está movilizada para ayudar a una familia que está atravesando un momento difícil. The post Piden colaboración para familia de venezolano que falleció en Calgary appeared first on NM Noticias.
TORONTO — Today, Premier Doug Ford and Todd Smith, Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade, joined executives from Amazon Canada to officially open the company's new office in Toronto.
La revista National Geographic Traveler publicó su lista de los mejores destinos para visitar en 2019 y Toronto está en el top 20. The post Toronto está en el top 20 de los destinos a visitar en 2019 de National Geographic Traveler appeared first on NM Noticias.

The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure reminds travellers about increased traffic on B.C. highways during the next couple of weeks.
El Service de Police de la Ville de Montreal (SPVM por sus siglas en inglés) informó que los cambios al Código Criminal que entraron en vigencia hoy en todo Canadá le permitirá tener más herramientas para garantizar la seguridad de las personas en las vías. The post Manejar bajo efectos del alcohol: Nuevas reglas dan más poder a las policías appeared first on NM Noticias.
Municipal Affairs and EnvironmentThe Honourable Sherry Gambin-Walsh, Minister of Service NL and MHA for Placentia-St. Mary’s, on behalf of the Honourable Graham Letto, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Environment, will make an infrastructure funding announcement tomorrow (Wednesday, December 19) in the Town of Placentia. Minister Gambin-Walsh will be joined by Ken McDonald, MP for Avalon; and Bernard Power, Mayor of Placentia. The announcement will take place at 1:00 p.m. at the Placenta Bay Cultural Arts Centre, 17 Patterson Drive, Placentia.
Community Services -- Un nouveau programme offre de l'appui aux grands-parents et aux autres membres de la famille qui prennent soin des enfants séparés de leurs parents.
Community Services -- A new program is supporting grandparents and other family members who care for children separated from their parents.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he is overhauling how Canada assesses big energy projects in a bid to ensure new projects can get built without the government having to buy them to make that happen.
Nova Scotia Business Inc. -- Nova Scotia Business Inc. (NSBI) has approved a business development incentive in the form of an innovation rebate for McConnell Gordon Estates Limited, also known as Benjamin Bridge Vineyards.
Municipal Affairs and EnvironmentFireworks can be entertaining during the holiday season, but it is important to remember that they are not toys; they are explosive devices and must be used correctly to avoid fire. If you intend to light fireworks during the holiday season, take the following precautions to help ensure a safe and enjoyable show:
After three lines of chemotherapy and a clinical trial failed to cure Stephen Saunders, his doctors offered him hope: to send him to Boston and modify his T-cells to attack the cancer that's otherwise left him months to live. But the Nova Scotia Health Department denied the request.
The tiny Arctic community of Gjoa Haven, NU, grieved over six tragic deaths in just two weeks in August. Now, CBC News has learned that some in the community are afraid that the tragedies are somehow linked to Parks Canada divers "disturbing" the newly discovered wrecks of the HMS Erebus and the HMS Terror.
A rare look inside the government-sanctioned overdose prevention site in Toronto's Moss Park neighbourhood to meet people who work there and those who use it.
Transport Canada has unveiled a draft of new rules to protect air passengers. Critics question why, after two years in the making, those rules have yet to take effect.
For decades, Sharon and Bram have entertained Canadian children with songs such as Skinnamarink and Who stole the cookies from the cookie jar? Now, in their mid-to-late 70’s, they’re wondering what happened to thousands of dollars owed to them for the B.C. leg of their final national tour.
A six-month-old girl is the first patient at Toronto's Hospital for Sick Children to benefit from a new test that detects an infection that can cause hearing loss.
Falling real estate costs were supposed to attract buyers who had been priced out of the market. But that's not usually how markets work.
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