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University of B.C. to add 778 technology seats with $23 million from province

University of B.C. to add 778 technology seats with $23 million from province

UBC — The University of British Columbia will add 778 more student spaces for technology-related programs over the next six years through a $23-million investment from the provincial government.
Former Canadian Space Agency engineer acquitted on charge of acting for Chinese firm

Former Canadian Space Agency engineer acquitted on charge of acting for Chinese firm

LONGUEUIL, Que. — A former Canadian Space Agency engineer was acquitted Friday on a breach of trust charge over his dealings with a Chinese aerospace company while in the federal agency's employ.
Nova Scotia mass shooting: RCMP officers cleared of wrongdoing in firehall shooting

Nova Scotia mass shooting: RCMP officers cleared of wrongdoing in firehall shooting

HALIFAX — No criminal charges should be laid against two Mounties who mistakenly shot at a bystander outside a Nova Scotia firehall as police were searching for the man responsible for a mass shooting that would claim 22 lives, Ontario's police watch
Trudeau says he doesn't understand why NDP is pulling back from carbon price support

Trudeau says he doesn't understand why NDP is pulling back from carbon price support

OTTAWA — The New Democrats are facing political headwinds when it comes to carbon pricing, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau acknowledged Friday, although he doesn't get why they seem to be having second thoughts.
Smith says she expects Poilievre to work with provinces to give cities housing cash

Smith says she expects Poilievre to work with provinces to give cities housing cash

OTTAWA — Alberta Premier Danielle Smith said Friday she has no problem with Conservative Leader Pierre Poilievre's proposal to give municipalities a building bonus to encourage housing construction — so long as he goes through her provincial governme
Spy director stands by bold assertions in CSIS briefing notes on foreign interference

Spy director stands by bold assertions in CSIS briefing notes on foreign interference

OTTAWA — The head of Canada's spy agency stands by the stark conclusions contained in a series of CSIS briefing notes, including that China "clandestinely and deceptively interfered" in the past two federal votes, he testified Friday.
Liberals say their plan to 'solve the housing crisis' will build 3.9M homes by 2031

Liberals say their plan to 'solve the housing crisis' will build 3.9M homes by 2031

OTTAWA — The federal Liberals have unveiled their plan to solve the housing crisis, building on recent announcements with new tax incentives, more than a billion dollars for homelessness and a country-wide effort to build more housing on public lands
In the news today: Spy service chief back at inquiry, Walmart Canada getting robots

In the news today: Spy service chief back at inquiry, Walmart Canada getting robots

Here is a roundup of stories from The Canadian Press designed to bring you up to speed on what you need to know today...
Orphaned B.C. orca: Rescue team prepares landing site for complex rescue

Orphaned B.C. orca: Rescue team prepares landing site for complex rescue

ZEBALLOS, B.C. — A team of about two dozen people is preparing the planned landing area for the complex rescue of an orphaned killer whale calf trapped in a remote tidal lagoon off northwest Vancouver Island.
Increasing renewable energy to create more conflicts between environmental values

Increasing renewable energy to create more conflicts between environmental values

An Alberta environmental group opposes a solar power project over concerns it would damage antelope habitat and block their migration.
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