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Ontario to expand beer, wine to corner stores, finance minister says

The move comes after last spring’s election to offer consumers more choices to purchase booze

Tourist taking photos dies in fall at Grand Canyon

Two people have died at the popular tourist spot in separate incidents

Alberta NDP’s Notley say she’ll hire more teachers, build more schools

Notley is also promising that the NDP would spend $1.3 billion to build and upgrade another 70 schools

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Penticton Marvel fans come out in droves Thursday for franchise finale Avengers: Endgame

Former southern Alberta teacher acquitted of sexually exploiting student

Jentry Jack Salmon, who is 35, was charged in 2017 with one count each of child luring and sexual exploitation

Rally at Alberta legislature to support protecting privacy of students who join GSAs

Follows United Conservative promise to remove privacy protection for students in gay-straight alliances if elected

UK leader Theresa May makes final push on EU divorce deal

The EU has said the prime minister must secure approval for her deal by 11 p.m. U.K. time

Mexico braces for new caravan of Central American migrants

This caravan is being called the ‘mother of call caravans’

Facebook charged with housing discrimination by U.S. government

The charges could cost the social network millions of dollars in penalties

Brazilian police arrest suspects in gang rape during Carnival

Police say the girl was raped by the 11 men, who are drug traffickers

Supreme Court stresses jail should be ‘the exception’ for people awaiting trial

The case started due to Corey Lee James Myers, who was arrested on firearms charges in B.C. three years ago

Woman details alleged 2003 abuse by R. Kelly in TV interview

She claims he tried to force her to perform oral sex during a hairstyling appointment

Trump lashes out at Central America, Mexico on border

Arrests along the Mexican border jumped to 66,450 in February, up 149 per cent from a year earlier

Record 1,100 dolphins wash up on French shores this year

Activists say a common practice is for fishermen to cut body parts off the suffocated dolphins

Trudeau says sorry for sarcastic thank you comment to Indigenous protester

Prime Minister under fire for comment made to Indigenous protester who interrupted a Liberal fundraising event

Alberta man killed in B.C. crash that closed highway, spilled fuel into river

Police are waiting for environmental assessment crews to clear the situation

Democrats want a faster release of Mueller’s Russia report

So far only Attorney General William Barr’s four page summary has been released

Federal crime reduction minister says it’s hard to get fix on money laundering

A report last year estimated more than $100 million was funnelled through B.C.’s gaming facilities

Smollett saga shook public trust, heightened racial tensions

Jussie Smollett had reported a late-night attack by assailants shouting racial and anti-gay slurs