All systems go: 1st all-electric commercial seaplane takes flight in B.C. | CBC News

British ColumbiaVancouver-based Harbour Air has completed the first test fight of an all-electric commercial seaplane.Harbour Air’s retrofitted DHC-2 de Havilland Beaver spent about 3 minutes in airKarin Larsen · CBC · Posted: Dec 10, 2019 10:19 AM PT | Last Updated: December 10Harbour Air successfully tested the world’s first all-electric seaplane Tuesday morning in Richmond, B.C…

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U.K. election: Why a Labour Party stronghold could go to a billionaire Brexit candidate | CBC News

Labour Party strongholds in the U.K. are being targeted by both the Brexit Party and the Conservative Party, both of which hope to capitalize on voters’ disaffection over Brexit.Both the Brexit Party and Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Conservatives are targeting ridings like Hartlepool in the upcoming election, hoping to capitalize on disaffection over Brexit in the Labour heartlands of the north. (Lily Martin/CBC)Every…

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Kenney in Ottawa to call for approval of massive open-pit oilsands mine | CBC News

In Ottawa today to meet with the prime minister, Alberta Premier Jason Kenney said Justin Trudeau’s government faces a stark choice: either approve Teck Resource’s massive planned oilsands project or risk leaving the country’s oil industry “with no way forward.”An aerial view of Fort Chipewyan, Alta., Monday, Sept. 19, 2011. (Jeff McIntosh/CP)In Ottawa today to meet…

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Canadian soldiers made ‘progress’ in Afghanistan, Sajjan says in response to grim U.S. war report | CBC News

Kandahar was made a better place by Canada’s military presence, Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan said following The Washington Post’s publication of documents that suggest successive U.S. administrations saw the Afghanistan war as unwinnable.Canadian and American troops on a joint patrol in late June 2011, one of the last conducted by Canadians during the Afghanistan war. (Murray Brewster/The…

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Dallas Stars fire head coach Jim Montgomery for ‘unprofessional conduct’ | CBC Sports

The Dallas Stars on Tuesday dismissed second-year head coach Jim Montgomery due to “unprofessional conduct inconsistent with the core values and beliefs of the Dallas Stars and the National Hockey League.”The Stars have fired head coach Jim Montgomery due to unspecified ‘unprofessional conduct.’ Dallas is fourth in the NHL’s Central Division with a 17-11-3 record.…

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Freeland in Mexico to sign revised North American trade deal Pelosi calls ‘infinitely better’ | CBC News

Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland is in Mexico City today for a signing ceremony for the modified North American free trade agreement, clearing the way for the contentious pact to be ratified.  Canada, the U.S. and Mexico have reached an agreement on a new North American free trade deal. 0:00Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland is in Mexico City…

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Privacy watchdog says StatsCan pilot raised ‘significant privacy concerns’ | CBC News

Canada’s privacy watchdog says Statistics Canada did not break current laws, but it did raise “significant privacy concerns” when it planned to harvest Canadians’ personal financial transaction information. Privacy Commissioner Daniel Therrien releases his report looking into Statistics Canada controversial plan to harvest Canadians’ personal financial transaction information. 0:00Canada’s privacy watchdog says Statistics Canada did not break current…

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‘I still see flames,’ says resident more than 24 hours after CP train derailed in Sask. | CBC News

A CP train carrying crude oil derailed west of Guernsey, Sask., early Monday morning.A CP train carrying crude oil derailed west of Guernsey, Sask., early Monday morning. This is the view of the smoke from Monday afternoon. (Albert Couillard/Radio Canada)A Saskatchewan woman who lives next to the site of a CP train derailment says a fire is still burning more…

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