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A castle gets a makeover and a new mortgage stress test; In The News for Feb. 19

A castle gets a makeover and a new mortgage stress test; In The News for Feb. 19

In The News is a roundup of stories from The Canadian Press designed to kickstart your day. Here is what's on the radar of our editors for the morning of Feb. 19 ... What we are watching in Canada ...
Departure date of plane for Canadians on cruise ship yet to be confirmed: officials

Departure date of plane for Canadians on cruise ship yet to be confirmed: officials

Global Affairs says the departure date for a plane that will carry Canadians home from a coronavirus-stricken cruise ship in Japan is yet to be confirmed.
Opposition promises new info on Trans Mountain costs

Opposition promises new info on Trans Mountain costs

OTTAWA — Federal opposition parties are promising new information about the price of the Trans Mountain pipeline at a morning news conference in Ottawa.
Hereditary chiefs say they'll meet with ministers if RCMP get out

Hereditary chiefs say they'll meet with ministers if RCMP get out

VANCOUVER — A small, mobile RCMP detachment in a remote area of British Columbia has become a bargaining chip in proposed talks that many hope could put an end to blockades that have disrupted rail and road traffic across the country.
How the B.C. government approached land rights after major court ruling

How the B.C. government approached land rights after major court ruling

VANCOUVER — B.C.
The latest on protests across Canada in support of anti-pipeline demonstrators

The latest on protests across Canada in support of anti-pipeline demonstrators

Here is the latest news on protests across Canada over a natural gas pipeline project in British Columbia: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he spoke with British Columbia Premier John Horgan to discuss the impact of infrastructure disruptions cause
Top earners pay more in B.C. budget that includes record capital spending

Top earners pay more in B.C. budget that includes record capital spending

VICTORIA — Top income earners and pop drinkers were hit with new taxes in Tuesday's B.C. budget, which continues the government's focus on capital spending for schools, hospitals and transit. Finance Minister Carole James is introducing a new 20.
PM urges patience, promises reconciliation in face of anti-pipeline blockades

PM urges patience, promises reconciliation in face of anti-pipeline blockades

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau promised to redouble reconciliation efforts with Indigenous Peoples Tuesday as he sought to ease tensions over nationwide blockades erected in opposition to a British Columbia pipeline project.
Concerns raised over Saskatchewan ban on sex offenders changing names

Concerns raised over Saskatchewan ban on sex offenders changing names

REGINA — Questions are being raised about the Saskatchewan government's move to automatically deny sex offenders the ability to legally change their names.
Quebec boxing promoter faces hearing after Hells Angels seen at bout

Quebec boxing promoter faces hearing after Hells Angels seen at bout

MONTREAL — A well-known Quebec boxing promoter is defending himself before a tribunal against accusations stemming from two of his boxing cards, including claims he fixed a bout and hosted members of criminal biker gangs in reserved ringside seats.