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Leamington restaurant struggles to cope with hefty hydro bills

At 77 years old, Anna John still works at the family-owned restaurant on weekdays to help keep operating costs down.

Her son, Steve, and his wife Jenith join her behind the counter at the Happy In on Talbot Street in Leamington. 562 more words

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Calgary Pride Week kicks off amid progress, controversy

While a flourishing Calgary Pride Week is a barometer of rising acceptance, it can still be a lightning rod for resentment, says Craig Sklenar.

The spokesman for Calgary Pride said the annual celebration for the LGBTQ2S community that kicked off Friday reflects its increasing fusion with society’s mainstream. 704 more words

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Free education urged for children of illegal immigrants in Quebec

The Collectif éducation sans frontières is pleading with the provincial government to give free education to all — including the children of illegal immigrants.

It costs parents $6,000 to send their children without legal papers to public school, the non-profit group says. 421 more words

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Loewen: Consider the merits of our system before electoral reform

Should we change the way we vote in Canada? This is the question occupying the special committee on electoral reform. The committee appears to have accepted that reform is inevitable. 644 more words

Columnists

Germany moves to take a bigger role in global affairs with extension of military presence

BAYREUTH, Germany – Police guard the main entrance to Richard Wagner’s storied Festival Hall for the first time in years. The security protects opera buffs who travel here every summer, amid concerns about protests or worse. 904 more words

Germany

Higher octane gasoline could be coming to pumps for 2025

The days of full-blooded Sunoco 260 are gone but automakers have been calling on the Environmental Protection Agency to make higher octane fuel available to the public. 181 more words

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Editorial: Taxpayers expect better from Trudeau Liberals

Justin Trudeau’s Liberal government has enjoyed a relatively stress-free honeymoon since winning office last October. The feel-good vibe is threatened, however, by revelations of wasteful spending by two cabinet ministers, a practise that has the same effect on political honeymoons as food poisoning has on the real variety. 397 more words

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