First section of new cross Vermont rail trail now in use while the future is planned

WEST DANVILLE, Vt. - The just-completed first section of the Lamoille Valley Rail Trail has only been open a couple of weeks but it's already starting to boost business — a promising sign for a recreational path that will eventually cross the state.

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Editorial: Notley’s image problem

Just as it’s understood that a good lawyer will say almost anything to see her client walk free, it’s assumed communications professionals will toe the line to stay in the good graces of their employers. Still, there is something unsettling about the Rachel Notley government’s hiring of someone who has a history of bad mouthing […]

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McGill top Canadian university according to new international rankings

McGill University maintained its position as the top-ranked Canadian university in the world even if it dropped down a few notches in the overall standings released in this year’s QS World University Rankings. Three Canadian universities placed within the top 50 of the survey compiled by the service based in London. According to a statement it […]

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Air China gets ready to bring Asia closer to Montreal

The introduction this fall of a non-stop flight to Beijing will save hours of travel time. For years now, Montrealers have taken the long way to Asia. Increasingly, local business travellers going to China must fly via Toronto, Vancouver, Chicago or Detroit — even endure overnight stays, pushing the one-way trek upward of 24 hours […]

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RCMP say father of missing girl found dead in Blairmore

CROWSNEST PASS — A simple note scrawled on the door of the Pure Country Bar & Grill on Highway 3 illustrates the disarray gripping this mountainside community. “Closed due to family tragedy.” Terry Blanchette, 27, a cook at the bar, was found dead Monday morning at a home in the Blairmore district. Police are treating the […]

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Asian stocks mostly lower after BOJ keeps policy unchanged ahead of Fed meeting

TOKYO - Asian stock markets were mostly lower Tuesday after Japan kept its monetary policy unchanged ahead of a much anticipated U.S. Federal Reserve decision later this week on whether to raise interest rates.

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Vancouver drone store fights back after brazen robberies (with videos)

A Vancouver drone store that has been hit by thieves three times in the last two weeks is fighting back. Drones Plus in Kitsilano said it is releasing security camera footage of the incidents in the hopes it helps catch the thieves and deter future attempts.

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