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Canada's energy sector swings to profit in 1st quarter on higher oil prices

Canada's energy sector saw a big bump in profit in the first quarter this year as rising oil prices helped businesses swing from a loss in the previous quarter, according to the latest government data.
Operating profit for companies in oil and gas extraction and support services rose by $1.6 billion in the first three months to $909 million after a loss of $678 million in the fourth quarter of 2018, according to Statistics Canada.
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Female CEOs are competitively paid in U.S., but greatly outnumbered

The few women who are CEOs of the largest U.S. companies typically make more money than their male counterparts but aren't close to the top of the leaderboard for pay packages.
The median pay package for female CEOs in the 2018 fiscal year was $12.7 million, compared with $11.2 million for men, according to data analyzed by Equilar for The Associated Press.
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Volcano on Indonesia's Bali erupts, flights cancelled

JAKARTA, Indonesia -- Bali's airport has cancelled flights following an eruption of the Mount Agung volcano that spread ash over the south of the Indonesian island.
The national disaster agency said the eruption Friday night lasted about four minutes and 30 seconds and spread lava and incandescent rocks about 3 kilometres from the crater.
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Fire near High Level, Alta., grows but spreading away from town

HIGH LEVEL, Alta. - Provincial fire officials say a blaze burning near High Level continues to spread, but has not advanced toward the northwestern Alberta town.
The Chuckegg Creek fire now covers nearly 993 square kilometres, compared with 976 square kilometres on Thursday.
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The Museum of Fine Arts in Boston has apologized after a middle school teacher says her students were subjected to racist comments and profiling from staff and patrons during a field trip.
In a Facebook post published earlier this week, English teacher Marvelyne Lamy said she brought her Grade 7 students -- who she described as all “black and brown” -- from the Helen Y.
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'Historic milestone': Fort McKay Métis declare self-governance

The Fort McKay Métis near Fort McMurray has declared self-governance after members voted to adopt a constitution, elections act, membership act and governance act.
The move is a "dramatic and historic milestone that will reverberate across Canada and set a precedent that will change the Indigenous landscape forever," the community said in a news release Friday.
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13-year-old girl charged in Saskatoon playground assault caught on video

A 13-year-old-girl has been charged with assault in connection to two incidents in Pleasant Hill Park area in Saskatoon, Sask., one of which was captured on video.
Saskatoon police released a statement detailing the two incidents – the first on the evening of May 13, when a 10-year-old girl and a 14-year-old girl reported being assaulted by a group of young people.
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Jailed lawmakers from Catalonia suspended from Spanish government

The lower chamber of Spain's parliament on Friday suspended Oriol Junqueras and three colleagues from their recently gained seats as national lawmakers because they are currently in jail during an ongoing trial in Spain's Supreme Court.
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Drake's antics escalating with each Raptors victory

By now, Drake's relentless grandstanding on behalf of his beloved Toronto Raptors is to be expected.
And so too, then, is the wrath of Milwaukee Bucks' fans now excoriating the Canadian rapper for a series of escalating taunts.
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Explosion in Lyon, France, injures at least 8

French officials say a suspected bomb attack in central Lyon on Friday has injured at least eight, with a media report pegging the number at 10.
The blast occurred around 5:30 p.m. local time on a pedestrian street in the city in central France.
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French officials say a suspected bomb attack in central Lyon on Friday has injured at least eight, with a media report pegging the number at 10.
The blast occurred around 5:30 p.m. local time on a pedestrian street in the city in central France.
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