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Sex during work break?

A politician in northern Sweden wants to list sex as an officially approved activity for civil servants during their daily paid lunch break.

Trump Tower on West Georgia street in Vancouver, B.C., January 19, 2017. (Arlen Redekop / Postmedia Network)

Protest, party planning precede Trumps visit

Plans for protests on the arrival of Eric and Donald Trump Jr. in Vancouver next week for the official opening of the Trump International Hotel and Tower are changing as details about the day's schedule emerge.

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Stabbing spree trial begins

Photographs shown in an Edmonton courtroom Tuesday depict a chaotic crime scene with the blood of six people spilled across a warehouse where a double murder took place in 2014.

A watchtower oversees the Kent prison complex and augments the razor wire security fence. (Colin Price/Postmedia Network)

Kent prison guard still getting stiffed on pay

A guard at B.C.’s Kent Institution is among thousands of federal government employees still plagued by payroll shortfalls and inconsistencies a year after the government rolled out its computerized Phoenix payroll system.

Premier Christy Clark waves to a person as B.C. Finance Minister Michael de Jong waits to deliver a balanced budget for a fifth year in a row at Legislative Assembly in Victoria, B.C. Tuesday, February 21, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito)

Budget offers no reduction to PST or income tax

Major tax cuts promised by Premier Christy Clark largely failed to materialize in Tuesday’s provincial budget, replaced instead by partial future relief from medical premiums and spending increases for health care, child welfare and education.