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'Fearless Girl' statue opposite bull stays through February

NEW YORK - The globally popular statue of a young girl staring down Wall Street's famed "Charging Bull" will remain in place through February 2018 instead of being removed this coming Sunday, the mayor said.

Democratic Mayor Bill de Blasio appeared with the "Fearless Girl" statue on Monday on the lower Manhattan traffic meridian where the two bronze figures face each other.

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Question of how best to tax legal pot still a long way off, Morneau suggests

OTTAWA - Finance Minister Bill Morneau says the Liberal government has not decided how to tax marijuana, but is instead focused on making sure it stays out of the hands of children and criminals.

Sources have confirmed to The Canadian Press that the government will introduce legislation the week of April 10 to legalize pot.

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Federal officials ready for avalanche of infrastructure paper work

OTTAWA - Provincial governments have been warned that they have until this time next year to start assigning billions in infrastructure cash to eligible projects, or else they could lose control over how it can be spent.

The Liberals are finalizing details about the fate of any money left over in the New Building Canada Fund for large, provincial or nationally important projects after next year's deadline, including following through on a vow to shift unused infrastructure money to the gas tax fund, which allows cities to spend on roads, highways, transit, water and sewer systems without having to apply for federal funding.

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B.C. appeal court rules against Burnaby in bylaw battle with Trans Mountain

VANCOUVER - A legal battle between the City of Burnaby and the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion has ended with the British Columbia Court of Appeal ruling the National Energy Board can override municipal bylaws.

The fight began in 2014 when Trans Mountain was set to begin field studies on Burnaby Mountain, which required it to cut down trees, drill boreholes and operate heavy machinery activities that violate the city's bylaws.

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