Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Sixth Newswatch-

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Sixth Newswatch-

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(Persian Gulf-Tensions) (Audio: 55)

A powerful council in Iran says the country's seizure of a British oil tanker is a response to the U-K's role in impounding an Iranian vessel.

A spokesman for Iran's Guardian Council tells the Fars news agency the move is aimed at confronting what he calls an "illegitimate economic war" waged by the U-S and its allies.

The British-flagged Stena Impero was seized by Iran last night with a crew of 23 crew on board.

The move comes two weeks after Britain's Royal Marines took part in the seizure of an Iranian oil tanker near Gibraltar, a British overseas territory off the southern coast of Spain. (6)

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(Alta-BC-Pipeline-Dispute)

British Columbia's government says it's reviewing a Calgary judge's decision to throw out B-C's attempt to block so-called "Turn off the taps" legislation.

In a decision released yesterday, Justice Robert Hall said B-C doesn't have the right to take Alberta to court in Alberta, and the proper venue for the dispute is Federal Court.

B-C Attorney General David Eby says his government has already filed a similar case in Federal Court, which hasn't decided whether to accept it.

The legal battle is part of the fallout over the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion. (6)

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(Double-Homicide) (Audio: 57)

Police in British Columbia say it's unclear whether the murder of a young couple was a targeted attack or a crime of opportunity.

The bodies of Australian Lucas Fowler and his American girlfriend Chynna (CHINA') Deese were discovered Monday along the Alaska Highway, about 20 kilometres south of Liard Hot Springs.

Their van, described by police as a blue 1986 Chevrolet with Alberta plates, was also found nearby.

R-C-M-P aren't saying how the two were killed, but they're urging anyone with information to contact them. (6)

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(Que-Parks-Strike)

A full-blown strike by employees at Quebec provincial parks that was set to begin today has been averted after the two sides reached an agreement in principle. …

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