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Feds to cut wireless costs by 25%

OTTAWA—The federal government is making clear that cuts to wireless rates it expects from mobile service providers must go above and beyond any price reductions already seen since 2016.

Industry Minister Navdeep Bains says the 25 per cent rate reductions he has been mandated to achieve over the next two years will be measured starting after the Oct. 21 election.

Price gets shutout as Habs beat Flames

MONTREAL—The Calgary Flames were determined to build on a very emotional game their last time out. Instead, they came out flat.

The Flames saw their five-game winning streak come to an end with a 2-0 loss to the Montreal Canadiens last night on Carey Price's 31-save shutout.

The defeat came two days after an intense 4-3 victory over the Edmonton Oilers.

Paul Massey among Canadian Oscar nods

TORONTO—Animator Dean DeBlois, sound engineer Paul Massey, production designer Dennis Gassner, and filmmaker Meryam Joobeur will be among those representing Canada at this year's Oscars.

DeBlois, who hails from Aylmer, Que., got a nod for best animated feature this morning for “How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World,” which he wrote and directed.

Study reveals wildfires are changing the boreal forest

EDMONTON—The increasing frequency of wildfires in Canada's boreal forest may be permanently changing one of the largest intact ecosystems left on Earth, research suggests.

“We feel pretty confident these effects will persist,” said Ellen Whitman, a forest ecologist at Natural Resources Canada and the University of Alberta.