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Definition of ‘lie’ tossed around

OTTAWA—The definition of “lie” was tossed around during Sen. Mike Duffy’s trial yesterday—all part of a scandal where words are carefully chosen and their meanings parsed.

Nigel Wright, the prime minister’s former chief of staff, was asked to explain to the court what he told his boss about a plan to have Duffy repay his Senate living expenses in 2013.

Alberta Energy Regulator restricts river water use by oil sector, cites drought

EDMONTON — The Alberta Energy Regulator is restricting how much water oilsands and other energy projects can withdraw from part of the Athabasca River and other rivers in the province.

It cites dry weather and low flow conditions for its decision that suspends water withdrawals under some temporary diversion licences.

Canada Pension Plan Investment Board signs joint venture in Malaysia

TORONTO — The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board is venturing into the Malaysian real estate business for the first time.

The CPPIB has purchased a 49 per cent stake worth about $170 million in a joint venture to invest is a mixed-use development in the capital of Kuala Lumpur with Malaysia’s Pavilion Group.

B.C. fire destroys 30 homes

OLIVER, B.C.—Residents in southeastern British Columbia are regrouping from an immense and fast-spreading wildfire that so far has wiped out 30 homes and forced hundreds to flee with little more than the clothes on their backs.

Kerstin Klenheimer and her husband deserted their house when the 37-sq.-km Rock Creek fire broke out Thursday evening.