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Indigenous festival back in Montreal, a year after being delayed due to COVID-19

Indigenous festival back in Montreal, a year after being delayed due to COVID-19

MONTREAL — The Montreal First Peoples' Festival is back until Aug. 11 at the Place des Festivals and other locations in the city, a year after most Indigenous events such as powwows were put off due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Male southern resident killer whale possibly dead from cancer, says expert

Male southern resident killer whale possibly dead from cancer, says expert

VANCOUVER — The endangered southern resident killer whale population may have suffered more loss with one of the orcas presumed dead, says an expert.

Prairie ticket holder wins Friday's $34 million Lotto Max jackpot

TORONTO — A ticket holder from the Prairies won Friday's $34 million Lotto Max jackpot. The jackpot for the next Lotto Max draw on Aug. 10 will be an estimated $10 million. The Canadian Press
More properties ordered evacuated in B.C. interior due to aggressive wildfires

More properties ordered evacuated in B.C. interior due to aggressive wildfires

MONTE LAKE, B.C. — An aggressive wildfire burning in the Central Okanagan region is forcing people in another 975 properties to leave their homes.
Feds reach tentative deal with striking border guards days before restrictions ease

Feds reach tentative deal with striking border guards days before restrictions ease

WASHINGTON — Canada's border agents reached a new tentative agreement with the federal government late Friday after a daylong work-to-rule campaign left long lines of semi-trailers and passenger vehicles idling for hours at some of the country's busi
More restrictions as COVID-19 cases spike in B.C.'s Okanagan: top doctor

More restrictions as COVID-19 cases spike in B.C.'s Okanagan: top doctor

VANCOUVER — British Columbia health officials announced circuit-breaker restrictions in the central Okanagan region amid a surge of COVID-19 cases driven by the highly infectious Delta variant. Provincial health officer Dr.
Federal government says proposed coal mine in southwestern Alberta can't proceed

Federal government says proposed coal mine in southwestern Alberta can't proceed

OTTAWA — The federal government says the proposed Grassy Mountain coal project in southwestern Alberta cannot proceed. Environment and Climate Change Minister Jonathan Wilkinson made the announcement in a release Friday.
Alberta Premier says he won't 'take lectures' from federal health minister on COVID

Alberta Premier says he won't 'take lectures' from federal health minister on COVID

CALGARY — Alberta Premier Jason Kenney says he won't "take lectures" from federal Health Minister Patty Hajdu on how to handle COVID-19.
No charges against top military officer McDonald after misconduct investigation

No charges against top military officer McDonald after misconduct investigation

OTTAWA — An investigation into the conduct of Canada’s top military officer Admiral Art McDonald has ended with police saying there is not enough evidence to lay charges. Provost Marshal Brig.-Gen.
Trucks stack up at Canada-U.S. border as CBSA guards start work-to-rule campaign

Trucks stack up at Canada-U.S. border as CBSA guards start work-to-rule campaign

WASHINGTON — Long lines of semi-trailer trucks snaked away from the Canada-U.S.