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In The News for Feb. 28: Where is the money going on budget day in Alberta and B.C.?

In The News for Feb. 28: Where is the money going on budget day in Alberta and B.C.?

In The News is a roundup of stories from The Canadian Press designed to kickstart your day. Here is what's on the radar of our editors for the morning of Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2023 ... What we are watching in Canada ...
Researchers track high frequency of genetic diseases in Quebec's Saguenay-Lac-St-Jean

Researchers track high frequency of genetic diseases in Quebec's Saguenay-Lac-St-Jean

MONTREAL — Quebec's Saguenay-Lac-St-Jean region is known for its spectacular fjord and rugged outdoor landscapes.
Vancouver police shoot man with rubber bullets in case of mistaken identity

Vancouver police shoot man with rubber bullets in case of mistaken identity

Vancouver police say they have apologized to a man who was shot with rubber bullets in a wrongful arrest over a case of mistaken identity.
Finance minister suggests budget deficits on way for B.C. after surplus

Finance minister suggests budget deficits on way for B.C. after surplus

LANGFORD, B.C. — British Columbia's financial status will not be as rosy as it has been over the past year, says Finance Minister Katrine Conroy, who will table the New Democrat government's budget on Tuesday.
Nunavut awaiting updated offer before signing onto federal health-care deal

Nunavut awaiting updated offer before signing onto federal health-care deal

YELLOWKNIFE — As provinces begin signing health-care funding agreements with the federal government, territories say further negotiations are needed to address challenges in the North. The federal government announced Feb. 7 that it would spend $198.
Trudeau defends MP's loyalty to Canada after reports of alleged Chinese interference

Trudeau defends MP's loyalty to Canada after reports of alleged Chinese interference

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says Liberal MP Han Dong is loyal to Canada, defending him Monday in response to a media report that said he was helped by the Chinese consulate while running to be the party's candidate in a Toronto-area riding
Canada banning video app TikTok on government-issued mobile devices

Canada banning video app TikTok on government-issued mobile devices

OTTAWA — The federal government is banning TikTok from government-issued mobile devices days after federal and provincial privacy commissioners began investigating the social media platform.
Studious raccoon shuts down South Kelowna, B.C., elementary school for the day

Studious raccoon shuts down South Kelowna, B.C., elementary school for the day

KELOWNA, B.C. — Some students at South Kelowna Elementary School in British Columbia got a surprise day off after a raccoon broke in and got comfortable in the building's ceiling.
Indigenous chiefs across Canada laud the pending approval of $2.8B settlement deal

Indigenous chiefs across Canada laud the pending approval of $2.8B settlement deal

VANCOUVER — First Nations leaders are voicing their formal support in Federal Court for a $2.8-billion settlement agreement to a class-action residential schools lawsuit.
Alberta signs $24B, 10-year health-care funding deal with Ottawa

Alberta signs $24B, 10-year health-care funding deal with Ottawa

EDMONTON — Alberta’s health minister says the new health funding deal with the federal government will dovetail with provincial reforms to the system.