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Fall floods, summer heat in B.C. in line with climate change: meteorologist

Fall floods, summer heat in B.C. in line with climate change: meteorologist

VANCOUVER — Flood warnings were issued Wednesday for several major rivers in British Columbia as a federal scientist says record-setting rainfall and alpine temperatures are consistent with climate change.
Trade minister Ng chats with U.S. counterpart as continental trade tensions fester

Trade minister Ng chats with U.S. counterpart as continental trade tensions fester

WASHINGTON — Canada's trade minister has headed back to the U.S. capital for discussions on festering trade irritants, just two weeks after joining Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on his visit to the White House. Mary Ng met virtually Tuesday with U.S.
Indigenous leaders concerned over B.C. government's old-growth deferral process

Indigenous leaders concerned over B.C. government's old-growth deferral process

Indigenous leaders and experts in British Columbia outlined their concerns Wednesday over the provincial government's process to defer logging in old-growth forests, while underscoring the urgency to preserve at-risk ecosystems.
Canadians in South Africa face cancelled flights, uncertainty as they try to return

Canadians in South Africa face cancelled flights, uncertainty as they try to return

MONTREAL — Megan Tanya Hodgkinson was visiting relatives in South Africa last week when Canada imposed travel restrictions on several African countries after scientists detected a new variant of the novel coronavirus.
Liberals thank Conservatives who championed conversion therapy ban as it passes House

Liberals thank Conservatives who championed conversion therapy ban as it passes House

OTTAWA — Canada's House of Commons erupted into a scene of cheers and cross-party hugs Wednesday as MPs unanimously adopted a motion presented by a Conservative MP to fast-track the passage of a Liberal government bill banning conversion therapy for
Young Canadians file suit against federal over minimum voting age

Young Canadians file suit against federal over minimum voting age

Several young Canadians are taking the federal government to court in an effort to strike down the minimum voting age. They argue that denying citizens under the age of 18 the right to vote in federal elections is unconstitutional.
Canada kicks Boeing from jet competition, narrows search to F-35 and Swedish Gripen

Canada kicks Boeing from jet competition, narrows search to F-35 and Swedish Gripen

OTTAWA — Canada has officially narrowed its decade-long hunt for a new fighter jet to two choices as the federal government confirmed U.S. aerospace giant Boeing’s Super Hornet is out of the running to replace the military’s aging CF-18s.
Quebec to introduce tracking bracelets for some conjugal violence offenders

Quebec to introduce tracking bracelets for some conjugal violence offenders

MONTREAL — Quebec will begin requiring some domestic violence offenders to wear electronic tracking bracelets beginning next spring, the province's public security minister announced Wednesday.
Lawyer questions coverage of First Nations water settlement as deal to be ratified

Lawyer questions coverage of First Nations water settlement as deal to be ratified

An $8-billion class-action settlement on First Nations drinking water due to be ratified next week still isn't clear on who it will cover, says a lawyer involved with the issue.
Interim Green Leader Amita Kuttner ready to get tough on party infighting

Interim Green Leader Amita Kuttner ready to get tough on party infighting

OTTAWA — Amita Kuttner, the new interim Green leader, says they will be ready to take tough disciplinary action to deal with party members who "have been at each other's throats.