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Unrest and the unexpected have made Annamie Paul's leadership a rough ride so far

Unrest and the unexpected have made Annamie Paul's leadership a rough ride so far

OTTAWA — Green Party of Canada Leader Annamie Paul says she got into politics knowing it would bring a constant barrage of the unexpected into her life, and there is no denying that it has delivered.
Mix of toxic pollutants left behind in ash after wildfires scorch communities: expert

Mix of toxic pollutants left behind in ash after wildfires scorch communities: expert

VANCOUVER — Wildfires that race through communities, incinerating ingredients that make up modern-day life, can leave behind a trail of toxic metal, says an expert.

No winning ticket for Friday's $10 million Lotto Max jackpot

TORONTO — No winning ticket was sold for the $10 million jackpot in Friday's Lotto Max draw. The jackpot for the next draw on Aug. 31 will be an estimated $15 million. The Canadian Press
Second week of campaign ends with security worry

Second week of campaign ends with security worry

The Liberal campaign cancelled an early evening rally Friday after an unruly group of demonstrators denouncing Justin Trudeau and pandemic policies set off security concerns, with Trudeau himself saying that going ahead with the event would have put
More money and resources to be added to help fight wildfires in B.C., says Horgan

More money and resources to be added to help fight wildfires in B.C., says Horgan

LOGAN LAKE, B.C. — Lessons learned from recent destructive wildfire seasons in British Columbia will be reflected in the next budget, ensuring the province is prepared to meet similar challenges, says the premier.
Freedom for those who are vaccinated: Manitoba brings back some COVID-19 rules

Freedom for those who are vaccinated: Manitoba brings back some COVID-19 rules

WINNIPEG — Fully vaccinated people will be able to return to the dance floor as Manitoba brings back COVID-19 public health orders that allow certain activities only for those who have received two shots.

'It hit us hard:' Life in lockdown for N. W. T communities hit hard by COVID-19

Tommy Kakfwi says walking through Fort Good Hope in the Northwest Territories is a bit like being in a graveyard. The community of about 500 people has 89 cases of COVID-19, so one of every five or six residents is infected.
Territory's top doctor disputes allegations made by Yukon Party

Territory's top doctor disputes allegations made by Yukon Party

WHITEHORSE — Yukon's top doctor and federal Liberal candidate in the territory is disputing allegations that his decision-making during the COVID-19 pandemic was influenced by plans to run for office. Dr.
Coroner releases report into 2020 death of six snowmobilers in Lac-St-Jean, Que.

Coroner releases report into 2020 death of six snowmobilers in Lac-St-Jean, Que.

MONTREAL — A lack of signage and an ill-fated decision to take an unfamiliar shortcut contributed to the deaths of five French snowmobilers and their guide in Quebec's Lac-St-Jean region in early 2020, a coroner said Friday.
Quebec defends vaccine passport system after politicians' QR codes allegedly hacked

Quebec defends vaccine passport system after politicians' QR codes allegedly hacked

MONTREAL — Quebec's government was forced to defend its vaccine passport system on Friday amid news that prominent politicians' vaccination information had allegedly been hacked.