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Trudeau faces contradictory calls to punish China, give in to 'hostage diplomacy'

Trudeau faces contradictory calls to punish China, give in to 'hostage diplomacy'

OTTAWA — Justin Trudeau's Liberal government is facing contradictory calls to either stand up to China or give in to so-called "hostage diplomacy" — with particular pressure coming from stalwarts of former Liberal prime minister Jean Chretien's admin
B.C. allows more openings, but 'we are not leaving COVID-19 behind,': Horgan

B.C. allows more openings, but 'we are not leaving COVID-19 behind,': Horgan

VICTORIA — British Columbia's success at flattening the curve on COVID-19 will allow the easing of more restrictions on businesses, recreation and travel, says Premier John Horgan, who urged people to celebrate carefully when visiting a lake or the b
The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada

The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada

The latest numbers of confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 7:25 p.m. on June 24, 2020: There are 102,242 confirmed and presumptive cases in Canada.
More than a dozen great blue heron fledglings found dead in B.C.

More than a dozen great blue heron fledglings found dead in B.C.

VANCOUVER — More than a dozen great blue heron fledglings were found dead this week after a tree with several nests fell in the Greater Vancouver area.
Federal work on First Nations policing should have begun long ago: Bellegarde

Federal work on First Nations policing should have begun long ago: Bellegarde

OTTAWA — Public Safety Minister Bill Blair says the Liberal government will work on a law to ensure First Nations have the policing services they need and deserve — but questions are being raised about why this work has seemingly just started.
Twins with a twist born in Victoria after mom has many miscarriages

Twins with a twist born in Victoria after mom has many miscarriages

VICTORIA — Margo and Ian Sheldon tried to have a baby for six years, enduring the pain of multiple miscarriages and a full-term still birth. Last week, four days apart, their two babies arrived.

Yukon to reopen travel for residents of B.C., N.W.T and Nunavut on Canada Day

WHITEHORSE — Yukon's government has announced the easing of some border controls and the reopening of parts of the economy starting on Canada Day. The territory says in a statement that residents of B.C.
'A true victory:' Charges dropped against Alberta chief in violent arrest

'A true victory:' Charges dropped against Alberta chief in violent arrest

FORT MCMURRAY, Alta. — Charges were dropped against a prominent northern Alberta First Nations chief Wednesday as it was revealed that one of the officers involved in his violent arrest had been charged in an off-duty assault seven months earlier.
Canada gives $5 million for new wildlife research network

Canada gives $5 million for new wildlife research network

OTTAWA — The federal government is investing $5 million to create a national wildfire research network, two years after the Canadian Forest Service warned that Canada's expertise and research on forest fires was not keeping up with the dramatic shift
Asylum seekers continue to cross Canada-U.S. border despite shutdown

Asylum seekers continue to cross Canada-U.S. border despite shutdown

OTTAWA — Asylum seekers continue to cross the Canada-U.S. border despite the widespread closure that remains in effect to all but non-essential travel. New statistics show 21 people were apprehended by the RCMP crossing into Canada from the U.S.
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