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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.
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.
Feds shortchanging First Nations on operating cash for water systems, PBO says

Feds shortchanging First Nations on operating cash for water systems, PBO says

OTTAWA — The parliamentary budget officer has put a price tag on providing clean drinking water in First Nations, saying in a new report that the federal government still has a shortfall to make up.
COVID-19 shows up in Canadian wildlife for first time with three Quebec deer infected

COVID-19 shows up in Canadian wildlife for first time with three Quebec deer infected

OTTAWA — For the first time, the COVID-19 virus has been detected in Canadian wildlife. Environment Canada says the virus was detected late last month in three wild white-tailed deer in Quebec.
Not all airports ready to give new COVID-19 tests to air travellers, says Duclos

Not all airports ready to give new COVID-19 tests to air travellers, says Duclos

OTTAWA — Not all Canadian airports will have the capacity to immediately begin testing arriving air travellers from countries other than the United States for COVID-19, the federal health minister said Wednesday.
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