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Homeowners falling behind growing threat of climate-related catastrophes: study

Homeowners falling behind growing threat of climate-related catastrophes: study

Canadians aren't keeping up with the need to protect their homes against catastrophic events made more common by climate change, says a coast-to-coast study from the University of Waterloo.

Two women investigated for anti-Indigenous comments face mediation circle

OPASKWAYAK CREE NATION, Canada — Two Manitoba women arrested over online comments that threatened violence against Indigenous people were asked to read what was written out loud to elders this week as part of a process to resolve the case.
Quebec woman who carried on relationship with young child avoids jail time

Quebec woman who carried on relationship with young child avoids jail time

MONTREAL — A Montreal-area woman who carried on an intense, inappropriate relationship with a young girl despite numerous efforts to get her to stop will avoid further jail time.

Project that kept more addicted patients in treatment expands across B.C.

VANCOUVER — A pilot project in Vancouver is being expanded across British Columbia after more than double the number of drug-addicted people stayed in treatment to prevent them from fatally overdosing.
Renovations to be revealed at Saskatchewan school where shooting took place

Renovations to be revealed at Saskatchewan school where shooting took place

LA LOCHE, Sask. — The mayor of a northern Saskatchewan community says there are mixed feelings as renovations to the high school are revealed three years after a deadly shooting.

Gender discrimination persists in Canada's Indian Act, UN committee rules

Despite government efforts over the years to fix the situation, Canada's Indian Act still discriminates against Indigenous women when it comes to passing on their status to their descendants, the United Nations Human Rights Committee ruled this week.
Police thought Dennis Oland might flee after his father's murder, trial told

Police thought Dennis Oland might flee after his father's murder, trial told

SAINT JOHN, N.B. — Police believed that Dennis Oland, the prime suspect in the murder of his father, Richard, was a flight risk and that is why they tried to rush evidence through the RCMP crime lab. Sgt.
Freeland condemns killers of Canadian mining executive found dead in Africa

Freeland condemns killers of Canadian mining executive found dead in Africa

HALIFAX — Canadian officials are condemning the killers of a Halifax mining executive praised as a much-loved family man and highly talented geologist with a knack for spotting producing mines.
Former PQ minister Yves-Francois Blanchet acclaimed as Bloc Quebecois leader

Former PQ minister Yves-Francois Blanchet acclaimed as Bloc Quebecois leader

MONTREAL — The Bloc Quebecois will vote only in Quebec's interests without regard for the rest of the country, Yves-Francois Blanchet vowed Thursday on his first day as leader of the struggling federal party.
Quebec dog goes missing after alerting family to fire, owner says

Quebec dog goes missing after alerting family to fire, owner says

MONTREAL — A family in southern Quebec is crediting their dog with alerting them to a fire that was tearing through a luxury bed-and-breakfast.