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B.C. premier says he may copy couple who put out newspaper ad looking for doctor

B.C. premier says he may copy couple who put out newspaper ad looking for doctor

LANGFORD, B.C. — British Columbia Premier John Horgan suggested Wednesday the approach of a Victoria couple who placed a newspaper ad to find a family doctor could be one of his next steps to pressure the federal government to increase health funding.
B.C. firefighters deploy controlled burns to contain blaze in Okanagan

B.C. firefighters deploy controlled burns to contain blaze in Okanagan

VANCOUVER — Crews were literally fighting fire with fire in the southern Okanagan as the BC Wildfire Service takes advantage of cooler weather to try to contain a blaze that has forced hundreds from their homes.
Two shooting deaths in Montreal Tuesday night likely linked to one gunman: police

Two shooting deaths in Montreal Tuesday night likely linked to one gunman: police

Montreal police say they believe the same gunman is behind two brazen shootings in the span of about an hour Tuesday evening that left two men dead. Chief Insp.
Pope Francis says he felt the pain of Indigenous Peoples during trip to Canada

Pope Francis says he felt the pain of Indigenous Peoples during trip to Canada

Crown-Indigenous Relations Minister Marc Miller says a lack of action would be the worst thing to follow an apology for residential schools as Pope Francis reflects on his historic journey to Canada.
Ottawa apologizes for 'radical social engineering' experiment on First Nation

Ottawa apologizes for 'radical social engineering' experiment on First Nation

PEEPEEKISIS CREE NATION — A Saskatchewan First Nation bore witness Wednesday to words it wanted from the federal government since the early 1950s — an apology.
Clayton Ruby, renowned Canadian civil rights lawyer, dies

Clayton Ruby, renowned Canadian civil rights lawyer, dies

Clayton Ruby, the Canadian civil rights lawyer who for decades took on some of the country's most notable and high-profile cases, was remembered Wednesday as a force in the legal world who changed lives through his advocacy
Highly pathogenic avian influenza believed to be killing seals in Quebec

Highly pathogenic avian influenza believed to be killing seals in Quebec

MONTREAL — Quebec researchers have detected avian flu in at least two species of seal, and they fear the virus is to blame for the unusually high number of dead seals reported on the province's shorelines.
Snowbirds squad cancels shows in Penticton and Abbotsford, B.C., after hard landing

Snowbirds squad cancels shows in Penticton and Abbotsford, B.C., after hard landing

VANCOUVER — A malfunction that caused a Canadian Air Force Snowbirds pilot to make a hard landing after takeoff in northern British Columbia has forced the aerobatic team to cancel two performances in the province.
3D-printed 'ghost guns' seized in B.C. Interior after parts intercepted in mail: CBSA

3D-printed 'ghost guns' seized in B.C. Interior after parts intercepted in mail: CBSA

VANCOUVER — Border officers report so-called "ghost guns" made from 3D-printed parts have been seized in the B.C. Interior, after international deliveries were intercepted at mail centres in Vancouver and Toronto.
Canadian foreign minister urges China to stand down on Taiwan amid military exercises

Canadian foreign minister urges China to stand down on Taiwan amid military exercises

OTTAWA — Foreign Affairs Minister Mélanie Joly called for calm in the face of escalating tensions between the United States, Taiwan and China on Wednesday, even as she laid responsibility for the current standoff firmly at Beijing’s feet.