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Ottawa monitoring Niger unrest, no Canadian evacuation currently planned for hundreds

Ottawa monitoring Niger unrest, no Canadian evacuation currently planned for hundreds

Ottawa is monitoring the unrest in Niger following last week's military coup, but has no imminent plans for evacuating the hundreds of Canadians in the West African country.
In the news today: Fundraiser launched to honour firefighter who died in B.C.

In the news today: Fundraiser launched to honour firefighter who died in B.C.

Here is a roundup of stories from The Canadian Press designed to bring you up to speed on what you need to know today... Fundraiser honours firefighter who died in B.C.
Firefighter killed in B.C. identified as Zak Muise, 25, called 'vital' member of team

Firefighter killed in B.C. identified as Zak Muise, 25, called 'vital' member of team

The young Ontario firefighter who died last week in British Columbia has been identified as Zak Muise in an online obituary and a tribute by the firefighting contractor he worked for.
As Jagmeet Singh tours Atlantic Canada, New Democrats look to flip Liberal seats

As Jagmeet Singh tours Atlantic Canada, New Democrats look to flip Liberal seats

OTTAWA — NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh is touring Atlantic Canada in an effort to highlight affordability issues — and flip two Liberal seats in the next federal election.
Cyberattack on B.C. health websites may have taken workers' personal information

Cyberattack on B.C. health websites may have taken workers' personal information

The information could include social insurance numbers, email addresses, passport and licence details and other personal data. 
B.C. port union to brief workers on new collective deal ahead of crucial vote

B.C. port union to brief workers on new collective deal ahead of crucial vote

VANCOUVER — Longshore union negotiators will brief workers about a new tentative collective agreement with employers, ahead of a two-day vote on whether to approve the deal that could finally bring an end to British Columbia's long-running port dispu
More residents of Osoyoos, B.C., heading home despite recent wildfire growth

More residents of Osoyoos, B.C., heading home despite recent wildfire growth

OSOYOOS, B.C. — More residents of Osoyoos, B.C., and the surrounding area are being allowed to return home after being forced out by a fast-moving wildfire that spread from neighbouring Washington state over the weekend.
Researchers find oldest-known species of swimming jellyfish in Burgess Shale fossils

Researchers find oldest-known species of swimming jellyfish in Burgess Shale fossils

The Royal Ontario Museum says it has discovered the oldest-known swimming jellyfish in the fossil record from specimens collected at the Burgess Shale in the Canadian Rockies.
Harold Brine was the last of 19 miners rescued after 1958 Nova Scotia mine disaster

Harold Brine was the last of 19 miners rescued after 1958 Nova Scotia mine disaster

HALIFAX — When Harold Brine realized he and 11 other men were trapped near the bottom of North America's deepest coal mine, his thoughts turned to his two-year-old daughter, Bonnie. "I was wondering if she would remember me if I didn't get out ...
Alberta no longer pursuing plan to dump RCMP for provincial police force

Alberta no longer pursuing plan to dump RCMP for provincial police force

EDMONTON — The Alberta government is no longer formally pursuing its plan to dump the RCMP in favour of a new provincial police force.