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B.C. police issue Amber Alert for brother, sister after mother failed to return pair

B.C. police issue Amber Alert for brother, sister after mother failed to return pair

KELOWNA, B.C. — An Amber Alert has been issued across all of British Columbia for an eight-year-old girl and her 10-year-old brother after they failed to return from a vacation with their mother.
Province directs Surrey, B.C., to stay with local police force despite city's wishes

Province directs Surrey, B.C., to stay with local police force despite city's wishes

VICTORIA — It was, in British Columbia Solicitor General Mike Farnworth's own estimation, an "extraordinary" use of his powers.
Families of military members killed in 2020 Cyclone helicopter crash sue manufacturer

Families of military members killed in 2020 Cyclone helicopter crash sue manufacturer

OTTAWA — The families of the six Canadian Armed Forces members who were killed when a Cyclone helicopter crashed off the coast of Greece in April 2020 are suing the manufacturer. The suit was filed in U.S.
Quebec needs to do more to protect traffic signallers on work sites, union says

Quebec needs to do more to protect traffic signallers on work sites, union says

MONTREAL — After a hit-and-run that killed one traffic signaller and injured another last week in Montreal, a union representing traffic controllers says the province needs to do more to protect them.
First Nation loses homes in wildfire near Cranbrook, B.C., Eby says

First Nation loses homes in wildfire near Cranbrook, B.C., Eby says

VANCOUVER — A First Nation community in southeastern B.C. has lost homes because of a fast-moving wildfire, and Premier David Eby says the provincial and federal governments are teaming up to provide emergency response.
Nuclear threat from Ukraine war prompts Ottawa to update plans for catastrophe

Nuclear threat from Ukraine war prompts Ottawa to update plans for catastrophe

OTTAWA — Canada is dusting off and updating emergency protocols to deal with fallout from a possible tactical nuclear exchange in Europe or the spread of radiation across the ocean from a Ukrainian power plant explosion.
Researchers say two tornadoes struck southern Quebec during major storm last week

Researchers say two tornadoes struck southern Quebec during major storm last week

MONTREAL — Researchers at Western University say two tornadoes struck southern Quebec during a major thunderstorm last week. The Northern Tornadoes Project says it found evidence of a weak tornado near St-Thomas, Que.
Recent resignations suggest industry has too much sway with Health Canada: NDP

Recent resignations suggest industry has too much sway with Health Canada: NDP

OTTAWA — The resignation of a scientific adviser from the federal pesticide regulator is yet another example of industry having too much influence at Health Canada, the NDP's health critic is alleging. Dr.
Grassroots groups say Canada won't meet UN Sustainable Development Goals, lacks data

Grassroots groups say Canada won't meet UN Sustainable Development Goals, lacks data

OTTAWA — A coalition of grassroots groups says Canada won't meet the Sustainable Development Goals it is trying to attain by 2030 as part of a United Nations initiative to bridge inequities around the world.
CAQ member Joëlle Boutin quits politics, setting stage for byelection faceoff with PQ

CAQ member Joëlle Boutin quits politics, setting stage for byelection faceoff with PQ

QUEBEC — A member of the governing Coalition Avenir Québec party is quitting politics to take on a job in the private sector. The departure of Joëlle Boutin sets the stage for a byelection in Quebec City, where the Parti Québécois is newly resurgent.