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Helicopter airdrop of granola bars for Poomba the pig, after surviving B.C. wildfire

Helicopter airdrop of granola bars for Poomba the pig, after surviving B.C. wildfire

The Broken Rail Ranch in West Kelowna was engulfed in flames last Thursday, but Poomba is roaming the last patch of grass, cared for by firefighters.
Liberals look to tackle international student rackets as part of housing crisis

Liberals look to tackle international student rackets as part of housing crisis

OTTAWA — Liberal cabinet ministers are suggesting the federal government is ready to tackle long-standing problems related to the international student program, including cases of fraud and exploitation by shady educational institutions.
LeBlanc to update Trudeau on government's response to Emergencies Act report

LeBlanc to update Trudeau on government's response to Emergencies Act report

OTTAWA — Public Safety Minister Dominic LeBlanc says the prime minister will soon receive his report outlining the response to recommendations from a public inquiry into the use of the Emergencies Act.
As conservative premiers talk gender and kids, Poilievre's grassroots ask same of him

As conservative premiers talk gender and kids, Poilievre's grassroots ask same of him

OTTAWA — As conservative premiers change the rules around pronoun use in schools, members of the federal Conservative grassroots want Pierre Poilievre to wade further into the debate around gender expression.
Ottawa looked at changes to land claims process, acknowledged issues: documents

Ottawa looked at changes to land claims process, acknowledged issues: documents

OTTAWA — Canada has been pondering a new way to settle First Nation land claims, newly released internal documents show.
Quebec to ban cellphones in elementary and high school classrooms

Quebec to ban cellphones in elementary and high school classrooms

QUEBEC — It's the final bell for cellphones in Quebec classrooms as the province's education minister plans to ban the devices in most teaching settings, calling them a distraction for students.
Hospital worker fired after Indigenous woman's death should be reinstated: arbitrator

Hospital worker fired after Indigenous woman's death should be reinstated: arbitrator

MONTREAL — An arbitration tribunal has ordered the reinstatement of an orderly who was fired after an Indigenous woman filmed Quebec hospital staff insulting her as she died. In an Aug.
Canada sanctions Russian nuclear sector, assesses reports of Prigozhin death

Canada sanctions Russian nuclear sector, assesses reports of Prigozhin death

OTTAWA — Canada is sanctioning more Russians accused of supporting the ongoing invasion of Ukraine, with a focus on banks, defence companies and the nuclear sector.
Cabinet ministers leave retreat without new plans to address housing crisis

Cabinet ministers leave retreat without new plans to address housing crisis

CHARLOTTETOWN — The federal Liberal cabinet wrapped up a three-day retreat in Prince Edward Island on Wednesday promising to heed calls from Canadians to fix the housing crisis, but without any specific new plans to do so.
Video captures 'incredibly rare' B.C. wildfire tornado over lake

Video captures 'incredibly rare' B.C. wildfire tornado over lake

LILLOOET, B.C. — The BC Wildfire Service has shared a video showing what it calls an "incredibly rare" fire tornado, also known as a fire whirl, that was whipped up over Gun Lake in the Central Interior.