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Manitoba Tories choose Heather Stefanson as new leader, next premier

Manitoba Tories choose Heather Stefanson as new leader, next premier

WINNIPEG — Manitoba's governing Progressive Conservatives chose Heather Stefanson as their new leader and the province's next premier on Saturday, although her opponent was not ready to concede the close race.
'Listening to Manitobans:' A profile of Manitoba's next premier Heather Stefanson

'Listening to Manitobans:' A profile of Manitoba's next premier Heather Stefanson

WINNIPEG — Heather Stefanson'ssuccessfulbid to lead the Manitoba Progressive Conservatives and take the premier's chair follows a lifetime in and around politics that started as a young girl.
Northern lights may be visible in much of the country this weekend after solar storm

Northern lights may be visible in much of the country this weekend after solar storm

MONTREAL — The northern lights may be visible Saturday and Sunday in parts of the country where they're rarely seen.
Compensation for Indigenous children removed from homes not justice, says AFN chief

Compensation for Indigenous children removed from homes not justice, says AFN chief

Talks set to start Monday between Indigenous leaders and the federal government about a possible settlement over court-ordered compensation to First Nations children could signal the clearing of the road to reconciliation, the Assembly of First Natio
Canada to donate 10 million doses of Moderna vaccine to COVAX

Canada to donate 10 million doses of Moderna vaccine to COVAX

ROME — Canada will donate 10 million doses of Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine to the COVAX vaccine sharing facility and another $15 million to help make mRNA vaccines in Africa, the Prime Minister announced Saturday.
Nature Conservancy says some spooky species get unfair bad rap at Halloween time

Nature Conservancy says some spooky species get unfair bad rap at Halloween time

FREDERICTON — Halloween weekend is traditionally rife with images of bats, owls, spiders and other animals that spark fear in many.
Decorations get super-sized for second pandemic-era Halloween

Decorations get super-sized for second pandemic-era Halloween

An unfamiliar noise hums in the late-October air on evening strolls through some Canadian neighbourhoods. It's not the whooshing of witches on brooms overhead, the howling of werewolves or the lament of restless spirits.

Friends remember victims of Faro, Yukon, shooting as warm and funny people

Two people who were killed on Tuesday in Faro, Yukon, are being remembered by friends for their quick wit and friendly personalities.
'We can hardly keep up': Education key to combat human trafficking, experts say

'We can hardly keep up': Education key to combat human trafficking, experts say

VANCOUVER — More education in human trafficking is needed across Canada to combat the growing issue, which has been made worse by the COVID-19 pandemic, experts say.

No winning ticket for Friday's $24 million Lotto Max jackpot

TORONTO — No winning ticket was sold for the $24 million jackpot in Friday's Lotto Max draw. That means the jackpot for the next draw on Nov.2 will grow to an estimated $29 million. The Canadian Press
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