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Ottawa announces Indigenous guardians network to fight climate change

Ottawa announces Indigenous guardians network to fight climate change

MONTREAL — The federal government is announcing the creation of a new network that will help support Indigenous-led environmental initiatives.
Winnipeg police chief won't resign, supports exploring landfill search options

Winnipeg police chief won't resign, supports exploring landfill search options

Winnipeg's chief of police says he has no plans to resign and supports exploring options to recover the remains of two Indigenous women who are believed to be in a landfill outside the city.
Quebec adopts law making oath to King optional for elected members

Quebec adopts law making oath to King optional for elected members

MONTREAL — The oath of allegiance to the monarch that has long rankled Quebec sovereigntist politicians is a thing of the past after the provincial legislature passed a law on Friday abolishing the requirement for its elected members.
Haitians rally for interim government, but split on military intervention: experts

Haitians rally for interim government, but split on military intervention: experts

OTTAWA — Though citizen and business groups in Haiti are split on the idea of a military intervention amid humanitarian and political crises, experts warned Canadian members of Parliament Friday that the country is in dire need.
Mounties charged in shooting found not guilty of manslaughter, aggravated assault

Mounties charged in shooting found not guilty of manslaughter, aggravated assault

EDMONTON — Two Mounties who shot a man in his pickup truck at an Alberta rest stop were found not guilty Friday of manslaughter and aggravated assault. Const. Jessica Brown and Cpl.
'No grounds': RCMP say no criminal charges in fatal Alberta icefield crash

'No grounds': RCMP say no criminal charges in fatal Alberta icefield crash

EDMONTON — Mounties say no criminal charges will be laid in a fatal rollover of an all-terrain tour bus at the Columbia Icefield in the Rocky Mountains more than two years ago.
Health Canada approves first bivalent booster for kids ages 5 to 11

Health Canada approves first bivalent booster for kids ages 5 to 11

OTTAWA — Health Canada approved a COVID-19 vaccine booster for children on Friday that targets more recent variants of the coronavirus, along with the original strain.
Canada considering if critical mineral exports to China should be limited: Wilkinson

Canada considering if critical mineral exports to China should be limited: Wilkinson

OTTAWA — Natural Resources Minister Jonathan Wilkinson said the new critical minerals strategy published Friday doesn't specifically bar Canadian mines from exporting critical minerals and metals to countries like China.
Premiers demand meeting with Trudeau to discuss increased health-care funding

Premiers demand meeting with Trudeau to discuss increased health-care funding

OTTAWA — Canada's premiers presented a united front Friday as they demanded Prime Minister Justin Trudeau come to the table personally to hammer out an agreement for Ottawa to shoulder more of the burden when it comes to health-care costs.
Progress slow at COP15 talks but some agreement achieved, says environment minister

Progress slow at COP15 talks but some agreement achieved, says environment minister

MONTREAL — Federal Environment Minister Steven Guilbeault said Friday he's trying to light a fire under his international colleagues to pick up the pace on negotiations at an international meeting on saving the planet's biodiversity.