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In The News for Jan. 6, 2023: Are there toxic contaminants in some Alberta snowpacks?

In The News for Jan. 6, 2023: Are there toxic contaminants in some Alberta snowpacks?

In The News is a roundup of stories from The Canadian Press designed to kickstart your day. Here is what's on the radar of our editors for the morning of Friday, Jan. 6, 2023 ... What we are watching in Canada ...
He sleeps in a van but drives a Tesla: life on wheels in Vancouver's camper community

He sleeps in a van but drives a Tesla: life on wheels in Vancouver's camper community

VANCOUVER — At the end of his day, Lucas Philips drives to his home overlooking Spanish Banks Beach in Vancouver, near some of the most expensive real estate in Canada.
Prince Edward Island bald eagle receives rare surgery, heads to new home in Halifax

Prince Edward Island bald eagle receives rare surgery, heads to new home in Halifax

He won't be able to soar into the skies or skim the waters with his wings, but a bald eagle treated at a veterinary college at the University of Prince Edward Island after being hit by a car in October 2021 is doing well and settling in a new home.
Composer Joseph Koo, linked to 'Golden Era' of Hong Kong culture, dies in Vancouver

Composer Joseph Koo, linked to 'Golden Era' of Hong Kong culture, dies in Vancouver

VANCOUVER — Renowned composer Joseph Koo, whose music helped form the soundtrack for what his family called the "Golden Era" of Hong Kong culture in the 1970s and '80s, has died in a Metro Vancouver hospital.
Canadian government tells travellers in Mexico to shelter in place due to violence

Canadian government tells travellers in Mexico to shelter in place due to violence

OTTAWA — Canadian tourists were trapped inside a Mexican hotel Thursday as buses that were supposed to take them to an airport and safely home burned outside.
Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto says most systems back after ransomware attack

Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto says most systems back after ransomware attack

TORONTO — The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto says most of its priority systems are back after a ransomware attack affected its operations. Dr.
B.C. boosts coverage of four drugs, including diabetes med in Hollywood weight fad

B.C. boosts coverage of four drugs, including diabetes med in Hollywood weight fad

VANCOUVER — British Columbia has expanded PharmaCare coverage of four drugs used to treat diabetes, heart failure and blood clots, including one medication the health minister says has been promoted as a weight-loss aid, "notably in Hollywood.
Political parties should list fundraising venue locations, Elections Canada suggests

Political parties should list fundraising venue locations, Elections Canada suggests

OTTAWA — Elections Canada has suggested that venue names should be listed for fundraising events after a political party asked whether it had to disclose the specific location in light of safety concerns.
Environmental groups welcome Parks Canada buyout of Jasper Park backcountry lodges

Environmental groups welcome Parks Canada buyout of Jasper Park backcountry lodges

Environmental groups are welcoming Parks Canada's buyout of two businesses in Jasper National Park's Tonquin Valley, a scenic and heavily visited destination also used by vanishing caribou herds.
Man's body found near Roxham Road unofficial border crossing in Quebec

Man's body found near Roxham Road unofficial border crossing in Quebec

MONTREAL — A man's body was found near an unofficial border crossing south of Montreal that is used by thousands of asylum seekers each year to cross into Canada from the United States, Quebec provincial police said Thursday.