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Wildfires erupt in B.C. with lightning, heat fuelling fire behaviour across province

Wildfires erupt in B.C. with lightning, heat fuelling fire behaviour across province

The mayor of a British Columbia Interior community says the area's long-term care residents have been moved out as a fast-moving wildfire looms nearby. Barbara Roden, mayor of Ashcroft, B.C.
Trudeau and family head to British Columbia for vacation in unnamed location

Trudeau and family head to British Columbia for vacation in unnamed location

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will head to British Columbia on Sunday, where he will be on vacation with his family until Aug. 1.
Police seize over 30 stolen vehicles, thousands of dollars in Montreal area

Police seize over 30 stolen vehicles, thousands of dollars in Montreal area

MONTREAL — Quebec provincial police have announced the seizure of more than 28 vehicles and thousands of dollars in the Montreal area this week as part of their fight against organized vehicle theft in the province.
Canada's airports, hospitals begin returning to normal after global IT outage

Canada's airports, hospitals begin returning to normal after global IT outage

MONTREAL — Airports, hospitals and police services across Canada continued their gradual return to normal operations on Saturday as they recovered from a global technology outage caused by a defective update to computers using Microsoft Windows.
Foreign Affairs Minister Mélanie Joly to visit China after years-long rift

Foreign Affairs Minister Mélanie Joly to visit China after years-long rift

OTTAWA — Foreign Affairs Minister Mélanie Joly is headed to China on Friday at the invitation of Beijing, after years of diplomatic strain following the 2018 detention of two Canadians.
Gun-control group fears Liberals have 'abandoned' efforts on assault-style firearms

Gun-control group fears Liberals have 'abandoned' efforts on assault-style firearms

OTTAWA — A prominent gun-control group fears the Liberal government has abandoned its commitment to enact a comprehensive ban on assault-style firearms, citing "no tangible progress" on key steps to fulfil the pledge.
How B.C.'s firefighting smokejumpers take 'ultra-extreme and make it seem mundane'

How B.C.'s firefighting smokejumpers take 'ultra-extreme and make it seem mundane'

Smokejumpers, also known as parattack crews, are wildland firefighters who are trained to parachute from fixed-wing aircraft, called "jumpships."
In Montreal, services for the vulnerable trigger backlash, but no easy solutions

In Montreal, services for the vulnerable trigger backlash, but no easy solutions

MONTREAL — Officials in Montreal are struggling to get the public on board with the city's approach to treating people with severe addiction and homelessness, as those social crises become fodder for political attacks.
Interior residents get ready to flee as B.C. fire tally soars past 300

Interior residents get ready to flee as B.C. fire tally soars past 300

The number of fires in B.C. soared past 300 on Friday afternoon, most caused by recent lightning storms, then fuelled by hot, dry weather and winds.
Ottawa says it has ‘taken note’ of UN court call for end to Israeli settlements

Ottawa says it has ‘taken note’ of UN court call for end to Israeli settlements

OTTAWA — The federal government says it has "taken note" of a ruling from the top UN court that called Israel’s presence in the occupied Palestinian territories unlawful.