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Farmers say heat wave, drought show vulnerable agricultural sector needs support

Farmers say heat wave, drought show vulnerable agricultural sector needs support

When an unprecedented heat wave "cooked" the cherries growing at his family's farm in Oliver, B.C., Pravin Dhaliwal tried to see past the financial loss to the passion that spurred him to follow in the footsteps of his father and grandfather.
Liberals look to fall for movement on having free tampons, pads in federal workplaces

Liberals look to fall for movement on having free tampons, pads in federal workplaces

OTTAWA — Canada's labour minister was told earlier this year that efforts to provide free tampons and pads in federally regulated workplaces could cost employers more than $1 million annually to become a reality.

Expanded recall covers affected products sold nationally

OTTAWA — The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has expanded the recall of Al-Rabih brand Halva/Halawa over the possibility of a Salmonella contamination.
A look at COVID-19 reopening plans across the country

A look at COVID-19 reopening plans across the country

As COVID-19 vaccination rates increase and case numbers drop across the country, the provinces and territories have begun releasing the reopening plans for businesses, events and recreational facilities.

No winning ticket sold for Tuesday's $15 million Lotto Max jackpot

TORONTO — No winning ticket was sold for the $15 million jackpot in Tuesday's Lotto Max draw. The jackpot for the next draw on July 30 will be at an estimated $20 million. The Canadian Press
Family of woman killed in hotel says justice served, but killer to appeal conviction

Family of woman killed in hotel says justice served, but killer to appeal conviction

EDMONTON — The daughter of an Indigenous woman who was killed in a hotel room a decade ago says a judge's decision to sentence her mother's killer to 12 1/2 years in prison is a sign of justice.
Annamie Paul says Green party convention will go ahead even if election is underway

Annamie Paul says Green party convention will go ahead even if election is underway

OTTAWA — Green Leader Annamie Paul says party brass still plan to hold a national convention next month even if a federal election campaign is in full swing, as the list of items distracting attention from an impending fight at the polls continues to
P.E.I. becomes latest province to sign on to Liberals' national child-care program

P.E.I. becomes latest province to sign on to Liberals' national child-care program

CHARLOTTETOWN — Prince Edward Island has become the third province to sign on to the federal government's national child-care program, allowing it to receive about $120 million from Ottawa for $10-dollar-a-day child-care spots by the end of 2024.
Montreal-area city running out of options to control population of white-tailed deer

Montreal-area city running out of options to control population of white-tailed deer

MONTREAL — An animal-rescue group is trying to save a population of white-tailed deer that has outgrown a Montreal-area park, but even the head of an veterinary ethics committee says doing anything other than euthanizing the animals is unrealistic.
Trudeau says Ottawa withholding health-care transfers to N.B. over abortion access

Trudeau says Ottawa withholding health-care transfers to N.B. over abortion access

MONCTON, N.B. — New Brunswick is failing to live up to its obligations under the Canada Health Act because it continues to make it difficult for women to access abortions, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Tuesday.