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Evacuation orders rescinded as wildfire burns along B.C. Highway 3

Evacuation orders rescinded as wildfire burns along B.C. Highway 3

An evacuation alert has been rescinded for about two dozen properties near a stretch of Highway 3 in British Columbia's Interior, where a vehicle fire appeared to have spread to nearby grasses and started burning up a mountainside.
B.C. 'clear' there's not enough housing as Vancouver encampment ordered dismantled

B.C. 'clear' there's not enough housing as Vancouver encampment ordered dismantled

VANCOUVER — British Columbia's acting attorney general says the province was "clear" with Vancouver officials that the Crown corporation responsible for subsidized housing does not have enough spaces available for people who are being told to dismant
International partners had concern about Canada's 'ability to handle' convoy protests

International partners had concern about Canada's 'ability to handle' convoy protests

OTTAWA — Two days before the Emergencies Act was invoked last February to quell anti-government convoy protests, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau warned cabinet ministers that international partners were concerned Canada wasn't able to control the situa
Canada considered jobs, inflation in decision to return Russian turbine: document

Canada considered jobs, inflation in decision to return Russian turbine: document

OTTAWA — Global Affairs Canada considered the impact on Canadian jobs and global inflation when making a decision to return a turbine being repaired in Montreal to a Russian energy giant, a newly released document shows.
Excitement in B.C. Indigenous communities as salmon get past Fraser slide zone

Excitement in B.C. Indigenous communities as salmon get past Fraser slide zone

VANCOUVER — Thousands of migrating sockeye and chinook salmon are making their way over a massive rock slide on British Columbia's Fraser River this summer where barely 100 fish were counted for the entire season three years ago, Fisheries and Oceans

Legault promises more affordable housing ahead of fall election campaign

LAVAL, Que. — Quebec Premier François Legault hasn't officially triggered the provincial election campaign, but he was out on Friday promising to build thousands of new social and affordable housing units if he's re-elected Oct. 3.
Judge suspends two articles of Quebec's new language law, citing access to justice

Judge suspends two articles of Quebec's new language law, citing access to justice

MONTREAL — Quebec's new language law suffered a first defeat on Friday, as a judge temporarily suspended a provision requiring English court documents to be translated into French.
City of Iqaluit declares emergency due to water shortage

City of Iqaluit declares emergency due to water shortage

IQALUIT, Nunavut — The City of Iqaluit declared a state of emergency Friday due to a water shortage.
Canadian wastewater surveillance expanding to new public health threats: Tam

Canadian wastewater surveillance expanding to new public health threats: Tam

OTTAWA — Plans are underway to sift through Canadian sewage to test for and measure monkeypox, polio and other potential health threats, the country’s chief public health officer said Friday.
Alberta UCP membership drive and Heche on death's door: In The News for Aug. 12

Alberta UCP membership drive and Heche on death's door: In The News for Aug. 12

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, August 12, 2022 ... What we are watching in Canada ...