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Smoke from distant fires in U.S. pose 'very high risk' for air quality in B.C.

Smoke from distant fires in U.S. pose 'very high risk' for air quality in B.C.

VANCOUVER — Environment Canada has issued a special air quality statement for Metro Vancouver, showing a very high risk to health due to wildfire smoke from Washington and Oregon.
International students call for COVID-19 immigration changes in Toronto

International students call for COVID-19 immigration changes in Toronto

TORONTO — Current and former international students called for changes to Canada's immigration rules on Saturday as they face a job market still recovering from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Mayors push Liberals on plan to buy distressed properties for affordable housing

Mayors push Liberals on plan to buy distressed properties for affordable housing

OTTAWA — Federal officials are ironing out the details of a program to help cities buy properties left vacant due to the pandemic so they can quickly create affordable housing.
Funeral arrangements announced for slain Traynor family members

Funeral arrangements announced for slain Traynor family members

OSHAWA, Ont. — Funeral arrangements have been announced for the four family members who were slain in their Oshawa, Ont., home earlier this month.
No winning ticket for Friday night's $19 million Lotto Max jackpot

No winning ticket for Friday night's $19 million Lotto Max jackpot

TORONTO — There was no winning ticket for the $19 million jackpot in Friday night's Lotto Max draw. That means the jackpot for the next draw on Sept. 15 will grow to approximately $24 million. The Canadian Press
Guaranteed basic income tops policy priorities for Liberal caucus

Guaranteed basic income tops policy priorities for Liberal caucus

OTTAWA — A guaranteed basic income for all Canadians has emerged as the top policy choice of Liberal MPs, just as the Trudeau government is crafting its plan to help people weather the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and rebuild the ravaged economy.
One entangled humpback whale off B.C. coast free of fishing gear

One entangled humpback whale off B.C. coast free of fishing gear

VANCOUVER — One of the three humpback whales entangled in fishing gear off the coast of British Columbia is now free, although the two other animals have not been located.
B.C. moves to end divisive old-growth forest policies, protects nine areas

B.C. moves to end divisive old-growth forest policies, protects nine areas

HAZELTON, B.C. — The British Columbia government says the protection of the province's old-growth forests requires a united effort of groups, industries and people who have often disagreed over land-use issues.
Saskatchewan court allows teepee protest camp to stay on legislature lawn

Saskatchewan court allows teepee protest camp to stay on legislature lawn

REGINA — A Saskatchewan judge has ruled a Metis man can stay on the lawn of the provincial legislature to finish his hunger strike against high suicide rates.
The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Sept. 11

The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Sept. 11

The latest numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 6:42 p.m. EDT on Sept. 11, 2020: There are 135,625 confirmed cases in Canada.