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Former U.S. president Barack Obama to visit nation's capital in May

Former U.S. president Barack Obama to visit nation's capital in May

OTTAWA — Former U.S. president Barack Obama is set to visit the nation's capital next month for a question-and-answer session. The event, hosted by the progressive think-tank Canada 2020, will be at Ottawa's Canadian Tire Centre on May 31.
Affable Green leader sets sight on potential P.E.I. election victory

Affable Green leader sets sight on potential P.E.I. election victory

CHARLOTTETOWN — An affable dentist with a distinct Scottish accent, Peter Bevan-Baker ran nine times for the Green party —federally and provincially — before finally winning a seat in the P.E.I. legislature in 2015.
In the news today, April 23

In the news today, April 23

Three stories in the news for Tuesday, April 23 ——— IT'S ELECTION DAY IN PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND It's election day in Prince Edward Island and voter turnout is expected to be strong.
New study suggests oilsands greenhouse gas emissions underestimated

New study suggests oilsands greenhouse gas emissions underestimated

New federal research suggests greenhouse gas emissions from Alberta's oilsands may be significantly higher than industry reports.
Parks Canada releases details of search for climbers killed in Banff avalanche

Parks Canada releases details of search for climbers killed in Banff avalanche

The treacherous recovery of three world-class climbers in Alberta's Banff National Park involved a helicopter, a search dog and 28 people, Parks Canada said Monday as it released details of its rescue efforts.
Residents eye rising waters as Legault says new approach needed to flood relief

Residents eye rising waters as Legault says new approach needed to flood relief

MONTREAL — Some 800 Canadian military personnel fanned out across Quebec on Monday, filling sandbags and aiding evacuations as Premier Francois Legault warned that climate change will increase the frequency of serious flooding.

'Colonial model of policing' fails many Indigenous communities, study finds

OTTAWA — Many Indigenous communities lack policing services that meet their safety and security needs despite long-standing efforts to remedy the shortcomings, a federally commissioned report says.

Warning in Interior B.C. about 'trippy' drug linked to 'zombie' outbreak in U.S.

KAMLOOPS, B.C. — The British Columbia Interior Health authority is warning street-drug users of a synthetic cannabinoid that has been linked to a so-called "zombie" outbreak in New York. Chief medical health officer Dr.
Sri Lankan-Canadians mourn victims of terrorist attack in their homeland

Sri Lankan-Canadians mourn victims of terrorist attack in their homeland

Sri Lankan-Canadians were gathering Monday to mourn those killed in a massive terrorist attack in their homeland as the Canadian government stepped up cautions for anyone considering visiting the country as it grapples with the fallout from the wides
More than 6,700 veterans from Afghan war receiving federal assistance for PTSD

More than 6,700 veterans from Afghan war receiving federal assistance for PTSD

OTTAWA — Canada's war in Afghanistan ended five years ago but the price of that effort continues to grow.