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Burnaby, B.C., resident returning from Philippines diagnosed with measles

VANCOUVER — Public health officials have confirmed a resident of Burnaby, B.C., who travelled to the Philippines has measles, and Health Minister Adrian Dix has said 29 people had acquired the disease prior to the latest case.

Regulate drugs to save lives as fentanyl detected in 87% of ODs: B.C. doctor

VANCOUVER — The chief medical health officer of Vancouver Coastal Health is calling for the urgent regulation of illicit drugs so substances could be sold or provided for free to those at high risk of overdose through a framework similar to policies
B.C. murder suspect not a neo-Nazi, is more fascinated by Russia, dad says

B.C. murder suspect not a neo-Nazi, is more fascinated by Russia, dad says

PORT ALBERNI, B.C. — A murder suspect who allegedly sent photographs of a swastika armband and a Hitler Youth knife to an online friend was not a Nazi sympathizer, but he did think the memorabilia was "cool," says his father.
Liberals complain to elections commissioner about groups' co-ordination

Liberals complain to elections commissioner about groups' co-ordination

OTTAWA — The federal Liberals are asking the elections commissioner to look into what they allege is possible improper co-ordination between two conservative pressure groups, a claim the groups' spokesman says is frivolous.
'Yes the bridges are cut': Kanesatake Grand Chief refuses talks with Oka mayor

'Yes the bridges are cut': Kanesatake Grand Chief refuses talks with Oka mayor

MONTREAL — A war of words between a First Nations grand chief and a small-town Quebec mayor instigated hours of meetings Friday with federal and provincial officials, but the underlying conflict between the two communities goes back centuries.
Deadline coming: Scientists tell environment minister to speed up conservation

Deadline coming: Scientists tell environment minister to speed up conservation

Some of North America's top conservation scientists have written to the federal government urging it to speed up land protection in Canada.
Federal lawyers broke no rules in Hassan Diab extradition case, review finds

Federal lawyers broke no rules in Hassan Diab extradition case, review finds

Ottawa academic Hassan Diab is rejecting the results of an external review into his extradition case as a "whitewash exercise," arguing the document's only purpose was to absolve Canada's Department of Justice and to shield senior government official

American demand threatens Canada's drug supply, groups warn Ottawa

TORONTO — Concern over U.S. legislation that allows Americans to import cheaper medicines from Canada has prompted more than a dozen organizations to urge the federal government to safeguard the Canadian drug supply.