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Tens of thousands of B.C. residents go home after being forced out by wildfires

KAMLOOPS, B.C. — Tens of thousands of anxious British Columbia residents who were forced to escape raging wildfires have returned home in recent days as firefighters made progress and conditions improved.
Mother, son pulled out to sea by strong current on P.E.I.'s north shore

Mother, son pulled out to sea by strong current on P.E.I.'s north shore

CHARLOTTETOWN — A P.E.I.

Canadian dollar hits 80-cent US mark amid further signs of economic strength

TORONTO — The loonie hit 80 cents US on Monday, a level it hasn't closed at in more than two years, against a weakening in U.S. currency and amid further signs of a strengthening Canadian economy.
The Monday news briefing: An at-a-glance survey of some top stories

The Monday news briefing: An at-a-glance survey of some top stories

Highlights from the news file for Monday, July 24 ——— 'THIS IS A HUMAN LIFE': RANGER MEDIC RECALLS TREATING OMAR KHADR: A former medic with the U.S.

Agency cites costs, deficit for downgrading Manitoba credit rating

WINNIPEG — The Manitoba government has had its credit rating downgraded for the second time in 13 months by S&P Global Ratings.

Operations unaffected as some Winnipeg airport staff go on strike

WINNIPEG — Flights and other operations were unaffected Monday as about 150 unionized support staff, maintenance workers and others at Winnipeg's Richardson International Airport went on strike.

Toronto-area man charged with hate crime over alleged online comments

MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — A Toronto-area man has been charged with a hate crime after police allege he made a number of statements against the Muslim community online.

Statistics Canada says number of police-reported pot offences down again in 2016

OTTAWA — The number of police-reported cannabis-offences declined for the fifth straight year, Statistics Canada said Monday, a downward trend that began long before the Liberals brought forward their plan to legalize the drug for recreational use.

Researchers say people don't buy time-savers even though it makes them happier

VANCOUVER — For people who wish there were more hours in the day, spending a bit of money to get rid of onerous tasks would make them much happier, but researchers say very few actually make the investment.
Pothole protests: Mayor in Labrador wants his town to join Quebec

Pothole protests: Mayor in Labrador wants his town to join Quebec

L'ANSE-AU-LOUP, N.L. — The mayor of a small town in southern Labrador says he has grown so frustrated with the potholes in the Trans-Labrador Highway that he is openly advocating for his town to become part of Quebec.