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  • 3 people dead after crash in eastern Ontario

    Decrease article font size increase article font size Earlier this week, three people were killed when two cars collided head-on in eastern Ontario. Officers were dispatched to the scene along Highway 7 west of Tatlock Road in Lanark County shortly after 2 p.m. Tuesday, according to Ontario Police. Police said the driver of one of the cars, 20, died at…

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  • B.C. First Nation buys back 140-year-old robe

    A man who helped return a 140-year-old Tlingit robe to the indigenous people of British Columbia where it was made, says it’s as if the regalia calls out to people, who take it home. An intricately woven Chilkat robe made of mountain goat hair and yellow cedar bark was put up for sale online last year by a Toronto-based auction…

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  • ‘Aggressive’ human-caused wildfire near Harrison Lake grows to 800 hectares – BC

    First spotted on June 3, the Chehalis River wildfires have now spread over 800 hectares as they worsen air quality in the Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley. The wildfires are located about 10 kilometers west of Lake Harrison and just north of Lake Chehalis. The blaze is now listed as a wildfire of note, according to the BC Wildfire Service…

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  • Canada wildfires: American firefighters arrive to help

    Hundreds of American firefighters have recently arrived in Canada to help fight wildfires, and more are on the way. In a tweet Wednesday, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau spoke with US President Joe Biden about this “important help” Americans are providing to Canada as it continues to fight “these devastating wildfires.” He said he was grateful for all the help. According…

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  • Sask. agri-food exports up 75% in first quarter

    Decrease article font size increase article font size The first quarter of 2023 was a record for Saskatchewan agricultural exports, according to the Saskatchewan government. In a news release, the state said its exports increased 75% in the first quarter to an estimated $6 billion. Canola oil, canola seed, non-durum wheat and lentils are major agricultural exports. “Higher agricultural commodity…

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  • Amber Alert lifted after child found ‘safe and sound’ in Quebec

    Quebec police have lifted an amber alert for a one-year-old girl who was allegedly kidnapped earlier Wednesday. In a tweet shortly before 5 p.m., the Quebec newspaper Sourette du Quebec (SQ) announced that the infant had been found “safely” in the Saint-Hyacint neighborhood. Police earlier said the child was taken into custody in Nova Scotia and was last seen in…

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  • Archdiocese of Edmonton donates $3.2M to Indigenous reconciliation efforts – Edmonton

    Decrease article font size increase article font size The Archdiocese of Edmonton announced Wednesday that it will donate $3.2 million to the National Indigenous Reconciliation Fund to support healing and recognition of Indigenous peoples. Canadian Catholic bishops have pledged to raise $30 million over five years across their local parishes. Funds raised in Edmonton will support local programs and initiatives…

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  • Wildfires fought by volunteers: Here’s what to know

    More than 400 wildfires have destroyed thousands of hectares of forest and land across Canada at the start of an “unprecedented” wildfire season. Ken McMullen, president of the Canadian Association of Fire Chiefs, says he has never seen such an early and devastating start to a wildfire season in his career, with large-scale blazes across the country. “We’re seeing fires…

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  • Prison transfer not about revenge, former official says after Bernardo moved

    One of the makers of the laws governing Canada’s prison system said it was understandable that people wanted revenge on murderer and serial rapist Paul Bernardo, but the prison system was not designed for that. rice field. Mary Campbell also said it was disappointing that the Canadian Department of Corrections was not more transparent in its handling of the issue,…

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  • Wildfires: A look at what’s burning across Canada and who’s affected

    Federal Emergency Preparedness Minister Bill Blair said footage of wildfires burning across Canada was among the most severe the country has ever witnessed, and forecasts for the next few months were more than usual. It also said high fire activity was likely to continue. According to the Interagency Forest Fire Center of Canada, there are currently 415 fires. About 2,285…

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