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At least five B.C. children died from influenza last month, as mortalities spike

At least five B.C. children died from influenza last month, as mortalities spike

VICTORIA — At least five children died last month in British Columbia from influenza as a rise of early season respiratory illnesses added strain to the beleaguered health-care system.
Alberta NDP says premier's rejection of federal authority lays separation groundwork

Alberta NDP says premier's rejection of federal authority lays separation groundwork

EDMONTON — Alberta’s NDP Opposition leader says Premier Danielle Smith's comments rejecting the legitimacy of the federal government betray her unspoken plan to lay the groundwork for eventual separation.
MPs want to hear from witnesses on the government's assault-style gun definition

MPs want to hear from witnesses on the government's assault-style gun definition

OTTAWA — Seven members of a parliamentary committee studying the Liberal gun bill have requested two special meetings to hear from witnesses on the government's proposed definition of an assault-style firearm.
Canada to stop directly financing fossil fuel projects abroad, with narrow exceptions

Canada to stop directly financing fossil fuel projects abroad, with narrow exceptions

OTTAWA — With weeks until an end-of-year deadline it agreed to last year, Canada has announced that it will end new direct subsidies for fossil fuel investments and projects abroad — including those owned by Canadian companies.
Landfill operations to halt as pressure increases to search for women's remains

Landfill operations to halt as pressure increases to search for women's remains

Garbage disposal at a landfill outside Winnipeg was paused Thursday as calls to search the area for the remains of two Indigenous women believed to be the victims of an alleged serial killer intensified.
House committee says victims should be able to opt out of publication bans

House committee says victims should be able to opt out of publication bans

OTTAWA — The federal justice minister says he is open to updating the Victims Bill of Rights after a parliamentary report called on the federal government to make changes, including allowing victims of sexual offences to opt out of publication bans.
First Nations leaders reject Trudeau's proposed gun law, citing risk to treaty rights

First Nations leaders reject Trudeau's proposed gun law, citing risk to treaty rights

OTTAWA — Chiefs at the Assembly of First Nationsvoted Thursdayto publicly oppose the Liberal government's proposed gun-control legislationand stand against sovereignty bills in Alberta and Saskatchewan's legislatures.
Quebec economic update: A lot of uncertainty in 2023, Girard says

Quebec economic update: A lot of uncertainty in 2023, Girard says

Quebec Finance Minister Eric Girard said Thursday the province's economy is facing a lot of uncertainty going into 2023 as he presented his economic update, one that included help for low-income seniors in the face of stubborn inflation.
Federal environment minister certifies 14 bird-friendly cities in six provinces

Federal environment minister certifies 14 bird-friendly cities in six provinces

MONTREAL — Federal Environment Minister Steven Guilbeault is certifying 14 more Canadian cities as bird-friendly.
Ottawa Police Service superintendent arrested on sex charges

Ottawa Police Service superintendent arrested on sex charges

OTTAWA — A senior Ottawa Police Service officer has been arrested on sex charges. Ottawa police say Supt.
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