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How B.C.'s firefighting smokejumpers take 'ultra-extreme and make it seem mundane'

How B.C.'s firefighting smokejumpers take 'ultra-extreme and make it seem mundane'

Smokejumpers, also known as parattack crews, are wildland firefighters who are trained to parachute from fixed-wing aircraft, called "jumpships."
In Montreal, services for the vulnerable trigger backlash, but no easy solutions

In Montreal, services for the vulnerable trigger backlash, but no easy solutions

MONTREAL — Officials in Montreal are struggling to get the public on board with the city's approach to treating people with severe addiction and homelessness, as those social crises become fodder for political attacks.
Interior residents get ready to flee as B.C. fire tally soars past 300

Interior residents get ready to flee as B.C. fire tally soars past 300

The number of fires in B.C. soared past 300 on Friday afternoon, most caused by recent lightning storms, then fuelled by hot, dry weather and winds.
Ottawa says it has ‘taken note’ of UN court call for end to Israeli settlements

Ottawa says it has ‘taken note’ of UN court call for end to Israeli settlements

OTTAWA — The federal government says it has "taken note" of a ruling from the top UN court that called Israel’s presence in the occupied Palestinian territories unlawful.
Canadian flights, hospitals, border disrupted during global technology outage

Canadian flights, hospitals, border disrupted during global technology outage

TORONTO — A global technology outage grounded flights, disrupted hospitals, backed up border crossings and even upended coffee orders in Canada on Friday, as issues persisted hours after problems with Microsoft services were said to be on the mend.
Proposed class-action lawsuit filed over Calgary water main break

Proposed class-action lawsuit filed over Calgary water main break

CALGARY — A proposed class-action lawsuit has been filed against the City of Calgary, claiming businesses needlessly lost significant revenue due to a water main break.
City councilor Laura Palestini to run for Liberals in Montreal byelection

City councilor Laura Palestini to run for Liberals in Montreal byelection

OTTAWA — City councillor Laura Palestini will be the Liberal candidate in the coming byelection for the Montreal riding of LaSalle–Émard–Verdun.
Top court says government can be held liable for making unconstitutional laws

Top court says government can be held liable for making unconstitutional laws

The decision paves the way for a New Brunswick man to take the federal government to court over two laws passed by the former Conservative government in 2010 and 2012.
Elections Canada floats suggestions to shield nomination contests from meddling

Elections Canada floats suggestions to shield nomination contests from meddling

OTTAWA — Elections Canada is suggesting possible changes to protect the political nomination process from foreign meddling, including barring non-citizens from helping choose candidates, requiring parties to publish contest rules and explicitly outla
Five things to know about Quebec's unique, two-week-long construction holiday

Five things to know about Quebec's unique, two-week-long construction holiday

MONTREAL — It's one of Quebec's many idiosyncrasies that in the dog days of summer, when everyone wishes they were on holiday, virtually the entire construction industry and a good chunk of the rest of the province close up shop for two weeks.