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Saskatchewan education minister considering school year extension amid teachers vote

Saskatchewan education minister considering school year extension amid teachers vote

REGINA — Saskatchewan's education minister is being accused of trying to influence a teachers vote after saying he's not ruling out extending the school year should educators reject his offer and take job action.
Veteran Mitchell attends Ticats rookie camp wearing a walking boot

Veteran Mitchell attends Ticats rookie camp wearing a walking boot

HAMILTON — Bo Levi Mitchell and Jordan Williams made the start of Hamilton Tiger-Cats' rookie camp an eventful one. Veteran quarterback Mitchell attended Wednesday's opening session wearing a walking boot on his right foot.
B.C. drug use advocates warn decriminalization change may cause more drug deaths

B.C. drug use advocates warn decriminalization change may cause more drug deaths

VANCOUVER — Health Canada's decision to allow British Columbia to again prohibit the use of illicit drugs in most public spaces will cause more deaths, the executive director of the Vancouver Area Network of Drug Users says.
Nijjar murder suspect says he had Canadian study permit in immigration firm's video

Nijjar murder suspect says he had Canadian study permit in immigration firm's video

SURREY, B.C. — One of the Indian nationals accused of murdering British Columbia Sikh activist Hardeep Singh Nijjar says in a social media video that he received a Canadian study permit with the help of an Indian immigration consultancy.
Upper Nicola Band building community centre finds human remains, halts construction

Upper Nicola Band building community centre finds human remains, halts construction

QUILCHENA, B.C. — The Upper Nicola Band in B.C.'s southern Interior says construction crews building a new community centre have discovered human remains.
B.C. drivers to get $110 insurance rebate, with rate increases on hold until 2026

B.C. drivers to get $110 insurance rebate, with rate increases on hold until 2026

VICTORIA — Most British Columbia drivers will get a vehicle insurance rebate of $110 this year and basic renewal rates will remain frozen until at least March 2026. The Crown-owned Insurance Corporation of B.C.
Canucks viewing parties to start Sunday in Vancouver park, far from downtown

Canucks viewing parties to start Sunday in Vancouver park, far from downtown

VANCOUVER — The City of Vancouver will host viewing parties for the Canucks' Round 2 playoff series against the Edmonton Oilers starting with Game 3 on Sunday.
Power Corp. reports net earnings of $709 million in first quarter

Power Corp. reports net earnings of $709 million in first quarter

MONTREAL — Power Corp. of Canada says its net earnings for the first quarter were $709 million, up from $313 million a year earlier. The Montreal-based management and holding company says net earnings per share were $1.
Manulife reports first-quarter net income of $866 million

Manulife reports first-quarter net income of $866 million

TORONTO — Manulife Financial Corp. says first quarter earnings were down from last year because of the effects of a major reinsurance deal.
Nutrien earnings down 71% in first quarter as lower fertilizer selling prices bite

Nutrien earnings down 71% in first quarter as lower fertilizer selling prices bite

SASKATOON — Nutrien Ltd. says it earned US$165 million in its first quarter, down 71 per cent from US$576 million a year earlier. The Saskatoon-based company says its sales totalled US$5.4 billion, down 12 per cent from US$6.