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Quebec towns protecting right to serve residents in English after new language law

Quebec towns protecting right to serve residents in English after new language law

MONTREAL — Quebec's new language law has dozens of municipalities in the province shoring up their bilingual status, with few considering giving up the right to serve their citizens in both English and French.
Ottawa should offer Indigenous-language training, exemptions to public servants: memo

Ottawa should offer Indigenous-language training, exemptions to public servants: memo

OTTAWA — Senior civil servants explored offering Indigenous-language training to federal employees and possible exemptions to those who already speak one from requiring fluency in both English and French, newly released documents show.
German Chancellor Olaf Scholz coming to Canada to meet with Trudeau, business leaders

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz coming to Canada to meet with Trudeau, business leaders

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will accompany the chancellor of Germany, Olaf Scholz, on a brief Canadian visit later this month that will include stops in Montréal, Toronto and Stephenville in western Newfoundland, his office announced on Sa
Canadian Blood Services in talks around paid donations of plasma as supply dwindles

Canadian Blood Services in talks around paid donations of plasma as supply dwindles

Canadian Blood Services is in talks with companies that pay donors for plasma as it faces a decrease in collections.
N.W.T. RCMP deploy controversial roadside cannabis screening devices

N.W.T. RCMP deploy controversial roadside cannabis screening devices

YELLOWKNIFE — RCMP in the Northwest Territories have begun using roadside cannabis-screening technology that has faced criticism from defence lawyers elsewhere in Canada.
Evacuation orders rescinded as wildfire burns along B.C. Highway 3

Evacuation orders rescinded as wildfire burns along B.C. Highway 3

An evacuation alert has been rescinded for about two dozen properties near a stretch of Highway 3 in British Columbia's Interior, where a vehicle fire appeared to have spread to nearby grasses and started burning up a mountainside.
B.C. 'clear' there's not enough housing as Vancouver encampment ordered dismantled

B.C. 'clear' there's not enough housing as Vancouver encampment ordered dismantled

VANCOUVER — British Columbia's acting attorney general says the province was "clear" with Vancouver officials that the Crown corporation responsible for subsidized housing does not have enough spaces available for people who are being told to dismant
International partners had concern about Canada's 'ability to handle' convoy protests

International partners had concern about Canada's 'ability to handle' convoy protests

OTTAWA — Two days before the Emergencies Act was invoked last February to quell anti-government convoy protests, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau warned cabinet ministers that international partners were concerned Canada wasn't able to control the situa
Canada considered jobs, inflation in decision to return Russian turbine: document

Canada considered jobs, inflation in decision to return Russian turbine: document

OTTAWA — Global Affairs Canada considered the impact on Canadian jobs and global inflation when making a decision to return a turbine being repaired in Montreal to a Russian energy giant, a newly released document shows.
Excitement in B.C. Indigenous communities as salmon get past Fraser slide zone

Excitement in B.C. Indigenous communities as salmon get past Fraser slide zone

VANCOUVER — Thousands of migrating sockeye and chinook salmon are making their way over a massive rock slide on British Columbia's Fraser River this summer where barely 100 fish were counted for the entire season three years ago, Fisheries and Oceans