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In the news today: Wildfire evacuees relieved after evacuating Jasper

In the news today: Wildfire evacuees relieved after evacuating Jasper

Here is a roundup of stories from The Canadian Press designed to bring you up to speed...
Jasper evacuees forced into B.C. to flee fires told to make U-turn to Alberta for aid

Jasper evacuees forced into B.C. to flee fires told to make U-turn to Alberta for aid

EDMONTON — Thousands of wildfire evacuees forced from Jasper National Park into British Columbia along smoke-choked mountain roads Monday were directed Tuesday to make a wide U-turn and head home if they needed a place to stay.
Battle to keep historic town wet and safe, as B.C. fire tally surges, homes destroyed

Battle to keep historic town wet and safe, as B.C. fire tally surges, homes destroyed

BARKERVILLE, BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA — The British Columbia gold rush town of Barkerville is drenched, both from overnight rains and sprinklers dousing its timber buildings, some more than 150 years old.
Advocate warns of impending 'crisis' in B.C. child welfare staffing

Advocate warns of impending 'crisis' in B.C. child welfare staffing

British Columbia's child welfare system is either in a state of crisis or close to it with understaffing and unmanageable workloads, the province's representative for children said.
Feds were warned about setting 'significant precedent' with Ukraine visa program

Feds were warned about setting 'significant precedent' with Ukraine visa program

OTTAWA — Federal immigration officials warned the government it risked undermining the temporary immigration system with the design of the emergency visa program for war-displaced Ukrainians, newly released court documents show.
Yukon mine inspector directs Victoria Gold to shore up water treatment efforts

Yukon mine inspector directs Victoria Gold to shore up water treatment efforts

WHITEHORSE, YUKON — A Yukon mine inspector has ordered Victoria Gold to shore up its water treatment efforts, finding the company's plan to clean up after a disastrous spill of cyanide-laced-rock and water last month at its Eagle Gold mine is insuffi
Manitoba Chiefs decry reduced federal funds for residential school searches

Manitoba Chiefs decry reduced federal funds for residential school searches

OTTAWA — The Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs criticized the federal government for reducing funds to search the grounds of former residential schools, saying in a statement they are profoundly disappointed and outraged.
Adventure-seeking B.C. couple were victims found on Nova Scotia island: relative

Adventure-seeking B.C. couple were victims found on Nova Scotia island: relative

HALIFAX — The British Columbia couple whose remains recently washed ashore on Nova Scotia's remote Sable Island have been identified as 70-year-old James Brett Clibbery and his 54-year-old wife, Sarah Packwood.
Quebec government funnels another $413 million to Airbus A220 program

Quebec government funnels another $413 million to Airbus A220 program

MIRABEL, QUE. — The Quebec government is injecting another $413 million into the Airbus A220 commercial jet program, formerly known as the C Series, in a bid to improve its return on investment.
One of Canada's new navy ships stopped in Hawaii after taking on water

One of Canada's new navy ships stopped in Hawaii after taking on water

OTTAWA — One of the country's newest navy ships is tied up in a U.S. port after it sprung a leak and took on 20,000 litres of water. HMCS Max Bernays is one of Canada's new Arctic and offshore patrol ships, built in Halifax by Irving Shipyards.