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Hundreds of properties evacuated as wind prompts growth in B.C. wildfires

Hundreds of properties evacuated as wind prompts growth in B.C. wildfires

Fire information officer Erika Berg said wind gusts reaching up to 60 km/h saw flames jump containment lines in multiple areas.
'A very dark time': Canada shuts down embassy in Afghanistan, citing safety concerns

'A very dark time': Canada shuts down embassy in Afghanistan, citing safety concerns

The ministers said safety of Canadian personnel is a top priority, adding that staff are "safely on their way back to Canada." 
Trudeau says Canadians deserve a say at pivotal moment, triggers Sept. 20 election

Trudeau says Canadians deserve a say at pivotal moment, triggers Sept. 20 election

At dissolution, the Liberals had 155 seats, the Conservatives 119, the Bloc Québécois 32, the NDP 24 and the Greens two. There were also five Independents and one vacancy.
Former federal defence minister Paul Hellyer dies at 98

Former federal defence minister Paul Hellyer dies at 98

Few defence ministers would be as consequential as Hellyer, who urged Canada to accept nuclear weapons after several years of acrimonious public debate on the matter in the late 1950s and early 1960s. Hellyer was also responsible for the controversial decision to unify and integrate the service branches of the Canadian military into a single organization, the Canadian Armed Forces. Despite the opposition to the idea at the time, the military remains a unified force to this day.
Profs hope 'domino' effect will make vaccine mandates the norm on Canadian campuses

Profs hope 'domino' effect will make vaccine mandates the norm on Canadian campuses

Many academics applauded the long-called-for policy shift, while others have raised concerns that some schools' protocols don't go far enough to protect against the highly-contagious Delta variant of the novel coronavirus.
KCS to delay vote if STB doesn't rule on trust soon, reaffirms support for CN bid

KCS to delay vote if STB doesn't rule on trust soon, reaffirms support for CN bid

The Surface Transportation Board, which regulates the U.S. rail industry, has said it will make a decision on whether to allow CN to use the trust by the end of August. The KCS board also said it stands by CN's proposal, despite a sweetened bid by Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. earlier this week. 
Saskatchewan signs on to federal government's $10-a-day child-care plan

Saskatchewan signs on to federal government's $10-a-day child-care plan

Federal officials have been travelling the country in recent weeks, announcing agreements with some provinces and territories to create a national child-care system. Saskatchewan's government is the eighth to join.
Ten people facing charges in human trafficking case in southern Alberta

Ten people facing charges in human trafficking case in southern Alberta

Those charged are from Lethbridge and Calgary, and also include a business owner and two teenage boys. Police said they also have warrants for the arrest of two other suspects.
Who fires the starter's pistol for an election in Canada? Five things to know

Who fires the starter's pistol for an election in Canada? Five things to know

With a federal campaign expected to kick off this Sunday, here's a look at how an election is called in Canada
Liberals signal plan to keep acting defence chief as Eyre gets promotion

Liberals signal plan to keep acting defence chief as Eyre gets promotion

The Department of National Defence announced Eyre's promotion from lieutenant-general to full general this morning.