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Correctional service says it's tackling 'evolving threat' posed by drone smugglers

Correctional service says it's tackling 'evolving threat' posed by drone smugglers

ABBOTSFORD, B.C. — The Correctional Service of Canada says it's taking multiple steps to combat the "evolving threat" of drones dropping contraband into prisons, after B.C.
Thousands of short-term rentals in B.C. go back to long-term May 1: B.C. government

Thousands of short-term rentals in B.C. go back to long-term May 1: B.C. government

LANGLEY, B.C. — British Columbia Premier David Eby says his government is tilting the rules towards families who need a home, and speculators should invest in that instead of short-term rentals and houses to flip.
Speaker of Ontario legislature stands by keffiyeh ban; Ford, opposition seek reversal

Speaker of Ontario legislature stands by keffiyeh ban; Ford, opposition seek reversal

TORONTO — The Speaker of Ontario's legislature is standing by a ruling that bans people in the building from wearing keffiyehs, which he says are being worn to make a political statement, even after the premier and all opposition parties asked him to
Labour leader urges unions to expose Poilievre's working-class overtures as 'fraud'

Labour leader urges unions to expose Poilievre's working-class overtures as 'fraud'

OTTAWA — Conservative Leader Pierre Poilievre is a "fraud" for portraying himself as a friend of the working class, the head of the country's largest labour organization said Thursday, urging unions to do everything they can to expose him before the
Corrective to April 17 dental care story

Corrective to April 17 dental care story

OTTAWA — The Canadian Press erroneously reported that Conservative health critic Stephen Ellis alleged only eight dentists were enrolled in the new federal dental plan in New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland.
Métis groups will trudge on toward self-government as bill faces another setback

Métis groups will trudge on toward self-government as bill faces another setback

OTTAWA — Métis organizations in Ontario and Alberta say they'll stay on the path toward self-government, despite the uncertain future of a contentious bill meant to do just that.
Police charge man with manslaughter in death of Calgary toddler

Police charge man with manslaughter in death of Calgary toddler

CALGARY — Police in Calgary have charged a man with manslaughter in the death of a two-year-old girl. Olivia Hayden was rushed to hospital in September 2022 and was later pronounced dead.
B.C. woman tries to coax trapped killer calf out of tidal lagoon with her violin

B.C. woman tries to coax trapped killer calf out of tidal lagoon with her violin

ZEBALLOS, B.C. — A Nanaimo, B.C., woman says she is serenading a killer whale calf with her violin, hoping to entice the orca to leave the remote lagoon where she has been trapped alone for almost four weeks.
Liberals buck global trend by 'doubling down' on foreign aid, as sector urges G7 push

Liberals buck global trend by 'doubling down' on foreign aid, as sector urges G7 push

OTTAWA — Foreign aid groups are hailing the federal Liberal government's return to a policy of increasing humanitarian and development spending each year, while asking for a plan to push allies to reverse a global decline in aid.
In the news today: Foreign aid increasing, housing and labour shortages linked

In the news today: Foreign aid increasing, housing and labour shortages linked

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