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Hundreds more ordered out of their homes in B.C. by threatening wildfires

Hundreds more ordered out of their homes in B.C. by threatening wildfires

A provincial state of emergency took effect in B.C. at midnight as Public Safety Minister Mike Farnworth says expected strong winds have the potential to whip up existing wildfires and force mass evacuations.
Muslim council issues recommendations ahead of national Islamophobia summit this week

Muslim council issues recommendations ahead of national Islamophobia summit this week

A national strategy to fight anti-Muslim hate across society is one of 61 recommendations released Monday by the National Council of Canadian Muslims ahead of a summit on Islamophobia to be held later this week.
Advisory firm urges shareholders to support Brookfield's bid for Inter Pipeline

Advisory firm urges shareholders to support Brookfield's bid for Inter Pipeline

Prominent shareholder advisory firm ISS is recommending Inter Pipeline investors reject the company's proposed sale to Pembina Pipeline Corp.
Western Canada desperately needs rain but it's not in the forecast: climatologist

Western Canada desperately needs rain but it's not in the forecast: climatologist

A lengthy rainfall and strong winds could dissipate the raging wildfires and smoky air gripping parts of Western Canada but that's not what's in the forecast for this week, says a senior climatologist with Environment Canada.
Fully vaccinated U.S. citizens can enter Canada Aug. 9, rest of world Sept. 7

Fully vaccinated U.S. citizens can enter Canada Aug. 9, rest of world Sept. 7

Fully vaccinated U.S. citizens and permanent residents will be allowed into Canada as of Aug. 9, joined by the rest of the world Sept.
TransAlta completes second of three planned Alberta plant conversions to natural gas

TransAlta completes second of three planned Alberta plant conversions to natural gas

The conversion of Keephills Unit 2 to natural gas is part of the Calgary company's plan to entirely generate clean energy in Alberta by the end of the year.
Canada set to receive 7.1 million COVID-19 vaccine doses this week

Canada set to receive 7.1 million COVID-19 vaccine doses this week

Brig.-Gen. Krista Brodie, who is overseeing the distribution of COVID-19 vaccines across the country, said Canada is moving to a "more nuanced" approach as the supply of doses is on the verge of outstripping demand. More than two million doses of vaccine are already being held back because provinces have said they can't use them yet, she said. 
Yamnuska Wolfdog Sanctuary celebrates 10-year anniversary

Yamnuska Wolfdog Sanctuary celebrates 10-year anniversary

“It’s pretty crazy to think that this place has been here for 10 years. It’s grown at such a rapid rate, it’s been really, really cool."
Canada to have new refugee stream for journalists, others who defend human rights

Canada to have new refugee stream for journalists, others who defend human rights

Andrew Anderson, the executive director of Front Line Defenders, said Canada is one of the first countries to incorporate special refugee recognition for the defenders of human rights, and is going further than any other government has to date.
MPs on finance committee to discuss timing for changes to small business tax rules

MPs on finance committee to discuss timing for changes to small business tax rules

Conservatives say Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's government is defying Parliament by not enacting the new rules.