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Ottawa announces $14.7 million to fight aquatic invasive species in mountain parks

Ottawa announces $14.7 million to fight aquatic invasive species in mountain parks

BANFF, Alta. — The federal government is committing funds to fight aquatic invasive species in five mountain national parks in Alberta and British Columbia, Environment Minister Steven Guilbeault announced Saturday.
'I knew the challenges': Lethbridge police chief aware of problems before taking job

'I knew the challenges': Lethbridge police chief aware of problems before taking job

LETHBRIDGE, Alta. — It's been a particularly tough year for the police chief of Alberta's third-largest city But Lethbridge Police Chief Shahin Mehdizadeh says he was fully aware of the problems before he took the top job in July 2020.
Quebec provincial police will train officers to deal with people in mental crisis

Quebec provincial police will train officers to deal with people in mental crisis

MONTREAL — Quebec's provincial police will introduce mandatory training next year aimed at changing officers' responses to people in mental distress and reducing the number of interventions that end fatally.
'Exciting opportunity' for ministers of housing, mental health to join forces: Expert

'Exciting opportunity' for ministers of housing, mental health to join forces: Expert

OTTAWA — There is an "exciting opportunity" for the new housing minister and mental health and addictions minister to work together at the intersection of homelessness and mental health, says an expert. Dr.

No winning ticket for Friday's $50 million Lotto Max jackpot

TORONTO — No winning ticket was sold for the $50 million jackpot in Friday's Lotto Max draw. The draw's two Maxmillion prizes of $1 million each also went unclaimed. The jackpot for the next Lotto Max draw on Dec.
B.C. minister visits flood-damaged town, promises support to repair damage

B.C. minister visits flood-damaged town, promises support to repair damage

PRINCETON, BRITISH COLUMBIA — British Columbia's public safety minister got a first-hand look Friday of the destruction caused by torrential rainstorms that forced rivers over their banks and ripped away roads and bridges.
Testing better than travel ban 'whack-a-mole,' infectious disease specialist says

Testing better than travel ban 'whack-a-mole,' infectious disease specialist says

OTTAWA — An Ontario infectious disease specialist says there is evidence testing all travellers before and after they arrive in Canada will identify most cases of COVID-19 coming into the country. McMaster University physician Dr.
Ship that lost containers moves to Nanaimo, B.C.: coast guard

Ship that lost containers moves to Nanaimo, B.C.: coast guard

NANAIMO, B.C. — A cargo ship that lost more than 100 containers into the Pacific Ocean after a fire on board has been cleared to travel to the Port of Nanaimo in British Columbia.
Two weeks after Trudeau visit, still time to push back on EV tax credit, Ng says

Two weeks after Trudeau visit, still time to push back on EV tax credit, Ng says

WASHINGTON — Canada still has "runway" to work with in its effort to prevent a proposed U.S. tax credit for electric vehicles from kneecapping the auto industry north of the border, International Trade Minister Mary Ng said Friday.
Conservatives demand clarity, timelines on next steps for fighter jets

Conservatives demand clarity, timelines on next steps for fighter jets

OTTAWA — The federal Conservatives are demanding the Liberal government provide more clarity on the next phase of Canada's search for a new fighter jet — including when a replacement for the military's aging CF-18s will finally be announced.