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Expert: climate change expected to bring longer wildfire seasons and more area burned

Expert: climate change expected to bring longer wildfire seasons and more area burned

VANCOUVER — A combination of drought, heat and drier fuels is causing larger areas to burn in British Columbia, says an expert.
Pandemic pares back pomp of Mary Simon's installation ceremony as governor general

Pandemic pares back pomp of Mary Simon's installation ceremony as governor general

OTTAWA — When Mary Simon walks into the Senate on Monday to be installed as the country's next governor general, she will find the upper chamber sparsely populated.
Technical difficulties on first day to register in Quebec vaccination lottery

Technical difficulties on first day to register in Quebec vaccination lottery

MONTREAL — Quebecers might need to be patient as they try to register in Loto-Québec draws intended for those who have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.
Quebecer hopes act of 'horticultural disobedience' will urge others to rethink lawns

Quebecer hopes act of 'horticultural disobedience' will urge others to rethink lawns

MONTREAL — This year, Dany Baillargeon is committing what he describes as "horticultural disobedience" by letting his front yard grow naturally — despite the risk of running afoul of local bylaws. The Sherbrooke, Que.
RCMP spied on Canadian nationalist committee as it pushed pro-independence agenda

RCMP spied on Canadian nationalist committee as it pushed pro-independence agenda

OTTAWA — Canada's spy service closely monitored the burgeoning nationalist movement in the 1960s and '70s, poring over pamphlets, collecting reports from confidential sources and warily watching for signs of Communist infiltration, once-secret record

Ontario ticket holder wins Saturday's $6 million Lotto 649 jackpot

TORONTO — The $6 million jackpot in Saturday's Lotto 649 draw was won by a ticket holder in Ontario. And the draw's guaranteed $1 million prize went to a lottery player in Quebec.
A look at COVID-19 reopening plans across the country

A look at COVID-19 reopening plans across the country

As COVID-19 vaccination rates increase and case numbers drop across the country, the provinces and territories have begun releasing the reopening plans for businesses, events and recreational facilities.
B.C. welcomes 100 firefighters from Mexico to help fight raging wildfires

B.C. welcomes 100 firefighters from Mexico to help fight raging wildfires

ABBOTSFORD, B.C. — British Columbia's public safety minister heaped praise on 100 firefighters from Mexico who arrived in the province Saturday to work "shoulder to shoulder" with local crews battling hundreds of wildfires.
Nova Scotia New Democrats promise to ban street checks if elected next month

Nova Scotia New Democrats promise to ban street checks if elected next month

LOON LAKE, N.S. — Nova Scotia's NDP Leader Gary Burrill spent Saturday campaigning in the largely African Nova Scotian riding of Preston where he promised, if elected next month, an end to street checks to curb racial profiling.
International passengers at Pearson airport may have to line up by vaccination status

International passengers at Pearson airport may have to line up by vaccination status

TORONTO — International travellers arriving at Canada's largest airport may now be funnelled into different customs lines based on their vaccination status.
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