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B.C. moves to reduce raw log exports, boost higher-value wood manufacturing

B.C. moves to reduce raw log exports, boost higher-value wood manufacturing

VICTORIA — British Columbia is moving to reduce the export of raw logs harvested in the province by requiring that certain types of lumber from the Interior undergo manufacturing first. A statement from the Forests Ministry says changes to B.C.
New Brunswick town declares state of emergency due to 'unprecedented' homelessness

New Brunswick town declares state of emergency due to 'unprecedented' homelessness

ST. STEPHEN, N.B. — A New Brunswick municipal council has declared a state of emergency, citing "unprecedented" rates of homelessness and the recent death of an unhoused resident. The declaration by the municipal district of St. Stephen, N.B.
N.S. town that changed Cornwallis Street to Queen now considering 'alternate options'

N.S. town that changed Cornwallis Street to Queen now considering 'alternate options'

HALIFAX — When an anti-racism committee in Lunenburg, N.S.

Alberta nurses union decries job cut threats as collective bargaining looms

EDMONTON — Alberta’s nurses union says the province is making a bad situation worse in health care by threatening in two recent letters to cut and contract out nursing jobs.
Scrapyard that caught fire should not be located in centre of Saint John, says panel

Scrapyard that caught fire should not be located in centre of Saint John, says panel

FREDERICTON — A panel investigating a major scrapyard fire in Saint John, N.B., has concluded that the sprawling site on the harbour is at significant risk of a future "catastrophic" blaze.

Officials in Quebec investigating after two deaths in Montreal-area hospital ER

MONTREAL — Quebec's health minister on Tuesday defended his government's efforts to reduce wait times in hospitals, yet admitted it was "completely unacceptable" two people died in a Montreal-area emergency room last week.

Meet the candidates vying to be the national chief of the Assembly of First Nations

OTTAWA — The Assembly of First Nations is set to elect a new national chief this week during a three-day special assembly in Ottawa.
Health Canada authorizes updated Novavax COVID-19 vaccine targeting XBB variant

Health Canada authorizes updated Novavax COVID-19 vaccine targeting XBB variant

OTTAWA — Health Canada authorized Novavax's updated COVID-19 vaccine targeting the XBB.1.5 variant on Tuesday.
Montreal mayor to reduce activities after health scare at news conference

Montreal mayor to reduce activities after health scare at news conference

Montreal Mayor Valérie Plante says she's doing better after suddenly falling ill during a news conference on Tuesday, but she says she will reduce her activities in the coming days as a result of the scare.
'Fiscal mess': New NDP government in Manitoba faces ballooning deficit

'Fiscal mess': New NDP government in Manitoba faces ballooning deficit

WINNIPEG — The Manitoba government's deficit is now projected to come in at $1.6 billion — more than quadruple the original number in the spring budget and the highest shortfall in the province's history outside of the COVID-19 pandemic.