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Census records fewer Indigenous-language speakers, but bump in youngest generation

Census records fewer Indigenous-language speakers, but bump in youngest generation

OTTAWA — The number of people who speak an Indigenous language has fallen overall in Canada, but the figure grew for the country’s youngest generation, new census data suggests.
Feds announce four new passport service sites as backlog continues

Feds announce four new passport service sites as backlog continues

OTTAWA — The federal government is adding new passport service locations across Canada as a backlog in processing applications continues.
Proportion of French speakers declines nearly everywhere in Canada, including Quebec

Proportion of French speakers declines nearly everywhere in Canada, including Quebec

OTTAWA — The proportion of Canadians who mainly speak French at home continues to decline in nearly all provinces and territories, including Quebec, the latest census release shows.
Census data shows linguistic diversity on the rise in Canada

Census data shows linguistic diversity on the rise in Canada

OTTAWA — A record-breaking one in four people in Canada now have a mother tongue other than English or French, 2021 census data released Wednesday shows.
Convoy intelligence documents, Catholic class action: In The News for Aug. 17

Convoy intelligence documents, Catholic class action: In The News for Aug. 17

In The News is a roundup of stories from The Canadian Press designed to kick-start your day. Here is what's on the radar of our editors for the morning of Wednesday, August 17, 2022. What we are watching in Canada ...
Intelligence report flagged possible 'violent revenge' after Ottawa protest shutdown

Intelligence report flagged possible 'violent revenge' after Ottawa protest shutdown

OTTAWA — Newly disclosed documents show federal intelligence officials warned decision-makers that the police dispersal of "Freedom Convoy" protesters in Ottawa last winter could prompt an "opportunistic attack" against a politician or symbol of gove
N.W.T. child-care providers 'trying to be optimistic' about $10-a-day deal

N.W.T. child-care providers 'trying to be optimistic' about $10-a-day deal

YELLOWKNIFE — Early learning and child-care providers in the Northwest Territories say they are hopeful more support is coming following a rocky initial rollout of federal funding in the territory. The N.W.T.
UNESCO team in Alberta to judge if Wood Buffalo Park should go on endangered list

UNESCO team in Alberta to judge if Wood Buffalo Park should go on endangered list

EDMONTON — A United Nations body that monitors some of the world's greatest natural glories is in Canada again to assess government responses to ongoing threats to the country's largest national park, including plans to release treated oilsands taili
'Malicious intent' suspected in wolf escape, Greater Vancouver Zoo says

'Malicious intent' suspected in wolf escape, Greater Vancouver Zoo says

LANGLEY, B.C. — The Greater Vancouver Zoo said Tuesday afternoon that a number of its wolves were on the loose after the animals were believed to have been released from their enclosure as a result of "malicious intent.
B.C. drug death toll passes 10,000 since declaration of emergency in 2016: coroner

B.C. drug death toll passes 10,000 since declaration of emergency in 2016: coroner

VICTORIA — British Columbia has lost more than 10,000 lives to illicit drugs since the province declared a public health emergency in April 2016, chief coroner Lisa Lapointe says.