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B.C. closing highways as downpour begins in latest storm striking southern region

B.C. closing highways as downpour begins in latest storm striking southern region

VICTORIA — British Columbia's Transportation Ministry proactively closed several highways on Saturday as another storm hammered the already saturated south coast.
Quebec Liberal Party redefining itself, will focus on environment in October election

Quebec Liberal Party redefining itself, will focus on environment in October election

QUEBEC — As the Quebec Liberal Party seeks to redefine itself less than a year before a provincial election, Leader Dominique Anglade wants the environment to be its main focus.
Media experts agree action is needed, but urge caution on how streaming is regulated

Media experts agree action is needed, but urge caution on how streaming is regulated

OTTAWA — The Liberals have promised to quickly reintroduce legislation aimed at reforming the Broadcasting Act, which has media experts cautioning the government against bringing newer media platforms under an old regulatory framework.

No winning ticket for Friday's $27 million Lotto Max jackpot

TORONTO — No winning ticket was sold for the $27 million jackpot in Friday's Lotto Max draw. The jackpot for the next draw on Nov. 30 will be an estimated $32 million. The Canadian Press
Ottawa and British Columbia promise co-operation on province's flooding

Ottawa and British Columbia promise co-operation on province's flooding

VICTORIA — The federal and British Columbia governments have created a joint committee of cabinet ministers to deal with the devastation caused by flooding, while also promising to match donations given to the Canadian Red Cross.
Police make second arrest in fatal stabbing of Montreal teen outside school

Police make second arrest in fatal stabbing of Montreal teen outside school

Montreal police say they've arrested a second person in the stabbing death of 16-year-old Jannai Dopwell-Bailey. The suspect, identified by police as Andrei Donet, 18, appeared in court today on several charges including second-degree murder.
Bullets flew past work stations at RCMP detachment in B.C.: senior officer

Bullets flew past work stations at RCMP detachment in B.C.: senior officer

VANDERHOOF, B.C. — A senior RCMP officer says Mounties and office staff dived for cover on Thursday in Vanderhoof, B.C., as bullets smashed through their detachment office windows. Chief Supt. Warren Brown of the B.C.
Indigenous leaders denounce Quebec Premier Legault as 'paternalistic,' 'arrogant'

Indigenous leaders denounce Quebec Premier Legault as 'paternalistic,' 'arrogant'

MONTREAL — Indigenous leaders in Quebec on Friday denounced Premier François Legault for his decision not to meet with them during a two-day economic summit in Montreal.
New 'Omicron' variant prompts Canada to ban visitors from southern Africa

New 'Omicron' variant prompts Canada to ban visitors from southern Africa

OTTAWA — Canada is closing its borders to visitors from southern Africa after the discovery of a concerning new COVID-19 variant was detected in the region.
Accused faces upgraded murder charge in death of Saskatchewan RCMP officer

Accused faces upgraded murder charge in death of Saskatchewan RCMP officer

REGINA — A man accused of killing a Saskatchewan RCMP officer during a traffic stop now faces a first-degree murder charge. Alphonse Stanley Traverse, 42, of Winnipeg, was originally charged with manslaughter in the June 12 death of Const.