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Nunavut review board recommends temporary production increase for iron ore mine

Nunavut review board recommends temporary production increase for iron ore mine

POND INLET, Nunavut — An environmental assessment agency in Nunavut has recommended that an iron ore mine on the northern tip of Baffin Island be allowed to increase its production by roughly two million tonnes this year, staving off expected job los
Temporary EI measures set to expire with no timeline for program reform

Temporary EI measures set to expire with no timeline for program reform

OTTAWA — Workers applying for employment insurance benefits will have to qualify based on pre-pandemic rules starting Sunday, when temporary measures are set to expire.
Watching hurricane Fiona, crime gun tracing: In The News for Sept. 23

Watching hurricane Fiona, crime gun tracing: In The News for Sept. 23

In The News is a roundup of stories from The Canadian Press designed to kickstart your day. Here is what's on the radar of our editors for the morning of Sept. 23 ... What we are watching in Canada ...
Feds stop short of mandatory national crime gun tracing, citing provincial control

Feds stop short of mandatory national crime gun tracing, citing provincial control

OTTAWA — Federal agencies are trying to boost efforts to trace the origins of guns used in crimes, but it appears jurisdictional hurdles could prevent the measures from going as far as some would like.
Suspect in fatal N.W.T. stabbing 'arrested without any incident,' RCMP say

Suspect in fatal N.W.T. stabbing 'arrested without any incident,' RCMP say

YELLOWKNIFE — RCMP in the Northwest Territories say the suspect in the stabbings of three people in Fort Good Hope was arrested late Thursday afternoon "without any incident.
Quebec election: CAQ leader attacked on climate, cost of living and decline of French

Quebec election: CAQ leader attacked on climate, cost of living and decline of French

MONTREAL — Coalition Avenir Québec Leader François Legault faced a four-way attack on the environment, the cost of living and the decline of French in Thursday's leaders debate, but he seemed to focus his counterattacks on one opponent: Québec solida
B.C. has Canada's lowest financial support for seniors, says advocate

B.C. has Canada's lowest financial support for seniors, says advocate

VICTORIA — A report by British Columbia's seniors advocate says the province ranks last in Canada in providing key financial support to elders, with 84 per cent of its low-income seniors sometimes running out of money to buy food. B.C.
Specialists join forces to push B.C. for same recognition as family doctors

Specialists join forces to push B.C. for same recognition as family doctors

Specialists ranging from cardiologists to pediatricians and orthopedic surgeons are pushing the British Columbia government to alleviate backlogs that have worsened wait times.
RCMP arrest three B.C. residents, alleged associate linked to Japanese Yakuza

RCMP arrest three B.C. residents, alleged associate linked to Japanese Yakuza

SURREY, B.C. — Police in British Columbia's Lower Mainland say an investigation into an international drug trafficking network has led to charges against three residents and an alleged associate in Japan, who is linked to the Yakuza crime syndicate.
Canada ending requirements for COVID-19 vaccines, ArriveCan app at border Sept. 30

Canada ending requirements for COVID-19 vaccines, ArriveCan app at border Sept. 30

OTTAWA — The last of Canada's COVID-19 border restrictions will disappear at the end of this month with the expiry of a cabinet order affecting mandatory vaccinations, testing and quarantine of international travellers.