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Fire crews remain at one of several buildings affected by fire in Brandon, Man.

BRANDON, Man. — As a massive fire in downtown Brandon on Saturday began threatening other buildings, the chief of the Souris-Glenwood volunteer fire department was loading fertilizer into a truck at a farm 45 kilometres away.

Evacuation orders lifted for some properties in Grand Forks, B.C.

GRAND FORKS, B.C. — The Regional District of Kootenay Boundary, B.C.

Ontario NDP leader pledges end to long-weekend gas pump 'gouging,' details vague

OTTAWA — The leader of Ontario's New Democrats pledged in vague terms on Sunday to tackle long-weekend spikes in gasoline prices, alleging that opportunistic gas companies are gouging hard-pressed motorists at the pumps.
Technology exists to fix design flaws of the 'Alert Ready' system: expe

Technology exists to fix design flaws of the 'Alert Ready' system: expe

TORONTO — The technology exists to fix some of the design flaws in Canada's mobile emergency alert system that was tested last week for an Amber Alert issued in Ontario, some experts say.
Deaths of Gaza children more than just numbers, says Canadian UNICEF worker

Deaths of Gaza children more than just numbers, says Canadian UNICEF worker

OTTAWA — When Genevieve Boutin and her colleagues at the United Nations Children's Fund were finished verifying the aftermath of last week's carnage at the Gaza-Israel fence, they added seven more to their tally of dead children.
'Still beautiful:' Waterton Lakes National Park prepares for life after fire

'Still beautiful:' Waterton Lakes National Park prepares for life after fire

WATERTON, Alta. — Parks Canada officials and businesses in Waterton say there will be a different type of beauty in the national park, which was devastated by a wildfire last September.
Life and death: Mistake sent one family to funeral home, the other to hospital

Life and death: Mistake sent one family to funeral home, the other to hospital

Doctors told Jody Littlewolf that her daughter was brain dead and should be taken off life support, but the mother couldn't shake a strange feeling she had about the teenage girl lying in front of her.
How a 94-year-old retiree became a gym rat

How a 94-year-old retiree became a gym rat

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — Like many gym rats, Paul Russell lifts weights and runs obstacle courses. Here's what makes him different: Russell is 94 — so old he has been retired longer than his personal trainer has been alive.
Experts warn against baiting, harassing wildlife for Instagram-worthy photos

Experts warn against baiting, harassing wildlife for Instagram-worthy photos

MONTREAL — While some wildlife photographers dream of that perfect shot of a majestic moose or a swooping snowy owl, some observers say more and more people are stooping to unethical practices to get a great photo.

Two winning tickets for Saturday night's $5 million Lotto 649 jackpot

TORONTO — There are two winning tickets for Saturday night's $5 million Lotto 649 jackpot. Both were purchased in the Prairies, and each is worth $2.5 million. The draw's guaranteed $1 million prize was claimed by a ticket holder in Ontario.