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Federal Tory Leader Poilievre targets illicit drugs in B.C. hospitals

Federal Tory Leader Poilievre targets illicit drugs in B.C. hospitals

VANCOUVER — Federal Opposition Leader Pierre Poilievre says the Conservatives will put forward legislation that would forbid Ottawa from "ever" granting provinces exemptions to allow illicit drug use in hospitals.
Trudeau to deliver speech at international union convention in Philadelphia

Trudeau to deliver speech at international union convention in Philadelphia

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is set to promote Canada's trade relationship with the United States in a speech to one of the biggest unions in North America next week.
Philippines seeking Canada's help to avoid 'great power rivalry' between China, U.S.

Philippines seeking Canada's help to avoid 'great power rivalry' between China, U.S.

OTTAWA — The foreign minister of the Philippines wants closer business and military ties with Canada, saying the two countries can help maintain the post-war order in the Indo-Pacific by maintaining peaceful relations with both the U.S. and China.
Wildfire burning near Fort Nelson continues to rapidly grow

Wildfire burning near Fort Nelson continues to rapidly grow

FORT NELSON, B.C. — The wildfire burning near Fort Nelson continues to grow rapidly. As of Tuesday morning, the B.C. Wildfire Service reported the fire had grown to over 84 square kilometres.
In the news today: Phone calls convince some holdouts to flee fire

In the news today: Phone calls convince some holdouts to flee fire

Here is a roundup of stories from The Canadian Press designed to bring you up to speed on what you need to know today...
B.C. moves to prevent offender name changes after child killer legally gets new name

B.C. moves to prevent offender name changes after child killer legally gets new name

VICTORIA — Allan Schoenborn killed his three children in 2008 and more than a decade later was permitted to legally change his name under British Columbia's Name Act, but his new identity as Ken John Johnson did not become public until Monday.
Some people stay as blaze with 'extreme fire behaviour' singes Fort Nelson, B.C.

Some people stay as blaze with 'extreme fire behaviour' singes Fort Nelson, B.C.

FORT NELSON, B.C. — Duane Loe lives just three kilometres south of Fort Nelson, B.C., where most of the 4,700 people have fled from a fast-approaching wildfire. But Loe isn't leaving.
McGill in court seeking injunction to dismantle pro-Palestinian encampment on campus

McGill in court seeking injunction to dismantle pro-Palestinian encampment on campus

MONTREAL — Pro-Palestinian protesters at McGill University have become "occupiers" living in a fortified and barricaded mini-village, a lawyer for the Montreal school argued on Monday as he asked for an injunction to dismantle the more than two-week-
Ottawa city officials say Israel flag-raising ceremony will be private event

Ottawa city officials say Israel flag-raising ceremony will be private event

Ottawa city officials say Israel's flag will be raised Tuesday in a private event to mark the country's national day.
Video showing admitted serial killer with two of four victims played at trial

Video showing admitted serial killer with two of four victims played at trial

WINNIPEG — In what may be one of the last documented moments in Marcedes Myran's life, a video shows her walking in a Winnipeg parking lot next to her killer. Hours later, police believe she was slain.