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Raptors playoff ticket auction raises $20K for family of hit-and-run victim

TORONTO — The company that owns the Toronto Raptors says a pair of NBA playoff tickets auctioned off to support an employee whose son was the victim of a hit and run sold for more than $20,000.
B.C. premier rejects Liberal calls to dump legislature Speaker Darryl Plecas

B.C. premier rejects Liberal calls to dump legislature Speaker Darryl Plecas

VICTORIA — The British Columbia legislature became embroiled in political turmoil Thursday as Premier John Horgan rejected calls to replace the Speaker after the Opposition Liberals accused him of conducting a clandestine security probe. B.C.
Alberta set to pass law to kill provincial carbon tax, as federal tax looms

Alberta set to pass law to kill provincial carbon tax, as federal tax looms

EDMONTON — Alberta's consumer carbon tax is dead, setting the stage for a showdown with Ottawa over the imposition of a new one. The province cancelled its tax on gasoline at the pumps and on home heating fuels just after midnight Thursday morning.
Rare white young killer whale swimming off the British Columbia coast

Rare white young killer whale swimming off the British Columbia coast

VANCOUVER — A rare white killer whale has been spotted off the coast of British Columbia.

Alberta says 10,000 people are out of their homes because of wildfires

The Alberta government says wildfires raging across the northern part of the province have forced about 10,000 people from their homes.

Investigation ordered into Vancouver police conduct during anti-pipeline protest

VANCOUVER — The police complaint commissioner of B.C. has ordered an investigation into the conduct of one or more members of the Vancouver Police Department during an anti-pipeline protest on May 22.
CBC head defends coverage after Scheer suggests too much focus on U.S. politics

CBC head defends coverage after Scheer suggests too much focus on U.S. politics

OTTAWA — The CEO of the CBC is defending its coverage of American politics after Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer suggested the public broadcaster places too much emphasis on the United States and should focus more on Canadian stories.
Feds eyeing guns 'designed to hunt people' as they ponder possible curbs

Feds eyeing guns 'designed to hunt people' as they ponder possible curbs

OTTAWA — The Liberal government says no options have been ruled out to clamp down on guns "designed to hunt people" as it weighs new measures against assault-style rifles and handguns.
Federal procurement minister wishes Irving hadn't threatened reporters

Federal procurement minister wishes Irving hadn't threatened reporters

OTTAWA — Canada's federal procurement minister says she wishes the Irving company and its lawyers hadn't threatened to sue reporters asking questions about the company's federal shipbuilding contracts.

Federal government passes Canada's first national accessibility legislation

Disabled Canadians declared a partial victory Thursday hours after the government voted to enact Canada's first national accessibility law, calling it a major step forward while cautioning that more work was still needed to ensure it achieves its goa