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Severe wildfires could affect community watersheds, says forest service researcher

Severe wildfires could affect community watersheds, says forest service researcher

VANCOUVER — There is more to learn about the consequences of intensifying wildfires on community watersheds across Canada, but a large, severe fire followed by heavy precipitation could seriously affect drinking water, says a wildfire research scient

A look at COVID-19 reopening plans across the country

As COVID-19 vaccination rates increase and case numbers drop across the country, the provinces and territories have begun releasing the reopening plans for businesses, events and recreational facilities.

No winning ticket for Friday's $20 million Lotto Max jackpot

TORONTO — No winning ticket was sold for the $20 million jackpot in Friday night's Lotto Max draw. The jackpot for the next draw on Aug. 3 will be an estimated $26 million. The Canadian Press

Alberta Medical Association head concerned over government lifting COVID restrictions

EDMONTON — The head of the Alberta Medical Association says he has significant concerns with the province's decision to suspend almost all of its COVID-19 public health protocols.
B.C. readies response before second heat wave

B.C. readies response before second heat wave

VANCOUVER — British Columbia is gearing up for another heat wave this weekend by opening more cooling centres and redeploying health-care workers as temperatures are expected to soar.
Alberta receives inquiry's final report on eco groups and energy industry

Alberta receives inquiry's final report on eco groups and energy industry

EDMONTON — The public inquiry report into what the Alberta government labels troublesome foreign funding of enviro-groups was delivered Friday – a year late and million dollars over its original budget.
Federal government reaches nearly $8B deal with First Nations on drinking water suit

Federal government reaches nearly $8B deal with First Nations on drinking water suit

OTTAWA — The federal government has reached a nearly $8-billion settlement with First Nations who launched a class-action lawsuit over the lack of clean, safe drinking water in their communities.
'Still a ways to go in Alberta:' Top doctors weigh in on plan to end isolation

'Still a ways to go in Alberta:' Top doctors weigh in on plan to end isolation

Canada’s top doctors say Alberta’s decision to end isolation requirements for those who test positive for COVID-19, or who have been in close contact with someone who has, could have ripple effects across the country.
Copyright collective can't force tariffs on university, Supreme Court rules

Copyright collective can't force tariffs on university, Supreme Court rules

OTTAWA — A copyright collective cannot force York University to pay fees for the use of published works in the classroom, given that the school bowed out of a formal arrangement, the Supreme Court of Canada has ruled.
Mandy Gull-Masty becomes first woman elected grand chief of Quebec Cree Nation

Mandy Gull-Masty becomes first woman elected grand chief of Quebec Cree Nation

CHISASIBI, Que. — Mandy Gull-Masty has become the first woman to be elected grand chief of Quebec's Cree Nation. Gull-Masty won 64 per cent of the vote in a run-off election held Thursday, defeating Pakesso Mukash, who received 34 per cent.