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Next defence chief will signal Liberals' priorities for the military

Next defence chief will signal Liberals' priorities for the military

OTTAWA — Time is running out for the federal Liberal government to name a new commander of the Canadian Armed Forces before it faces a confidence vote, with some observers worrying a delay could leave the military in limbo in the event of an election
Groundhogs occasionally digging up bones, coffin pieces at Montreal cemetery

Groundhogs occasionally digging up bones, coffin pieces at Montreal cemetery

MONTREAL — When Michelle McSweeney saw a groundhog crawl into an above-ground tomb at Montreal's Notre-Dame-des-Neiges cemetery, it was hard not to be freaked out. "I heard it rattling around," she said.
Atlantic Canada ticket takes Saturday night's $18.2 million Lotto 649 jackpot

Atlantic Canada ticket takes Saturday night's $18.2 million Lotto 649 jackpot

TORONTO — A ticket holder in Atlantic Canada won Saturday night's $18.2 million Lotto 649 jackpot. And the draw's guaranteed $1 million prize went to a lottery player in Quebec. The jackpot for the next Lotto 649 draw on Sept.
The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Sept. 12

The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Sept. 12

The latest numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 5:19 p.m. EDT on Sept. 12, 2020: There are 136,141 confirmed cases in Canada.
Smoke from distant fires in U.S. pose 'very high risk' for air quality in B.C.

Smoke from distant fires in U.S. pose 'very high risk' for air quality in B.C.

VANCOUVER — Environment Canada has issued a special air quality statement for Metro Vancouver, showing a very high risk to health due to wildfire smoke from Washington and Oregon.
International students call for COVID-19 immigration changes in Toronto

International students call for COVID-19 immigration changes in Toronto

TORONTO — Current and former international students called for changes to Canada's immigration rules on Saturday as they face a job market still recovering from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Mayors push Liberals on plan to buy distressed properties for affordable housing

Mayors push Liberals on plan to buy distressed properties for affordable housing

OTTAWA — Federal officials are ironing out the details of a program to help cities buy properties left vacant due to the pandemic so they can quickly create affordable housing.
Funeral arrangements announced for slain Traynor family members

Funeral arrangements announced for slain Traynor family members

OSHAWA, Ont. — Funeral arrangements have been announced for the four family members who were slain in their Oshawa, Ont., home earlier this month.
No winning ticket for Friday night's $19 million Lotto Max jackpot

No winning ticket for Friday night's $19 million Lotto Max jackpot

TORONTO — There was no winning ticket for the $19 million jackpot in Friday night's Lotto Max draw. That means the jackpot for the next draw on Sept. 15 will grow to approximately $24 million. The Canadian Press
Guaranteed basic income tops policy priorities for Liberal caucus

Guaranteed basic income tops policy priorities for Liberal caucus

OTTAWA — A guaranteed basic income for all Canadians has emerged as the top policy choice of Liberal MPs, just as the Trudeau government is crafting its plan to help people weather the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and rebuild the ravaged economy.