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Police say woman seriously hurt in shooting near Vancouver homeless camp

VANCOUVER — A woman has been seriously hurt in a shooting that police say happened not far from a homeless camp on Vancouver's Downtown Eastside.
Calgary mayor, former Alberta premier willing to help PM bridge western divide

Calgary mayor, former Alberta premier willing to help PM bridge western divide

OTTAWA — Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi is willing to help bridge the current divide between western Canada and the federal government, but called speculation about him being appointed as a representative of — or adviser for — Alberta in federal cabinet

Five bears feasting on garbage in B.C. neighbourhood are euthanized

PENTICTON, B.C. — Conservation officers euthanized five bears travelling together in Penticton, B.C., on Thursday.
Quebec municipal police forces call for $788 million to address funding gap

Quebec municipal police forces call for $788 million to address funding gap

LAVAL, Que. — Quebec's federation of municipal police forces is asking the provincial government for $788 million to address what they describe as a funding gap between their forces and Quebec provincial police.
Planned event reignites debate about libraries' role as forum for free speech

Planned event reignites debate about libraries' role as forum for free speech

TORONTO — An event featuring a self-described feminist speaker known for saying transgender rights endanger women has reignited an old debate about the role of public libraries as forums for free speech.
City of Toronto program helps homeowners create pollinator gardens

City of Toronto program helps homeowners create pollinator gardens

TORONTO — While most homeowners are raking autumn leaves, Mike Perozak is helping his neighbours in downtown Toronto prepare their gardens to welcome guests in the spring.
Ground-breaking Canadian black lawyer to finally be honoured in New Brunswick

Ground-breaking Canadian black lawyer to finally be honoured in New Brunswick

FREDERICTON — Abraham Beverley Walker is considered the first Canadian-born black lawyer, but a New Brunswick historian says Walker's accomplishments have been all but forgotten by history.
Vancouver cemetery looks to add more bodies to one grave in sustainability move

Vancouver cemetery looks to add more bodies to one grave in sustainability move

Vancouver's only cemetery is thinking outside the pine box in its efforts to find space, become more environmentally friendly and make the graveyard an interesting place for the living.
Business leaders warn of glaring campaign omission: lack of economic game plans

Business leaders warn of glaring campaign omission: lack of economic game plans

OTTAWA — Business leaders want Canada's newly elected lawmakers to shift their attention to the economy following an election campaign that sorely lacked a critical conversation: how to secure the country's future prosperity.
EU, Germany welcome 'continuity' on climate change with Liberal minority win

EU, Germany welcome 'continuity' on climate change with Liberal minority win

OTTAWA — The European Union and Germany say they appreciate the "continuity" in Canadian climate change policy that will result from the federal election result.