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Canadian intelligence assessments of Saddam's Iraq got it right, new paper says

Canadian intelligence assessments of Saddam's Iraq got it right, new paper says

OTTAWA — A new research paper says Canadian intelligence assessments on Iraq were generally accurate in the run-up to the U.S.-led invasion of 2003 — unlike reports produced in Washington and London that were used to justify war.
Penticton, B.C. fire has seen 'minimal' growth, but concern over its next move

Penticton, B.C. fire has seen 'minimal' growth, but concern over its next move

PENTICTON, B.C. — The B.C. Wildfire Service says a fire burning south of Penticton, B.C. has seen "minimal" growth over the weekend, but it's starting to spread southeast.
As Freeland takes finance job, crisis will dictate spending plans, experts say

As Freeland takes finance job, crisis will dictate spending plans, experts say

OTTAWA — Perrin Beatty was on his way home from the office when his phone rang. It was Chrystia Freeland, who 24 hours earlier had become Canada's finance minister.
Freeland's 'Plutocrats' book showcases her views on taxes, deficits, joblessness

Freeland's 'Plutocrats' book showcases her views on taxes, deficits, joblessness

OTTAWA — Justin Trudeau first met Chrystia Freeland at a 2012 Toronto signing for her award-winning book, Plutocrats: The Rise of the New Global Super-Rich and the Fall of Everyone Else.
'Happy that I'm alive:' Survivor recalls deadly Manitoba tornado hitting Jeep

'Happy that I'm alive:' Survivor recalls deadly Manitoba tornado hitting Jeep

VIRDEN, Man. — James Blacksmith closes his eyes and goes back to the moment he saw a pine tree viciously uprooted from the earth and topple onto his Jeep's roof.
Newfoundland and Labrador premier takes office, now has to win over the public

Newfoundland and Labrador premier takes office, now has to win over the public

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — As Newfoundland and Labrador's newly minted premier gets to work addressing the province's economic problems, he must turn his attention to another pressing political hurdle: winning a seat in the legislature.
Future priests move from Montreal's Grand Seminaire, ending its 160-year legacy

Future priests move from Montreal's Grand Seminaire, ending its 160-year legacy

MONTREAL — Like many post-secondary students preparing for the new school year, Francis Leroux is packing boxes and getting ready to move.
Pandemic turns Toronto rental market upside down, hands power to tenants

Pandemic turns Toronto rental market upside down, hands power to tenants

TORONTO — Landlords are lining up to sign Rees Nam and their partner as tenants, even though the two have already found an apartment in Toronto — a far cry from when Nam was last on the hunt, two years ago.
Iran retrieves data, cockpit talk from downed Ukraine plane

Iran retrieves data, cockpit talk from downed Ukraine plane

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran has retrieved some data, including a portion of cockpit conversations, from the Ukrainian jetliner accidentally downed by the Revolutionary Guard forces in January, killing all 176 people on board, an Iranian official said Sunday.

Ontario ticket holder wins Saturday night's $6 million Lotto 649 jackpot

TORONTO — A ticket holder in Ontario won the $6 million jackpot in Saturday night's Lotto 649 draw. The draw's $1 million guaranteed prize went to a lottery player in British Columbia. The jackpot for the next draw on Aug.