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Emergency alerts when severe weather happens can be improved: Guilbeault

Emergency alerts when severe weather happens can be improved: Guilbeault

OTTAWA — Emergency weather alerts that are broadcast over the mobile network should be improved to make sure they are getting to the right people at the right time, Environment Minister Steven Guilbeault said Wednesday.
Federal government would join challenge of Quebec's Bill 21 at Supreme Court

Federal government would join challenge of Quebec's Bill 21 at Supreme Court

MONTREAL — The federal government will join a legal challenge to Quebec's religious symbols law if it reaches the country's highest court, Justice Minister David Lametti said Wednesday.
Trudeau cancelled B.C. appearance after RCMP warned protest could escalate: source

Trudeau cancelled B.C. appearance after RCMP warned protest could escalate: source

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau cancelled plans to appear in person at a Liberal fundraiser in British Columbia Tuesday after RCMP warned an aggressive protest outside the event could escalate if he arrived, said a source close to the decision
Indigenous leaders say Quebec language law damages reconciliation efforts

Indigenous leaders say Quebec language law damages reconciliation efforts

MONTREAL — Indigenous communities in Quebec say the language law passed Tuesday will harm the education prospects of their youth and undermine reconciliation in the province.
Court date for man who brought bags with inert explosives to Victoria airport: RCMP

Court date for man who brought bags with inert explosives to Victoria airport: RCMP

NORTH SAANICH, B.C. — The RCMP say a man who was carrying luggage with suspicious contents that led to the closure of the Victoria International Airport on Tuesday afternoon has been released from custody with an upcoming court date.
Women's groups warn Liberals against 'downloading' gun control to potential victims

Women's groups warn Liberals against 'downloading' gun control to potential victims

OTTAWA — Several women's groups are imploring the federal Liberals to abandon the idea of creating a new regime for an endangered person to seek a court order to remove firearms from a stalker or abuser.
B.C. launches Canada's first lung cancer screening program for high-risk residents

B.C. launches Canada's first lung cancer screening program for high-risk residents

VANCOUVER — British Columbia has launched the country's first provincewide lung cancer screening program for residents who are at high risk of getting the disease.
Judge decides 'Freedom Convoy' organizer Tamara Lich stays out on bail

Judge decides 'Freedom Convoy' organizer Tamara Lich stays out on bail

OTTAWA — Tamara Lich, a key organizer of the "Freedom Convoy" protest that gridlocked Ottawa for weeks, will remain released on bail while awaiting trial, a judge ruled Wednesday.
Prosecutors suggest Hedley frontman lied about having consensual sex with teen, woman

Prosecutors suggest Hedley frontman lied about having consensual sex with teen, woman

TORONTO — Prosecutors in Jacob Hoggard's sexual assault trial suggested Wednesday that the Hedley frontman lied about his encounters with a teenage fan and a young woman, pointing to several other instances in which he lied to get out of "difficult s
Victims' families boycotting N.S. mass shooting inquiry over questioning of Mounties

Victims' families boycotting N.S. mass shooting inquiry over questioning of Mounties

TRURO, N.S. — The relatives of victims of the 2020 Nova Scotia mass shooting have told their lawyers to boycott the public inquiry investigating the tragedy, after its commissioners decided to prevent cross-examination of key Mountie witnesses.