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Ottawa plans to teach non-racialized Canadians about systemic racism in new campaign

Ottawa plans to teach non-racialized Canadians about systemic racism in new campaign

OTTAWA — The federal government plans to launch a national ad campaign aimed at making more white Canadians knowledgeable about systemic racism.
Hungry caterpillars stripping trees in Quebec, Ontario and on Montreal's Mount Royal

Hungry caterpillars stripping trees in Quebec, Ontario and on Montreal's Mount Royal

MONTREAL — Biologists are tracking a bumper crop of hungry caterpillars that are eating their way through some of Quebec and Ontario's best-known green spaces, raining down excrement on the forest floor and leaving bald, leafless trees in their wake.
Nova Scotia premier responds to new questions about drunk-driving charge in 2005

Nova Scotia premier responds to new questions about drunk-driving charge in 2005

HALIFAX — Nova Scotia's premier deflected several questions Wednesday regarding drunk-driving charges he faced in 2005, saying he was sorry for bad decisions he made as a young man when alcohol was a big part of his life.
Liberals set August date for one-time $500 payment to seniors aged 75 and older

Liberals set August date for one-time $500 payment to seniors aged 75 and older

OTTAWA — The Liberal government has set a date for its one-time payment to older seniors this summer. Seniors Minister Deb Schulte says Canadians who are 75 as of next July will receive $500 during the week of Aug. 16 this year.
Officers called to Victoria apartment to corral boa constrictor on the loose

Officers called to Victoria apartment to corral boa constrictor on the loose

Victoria police say they are looking for the owner of a large snake found on the loose at a downtown apartment complex. Const. Cam MacIntyre says police were called Tuesday night after a resident reported seeing a snake on a ground-floor patio.
Panel to explore 'carbon budget' as net-zero idea

Panel to explore 'carbon budget' as net-zero idea

OTTAWA — The co-chair of an expert panel designed to advise Canada on how to reach net-zero emissions says it is exploring the idea of creating budgets for greenhouse gas emissions.
'Replacing the money': public funds didn't increase oil well cleanups, study suggests

'Replacing the money': public funds didn't increase oil well cleanups, study suggests

Much of the taxpayer money that has funded oil well cleanup in Alberta may have simply replaced money that energy companies would have spent anyway, according to a new analysis.

CFL announces it, XFL have jointly halted talks on formation of potential partnership

The CFL says partnership talks with the XFL have been jointly halted. In March, the CFL and XFL announced they were poised to begin serious talks about a potential partnership.
New AFN chief to be chosen today, COVID vaccine hangovers : In The News for July 7

New AFN chief to be chosen today, COVID vaccine hangovers : In The News for July 7

In The News is a roundup of stories from The Canadian Press designed to kickstart your day. Here is what's on the radar of our editors for the morning of July 7... What we are watching in Canada ...
Jagmeet Singh looks West to retake lost turf in B.C., but hurdles dot the path

Jagmeet Singh looks West to retake lost turf in B.C., but hurdles dot the path

OTTAWA — Under the shade of Douglas fir and western hemlock, Jagmeet Singh pulled up to Burnaby Central Park one day last week to greet constituents and gear up for his first campaign-style tour of the summer.