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A profile of Manitoba Progressive Conservative leadership candidate Heather Stefanson

A profile of Manitoba Progressive Conservative leadership candidate Heather Stefanson

WINNIPEG — Heather Stefanson's bid to lead the Manitoba Progressive Conservatives and take the premier's chair follows a lifetime in and around politics that started as a young girl.
O'Toole's Tories outliers in Canadian politics for keeping vaccination status secret

O'Toole's Tories outliers in Canadian politics for keeping vaccination status secret

OTTAWA — The federal Conservatives' refusal to disclose how many of their elected members are fully vaccinated makes them something of an outlier in the Canadian political sphere.
Canadian ski resorts face labour shortage, government slow to issue working visas

Canadian ski resorts face labour shortage, government slow to issue working visas

VANCOUVER — Canadian ski resorts that rely heavily on international workers are steadying themselves for a labour shortage this winter as the visa approval process by the federal government slows.

No winning ticket for Friday's $14 million Lotto Max jackpot

TORONTO — No winning ticket was sold for the $14 million jackpot in Friday's Lotto Max draw. The jackpot for the next Draw on Oct. 26 will be an estimated $19 million. The Canadian Press
Canada approves Nunavut's request for military help with Iqaluit's water emergency

Canada approves Nunavut's request for military help with Iqaluit's water emergency

IQALUIT, Nunavut — The federal government is sending the Canadian Armed Forces to help with the water emergency in Nunavut's capital, and the work may include setting up a mobile water treatment plant.
Safe houses for Afghans who helped Canadian military and NGOs will be 'scaled back'

Safe houses for Afghans who helped Canadian military and NGOs will be 'scaled back'

OTTAWA — Some Kabul safe houses, where hundreds of Afghans who helped the Canadian military and non-governmental organizations are waiting to flee to Canada, are set to be closed in two weeks because of lack of funding.
Defence Department vows to examine extremism in Canadian-trained foreign troops

Defence Department vows to examine extremism in Canadian-trained foreign troops

OTTAWA — The Defence Department has vowed to review how the military screens for extremist views in the foreign troops it works withafter a report found that far-right radicals in the Ukrainian army boasted on social media that they received training
Memorial to residential school victims removed from Parliament Hill

Memorial to residential school victims removed from Parliament Hill

OTTAWA — The federal government dismantled Friday a Parliament Hill memorial for Indigenous children who never returned from residential schools.
Maj.-Gen. Fortin appeals judge's ruling on reinstatement to COVID-19 vaccine campaign

Maj.-Gen. Fortin appeals judge's ruling on reinstatement to COVID-19 vaccine campaign

OTTAWA — Maj.-Gen. Dany Fortin is challenging a Federal Court judge’s ruling that struck down his request for reinstatement as head of Canada’s COVID-19 vaccine distribution campaign.
Library and Archives Canada service cuts hindering research, historians complain

Library and Archives Canada service cuts hindering research, historians complain

OTTAWA — Researchers say recent service cuts at Canada's national archives are making their work — already hampered by COVID-19 — even more challenging.