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B.C. fish farm licences renewed outside Discovery Islands until at least spring 2023

B.C. fish farm licences renewed outside Discovery Islands until at least spring 2023

OTTAWA — Open-net salmon farming may continue off British Columbia's coast outside the Discovery Islands area, while Ottawa undertakes consultation on a plan to transition away from the practice, the federal government announced Wednesday.
Brown's campaign manager joins Michelle Rempel Garner for possible UCP leadership bid

Brown's campaign manager joins Michelle Rempel Garner for possible UCP leadership bid

OTTAWA — Patrick Brown's campaign manager has left to help Michelle Rempel Garner with her possible bid to lead the United Conservative Party in Alberta.
Almost 100,000 mail ballots not counted in federal election, most arrived late

Almost 100,000 mail ballots not counted in federal election, most arrived late

OTTAWA — Almost 100,000 mail-in ballots were not counted in the federal election, most because they arrived after the deadline, a report by Elections Canada has revealed.

Parliamentary committee releases report on mental health and assisted dying

A special joint committee of the House of Commons and Senate released an interim report on medically assisted dying Wednesday that discusses provisions around people with mental disorders, but makes no recommendations to the government.
MPs meet soldier charged with criticizing vaccine requirements while in uniform

MPs meet soldier charged with criticizing vaccine requirements while in uniform

OTTAWA — A Canadian soldier charged for speaking out against COVID-19 vaccine requirements was warmly welcomed on Wednesday to Parliament Hill, where Conservative MPs posed with him for pictures before sitting through a lecture on the purported dange
Canada announces embassy in Rwanda as Trudeau arrives for 10-day foreign trip

Canada announces embassy in Rwanda as Trudeau arrives for 10-day foreign trip

KIGALI, Rwanda — Canada will open an embassy in Rwanda as part of efforts to combat the influence of Russia and China in Africa, Foreign Affairs Minister Mélanie Joly announced on Wednesday shortly after Prime Minister Justin Trudeau arrived in the c
Quebec premier visits Saguenay, Que., area under threat of landslides, promises aid

Quebec premier visits Saguenay, Que., area under threat of landslides, promises aid

SAGUENAY, Que. — Most people evacuated from a Saguenay, Que., neighbourhood because of the threat of landslides will eventually be able to return to their homes, Quebec Premier François Legault said Wednesday.
Liberals say faith in RCMP commissioner remains strong, deny political interference

Liberals say faith in RCMP commissioner remains strong, deny political interference

OTTAWA — The public safety minister and emergency preparedness minister both said Wednesday their confidence in RCMP Commissioner Brenda Lucki hasn't waned as allegations swirl about political interference in the investigation into the tragic 2020 ma
Wastewater screening a powerful tool, despite imprecision, researchers say

Wastewater screening a powerful tool, despite imprecision, researchers say

MONTREAL — Quebec's Health Department began releasing data on the presence of COVID-19 in wastewater on Wednesday, a potentially powerful screening tool for detecting trends in the evolution of the pandemic, researchers say, but the data it provides
Damaged Queen Victoria statue is beyond repair, Manitoba government says

Damaged Queen Victoria statue is beyond repair, Manitoba government says

WINNIPEG — A statue of Queen Victoria that was toppled and beheaded by protesters last year outside the Manitoba legislature is beyond repair and will not be restored.