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Ottawa beacon, pipe bands, town criers to mark Queen's Plantinum Jubilee

OTTAWA — The Queen has made no secret of her affection for Canada, which she has visited 22 times during almost seven decades on the throne Now Canada is preparing to honour the 95-year-old royal — Canada's head of state and the world’s longest servi
Indo Canadian group in Manitoba working to find relatives of frozen family

Indo Canadian group in Manitoba working to find relatives of frozen family

The president of the India Association of Manitoba says he hopes the RCMP and the Consulate General of India can identify four bodies found in southern Manitoba near the U.S. border.
Omicron may be peaking but COVID-19 isn't done with us just yet: Tam

Omicron may be peaking but COVID-19 isn't done with us just yet: Tam

OTTAWA — Canada's chief public health officer says there are positive signs the Omicron wave is peaking in this country, but no one should start choreographing a COVID-19 victory dance.

No winning ticket for Friday's $10 million Lotto Max jackpot

TORONTO — No winning ticket was sold for the $10 million jackpot in Friday's Lotto Max draw. The jackpot for the next draw on Jan. 25 will be an estimated $15 million. The Canadian Press

B.C. disasters, extreme weather underscore need for climate-resilient agriculture

VANCOUVER — Wildfires, sweltering heat and extensive flooding in British Columbia last year have underscored the importance of strengthening the agricultural sector's resilience to the effects of climate change and extreme weather, experts say.
Canada, U.S. and allies focus on policing in discussion of Haiti's future

Canada, U.S. and allies focus on policing in discussion of Haiti's future

OTTAWA — Strengthening Haiti's beleaguered police emerged a key theme Friday as Canada, the United States and several other allies held talks to help the embattled, poverty-racked Caribbean nation.
Second death of Montreal homeless person this month as shelters fight cold, pandemic

Second death of Montreal homeless person this month as shelters fight cold, pandemic

MONTREAL — A second person experiencing homelessness in Montreal has died this month after being found outside in frigid temperatures, authorities said Friday.
NDP calls on government to give emergency one-off payment to desperate seniors

NDP calls on government to give emergency one-off payment to desperate seniors

OTTAWA — New Democrats want the federal government to give the most cash-strapped seniors a one-off emergency payment to help them pay for basics, including food and rent.
Severe weather, hours of walking: Court documents detail deadly trek to U.S. border

Severe weather, hours of walking: Court documents detail deadly trek to U.S. border

EMERSON, MANITOBA — Dressed in new winter jackets, balaclavas and insulated rubber boots, a group of Indian citizens walked hours in the prairie darkness through fields of knee-deep snow hoping to get to the United States.
Man pleads guilty to ammunition-related charge linked to Nova Scotia mass killer

Man pleads guilty to ammunition-related charge linked to Nova Scotia mass killer

HALIFAX — One of three people accused of supplying ammunition to the gunman who killed 22 people in Nova Scotia in 2020 has pleaded guilty to a single charge.