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Bomb squad called to Abbotsford, B.C., thrift store after grenade is donated

Bomb squad called to Abbotsford, B.C., thrift store after grenade is donated

ABBOTSFORD — Thrift stores can be a treasure trove of unusual finds, but a discovery in a donation bin at an Abbotsford, B.C., store set off a police and bomb squad response.
Inquest hears Saskatchewan mass killer died in custody from cocaine overdose

Inquest hears Saskatchewan mass killer died in custody from cocaine overdose

SASKATOON — Before a mass killer died of a cocaine overdose in police custody, he asked officers arresting him how many people he had killed in the stabbing rampage in Saskatchewan, an inquest heard Tuesday.
B.C. Premier Eby apologizes to Doukhobors, for wrongs that 'echoed for generations'

B.C. Premier Eby apologizes to Doukhobors, for wrongs that 'echoed for generations'

VICTORIA — British Columbia Premier David Eby has officially apologized in the Victoria legislature to members of the Doukhobor religious community, including children who were forcibly taken from their parents more than 70 years ago.
B.C. First Nation sues federal government over ban on herring spawn fishery

B.C. First Nation sues federal government over ban on herring spawn fishery

The Heiltsuk Nation claims the federal fisheries minister's decision to close the commercial harvest of herring spawn-on-kelp in the nation's territory was an infringement of its Aboriginal rights.
Online harms against minors, victims must be criminalized, not regulated: Poilievre

Online harms against minors, victims must be criminalized, not regulated: Poilievre

OTTAWA — The federal Conservatives would rather take a tough-on-crime approach to online safety issues affecting young people than support the Liberal government's plan to regulate them, says leader Pierre Poilievre.
Torture, kidnappings in Quebec drug war should ease with 22nd arrest, experts say

Torture, kidnappings in Quebec drug war should ease with 22nd arrest, experts say

MONTREAL — The arrest of 22 people allegedly tied to a war between criminal groups in Quebec City and the eastern part of the province should ease some of the bloodletting, kidnapping and arson in recent months, organized crime experts said Tuesday.
Conservatives vote in favour of Liberal government bill banning replacement workers

Conservatives vote in favour of Liberal government bill banning replacement workers

OTTAWA — A Liberal government bill that would ban replacement workers from being used during strikes and lockouts at federally regulated workplaces is moving ahead after the House of Commons unanimously backed it Tuesday.
'Not consulted': Alberta health minister questions Ottawa's national pharmacare plan

'Not consulted': Alberta health minister questions Ottawa's national pharmacare plan

EDMONTON — Alberta's health minister is questioning the need for a national pharmacare plan, saying the province already has a comprehensive program for seniors, as well as for those who have low incomes and receive disability benefits.
Proposed Quebec language rules will lead to fewer products, higher prices: lawyer

Proposed Quebec language rules will lead to fewer products, higher prices: lawyer

MONTREAL — Proposed Quebec regulations that would require more French markings on consumer products will lead to fewer choices and higher costs for things such as home appliances, according to an industry group and a Montreal lawyer.
Quebec doesn't seem serious about discussing asylum seeker costs: Ottawa

Quebec doesn't seem serious about discussing asylum seeker costs: Ottawa

OTTAWA — Federal Immigration Minister Marc Miller says he doesn't think Quebec wants to have serious discussions about the costs and social consequences of the influx of asylum seekers.