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Williams Lake, B.C., residents cleared to return home after wildfire forces evacuation

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 14:45:13 EDT


Thousands of people in the Williams Lake, B.C., area have been given the go-ahead to return home Thursday after wildfires forced them to flee.

'No woman should be treated the way you were': Apology for Indigenous women pressured into sterilizations

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 12:52:27 EDT


Indigenous women in Saskatoon who were coerced into having tubal ligation surgery after giving birth often experienced racism and degradation during their hospital visits and have mistrusted the medical system ever since, according to a new report.

'Tremendous injustice' as migrant workers sent back to Jamaica

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 10:51:02 EDT


Two farm workers in southwestern Ontario on a work program from Jamaica are being sent home today. The farm owner says it's because there's not enough work, but one worker says it's because he complained about pay.

MMIWG inquiry now reviewing conduct of police officers

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 13:04:04 EDT


The national inquiry charged with uncovering the underlying reasons behind the deaths and disappearances of Indigenous women and girls announced Thursday it is reviewing police conduct.

Military cops struggle to enforce mental health laws

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 05:00:00 EDT


The military is looking for ways to plug a frustrating, potentially risky, loophole when it comes to the jurisdiction of military police — because MPs do not have the authority to enforce certain provincial laws.

'It was very Canadian': Mountie in red serge chases a bear out of town

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 18:11:54 EDT


Tourists visiting Waterton Lakes National Park in southern Alberta earlier this week got a thrill as they watched a Mountie in red serge try to move a young black bear out of the townsite.

Life beyond the roadblock: When wildfires forced most others out, they stayed behind

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 05:00:00 EDT


Access to Williams Lake, B.C., has been extremely restricted since the July 15 evacuation that ordered people out of the community because of the encroaching wildfire, but CBC News obtained a permit to visit the people who defied that order and are living within the fire zone in the B.C. Interior.

Anglicans and Muslims pray under same roof in southwestern Ontario town

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 05:00:00 EDT


A Christian clergyman kneeling inside a mosque would normally be an unusual occurrence, but in Leamington — the small farming community in southwestern Ontario — it's become a common sight.

DFO investigating dead right whale in western Newfoundland

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 13:38:47 EDT


It remains to be seen if a dead right whale that washed ashore in western Newfoundland is a new death or not.

'Mixed messages' plagued early response to Fort McMurray wildfire, municipal review concludes

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 12:52:09 EDT


Residents in Fort McMurray, Alta., were given "mixed messages" about the threat and proximity of the wildfire barrelling towards their community last year, which resulted in one of Canada's largest evacuations ever, a municipal review concludes.

MPP says tweet stating police officer 'murdered' Ottawa man written by staffer

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 10:34:11 EDT


Ottawa–Vanier MPP Nathalie Des Rosiers apologized and said she takes full responsibility for a post from her Twitter account that a "careless" Ottawa police officer "murdered" Abdirahman Abdi, although she says she did not write it.

Laid-off Sears workers try to block big cash bonuses for executive staff

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 05:00:00 EDT


The firm representing Sears employees has filed a motion requesting that Sears’ retention payment plan be amended to exclude paying 43 head office staff a total of $7.6 million in bonuses.

Melania Trump is coming to Toronto

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 11:33:34 EDT


Melania Trump will visit Toronto in September as she leads her country's delegation at the 2017 Invictus Games, the White House announced on Thursday.

'He would want me to be out there': Woman completes Bell Island dive days after husband's death

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 10:30:00 EDT


Most people couldn't imagine going scuba diving three days after losing a loved one, but Penny Vermeulen says it was the best way to honour her husband.

Drop that boombox: Music-playing hikers have Calgary man singing the blues

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 22:00:18 EDT


Kris LaBelle and his son love hiking in Kananaskis County. They get out as often as they can, but a recent trend has the Calgary man singing the blues.

Video of fatal police shooting should be made public, commissioner says

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 05:00:00 EDT


New Brunswick's access to information and privacy commissioner has called for the release of a body camera tape that shows a fatal police shooting in Rothesay.

Wildfire prompts evacuations near Monte Lake, B.C.

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 22:07:34 EDT


A wildfire near Monte Lake, B.C., is threatening homes and has forced an evacuation order.

'They ain't hurtin' nobody': N.S. man told to get rid of pet pigs

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 06:00:00 EDT


North Kentville, N.S. resident Noah Graves says he'd be devastated if he'd have to give up his two Vietnamese pot-bellied pigs, Einstein and Winstin.

Man arrested in connection with 2013 killing of Manitoba teen girl

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 15:32:24 EDT


Police have arrested a 23-year-old man from Gods Lake Narrows in connection with the unsolved killing of 15-year-old Leah Anderson.

Reducing salmonella risk from contaminated produce studied at Wilfrid Laurier

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 10:24:19 EDT


Salmonella is usually associated with under-cooked or uncooked chicken, but people can also get sick from fruits and vegetables contaminated with the bacteria. Researchers at Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Ont. want to find a way to control its presence in produce.