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City of Iqaluit declares emergency due to water shortage

City of Iqaluit declares emergency due to water shortage

IQALUIT, Nunavut — The City of Iqaluit has declared a state of emergency due to a water shortage.
Excitement in B.C. Indigenous communities as salmon get past Fraser slide zone

Excitement in B.C. Indigenous communities as salmon get past Fraser slide zone

VANCOUVER — Thousands of migrating sockeye and chinook salmon appear to be making it through a massive slide area on the Fraser River on their way to spawn in central British Columbia.
Judge suspends two articles of Quebec's new language law regarding legal translations

Judge suspends two articles of Quebec's new language law regarding legal translations

MONTREAL — A group challenging Quebec's new language law logged a first legal victory against the legislation on Friday, as a judge temporarily suspended a provision requiring English court documents to be translated into French.
Canadian wastewater surveillance expanding to new public health threats: Tam

Canadian wastewater surveillance expanding to new public health threats: Tam

OTTAWA — Canada's chief public health officer says plans are underway to sift through Canadian sewage to test for and measure new health threats like monkeypox and polio.
Hundreds of lightning strikes hit B.C. as severe thunderstorms roll through

Hundreds of lightning strikes hit B.C. as severe thunderstorms roll through

Severe thunderstorms have torn through British Columbia's Interior, delivering hundreds of lightning strikes to areas already ranked at a high to extreme risk for wildfires.

Legault promises more affordable housing ahead of fall election campaign

LAVAL, Que. — Quebec Premier François Legault is getting an early jump on the fall election campaign with a promise to build thousands of new social and affordable housing units if re-elected.
Alberta UCP membership drive and Heche on death's door: In The News for Aug. 12

Alberta UCP membership drive and Heche on death's door: In The News for Aug. 12

In The News is a roundup of stories from The Canadian Press designed to kickstart your day. Here is what's on the radar of our editors for the morning of Friday, August 12, 2022 ... What we are watching in Canada ...
Paddling to exorcism: Abuse allegations spark new regulations at Saskatchewan schools

Paddling to exorcism: Abuse allegations spark new regulations at Saskatchewan schools

REGINA — Saskatchewan is stepping in to supervise three independent schools after a proposed class-action lawsuit was filed against former teachers, pastors and church elders for alleged abuse of students.
Report says Canada should loosen visa requirements to allow more Ukrainian refugees

Report says Canada should loosen visa requirements to allow more Ukrainian refugees

CALGARY — Orysia Boychuk knows first-hand how frustrating and slow the process has become to bring Ukrainian refugees into Canada.

Firefighters brace for lightning, high winds across southern Interior as storms loom

PENTICTON, B.C. — Residents of the British Columbia community of Olalla are now allowed to return home after being forced out by a threatening wildfire last week.