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Fiona recovery continues and Russia formalizes annexation: In The News for Oct. 5

Fiona recovery continues and Russia formalizes annexation: In The News for Oct. 5

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 Oct. 5 ... What we are watching in Canada ...
No way to enforce fire codes on First Nations, and new law would be costly: document

No way to enforce fire codes on First Nations, and new law would be costly: document

OTTAWA — There is no way to enforce building or fire codes on First Nations and pursuing a legislative fix would require significant time and money, federal officials warn in an internal briefing document.
As Quebec's Legault expands his majority, Montrealers choose opposition parties

As Quebec's Legault expands his majority, Montrealers choose opposition parties

MONTREAL — After Monday night's provincial election results, Montreal shows up on Quebec's election map as a small red-and-orange island in a sea of light blue.
B.C. breaking its own law on climate-change reporting, Sierra Club tells court

B.C. breaking its own law on climate-change reporting, Sierra Club tells court

VANCOUVER — An environmental group is in court accusing the British Columbia government of failing to report if its climate plans will achieve key greenhouse gas emissions targets, as required by a provincial law.
Bear attacks family in B.C., then guards two gravely injured women from rescue: RCMP

Bear attacks family in B.C., then guards two gravely injured women from rescue: RCMP

DAWSON CREEK, B.C. — Police say two women are critically injured after a black bear attacked a family hiking near Dawson Creek in northeastern B.C., then guarded the victims from rescuers until it was shot dead.
B.C. attorney general says increasing arrests to fight violent crime won't work

B.C. attorney general says increasing arrests to fight violent crime won't work

VICTORIA — More arrests are "futile," British Columbia's attorney general says as he rebuffed criticism of government policies on repeat offenders and violent crime across the province.
Decade-high suicide statistics in N.W.T. 'devastating': health minister

Decade-high suicide statistics in N.W.T. 'devastating': health minister

YELLOWKNIFE — The Northwest Territories health minister says recent statistics indicating an increase in suicides in the territory are "devastating." N.W.T.
Naval officer relieved of duties for alleged misconduct while deployed to Europe

Naval officer relieved of duties for alleged misconduct while deployed to Europe

OTTAWA — A naval officer serving as second in command of a Canadian minesweeper deployed to Europe was relieved of her duties over an allegation of "inappropriate conduct of a sexualized nature.
Lewis confident Poilievre will include all caucus voices, as he picks critics

Lewis confident Poilievre will include all caucus voices, as he picks critics

OTTAWA — Ontario Conservative MP Leslyn Lewis said Tuesday she is confident Pierre Poilievre will ensure all of the party's caucus voices are heard, amid calls for him to name her to a critic role.
Federal cabinet ministers OK temporary production increase at Nunavut iron ore mine

Federal cabinet ministers OK temporary production increase at Nunavut iron ore mine

POND INLET, Nunavut — Federal cabinet ministers have approved a temporary production increase for an iron ore mine on the northern tip of Baffin Island, preventing potential job losses in Nunavut.