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'A real struggle:' Nursing shortage leading to health centre closures in Nunavut

'A real struggle:' Nursing shortage leading to health centre closures in Nunavut

IQALUIT, Nunavut — A nursing shortage is affecting the country's most northern communities, with eight health centres run by nurses expectedto temporarily shut their doors if staff aren't found to keep them open.
Measure intended to ensure gun buyers have licence is seriously flawed, group argues

Measure intended to ensure gun buyers have licence is seriously flawed, group argues

OTTAWA — A prominent gun-control group is accusing the federal Liberals of endangering public safety by backpedalling on a pledge to ensure firearm buyers have a valid licence.
As U.S. demurs, Canada welcomes vaccinated American citizens back across border

As U.S. demurs, Canada welcomes vaccinated American citizens back across border

WASHINGTON — The United States will remain on the sidelines for now as Canada gamely welcomes back fully vaccinated American citizens and permanent residents. As of midnight Sunday night, non-essential U.S.

No winning ticket for Saturday's $11.8 million Lotto 649 jackpot

TORONTO — No winning ticket was sold for the $11.8 million jackpot in Saturday night's Lotto 649 draw. However, the draw's guaranteed $1 million prize went to a lottery player in Ontario. The jackpot for the next Lotto 649 draw on Aug.
Erin O'Toole announces first promise in Quebec ahead of expected election

Erin O'Toole announces first promise in Quebec ahead of expected election

MONTREAL — Conservative Leader Erin O'Toole announced plans Saturday to financially support the creation of a Quebec research and development centre on food self-sufficiency.
Indigenous festival back in Montreal, a year after being delayed due to COVID-19

Indigenous festival back in Montreal, a year after being delayed due to COVID-19

MONTREAL — The Montreal First Peoples' Festival is back until Aug. 11 at the Place des Festivals and other locations in the city, a year after most Indigenous events such as powwows were put off due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Male southern resident killer whale possibly dead from cancer, says expert

Male southern resident killer whale possibly dead from cancer, says expert

VANCOUVER — The endangered southern resident killer whale population may have suffered more loss with one of the orcas presumed dead, says an expert.

Prairie ticket holder wins Friday's $34 million Lotto Max jackpot

TORONTO — A ticket holder from the Prairies won Friday's $34 million Lotto Max jackpot. The jackpot for the next Lotto Max draw on Aug. 10 will be an estimated $10 million. The Canadian Press
More properties ordered evacuated in B.C. interior due to aggressive wildfires

More properties ordered evacuated in B.C. interior due to aggressive wildfires

MONTE LAKE, B.C. — An aggressive wildfire burning in the Central Okanagan region is forcing people in another 975 properties to leave their homes.
Feds reach tentative deal with striking border guards days before restrictions ease

Feds reach tentative deal with striking border guards days before restrictions ease

WASHINGTON — Canada's border agents reached a new tentative agreement with the federal government late Friday after a daylong work-to-rule campaign left long lines of semi-trailers and passenger vehicles idling for hours at some of the country's busi