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Government to introduce bill outlawing conversion therapy for adults and children

Government to introduce bill outlawing conversion therapy for adults and children

OTTAWA — The federal government is expected to reintroduce a bill that would ban conversion therapy on Monday in a move that would both fulfill an election campaign promise and potentially close loopholes that emerged the last time such legislation c

Omicron response should focus on global vaccine equity, not travel bans: scientists

A British Columbia-based researcher says banning travelers from southern African countries in an effort to stop the importation of a new COVID-19 variant is an example of "wishful thinking" that could do more harm than good.

Quebec police investigating violent arrest involving Black teenagers

MONTREAL — Videos circulating on social media over the weekend of Quebec City police involved in a violent arrest with Black teenagers prompted reactions across the province, including from the premier.
B.C. emergency officials to hold briefing on flooding, update on highway closures

B.C. emergency officials to hold briefing on flooding, update on highway closures

VICTORIA — Emergency officials in British Columbia are scheduled to hold a briefing on flooding in the province today as rainfall is expected to subside but snowmelt may continue to empty into swollen rivers.

Trained dogs visit Covid-19 vax clinics to distract nervous people from the needle

OTTAWA — Therapy dogs are being brought to Covid-19 vaccination clinics to help people – including children – who are nervous about getting their shots.
India pushes renewed trade talks with Canada in aftermath of two Michaels China woes

India pushes renewed trade talks with Canada in aftermath of two Michaels China woes

OTTAWA — Canada and India are quietly setting the stage to reboot formal free trade talks as the Trudeau government seeks economic alternatives to China following the dispute over the Meng Wanzhou-two Michaels affair.
First Nations, regional district in B.C. working together to restore diverted river

First Nations, regional district in B.C. working together to restore diverted river

A British Columbia regional district and three neighbouring First Nations have agreed to work together to restore a river that has been diverted for the last 70 years in order to generate hydroelectricity for aluminum smelting and the province's powe

No winning ticket for Saturday's $5 million Lotto 649 jackpot

TORONTO — No winning ticket was sold for the $5 million jackpot in Saturday'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 Dec.
Evacuation alerts, highway closures as more rain hammers southern B.C.

Evacuation alerts, highway closures as more rain hammers southern B.C.

VICTORIA — Southern British Columbians braced for another severe storm Saturday, with a new set of evacuation alerts issued and officials in an already devastated agricultural community warning of another possible river overflow.
Quebec Liberal Party redefining itself, will focus on environment in October election

Quebec Liberal Party redefining itself, will focus on environment in October election

QUEBEC — As the Quebec Liberal Party seeks to redefine itself less than a year before a provincial election, Leader Dominique Anglade wants the environment to be its main focus.