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Feds eyeing 'variety of options' for planned firearm buyback program: Mendicino

Feds eyeing 'variety of options' for planned firearm buyback program: Mendicino

OTTAWA — The federal government is "looking at a variety of options" to carry out a planned buyback of banned firearms — including enlisting outside help, Public Safety Minister Marco Mendicino says.
Premiers' New Year's messages talk economic improvement, health care, cost of living

Premiers' New Year's messages talk economic improvement, health care, cost of living

VANCOUVER — Premiers across the country used their New Year's messages to emphasize everything from housing and affordability to healthy lifestyles.
11 Hydro-Québec customers who lost power in winter storm yet to be reconnected

11 Hydro-Québec customers who lost power in winter storm yet to be reconnected

MONTREAL — Hydro-Québec says almost all of its customers who lost power in a Dec. 23 winter storm have now been reconnected.
Arrest made in death of Réjean Hébert, longtime radio journalist in New Brunswick

Arrest made in death of Réjean Hébert, longtime radio journalist in New Brunswick

SAINT-SIMON, NEW BRUNSWICK — A journalist well-known to listeners of French-language radio in New Brunswick has been killed and police say they're investigating the death as a homicide.
Search resumes for fisherman missing in Quebec's Gaspé region since Friday

Search resumes for fisherman missing in Quebec's Gaspé region since Friday

CAP-DES-ROSIERS, Que. — Quebec provincial police say the search for a fisherman missing in Quebec's Gaspé region since Friday has resumed. Police spokeswoman Sgt.
Music, countdowns, fireworks and festivities as Canadians ring in the new year

Music, countdowns, fireworks and festivities as Canadians ring in the new year

From coast to coast, Canadians rang in the new year Saturday night with parties, fireworks and in some places, a lot of rain.
B.C. poised for drug decriminalization experiment, but will it help stem deadly tide?

B.C. poised for drug decriminalization experiment, but will it help stem deadly tide?

VANCOUVER — People living in tents along about eight blocks of Vancouver's Downtown Eastside roam around on a chilly afternoon as some in the throes of addiction are hunched over on the sidewalk near storefronts.
Ottawa to temporarily require negative COVID-19 test from travellers from China

Ottawa to temporarily require negative COVID-19 test from travellers from China

Ottawa plans to temporarily require people flying from China, Hong Kong and Macao to test negative for COVID-19 before leaving for Canada, beginning in early January.
Montreal jail manager suspended after death of illegally-detained 21-year-old man

Montreal jail manager suspended after death of illegally-detained 21-year-old man

MONTREAL — A manager has been suspended from his duties at the Montreal jail where a 21-year-old man suffered fatal injuries during an intervention by guards last week. Quebec's Public Security Department says the Dec.
Canadian Cardinal mourns Pope Benedict XVI, says writings will guide for centuries

Canadian Cardinal mourns Pope Benedict XVI, says writings will guide for centuries

MONTREAL — Pope emeritus Benedict XVI is being remembered in Canada for his intellect and theological influence on the Catholic Church he led for nearly nine years.
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