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Low-income renters got a benefit. Scammers took one day to target it, BC Housing says

Low-income renters got a benefit. Scammers took one day to target it, BC Housing says

VANCOUVER — BC Housing is warning of scammers targeting recipients of a support scheme for elderly low-income renters, just one day after it was announced.
Alberta dismisses fears federal funding veto bill would put chill on academic freedom

Alberta dismisses fears federal funding veto bill would put chill on academic freedom

EDMONTON — Alberta's advanced education minister is rejecting concerns her government's proposed gatekeeping law would lead to political interference and jeopardize $500 million of federal funding for academic research in the province.
Cavalry FC coach/GM Tommy Wheeldon Jr. rewarded with new deal on eve of CPL season

Cavalry FC coach/GM Tommy Wheeldon Jr. rewarded with new deal on eve of CPL season

A chance encounter prompted Tommy Wheeldon Jr. to leave England in 2002 to play for the Calgary Storm of the now-defunct A-League. Twenty-two years later, Wheeldon is still in Calgary.
French PM talks language, secularism, strong ties in speech to Quebec legislature

French PM talks language, secularism, strong ties in speech to Quebec legislature

MONTREAL — Quebec and France are united by their shared language, culture and values, French Prime Minister Gabriel Attal told the province's legislature as he addressed members during a speech on Thursday.
Tiny B.C. town rallies around killer whale calf rescue effort as time ticks away

Tiny B.C. town rallies around killer whale calf rescue effort as time ticks away

ZEBALLOS, B.C. — It's just after 10 a.m., and Yvonne Malanfant has finished brewing a fresh pot of coffee and placing a plate of homemade quesadillas with a side dish of spicy mayonnaise on a table for everybody to share.
B.C. judge rejects bid to throw out Ibrahim Ali's conviction for teen girl's murder

B.C. judge rejects bid to throw out Ibrahim Ali's conviction for teen girl's murder

VANCOUVER — A British Columbia Supreme Court judge has rejected an application to throw out the conviction of Ibrahim Ali for the murder of a 13-year-old girl in Burnaby, B.C., over what his lawyers said were unreasonable delays in the trial process.
Conservative immigration policy should focus on the goal of citizenship: Tory critic

Conservative immigration policy should focus on the goal of citizenship: Tory critic

OTTAWA — Conservative immigration policy should be focused on the ultimate goal of citizenship, the party's critic on the file said Thursday while moderating a panel in Ottawa.
B.C. tables anti-racism legislation, promises to hold public bodies accountable

B.C. tables anti-racism legislation, promises to hold public bodies accountable

VICTORIA — The British Columbia government tabled legislation Thursday that's designed to hold public bodies accountable for addressing systemic racism in policy and programs, the province's attorney general said.
Man accused of running over Toronto police officer apologizes in court

Man accused of running over Toronto police officer apologizes in court

TORONTO — A man accused of running over a Toronto police officer nearly three years ago offered a tearful apology to the man's family in court Thursday, saying he didn't mean to hurt the officer and wished he could bring him back.
Manitoba premier says legislature prayer may be changed to be more inclusive

Manitoba premier says legislature prayer may be changed to be more inclusive

WINNIPEG — The Manitoba government is looking to change the daily prayer at the legislature to make it more reflective of the province’s residents, including people of different faiths, atheists and those who believe in secularism in the public spher
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