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Ottawa spending $2M for international commission to offer advice on unmarked graves

Ottawa spending $2M for international commission to offer advice on unmarked graves

Ottawa is spending $2 million for an international organization to provide Indigenous communities with options for identifying possible human remains buried near former residential school sites.
Emergencies Act commission report to be delivered Feb. 20

Emergencies Act commission report to be delivered Feb. 20

The federal commission looking into the Liberal government's decision to use the Emergencies Act is being granted an extension to deliver its report to the cabinet and the public at the same time this month.
'I am sorry': Man convicted in stabbing of Calgary chef apologizes at sentencing

'I am sorry': Man convicted in stabbing of Calgary chef apologizes at sentencing

CALGARY — A man convicted of killing a chef apologized Monday and expressed dismay that no one with the victim's family was in court to to hear it.
Trudeau lays out $196-billion, 10-year health-care deal to premiers

Trudeau lays out $196-billion, 10-year health-care deal to premiers

OTTAWA — The federal government has tabled a new health-care funding offer that would see Ottawa shift $196 billion to the provinces and territories over the next 10 years in exchange for commitments to massively upgrade health-care data collection and digital medical records.
Alberta law society upholds requirement for members to take Indigenous course

Alberta law society upholds requirement for members to take Indigenous course

EDMONTON — The Law Society of Alberta has voted by a three-to-one margin in favour of keeping a requirement for its members to complete a course on Indigenous history and culture.
Pakistan blocks Wikipedia, says it hurt Muslim sentiments

Pakistan blocks Wikipedia, says it hurt Muslim sentiments

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan’s media regulator said Monday it blocked Wikipedia services in the country for hurting Muslim sentiment by not removing purportedly blasphemous content from the site.
Hudson's Bay to close two Alberta department stores this summer amid 'market changes'

Hudson's Bay to close two Alberta department stores this summer amid 'market changes'

EDMONTON — Hudson's Bay is shuttering two department stores in Alberta, saying the decision reflects market changes and the company's vision for the future.
Elaine Tanner, 1960s swimming superstar, cherishes rare medal that Canada wanted back

Elaine Tanner, 1960s swimming superstar, cherishes rare medal that Canada wanted back

NORTH SAANICH, B.C. — She was once hailed as Canada's best athlete and Elaine Tanner has the accolades to prove it as a teenage swimming prodigy known as "Mighty Mouse" at Olympic, Commonwealth and Pan American games.
Federal government asking RCMP to ban use of sponge rounds, CS gas for crowd control

Federal government asking RCMP to ban use of sponge rounds, CS gas for crowd control

OTTAWA — The federal government says it wants the RCMP to ban the use of two crowd-control tools that forces across the country say they have in their arsenals: sponge rounds and CS gas.
Inuit, environmental groups call for stronger measures to reduce underwater noise

Inuit, environmental groups call for stronger measures to reduce underwater noise

Hunters from Pond Inlet, Nvt. — known as Mittimatalik in Inuktitut — have said they're seeing fewer narwhal in areas where they were once abundant, making it harder to feed their families, and that the whales' behaviour is changing.