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Urban firefighters to get additional training to also battle wildfire blazes

Urban firefighters to get additional training to also battle wildfire blazes

OTTAWA — The federal government is doubling its investment to train urban firefighters to battle wildfires — a growing threat to Canada's cities and towns.
Canada announces more sanctions on Belarus as opposition leader visits Ottawa

Canada announces more sanctions on Belarus as opposition leader visits Ottawa

OTTAWA — Canada is imposing more sanctions on officials in Belarus as the country's exiled opposition leader visits Ottawa.
Quebec employers group worried 'politicized' immigration debate will hurt jobs

Quebec employers group worried 'politicized' immigration debate will hurt jobs

MONTREAL — The latest spat between Quebec and Ottawa over immigration is based on politics and not the reality of the labour market, says the head of a major employers group.
Months after its peers, Canada sanctions Sudanese linked to year-long civil war

Months after its peers, Canada sanctions Sudanese linked to year-long civil war

OTTAWA — Canada is announcing sanctions against those it blames for perpetuating Sudan's civil war, as the conflict enters its second year.
In the news today: Life returns to normal in Israel after Iran attack

In the news today: Life returns to normal in Israel after Iran attack

Here is a roundup of stories from The Canadian Press designed to bring you up to speed on what you need to know today...
Winning bidder of classic hockey cards looks to find owner who cares more about them

Winning bidder of classic hockey cards looks to find owner who cares more about them

The winning bidder of more than a dozen unopened boxes of classic hockey cards uncovered in a Regina home says he's feeling remorse over his $3.7-million-dollar purchase after hearing how sad the runner-up was upon losing out.
'Fire in the sky:' Canadian family in Israel says it's business as usual after attack

'Fire in the sky:' Canadian family in Israel says it's business as usual after attack

The rumbles and tremors rattling Leah Appel's Jerusalem apartment building jolted her from sleep around 1:45 on Sunday morning.
Insurance is high on frequently stolen vehicles. Here's how to reduce your premiums

Insurance is high on frequently stolen vehicles. Here's how to reduce your premiums

TORONTO — Looking for a break on car insurance premiums is often top of mind for drivers. And finding ways to reduce that figure is especially important now, when rampant thefts have led to higher insurance costs.
Iran's attack risks provoking 'uncontrollable regional escalation,' G7 countries warn

Iran's attack risks provoking 'uncontrollable regional escalation,' G7 countries warn

OTTAWA — Iran's weekend attack on Israel marks a further step toward destabilization of the Middle East and risks provoking "an uncontrollable regional escalation," leaders from Canada and the other G7 countries said Sunday after convening by video c
Eight years since B.C. declared public health emergency, toxic drug crisis rages on

Eight years since B.C. declared public health emergency, toxic drug crisis rages on

VANCOUVER — In the dozen years she's worked with the Vancouver Area Network of Drug Users, executive director Brittany Graham has lost count of the people she's seen succumb to British Columbia's toxic drug crisis.