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Canadian Snowbird aircraft ‘incident’ reported at northern B.C. airport

First responders were called to the North Peace Regional Airport in Fort St. John, B.C., on Tuesday afternoon to respond to what officials are describing as an “aviation incident.” In a social media post, the Fort St. John International Air Show said the Snowbird aircraft went down during takeoff. Canadian Armed Forces …

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After the Great Resignation, where did all the Canadian workers go?

Restaurants, airlines, schools and nursing homes are at the sharp end of a labour crunch that’s afflicted employers all year long. In June,the unemployment rate fell to a record low of 4.9 per cent, tightening the screws on an economy with more positions than it could fill. Amid a prolonged …

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After months of delay, B.C. scholar gets Canadian travel document needed for U.S. job

After spending nearly half a year trying to secure it, Vancouver-based Chinese scholar Guldana Salimjan has received the Canadian travel document that will allow her to pursue her research in the United States and reunite with her husband. It comes two weeks after CBC reported delays in the processing of her application …

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More Canadian doctors should consider prescribing pharmaceutical alternatives to street drugs, minister says

Canada’s minister of mental health and addictions says more doctors across the country should be willing to prescribe a safer supply of drugs to reduce overdoses instead of fearing they will face barriers from their regulatory colleges. Carolyn Bennett said a guidance document by the College of Physicians and Surgeons …

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More than 500 Canadian gymnasts call on Sport Minister to freeze funding

More than 500 Canadian gymnasts are calling on Canada’s Sport Minister to freeze funding to their national sport organization. In a public letter Thursday to Minister Pascale St-Onge — and after four months of “sharing devastating stories” of years of abuse — Gymnasts for Change, which represents 508 athletes, are …

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Canadian charities hit by double whammy of rising costs, more demand

The school year may be over, but a team of staff and volunteers at Brown Bagging for Calgary’s Kids is sorting granola bars and other snacks for children attending summer camps in the city. Like many charities across the country, demands on the organization have never been higher as inflation …

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Canadian, American officials optimistic on democracy despite ‘concerning cocktail’ of threats

Despite a series of challenges in both Canada and the United States, politicians on both sides of the border say they are confident the two countries can overcome a difficult political climate and secure their respective democracies. In interviews on CBC Radio’s The House airing Saturday, U.S. Ambassador David Cohen, Deputy Prime Minister and …

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China is barring diplomats from trial of Canadian tycoon who disappeared 5 years ago, Ottawa says

Chinese authorities refused to let Canadian diplomats attend the trial of a Chinese-born Canadian tycoon who disappeared from Hong Kong five years ago, Canada’s government said Tuesday. Xiao Jianhua was last seen at a Hong Kong hotel in January 2017 and was believed to have been taken to the mainland by …

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How a Canadian team solved a century-old mystery to lay WW I soldier to rest

A young soldier from Newfoundland killed during the First World War has finally been laid to rest by the Canadian military after a century-long mystery into his death.  Archeologists unearthed the remains of Pte. John Lambert in a Belgian farmer’s wheat field in 2016, almost 100 years after he died. But it wasn’t …

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Canadian women down Turkey for 4th win at Volleyball Nations League

Alexa Gray tallied 22 points, while Kiera Van Ryk added 20 to help the Canadian women’s indoor volleyball team edge Turkey 3-1 (25-22, 21-25, 25-22, 25-23) in Calgary on Tuesday for their fourth Volleyball Nations League win of the season. Hilary Howe, who — like Gray — was playing in her hometown, had 14 …

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