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B.C. report says condo insurance market 'unhealthy,' premiums up 40 per cent

B.C. report says condo insurance market 'unhealthy,' premiums up 40 per cent

VANCOUVER — The insurance market for an estimated 1.5 million people living in condominiums and townhouses in British Columbia isn't healthy with premiums rising by 40 per cent year over year, says a government-commissioned report. The B.C.
Key COVID-19 benefit to be extended eight weeks with work-related requirements

Key COVID-19 benefit to be extended eight weeks with work-related requirements

OTTAWA — The federal government will provide eight extra weeks of benefits for people whose jobs or earnings have vanished because of the COVID-19 pandemic, but only if they look for work and take jobs when it's reasonable to do so.
Indigenous Peoples in U.S. stand with BLM, but await their own reckoning

Indigenous Peoples in U.S. stand with BLM, but await their own reckoning

WASHINGTON — As demand for social change sweeps across the globe, Indigenous Peoples in both Canada and the United States are backing the Black Lives Matter movement in more ways than one: standing in solidarity, but also standing in line, waiting fo
More public input needed on nuclear waste management, concerned groups say

More public input needed on nuclear waste management, concerned groups say

OTTAWA — Several public-interest groups are calling for a suspension of federal decision-making on radioactive-waste disposal until Canada has stronger policies in place.
N.S. RCMP delay on street checks apology damaging relations, Black leaders say

N.S. RCMP delay on street checks apology damaging relations, Black leaders say

HALIFAX — The RCMP are further delaying a decision on whether to offer an apology to Halifax's Black community for their use of street checks, as some Black Nova Scotian leaders say the force's silence is damaging trust. Rev.
Black MPs, senators call for government action against systemic racism

Black MPs, senators call for government action against systemic racism

OTTAWA — A group of Black parliamentarians and their allies are calling on all levels of government to take action to reduce systemic racism in Canada.
Conviction was quashed: Manitoba man seeks $16M-plus for 23 years in prison

Conviction was quashed: Manitoba man seeks $16M-plus for 23 years in prison

WINNIPEG — A Manitoba man who spent 23 years in prison before his first-degree murder conviction was overturned is suing the federal government, the City of Winnipeg and others for more than $16 million in damages, plus interest and legal costs.
'Thought it was a panda:' Second rare grizzly bear seen in Banff National Park

'Thought it was a panda:' Second rare grizzly bear seen in Banff National Park

BANFF, Alta. — A second rare grizzly bear has been spotted in Banff National Park.
Cyclone crash caused by 'conflict' between pilot, helicopter: DND

Cyclone crash caused by 'conflict' between pilot, helicopter: DND

OTTAWA — Senior military officials have revealed there was a "conflict" or "competition" between a Cyclone helicopter and its pilot moments before the aircraft known as Stalker 22 plunged into the water off the coast of Greece in April. Lt.-Gen.
Families of Flight 752 victims demand plan, timeline for holding Iran to account

Families of Flight 752 victims demand plan, timeline for holding Iran to account

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has promised to keep fighting for answers into Iran's shooting down of a civilian airliner in January even as victims' families prepare to grill Canada's foreign minister over plans to hold the Islamic Republic