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Yukon to reopen travel for residents of B.C., N.W.T and Nunavut on Canada Day

WHITEHORSE — Yukon's government has announced the easing of some border controls and the reopening of parts of the economy starting on Canada Day. The territory says in a statement that residents of B.C.
'A true victory:' Charges dropped against Alberta chief in violent arrest

'A true victory:' Charges dropped against Alberta chief in violent arrest

FORT MCMURRAY, Alta. — Charges were dropped against a prominent northern Alberta First Nations chief Wednesday as it was revealed that one of the officers involved in his violent arrest had been charged in an off-duty assault seven months earlier.
Canada gives $5 million for new wildlife research network

Canada gives $5 million for new wildlife research network

OTTAWA — The federal government is investing $5 million to create a national wildfire research network, two years after the Canadian Forest Service warned that Canada's expertise and research on forest fires was not keeping up with the dramatic shift
Asylum seekers continue to cross Canada-U.S. border despite shutdown

Asylum seekers continue to cross Canada-U.S. border despite shutdown

OTTAWA — Asylum seekers continue to cross the Canada-U.S. border despite the widespread closure that remains in effect to all but non-essential travel. New statistics show 21 people were apprehended by the RCMP crossing into Canada from the U.S.
Montreal Irish groups not giving up fight over light-rail station name

Montreal Irish groups not giving up fight over light-rail station name

MONTREAL — Members of Montreal's Irish community aren't giving up their opposition to the city's decision to name a new light-rail station after a controversial former premier, one of their representatives said Wednesday.

RCMP say Winnipeg man faces fine for not wearing mask on airline flight

WINNIPEG — Manitoba RCMP say they've been called for a second time this month because an airline passengers was not wearing a mask while flying.
Plans for 'Atlantic bubble' on July 3 as cases of COVID-19 stabilize

Plans for 'Atlantic bubble' on July 3 as cases of COVID-19 stabilize

HALIFAX — The four Atlantic provinces have announced plans to ease interprovincial travel restrictions, creating a so-called "bubble" as the region has reported relatively few new COVID-19 infections in recent weeks.
University of B.C. study warns wildfire smoke could make COVID-19 symptoms worse

University of B.C. study warns wildfire smoke could make COVID-19 symptoms worse

VANCOUVER — A study by University of British Columbia researchers underscores the immediate, harmful health effects of wildfire smoke and says there are concerning implications during the COVID-19 pandemic.

B.C. Mountie investigated after alleged assault during health check

KELOWNA, B.C. — The RCMP say two investigations are underway into the actions of one of its officers after a video was released in a court case that alleges a woman was injured during a health check in Kelowna, B.C. Insp.
Pandemic fines top $13 million, study says; punitive approach rapped

Pandemic fines top $13 million, study says; punitive approach rapped

TORONTO — Authorities in some provinces ramped up often arbitrary law enforcement to help curtail the COVID-19 pandemic rather than rely on a purely public health approach, according to a report out Wednesday.