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Voting in Nunavut challenging with nine communities without advance polls

Voting in Nunavut challenging with nine communities without advance polls

IQALUIT, Nunavut — Nearly 5.8 million Canadians voted in advance polls, says Elections Canada, but residents of nine communities in Nunavut will have to wait until Monday to cast their ballots.
Riding to watch ahead of the federal election: Gaspésie-Iles-de-la-Madeleine

Riding to watch ahead of the federal election: Gaspésie-Iles-de-la-Madeleine

The Gaspésie region in eastern Quebec is best known to outsiders for its charming villages, outdoor recreation opportunities and panoramic views of the St. Lawrence River, but it could also become contested territory on election day.

No winning ticket for Friday's $55 million Lotto Max jackpot

TORONTO — No winning ticket was sold for the $55 million jackpot in Friday night's Lotto Max draw. There were also four Maxmillion prizes of $1 million each up for grabs, and one of them was won by a ticket holder in Ontario.
Fairy Creek's old-growth logging protests injunction remains temporarily: judge

Fairy Creek's old-growth logging protests injunction remains temporarily: judge

NANAIMO, B.C. — A court injunction against old-growth logging protests on Vancouver Island will remain in effect beyond its expiry date later this month at least temporarily, says a judge who will rule on its future.
Fortin's lawsuit over removal from vaccine post now pointless, federal lawyers argue

Fortin's lawsuit over removal from vaccine post now pointless, federal lawyers argue

OTTAWA — Federal lawyers argue Maj.-Gen. Dany Fortin's lawsuit over his removal as head of Canada's vaccine distribution campaign is now moot because the job no longer exists.
Alaska cruise ship bill would have 'devastating' economic impact: B.C. port official

Alaska cruise ship bill would have 'devastating' economic impact: B.C. port official

VANCOUVER — Two U.S. bills proposed by a congressman and senator aimed at allowing Alaska-bound cruise ships to bypass Canadian ports would have a "devastating" effect on British Columbia's economy, the head of Victoria's harbour authority says.
Tenacious Belgian immigrant pioneered Canada's mussel industry in the 1970s

Tenacious Belgian immigrant pioneered Canada's mussel industry in the 1970s

CHARLOTTETOWN — When Joe Van Den Bremt first floated the idea of producing cultured mussels on P.E.I. in the 1970s, the local fishermen laughed at him. "They were all telling me, 'We use that stuff for fertilizer,'" he said in 2017.
Trudeau links global campaign on arbitrary detention declaration to China

Trudeau links global campaign on arbitrary detention declaration to China

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says Canada spearheaded an international declaration denouncing state-sponsored arbitrary detentions because of China's decision to imprison Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor.
Leaders make get-out-the-vote plea for Monday as campaign hits final days

Leaders make get-out-the-vote plea for Monday as campaign hits final days

OTTAWA — Federal party leaders on Friday made a plea for voters to go to the polls even though they debated whether the election in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic was needed at all.
Improving Quebec's relations with Indigenous people will take a long time: minister

Improving Quebec's relations with Indigenous people will take a long time: minister

Quebec's Indigenous Affairs Minister Ian Lafrenière says the provincial government is working to improve services for Indigenous people, but he concedes it will take a long time.