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Jewish advocates say details around investigation into human-rights chief murky

Jewish advocates say details around investigation into human-rights chief murky

OTTAWA — Three weeks after the federal Liberals promised to do a "formal, independent review" of the appointment of Canada's new human-rights commissioner, the government hasn't provided any details about what that review will entail.
In the news today: Advocates say probe of human-rights head murky

In the news today: Advocates say probe of human-rights head murky

Here is a roundup of stories from The Canadian Press designed to bring you up to speed...
'Justice was served': Killer of 4 women in Winnipeg guilty of first-degree murder

'Justice was served': Killer of 4 women in Winnipeg guilty of first-degree murder

WINNIPEG — Cheers erupted in a Winnipeg courtroom, spilling out onto downtown streets Thursday, as family members who lost their loved ones at the hands of a serial killer said they had finally received justice.
AFN, Ottawa finalize 10-year, $47.8-billion deal on child welfare reform

AFN, Ottawa finalize 10-year, $47.8-billion deal on child welfare reform

MONTREAL — The Assembly of First Nations finalized a deal with Ottawa late Wednesday night that will see the federal government spend $47.8 billion to reform child welfare programs over the next 10 years.
Trudeau says Canada expects to hit NATO defence spending target in 2032

Trudeau says Canada expects to hit NATO defence spending target in 2032

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says Canada "fully expects" to hit NATO's defence spending target in 2032.
Some Alaskan salmon fisheries lose Ocean Wise label amid concern for B.C.-bound stock

Some Alaskan salmon fisheries lose Ocean Wise label amid concern for B.C.-bound stock

VANCOUVER — Vancouver-based seafood sustainability group Ocean Wise has removed its recommended designation from southeast Alaskan salmon fisheries.
Yukon government directs gold mining firm to devise water treatment plan after spill

Yukon government directs gold mining firm to devise water treatment plan after spill

WHITEHORSE, YUKON, CANADA — Yukon mines minister John Streicker says that the Eagle Gold mine disaster that involved a release of cyanide solution has the territory's residents "justly concerned" about the implications on Yukoners' way of life "for g
Canada, U.S. governments reach in-principle agreement to update Columbia River Treaty

Canada, U.S. governments reach in-principle agreement to update Columbia River Treaty

WASHINGTON, D. C. — The Canadian and U.S. governments have reached a deal on how to modernize the Columbia River Treaty, the decades-old agreement that regulates the waterway that flows from southeastern British Columbia into Washington state.
B.C. seeking outside firefighting help as heat triggers eruption of wildfire activity

B.C. seeking outside firefighting help as heat triggers eruption of wildfire activity

VANCOUVER — British Columbia's emergency management minister says the province is proactively working to secure extra firefighters to deal with what she called the "potential for a drastically accelerated wildfire situation.
B.C. rejects Henry report backing non-prescribed alternates to fentanyl, other drugs

B.C. rejects Henry report backing non-prescribed alternates to fentanyl, other drugs

VICTORIA — B.C's Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry joked that "the earth shook" with Thursday's release of her report on the safer-supply drug program, referring to an earthquake lightly felt on Vancouver Island that morning.
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