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Vancouver Island community without water after barge damages underwater line

UCLUELET, B.C. — A First Nation on Vancouver Island has declared a state of emergency and banned the use of water for everything except flushing toilets after a barge severed a water supply line. A message posted by the District

Manitoba grand chief says $85.5M settlement for flood damage is fair

WINNIPEG — The grand chief of the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs says the latest court settlement for property owners affected by devastating flooding more than a decade ago is fair. The Manitoba government diverted water from the Assiniboine River to red...

U.S. urged to use ‘Sully’ to help Canada, allies get PS752 compensation from Iran

OTTAWA — Canada and its allies are being urged to aggressively reach into the Iranian government's pocket to find untapped sources of assets to compensate for the regime's downing of a commercial airliner two years ago.  That includes a call to

Families call on Ottawa to pursue accountability for Iran in downed plane

Canada must boost its efforts to hold Iran to account after the regime's forces shot down a passenger jet two years ago, family members of the victims said Saturday. At a memorial for those who died on board the Ukrainian International

COVID-19 affects eight of 20 firefighters in Prince Rupert, B.C.

VANCOUVER — More than half of the firefighters in Prince Rupert, B.C., who were off sickthis week are at the forefront of a wave of workers expected to fall ill because of COVID-19. Firefighters, police and teachers are among those putting

Canada, allies condemn Iran snub of negotiations with victims’ families for PS752

OTTAWA — Canada and its allies are accusing Iran of snubbing the families of those killed when its military shot down a passenger jet two years ago by refusing to negotiate a settlement. The joint condemnation Thursday by Canada, Britain, Sweden

Iran snubs another deadline in PS752 crash as families call for action

OTTAWA — Iran has snubbed yet another deadline set by Canada and its allies to negotiate a settlement for the families of those killed when its military shot down a passenger jet two years ago. And that comes as no surprise

Ontario court awards more than $107M to families over deadly Flight 752 shootdown

OTTAWA — An Ontario court has awarded more than $107 million to families of six victims of the Iranian military’s downing of a passenger jet two years ago. The decision made public Monday follows a May ruling that the missile strikes

Flood disaster takes bite out of B.C. economy, sends infrastructure wake-up call

VICTORIA — Economic growth in British Columbia will face erosion from recent floods and slides that crippled transportation links, but the resilience of government and industry to keep supply chains open limits the damage, says an economist. Vital road...

Hunger causing more concern than COVID-19 in wintry Afghanistan, say aid agencies

OTTAWA — As the first snowfall dusted the Afghan capital of Kabul earlier this month, Mary-Ellen McGroarty pondered the rough winter that lay ahead. COVID-19 was far from being top of mind. Unlike much of the rest of the world where