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Seeking greater protection for animals in Canada: failed Protecting animals, wild and domestic, from abuse would seem to be a good thing. Animal rights groups have been fighting for years to modernize Canadian law with respect to treatment of animals, laws which in some cases have had little modification in over 100 years. However, a bill introduced in the Canadian Parliament to...

CMA tells politicians to stop ‘putting the money first,’ calls for health-care reform talks OTTAWA — Pulling the health-care system out of its “downward spiral” won’t happen until politicians stop haggling over money and start a formal national discussion on lasting reforms, the president of the Canadian Medical Association urged Wednesday. “What we’re seeing is the devolution of the discussion when you...

RCMP to settle in workplace harassment class-action cases, apologize to victims: sources The RCMP commissioner is expected to issue an apology on Thursday as part of a historic settlement reached with the plaintiffs in two proposed class-action lawsuits alleging systemic gender-based harassment and discrimination within the force, sources say. Any female member who experienced harassment or discrimination will be eligible to...

Commons votes to ratify landmark Paris climate deal The House of Commons voted Wednesday to ratify the Paris agreement on climate change, cementing a cornerstone of the Liberal government's environmental policy and helping to tip the scales on the global deal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Air Miles adjusts rewards program as lawsuit looms Air Miles has rejigged its rewards program just months before its controversial expiry rules go into effect.

Population growth best way to tackle Penticton’s 5-million infrastructure deficit: mayor It’s a similar story for many municipalities across Canada and the south Okanagan city is certainly not immune to the country’s infrastructure challenges.

Group that found HMS Terror under investigation by Nunavut government Nunavut officials are questioning whether researchers who found HMS Terror had proper authorization to search for the doomed Franklin Expedition ship, prompting the explorers to wonder if there's an effort to discredit them.

Federal Conservative environment critic points to B.C.’s revenue-neutral carbon tax as ‘right thing’ OTTAWA – The Conservatives’ environment critic says British Columbia “did the right thing” by adopting a revenue-neutral carbon tax, although he doesn’t necessarily believe it’s the right environmental policy and says the party is leaving lots of leeway for leadership candidates to debate the matter. B.C. MP Ed...

Kelowna sees spike in homeless population Kelowna Gospel Mission has released numbers showing a rise in the amount of people registered as homeless.

Lack of Canadian references, experience causes barriers for newcomers at job fair The Open Door Society hosted its bi-annual job fair for newcomers and refugees. Over a 1,000 came out to find their first job in Saskatoon, but were running into barriers.

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