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Trudeau lays out $196-billion, 10-year health-care deal to premiers

Trudeau lays out $196-billion, 10-year health-care deal to premiers

OTTAWA — The federal government has tabled a new health-care funding offer that would see Ottawa shift $196 billion to the provinces and territories over the next 10 years in exchange for commitments to massively upgrade health-care data collection and digital medical records.
Alberta law society upholds requirement for members to take Indigenous course

Alberta law society upholds requirement for members to take Indigenous course

EDMONTON — The Law Society of Alberta has voted by a three-to-one margin in favour of keeping a requirement for its members to complete a course on Indigenous history and culture.
Pakistan blocks Wikipedia, says it hurt Muslim sentiments

Pakistan blocks Wikipedia, says it hurt Muslim sentiments

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan’s media regulator said Monday it blocked Wikipedia services in the country for hurting Muslim sentiment by not removing purportedly blasphemous content from the site.
Hudson's Bay to close two Alberta department stores this summer amid 'market changes'

Hudson's Bay to close two Alberta department stores this summer amid 'market changes'

EDMONTON — Hudson's Bay is shuttering two department stores in Alberta, saying the decision reflects market changes and the company's vision for the future.
Elaine Tanner, 1960s swimming superstar, cherishes rare medal that Canada wanted back

Elaine Tanner, 1960s swimming superstar, cherishes rare medal that Canada wanted back

NORTH SAANICH, B.C. — She was once hailed as Canada's best athlete and Elaine Tanner has the accolades to prove it as a teenage swimming prodigy known as "Mighty Mouse" at Olympic, Commonwealth and Pan American games.
Federal government asking RCMP to ban use of sponge rounds, CS gas for crowd control

Federal government asking RCMP to ban use of sponge rounds, CS gas for crowd control

OTTAWA — The federal government says it wants the RCMP to ban the use of two crowd-control tools that forces across the country say they have in their arsenals: sponge rounds and CS gas.
Inuit, environmental groups call for stronger measures to reduce underwater noise

Inuit, environmental groups call for stronger measures to reduce underwater noise

Hunters from Pond Inlet, Nvt. — known as Mittimatalik in Inuktitut — have said they're seeing fewer narwhal in areas where they were once abundant, making it harder to feed their families, and that the whales' behaviour is changing.
Where trapping is still a way of life, Quebec lithium projects spark fears for future

Where trapping is still a way of life, Quebec lithium projects spark fears for future

NEMASKA, QUE. — As Freddy Jolly’s pickup truck travels the dusty roads through the spruce forests outside Nemaska, Que., the one radio station fades in and out, and Jolly fills the gaps between country ballads with conversation.
Pope, Anglican, Presbyterian leaders denounce anti-gay laws

Pope, Anglican, Presbyterian leaders denounce anti-gay laws

ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE (AP) — Pope Francis was backed by the ceremonial head of the Anglican Communion and top Presbyterian minister in calling for gays to be welcomed by their churches as he again decried laws that criminalize homosexuality as unjust.
China accuses US of indiscriminate use of force over balloon

China accuses US of indiscriminate use of force over balloon

BEIJING (AP) — China on Monday accused the United States of indiscriminate use of force in shooting down a suspected Chinese spy balloon , saying it “seriously impacted and damaged both sides’ efforts and progress in stabilizing Sino-U.S. relations.