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200 Afghans, including female students and dancers, make daring overland escape

200 Afghans, including female students and dancers, make daring overland escape

OTTAWA — Dozens of female Afghan students have escaped the Taliban with the help of a Toronto-based charity and are heading to Saskatoon after a daring land journey lasting weeks.
Canadians heading to the polls to choose next federal government

Canadians heading to the polls to choose next federal government

OTTAWA — Canada's first-ever pandemic election culminates today as Canadians from coast-to-coast go to the polls to choose the 338 members of Parliament to sit in the House of Commons. Elections Canada says almost 6.
B.C. health authority issues alarm over nurse shortage in Fort St. John

B.C. health authority issues alarm over nurse shortage in Fort St. John

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — A British Columbia health authority says it is facing a severe nursing shortage in a northern city as staff face criticism from COVID-19 protesters. The Northern Health Authority, which covers the northern half of B.C.
Quebec Premier tells party's youth wing Quebec voters elected a nationalist party

Quebec Premier tells party's youth wing Quebec voters elected a nationalist party

MONTREAL — Quebec Premier François Legault delivered a nationalist speech to his party's youth wing on Sunday, capping off a weekend-long convention where he touted cohesion in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Debris found believed to be from fishing boat with two crew missing off Labrador

Debris found believed to be from fishing boat with two crew missing off Labrador

MARY'S HARBOUR — Searchers have located debris that the joint rescue co-ordination centre says is likely from a nine-metre fishing boat that went missing with two men on board off the coast of Labrador.
Liberal push to make election a referendum on pandemic only partly successful

Liberal push to make election a referendum on pandemic only partly successful

OTTAWA — The federal election campaign entered its final hours on Sunday with party leaders making last-minute appeals in whirlwind tours of swing ridings, all while still trying to convince voters to buy into their version of what this vote is all a
Imams ask Conservative candidate to quit over poor followup on apology for posts

Imams ask Conservative candidate to quit over poor followup on apology for posts

ANTIGONISH, N.S. — The Canadian Council of Imams says the Conservative candidate in Nova Scotia's Central Nova riding must resign because his apology for Islamophobic media posts was an insincere attempt at damage control.
Snowbird season: Canadian retirees hope for prompt COVID booster shots in U.S. south

Snowbird season: Canadian retirees hope for prompt COVID booster shots in U.S. south

WASHINGTON — Canadian snowbirds will be watching closely this week, suitcases at the ready and RVs full of fuel, to see if the United States finally eases the travel restrictions preventing them from driving south for the winter.
Quebecer Edith Blais talks writing and moving on after 450 days as hostage in Africa

Quebecer Edith Blais talks writing and moving on after 450 days as hostage in Africa

MONTREAL — Almost 250 days into her 15-month captivity in Mali, Edith Blais realized her life was no longer her own, and she didn't know if she'd ever get it back.

No winning ticket for Saturday's $17.8 million Lotto 649 jackpot

TORONTO — No winning ticket was sold for the $17.8 million jackpot in Saturday's Lotto 649 draw. However, the draw's guaranteed $1 million prize went to a lottery player in Quebec. The jackpot for the next Lotto 649 draw on Sept.