Canada & World

Botswana lifts ban on elephant hunting, to some anger

The southern African nation is home to an estimated 130,000 elephants

Trudeau touts economic record at Liberal fundraiser in Vancouver

The Prime Minister was in B.C. for much of this week

Pelosi questions Trump’s fitness; time for ‘intervention’?

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi also joked with a reporter about the 25th Amendment

Supreme Court of Canada to weigh video-lottery terminals class-action case

The high court has agreed to combine two challenges

D-Day veterans revisit Normandy, recall horror and triumph

It’s been 75 years since that fateful day

Healthy U.S. dog euthanized for burial with owner, sparks debates

A Shih Tzu mix named Emma was euthanized and cremated

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Lake Cowichan Minor Baseball strikes back
Fire on Mt. Sicker May 9
Locally organized Day of Mourning ceremony held at Lake Cowichan April 28, 2019
Minor baseball back at Lake Cowichan council with shopping list

Canada stripping citizenship from Chinese man over alleged marriage fraud

The move comes amid severely strained relations between Ottawa and Beijing

Mayor says northern Alberta town still under threat from nearby wildfire

The blaze has now eaten its way through about 920 square kilometres of forest

B.C.-wide RCMP Appreciation Day campaign going national

Committee has such great support in B.C. they’ve decided to take it across Canada

B.C. firefighters rescue frozen dog from ice

The fire crew found a dog stuck in the at Lake Paul on May 20

Canadian schools spend more as enrolment and test scores fall

Economists have recently analyzed the efficiency of education sectors in various countries

Canada hires firm to ship back garbage, will be done before end of June: McKenna

The containers will be disposed of properly within Canada before the end of the summer

Crackdown on money laundering does not include federal public inquiry: minister

An independent report commissioned concluded $7.4 billion was laundered in B.C. last year

Survey finds minimal progress in Canadian military’s fight against sexual misconduct

1.6 per cent of regular-force members — 900 military personnel — reported having been victims of sexual assaults over past year

CMHC says Canadians debt levels hit record highs at end of last year

CMHC says debt levels are increasing for older consumers

IMF urges Canada to stay course despite calls for easing mortgage stress test

The IMF says it would be “ill-advised” to stimulate activity in the sector

San Francisco police chief: Journalist ‘crossed the line’

Police raid freelance jounalist’s home and office

Feds to buy Arctic ships from Irving to prevent layoffs

The federal government is looking at buying two more ships

Is vegan food a human right? Ontario firefighter battling B.C. blaze argues it is

Adam Knauff says he had to go hungry some days because there was no vegan food

U.S. Postal Service tests mail shipments on self-driving trucks

The plan is to test autonomous technology on the long-haul route between Phoenix and Dallas