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More crews on way for wildfire near Penticton, B.C., winds increase risks

More crews on way for wildfire near Penticton, B.C., winds increase risks

PENTICTON, B.C. — Strong winds and dry weather were the largest concerns for wildfire crews battling a blaze near Penticton on Friday, British Columbia's Wildfire Service said.
B.C. clamps down on COVID-19 enforcement with fines for party hosts, guests

B.C. clamps down on COVID-19 enforcement with fines for party hosts, guests

VANCOUVER — Property owners and organizers can be fined $2,000 for hosting events found in violation of public health orders in British Columbia under stronger enforcement measures announced Friday.
The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Aug. 21

The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Aug. 21

The latest numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 7:04 p.m. on Aug. 21, 2020: There are 124,372 confirmed cases in Canada.
Ballot rankings, geography, are key factors in Conservative leadership vote

Ballot rankings, geography, are key factors in Conservative leadership vote

OTTAWA — The other day, one of Peter MacKay's campaign workers drove more than an hour outside Montreal to pick up a single ballot for the Conservative leadership race.
Trudeau defends announcing $37B income-support plan after shuttering Parliament

Trudeau defends announcing $37B income-support plan after shuttering Parliament

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is defending his choice to shut down Parliament shortly before unveiling a $37-billion plan to replace a key emergency aid benefit.
Trudeau, Ford unveil deal to produce N95 masks at 3M plant in Brockville, Ont.

Trudeau, Ford unveil deal to produce N95 masks at 3M plant in Brockville, Ont.

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau joined Ontario Premier Doug Ford on Friday to announce a deal aimed at ensuring Canada is never again at the mercy of unreliable foreign suppliers of personal protective equipment during a pandemic.
Trudeau government appeals Federal Court ruling on Canada-U.S. refugee pact

Trudeau government appeals Federal Court ruling on Canada-U.S. refugee pact

Ottawa is appealing a court ruling that struck down a key refugee agreement between Canada and the United States, Public Safety Minister Bill Blair said Friday.
19-year-old youngest in Quebec to die from complications linked to COVID-19

19-year-old youngest in Quebec to die from complications linked to COVID-19

MONTREAL — A 19-year-old in Quebec has died from complications linked to COVID-19, the Health Department confirmed Friday, marking the first time since the pandemic hit that someone in the province under the age of 20 has succumbed to the disease.
Five things to know about how the Conservatives will choose their new leader

Five things to know about how the Conservatives will choose their new leader

OTTAWA — Today is the last day for ballots in the Conservative party leadership race to be submitted. A winner will be revealed on Sunday night.
New Brunswick political parties race to confirm candidates ahead of September election

New Brunswick political parties race to confirm candidates ahead of September election

FREDERICTON — At least three of New Brunswick's political parties are promising a full slate of candidates ahead of next month's provincial election.