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Canada sending plane to Uganda to help with peacekeeping in Africa

Canada sending plane to Uganda to help with peacekeeping in Africa

VANCOUVER — A Canadian Forces Hercules plane will be sent to Uganda to take part in a United Nations peacekeeping mission during the next 12 months, transporting troops, equipment and supplies to Congo and South Sudan.
Illegal pot still a source for 4 in 10 cannabis users, Stats Can survey shows

Illegal pot still a source for 4 in 10 cannabis users, Stats Can survey shows

OTTAWA — Six months after Canada legalized marijuana for recreational use more than 40 per cent of Canadians who said they used pot still bought it from illegal sources, a new Statistics Canada report shows.
High profile could help Jody Wilson-Raybould keep her seat away from Liberals

High profile could help Jody Wilson-Raybould keep her seat away from Liberals

OTTAWA — There had been a few names floating around when the Liberals were seeking a candidate for the newly created riding of Vancouver Granville in the last federal election, but it soon became clear the party brass had only one person in mind.
Trudeau announces $11.4 million in flood protection funding for Fredericton

Trudeau announces $11.4 million in flood protection funding for Fredericton

FREDERICTON — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Thursday $11.4 million in new funding to help protect Fredericton and surrounding communities from future flooding.
Quebec introduces new safety measures at site of deadly highway crash

Quebec introduces new safety measures at site of deadly highway crash

MONTREAL — Quebec Transport Minister Francois Bonnardel has announced four measures to improve safety and traffic flow at the site of a deadly pileup that left four people dead this month north of Montreal.
In the news today, Aug. 15

In the news today, Aug. 15

Four stories in the news for Thursday, Aug. 15 ——— QUESTIONS PLAGUE BROTHER OF B.C.
Under Liberal changes, hearings for refugees just 'glorified interview': NDP

Under Liberal changes, hearings for refugees just 'glorified interview': NDP

OTTAWA — NDP immigration critic Jenny Kwan says she is dismayed by newly published guidelines for asylum seekers who fall under a controversial new admissibility law — guidelines she believes show some refugees will not get a fair chance to plead the
Report says why PMO wanted former Supreme Court judges to advise on SNC-Lavalin

Report says why PMO wanted former Supreme Court judges to advise on SNC-Lavalin

OTTAWA — After months of unrelenting news coverage, hours of oral testimony and reams of written submissions to a House of Commons committee on the SNC-Lavalin affair, the federal ethics watchdog has still managed to unearth some details that give ne
Brother of B.C. homicide victim says he may never know why she was killed

Brother of B.C. homicide victim says he may never know why she was killed

The eldest brother of homicide victim Chynna Deese says he's not expecting the police investigation to provide a definitive answer as to why she was killed in such a seemingly random act.
Federal government apologizes for historic sled dog killings in the North

Federal government apologizes for historic sled dog killings in the North

IQALUIT, Nunavut — The Canadian government has apologized for the killings of thousands of sled dogs decades ago. Crown-Indigenous Relations Minister Carolyn Bennett delivered the apology in Iqaluit.