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Wildfire in Lytton, B.C., seen on June 30, 2021. (@guyatsfu/Twitter)

Safety board releasing results of Lytton wildfire investigation

Report looking at the possibility a freight train sparked blaze that destroyed town released Oct. 14

Wildfire in Lytton, B.C., seen on June 30, 2021. (@guyatsfu/Twitter)
Police at the scene after an attack in Kongsberg, Norway, Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2021. Several people have been killed and others injured by a man armed with a bow and arrow in a town west of the Norwegian capital, Oslo. (Hakon Mosvold Larsen/NTB Scanpix via AP)

Assailant kills several people with bow and arrows in Norway

Police say the man suspected in the shootings has been arrested

Police at the scene after an attack in Kongsberg, Norway, Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2021. Several people have been killed and others injured by a man armed with a bow and arrow in a town west of the Norwegian capital, Oslo. (Hakon Mosvold Larsen/NTB Scanpix via AP)
Ruth Hamilton with her famous Golden meteor. The rock is currently on loan to Western University for imaging and scans. (Ruth Hamilton photo)

Researcher says B.C. meteor on the pillow was a 100 billion to 1 shot

Scientists probing sky rock and the flight path that launched it through a Golden woman’s roof

Ruth Hamilton with her famous Golden meteor. The rock is currently on loan to Western University for imaging and scans. (Ruth Hamilton photo)
Mexican security officers open the main gate of the international border bridge that connects Del Rio, Texas and Ciudad Acuna, Mexico, after its partial reopening Saturday, Sept. 25, 2021. A new trilateral poll suggests U.S. residents are far more worried about reopening the land border with Mexico than they are about letting Canadians drive into the country.THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Fernando Llano

After 19 months, U.S. land border to reopen to vaccinated Canadians in November

Non-essential travel to U.S. by unvaccinated foreign nationals will remain prohibited

Mexican security officers open the main gate of the international border bridge that connects Del Rio, Texas and Ciudad Acuna, Mexico, after its partial reopening Saturday, Sept. 25, 2021. A new trilateral poll suggests U.S. residents are far more worried about reopening the land border with Mexico than they are about letting Canadians drive into the country.THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Fernando Llano
In this July 30, 2019, file photo, the social media application, Facebook is displayed on Apple’s App Store. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Amr Alfiky

Most Canadians believe Facebook harms their mental health: survey

Vast majority also agreed Facebook amplifies hate speech

In this July 30, 2019, file photo, the social media application, Facebook is displayed on Apple’s App Store. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Amr Alfiky
Conservative leader Erin O’Toole is seen during a news conference Tuesday, September 21, 2021 in Ottawa.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

O’Toole grapples with thorny question of mandatory vaccination for his MPs

Train and air travel restrictions include federal politicians travelling to Ottawa

Conservative leader Erin O’Toole is seen during a news conference Tuesday, September 21, 2021 in Ottawa.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
FILE - In this March 29, 2018, file photo is the Facebook logo on screens at the Nasdaq MarketSite, in New York’s Times Square. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

Facebook unveils new controls for kids using its platforms

Move comes after testimony about how harmful Facebook is for kids

FILE - In this March 29, 2018, file photo is the Facebook logo on screens at the Nasdaq MarketSite, in New York’s Times Square. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
FILE - This police camera video provided by The Moab Police Department shows Gabrielle “Gabby” Petito talking to a police officer after police pulled over the van she was traveling in with her boyfriend, Brian Laundrie, near the entrance to Arches National Park on Aug. 12, 2021. Teton County Coroner Brent Blue is scheduled to announce the findings of Petito’s autopsy at a news conference early Tuesday, Oct. 12. (The Moab Police Department via AP)

Gabby Petito strangled to death weeks before body found: coroner

Brian Laundrie is considered a person of interest in her disappearance and remains unaccounted for

FILE - This police camera video provided by The Moab Police Department shows Gabrielle “Gabby” Petito talking to a police officer after police pulled over the van she was traveling in with her boyfriend, Brian Laundrie, near the entrance to Arches National Park on Aug. 12, 2021. Teton County Coroner Brent Blue is scheduled to announce the findings of Petito’s autopsy at a news conference early Tuesday, Oct. 12. (The Moab Police Department via AP)
Maj.-Gen. Dany Fortin speaks to reporters outside the Gatineau Police Station after being processed, in Gatineau, Que., on August 18, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

Judge strikes down Maj.-Gen. Fortin’s request for reinstatement to vaccine campaign

Judge says if Fortin was unhappy with federal decision, he should have filed a military complaint

Maj.-Gen. Dany Fortin speaks to reporters outside the Gatineau Police Station after being processed, in Gatineau, Que., on August 18, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
A chunk of asbestos is displayed in Asbestos, Que., in an August 10, 2016, file photo. A group of doctors and environment advocates say the Liberals need to close a loophole that is allowing the resale of second-hand products containing asbestos. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson

Doctors alarmed by loophole allowing sale of used asbestos products

Canada banned the cancer-causing mineral and products that contain it in 2018

A chunk of asbestos is displayed in Asbestos, Que., in an August 10, 2016, file photo. A group of doctors and environment advocates say the Liberals need to close a loophole that is allowing the resale of second-hand products containing asbestos. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau takes questions on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, on Friday, Sept. 24, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

Trudeau joins G20 leaders in pushing Taliban for aid access, respect for rights

European Union reveals support package of $1.4 billion, about two-thirds of which was new money

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau takes questions on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, on Friday, Sept. 24, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
This Friday, Oct. 15, 2021 photo shows a bottle of aspirin in the Brooklyn borough of New York. According to the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force’s preliminary updated advice released on Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2021, older adults without heart disease shouldn’t take daily aspirin to prevent a first heart attack or stroke. (AP Photo/Emma H. Tobin)

Advice shifting on aspirin use for preventing heart attacks

Daily low-dose aspirin advice for many who already have had a heart attack or stroke has not changed

This Friday, Oct. 15, 2021 photo shows a bottle of aspirin in the Brooklyn borough of New York. According to the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force’s preliminary updated advice released on Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2021, older adults without heart disease shouldn’t take daily aspirin to prevent a first heart attack or stroke. (AP Photo/Emma H. Tobin)
Mexican security officers open the main gate of the international border bridge that connects Del Rio, Texas and Ciudad Acuna, Mexico, after its partial reopening Saturday, Sept. 25, 2021. A new trilateral poll suggests U.S. residents are far more worried about reopening the land border with Mexico than they are about letting Canadians drive into the country.THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Fernando Llano

U.S. residents fear reopened Mexican border more than Canadian one, poll suggests

Leger finds 29 per cent of U.S. respondents were fearful about the Canada-U.S. border

Mexican security officers open the main gate of the international border bridge that connects Del Rio, Texas and Ciudad Acuna, Mexico, after its partial reopening Saturday, Sept. 25, 2021. A new trilateral poll suggests U.S. residents are far more worried about reopening the land border with Mexico than they are about letting Canadians drive into the country.THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Fernando Llano
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Thanksgiving long weekend phone delays plague B.C. ambulance service response

E-Comms 9-1-1 says the extended wait period a result of call transferring delays

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Most Canadians say school children and staff should wear masks: survey

78 per cent of respondents to a Canada-wide survey support masks in schools

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Maj.-Gen. Dany Fortin speaks to reporters outside the Gatineau Police Station after being processed, in Gatineau, Que., on August 18, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

Judge set to rule today on Maj.-Gen. Fortin’s reinstatement to vaccine campaign

Ruling by Justice Ann Marie McDonald follows a two-day hearing last month

Maj.-Gen. Dany Fortin speaks to reporters outside the Gatineau Police Station after being processed, in Gatineau, Que., on August 18, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida prepares to deliver his first policy speech during an extraordinary Diet session at the lower house of parliament Friday, Oct. 8, 2021, in Tokyo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Eugene Hoshiko

Canada urged to join allies in tougher China stance after Kovrig, Spavor release

A senior federal official says there are no plans to publish a new document on China any time soon

Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida prepares to deliver his first policy speech during an extraordinary Diet session at the lower house of parliament Friday, Oct. 8, 2021, in Tokyo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Eugene Hoshiko
The RCMP logo is seen outside Royal Canadian Mounted Police “E” Division Headquarters, in Surrey, B.C., on April 13, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Charge dropped in Ontario man’s terrorism hoax case: Lawyer

Shehroze Chaudhry was arrested by the RCMP and charged in September 2020 with perpetrating a hoax

The RCMP logo is seen outside Royal Canadian Mounted Police “E” Division Headquarters, in Surrey, B.C., on April 13, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
This photo provided by the Russian Emergency Situations Ministry press service shows the L-410, a Czech-made twin-engine turboprop, crashed near the town of Menzelinsk, about 960 kilometers (600 miles) east of Moscow, Russia, Sunday, Oct. 10, 2021. A plane carrying skydivers crashed Sunday shortly after takeoff in central Russia, reportedly killing 15 of the 22 people aboard. The L-410, a Czech-made twin-engine turboprop, crashed near Menzelinsk, about 960 kilometers (600 miles) east of Moscow (Ministry of Emergency Situations press service via AP)

15 dead after Russian skydiver plane crashes

The cause of the crash was not immediately determined

This photo provided by the Russian Emergency Situations Ministry press service shows the L-410, a Czech-made twin-engine turboprop, crashed near the town of Menzelinsk, about 960 kilometers (600 miles) east of Moscow, Russia, Sunday, Oct. 10, 2021. A plane carrying skydivers crashed Sunday shortly after takeoff in central Russia, reportedly killing 15 of the 22 people aboard. The L-410, a Czech-made twin-engine turboprop, crashed near Menzelinsk, about 960 kilometers (600 miles) east of Moscow (Ministry of Emergency Situations press service via AP)
The packaging and a container of veterinary ivermectin is seen in Johannesburg, South Africa, Friday, Jan. 29, 2021. Alberta Health Services says its scientific advisory group has updated its review into using ivermectin to treat COVID-19, warning that existing studies have problems and the available evidence doesn’t deem it safe. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Denis Farrell

Alberta Health Services says advisory group notes problems with ivermectin studies

Agency says there remains considerable uncertainty if there is any benefit, but there are known harms

The packaging and a container of veterinary ivermectin is seen in Johannesburg, South Africa, Friday, Jan. 29, 2021. Alberta Health Services says its scientific advisory group has updated its review into using ivermectin to treat COVID-19, warning that existing studies have problems and the available evidence doesn’t deem it safe. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Denis Farrell