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Chinese immigration to Canada record high from 2015, as some flee zero-COVID strategy

Chinese immigration to Canada record high from 2015, as some flee zero-COVID strategy

VANCOUVER — China's zero-COVID lockdowns have been linked to a rare wave of protests across the country in recent weeks, and immigration industry experts say the strict pandemic rules are also fuelling a surge in requests to live in Canada.
Slain RCMP Const. Yang cleared of wrongdoing in shooting: B.C. police watchdog

Slain RCMP Const. Yang cleared of wrongdoing in shooting: B.C. police watchdog

SURREY, B.C. — British Columbia's police watchdog has cleared a slain Burnaby RCMP constable of wrongdoing after she shot a man in the altercation that led to her death.
Alberta changing sovereignty bill to reverse provision giving cabinet unchecked power

Alberta changing sovereignty bill to reverse provision giving cabinet unchecked power

EDMONTON — The Alberta government is crafting changes to be debated next week to reverse the section of a bill that gives cabinet unfettered power to rewrite laws behind closed doors without legislature approval, the province's premier said Saturday.
Investments in Inuit housing inadequate to address human rights violations: watchdog

Investments in Inuit housing inadequate to address human rights violations: watchdog

Canada's housing advocate says during a tour this fall of several Inuit communities she got a glimpse into the dire living conditions many have faced for years
'More American than football': Retired history professor recounts abortion fight

'More American than football': Retired history professor recounts abortion fight

CALGARY — Betsy Jameson found a yellow piece of paper in 2017 when she cleaned out her office after retiring from the history department at the University of Calgary.
Ministers decline request to testify on Afghan aid blockade as desperation grows

Ministers decline request to testify on Afghan aid blockade as desperation grows

OTTAWA — Three Liberal ministers have declined invitations to testify at the Senate as the upper chamber probes why Canada still won't allow humanitarian workers to help in Afghanistan.

No winning ticket sold for Friday's $15 million Lotto Max jackpot

There was no winning ticket sold in Friday's Lotto Max $15 million draw. The jackpot for the next draw on Dec. 6 will be an estimated $20 million. The Canadian Press
'Forever hold onto that memory:' Family members remember victims in Winnipeg

'Forever hold onto that memory:' Family members remember victims in Winnipeg

Winnipeg police say they have charged Jeremy Skibicki, 35, with four counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of four women. One of the women has not been identified but police say they believe she is Indigenous.
B.C.'s COVID response praised for 'nimbleness,' calls to bolster public trust

B.C.'s COVID response praised for 'nimbleness,' calls to bolster public trust

VICTORIA — A review of British Columbia's COVID-19 response released Friday says despite being unprepared for the pandemic, the province showed "resilience, balance and nimbleness" during the emergency.
Feds eyeing repatriation of 19 Canadian women and children held in Syria: document

Feds eyeing repatriation of 19 Canadian women and children held in Syria: document

OTTAWA — The federal government is looking at helping to secure the release of 19 Canadian women and children being held in northeastern Syria, a newly filed court document says.
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