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Richmond schools slated for seismic upgrades

Two more Richmond schools will soon get seismic upgrades. Maple Lane and James McKinney elementary schools are receiving a combined $19.3 million from the provincial government for these improvements.

A young inmate committed suicide in Saskatchewan, and people want answers

An advocate is demanding answers after the suicide of a young Indigenous inmate in Saskatchewan on Monday. “He was crying out for help,” said Congress of Aboriginal Peoples (CAP) national vice-chief Kim Beaudin.
Defence in Schlatter trial questions man they say could be alternate suspect

Defence in Schlatter trial questions man they say could be alternate suspect

TORONTO — Defence lawyers for a Toronto man accused of sexually assaulting and strangling a young woman suggested Thursday that another man was responsible for the killing.
Manitoba confirms three presumptive cases of COVID-19

Manitoba confirms three presumptive cases of COVID-19

WINNIPEG — Manitoba announced its first presumptive cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, and officials are warning people to stop shaking hands, rethink travel plans and reconsider attending large public events.
Downtown Calgary daycare closed after child tests positive for COVID-19

Downtown Calgary daycare closed after child tests positive for COVID-19

CALGARY — A two-year-old who recently returned from a family vacation in Florida is among four new COVID-19 cases confirmed in Alberta, prompting a daycare in a downtown Calgary office tower to temporarily shut down.
Indigenous leaders to hold call with Justin Trudeau on COVID-19

Indigenous leaders to hold call with Justin Trudeau on COVID-19

OTTAWA — Leaders of Canada's three national Indigenous organizations will speak with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau by telephone Friday to discuss the impact of COVID-19 on Canada's Indigenous communities.
Integrity czar blames prison service over insubordination, harassment incidents

Integrity czar blames prison service over insubordination, harassment incidents

OTTAWA — A federal watchdog has found the federal prison service failed to ensure a safe work environment at a Quebec penitentiary.

Onion Lake Cree Nation remains in a state of emergency

Onion Lake Cree Nation is still in a state of emergency and the measures implemented are helping control gang-related activity, according to Philip Chief, director of operations. OLCN declared a state of emergency Jan.
Try, try again: Manitoba Tories blocked from tabling budget at legislature

Try, try again: Manitoba Tories blocked from tabling budget at legislature

WINNIPEG — Manitoba's Opposition New Democrats used procedural tactics to block the release of the provincial budget for a second straight day Thursday, pushing back the delivery of the 2020-21 fiscal plan to Monday — at the earliest.
China, Russia interfering with Canadian affairs, watchdog report says

China, Russia interfering with Canadian affairs, watchdog report says

OTTAWA — China and Russia are meddling in Canadian affairs, a national security-and-intelligence watchdog says in a new report that cites evidence of "significant and sustained" foreign interference directed at Canada.