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Bullet holes from 2014 attack on Parliament Hill to be left untouched in renovations

Bullet holes from 2014 attack on Parliament Hill to be left untouched in renovations

OTTAWA — The scars from the 2014 attack on Parliament Hill are part of the "heritage fabric" of the iconic Centre Block and will not be fixed during extensive renovations on the building, according to a senior government official who provided a behin
Psychiatrist stops short of saying van attack killer is not criminally responsible

Psychiatrist stops short of saying van attack killer is not criminally responsible

TORONTO — A psychiatrist testifying for the defence of the man who killed 10 people in Toronto's van attack stopped short Wednesday of saying Alek Minassian should be found not criminally responsible for his actions. Dr.
Boil-water advisories at First Nations communities to remain past March 2021: feds

Boil-water advisories at First Nations communities to remain past March 2021: feds

OTTAWA — The federal government says it will not meet a marquee pledge by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to lift all boil-water advisories in First Nations communities by March 2021.
Half of people living in territories assaulted at least once after age 15: survey

Half of people living in territories assaulted at least once after age 15: survey

The director of a Yukon women's advocacy group says she's not surprised by a new survey that shows more than 60 per cent of the territory's residents reported being physically or sexually assaulted at least once after their mid-teens.
Days after economic update, Liberals introduce bill for new COVID-19 spending

Days after economic update, Liberals introduce bill for new COVID-19 spending

OTTAWA — The Liberals have officially started the clock toward a key vote that will determine the fate of billions of dollars in new pandemic-related aid — and the minority government.

Bill to implement UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples on the way

OTTAWA, Kan. — The federal government is expected to introduce a bill Thursday aimed at ensuring the laws of Canada are in harmony with the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.
Human activities, shipping, fishing, polluting, links to killer whale deaths: study

Human activities, shipping, fishing, polluting, links to killer whale deaths: study

VICTORIA — A long-running study of more than 50 dead killer whales in the Pacific Ocean concludes human activities pose deadly threats to the orcas.
COVID-19 lockdown lifted in Nunavut, while Arviat still under restrictions

COVID-19 lockdown lifted in Nunavut, while Arviat still under restrictions

IQALUIT, Nunavut — Nunavut's two-week lockdown to slow the spread of COVID-19 was lifted in almost all communities Wednesday as the territory had more recovered than active cases for the first time.
Refugee advocates criticize Canada's decision to resume deportations during COVID-19

Refugee advocates criticize Canada's decision to resume deportations during COVID-19

MONTREAL — Refugee advocates are criticizing Canada's decision to resume deportations before the country irons out the details of a program to grant permanent residency to asylum-seekers who have been working in the health-care system during the COVI
Researchers say widespread lake drainage on tundra another sign of climate change

Researchers say widespread lake drainage on tundra another sign of climate change

Scientists say a year in which almost 200 tundra lakes drained away could point to what's in store for Canada's North. Between 2017 and 2018, 192 lakes in northwest Alaska lost at least a quarter of their area as the permafrost that held them melted.