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"Not a coincidence:" Indigenous leaders praise historic election victories by women

"Not a coincidence:" Indigenous leaders praise historic election victories by women

MONTREAL — It's no coincidence that a wave of Indigenous women have won leadership roles previously held only by men, say leaders and advocates.

Winnipeg Jets sign forward Riley Nash to one-year contract; Nash recorded 172 points

WINNIPEG — The Winnipeg Jets have clinched a one-year, $750,000 contract with forward Riley Nash, the team announced Saturday.

Vancouver Canucks acquire goaltender Spencer Martin for 'future considerations'

Vancouver Canucks have snatched up goaltender Spencer Martin from the Tampa Bay Lightning for "future considerations," says team's general manager Jim Benning on Wednesday.

Edmonton Oilers sign Warren Foegele to three-year contract; swaps him for Ethan Bear

EDMONTON — Warren Foegele has signed onto a three-year contract with the Edmonton Oilers for $2.75 million annually. The six-foot-two, 198-pound forward snatched up from Carolina Hurricanes on Wednesday in exchange for Ethan Bear.
Severe wildfires could affect community watersheds, says forest service researcher

Severe wildfires could affect community watersheds, says forest service researcher

VANCOUVER — There is more to learn about the consequences of intensifying wildfires on community watersheds across Canada, but a large, severe fire followed by heavy precipitation could seriously affect drinking water, says a wildfire research scient

No winning ticket for Friday's $20 million Lotto Max jackpot

TORONTO — No winning ticket was sold for the $20 million jackpot in Friday night's Lotto Max draw. The jackpot for the next draw on Aug. 3 will be an estimated $26 million. The Canadian Press

Alberta Medical Association head concerned over government lifting COVID restrictions

EDMONTON — The head of the Alberta Medical Association says he has significant concerns with the province's decision to suspend almost all of its COVID-19 public health protocols.
B.C. readies response before second heat wave

B.C. readies response before second heat wave

VANCOUVER — British Columbia is gearing up for another heat wave this weekend by opening more cooling centres and redeploying health-care workers as temperatures are expected to soar.
Alberta receives inquiry's final report on eco groups and energy industry

Alberta receives inquiry's final report on eco groups and energy industry

EDMONTON — The public inquiry report into what the Alberta government labels troublesome foreign funding of enviro-groups was delivered Friday – a year late and million dollars over its original budget.
Federal government reaches nearly $8B deal with First Nations on drinking water suit

Federal government reaches nearly $8B deal with First Nations on drinking water suit

OTTAWA — The federal government has reached a nearly $8-billion settlement with First Nations who launched a class-action lawsuit over the lack of clean, safe drinking water in their communities.