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Evacuation numbers remain at nearly 1,000 as B.C. wildfires rage on

SUMMERLAND, B.C. — Officials in British Columbia's Okanagan region were hopeful that fire crews could aggressively tackle the flames on Saturday, as the weather forecast called for more cloud cover and less wind than in recent days.
KILL story slugged BC-Wildfire, replace with Wildfires-BC

KILL story slugged BC-Wildfire, replace with Wildfires-BC

SUMMERLAND, B.C. — Editors: Please KILL the story slugged BC-Wildfire; it has been replaced with the story slugged Wildfires-BC for technical reasons. The Canadian Press
Pipeline protesters defy eviction order, say they'll meet with officials

Pipeline protesters defy eviction order, say they'll meet with officials

BURNABY, B.C. — Protesters at an anti-pipeline camp in Burnaby, B.C., say they will meet with officials to discuss safety measures, but they will not comply with a city-issued evacuation order.

Quebec actor Edgar Fruitier charged with indecent assault against a minor

LONGUEUIL, Que. — Quebec actor Edgar Fruitier faces two charges of indecent assault against a minor in connection with alleged events dating back to the 1970s.
HMCS St. John's to return to Halifax after six-month deployment overseas

HMCS St. John's to return to Halifax after six-month deployment overseas

HALIFAX — The countdown is on for the homecoming of a Halifax-class navy ship and its 240-member crew. HMCS St.

Montreal protesters urge Ottawa to halt Haiti deportations after travel advisory

MONTREAL — A Haitian asylum seeker who fled violence at home says he's worried about being sent back, especially as the situation in his country deteriorates due to civil unrest.
No place like home: 'House church' founder says you don't need a church to pray

No place like home: 'House church' founder says you don't need a church to pray

A New Brunswick man said he believes organized religion is moving in a new and better direction with the advent of so-called house churches — groups of people who worship in living rooms and kitchens instead of parishes and pews.

Wildfire threat prompts evacuations in northeastern Ontario

More than 50 homes were evacuated in northeastern Ontario on Friday night due to raging forest fires.
Cigarette packs with graphic images, blunt warnings are effective: focus groups

Cigarette packs with graphic images, blunt warnings are effective: focus groups

OTTAWA — One image shows a woman's torso with a cigarette being burned into her bladder through underwear. Another depicts a man holding a colostomy bag, adding the words, "You may need to use a bag as a toilet for the rest of your life.

Loblaw recalls No Name chicken nuggets due to possible Salmonella contamination

OTTAWA — Loblaw Companies Ltd. is recalling certain No Name brand Chicken Nuggets due to possible salmonella contamination.