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New developments in text-messaging controversy involving Manitoba chief

New developments in text-messaging controversy involving Manitoba chief

WINNIPEG — The women's council of the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs says it will no longer be part of what it calls a "social media drama" involving the grand chief.

Canada's multibillion-dollar national shipbuilding strategy, at a glance

OTTAWA — The federal government awarded two contracts Tuesday totalling $1 billion to keep a dozen warships running for another 20 years as part of Canada's decades-long, multibillion-dollar national shipbuilding strategy.
Fat cats? New study shows cats' heaviest weight higher now than in 1990s

Fat cats? New study shows cats' heaviest weight higher now than in 1990s

A new study involving more than 19 million cats from across Canada and the United States suggests most of the animals continue to put on weight after they reach adulthood, and their heaviest weight is higher now than it was two decades ago.

Judge rejects young Quebecers' novel lawsuit seeking federal climate change action

MONTREAL — A Quebec environmental group says it will appeal a decision last week rejecting its attempt to launch a class action lawsuit against the federal government for what it says is a failure to combat climate change.
Manitoba university cuts ties with Ebola researcher pending RCMP investigation

Manitoba university cuts ties with Ebola researcher pending RCMP investigation

WINNIPEG — The University of Manitoba says it has cut ties with an Ebola vaccine researcher pending the results of an RCMP investigation. A spokesperson said the school has ended the non-salaried adjunct appointments of Dr.
B.C. on right road with tougher ride-hailing driver rules, says expert

B.C. on right road with tougher ride-hailing driver rules, says expert

VICTORIA — The British Columbia government's firm position on tougher driver's licence requirements for ride-hailing is a move in the right direction, given the experiences from other jurisdictions, a transportation expert says.

Anglican Church to review governance structure after same-sex marriage change fails

One of Canada's largest Christian denominations is considering whether to change its governance structure after a motion to recognize same-sex marriage across the Church failed by just two bishops' votes.
Caregiver benefit for parents of ill children misunderstood, federal review says

Caregiver benefit for parents of ill children misunderstood, federal review says

OTTAWA — An evaluation of a federal benefit to help parents take time off work to care for critically ill children says fewer people have used it than expected because they didn't know about it or didn't understand how it worked.

U.S. residents visiting B.C. help save drowning man in North Vancouver

VANCOUVER — Several Good Samaritans from the United States have saved a man from drowning in British Columbia.
In the news today, July 16

In the news today, July 16

Five stories in the news for Tuesday, July 16 ——— IRREGULAR MIGRANT NUMBERS DOWN THIS YEAR: DATA Newly published government figures show fewer asylum-seekers crossing "irregularly" into Canada than last year, although June did see a small increase ov