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NATO secretary-general urges Ottawa to meet its defence spending target

NATO secretary-general urges Ottawa to meet its defence spending target

OTTAWA — NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg is urging Canada to meet the alliance's defence spending target, while acknowledging it's tough for politicians to prioritize defence over social services.
Feds delay closure of B.C.'s open-net salmon farms until 2029

Feds delay closure of B.C.'s open-net salmon farms until 2029

OTTAWA — The federal government is delaying the shutdown of open-net salmon farms off British Columbia's coast until 2029.
Ottawa moves forward on threat to use federal powers to help Quebec caribou

Ottawa moves forward on threat to use federal powers to help Quebec caribou

MONTREAL — Federal Environment Minister Steven Guilbeault says he's moving forward on his threat to invoke federal powers to protect Quebec's declining woodland caribou herds.
Weather helping keep wildfire away from N.W.T community as residents remain out

Weather helping keep wildfire away from N.W.T community as residents remain out

FORT GOOD HOPE, N.W.T. — A wildfire that has forced hundreds out of a community in the Northwest Territories is growing, but strong winds continue to force it away from the town. Fire officials say no structures in Fort Good Hope have been destroyed.
Canada lists Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps as terror group

Canada lists Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps as terror group

OTTAWA — Public Safety Minister Dominic LeBlanc says Canada has listed Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps as a terrorist entity, following months of mounting political pressure to do so.
Health minister asks Senate to speed up so pharmacare can be launched by spring

Health minister asks Senate to speed up so pharmacare can be launched by spring

OTTAWA — The federal health minister has asked the Senate to move as quickly as possible to pass the government's pharmacare legislation so that Canadians can start accessing medications by next spring, he told reporters Wednesday.
Environment Canada says extreme heat is continuing today in Ontario and Quebec

Environment Canada says extreme heat is continuing today in Ontario and Quebec

An oppressive heat wave continued to blanket central and southern Ontario, southern Quebec and much of the Atlantic provinces on Wednesday, with daytime highs expected to hit 30 C to 35 C, and the humidex making it feel like 40 C or higher.
Orphaned B.C. sea otter pup in critical condition, receiving 24-hour care

Orphaned B.C. sea otter pup in critical condition, receiving 24-hour care

VANCOUVER — Animal rescuers at the Vancouver Aquarium say an orphaned sea otter pup is receiving 24-hour care to "ensure her survival," after it was found in critical condition.
House of Commons summer recess begins Wednesday afternoon

House of Commons summer recess begins Wednesday afternoon

OTTAWA — Most federal Liberals still insist they can turn things around in the polls once Canadians really start looking at the options in front of them.
Coalition of drug user groups wants court to quash B.C. drug 'recriminalization'

Coalition of drug user groups wants court to quash B.C. drug 'recriminalization'

VANCOUVER — A coalition of drug user advocacy groups is taking the federal government to court, claiming the decision to recriminalize public drug possession in British Columbia puts users at increased risk of death.