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'Off the rails': Schoenborn hearing adjourned, lawyer refuses to appear before board

'Off the rails': Schoenborn hearing adjourned, lawyer refuses to appear before board

COQUITLAM, B.C. — A hearing for AllanSchoenborn, who killed his three children in 2008, has ended with an abrupt adjournment after his lawyer told the British Columbia Review Board he would no longer appear in front of its current panel.
Métis Nation Saskatchewan pulls support for Liberals' belaboured self-government bill

Métis Nation Saskatchewan pulls support for Liberals' belaboured self-government bill

OTTAWA — The Métis Nation — Saskatchewan is pulling its support for a federal bill that proposes to enshrine its self-government over concerns about the other two groups it recognizes.
Here's more about Ottawa's plan to turn post offices, historic armouries into housing

Here's more about Ottawa's plan to turn post offices, historic armouries into housing

OTTAWA — A 1970s Canada Post building in Alberta and stone Quebec City army barracks dating back to 1856 are just some of the public lands the Liberal government plans to turn into homes.
Officer in charge tells inquest everything possible was done to save B.C. hostage

Officer in charge tells inquest everything possible was done to save B.C. hostage

BURNABY, B.C. — The officer in charge when police in Surrey, B.C., killed a hostage taker and the woman he was holding says he believes he did everything possible to save her. RCMP Insp.
Elephant seal Emerson extends Victoria city break, defying relocation with 200km swim

Elephant seal Emerson extends Victoria city break, defying relocation with 200km swim

VICTORIA — Emerson the elephant seal is back in Victoria after defying attempts to relocate him and swimming more than 200 kilometres to return to his preferred urban habitat to moult.
B.C. prison guards decry increasing violence, drone drops of weapons, drugs

B.C. prison guards decry increasing violence, drone drops of weapons, drugs

ABBOTSFORD, B.C. — B.C. prisons are facing a wave of violence unseen by even veteran correctional officers, spurred by drone drops of drugs and weapons, and the union representing guards says it's worsening a mental health crisis among its members.
Health minister pitches dental-care changes to get dentists onside

Health minister pitches dental-care changes to get dentists onside

OTTAWA — Health Minister Mark Holland announced tweaks to Ottawa's new dental-care plan Wednesday in a bid to get more dentists, hygienists and oral-health care providers to participate.
In rare move, House admonishes private citizen for contempt in ArriveCan testimony

In rare move, House admonishes private citizen for contempt in ArriveCan testimony

OTTAWA — The House of Commons admonished a private citizen Wednesday for the first time in more than 100 years — a spectacle that provided plenty of social-media content for members of Parliament, many of whom were on their phones by the time it all
PQ leader's allusion to deportations, executions a threat to social cohesion: MP

PQ leader's allusion to deportations, executions a threat to social cohesion: MP

OTTAWA — A senior Quebec Liberal MP says he deplores the tone taken by the leader of the Parti Québécois, who referenced "deportations and executions" of francophones to justify the party's push for independence.
Federal budget ignores Indigenous infrastructure needs: Assembly of First Nations

Federal budget ignores Indigenous infrastructure needs: Assembly of First Nations

OTTAWA — The national chief of the Assembly of First Nations is denouncing a federal budget that she says all but ignores the needs of the communities she represents.
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