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Tory riding associations' war chests larger than other parties, analysis shows

Tory riding associations' war chests larger than other parties, analysis shows

OTTAWA — An in-depth analysis by The Canadian Press of federal parties' financing at the grassroots level shows Conservative candidates' riding-based war chests are flush with cash, dramatically outpacing their political rivals.
Doctors, air pollution experts forecast worsening health effects of wildfire smoke

Doctors, air pollution experts forecast worsening health effects of wildfire smoke

VANCOUVER — Health experts warn that a shift in mindset and new solutions are needed as exposure to smoke from bigger wildfires becomes a regular occurrence.

Pandemic changed people's views on their future in long-term care, survey suggests

TORONTO — A survey from the Angus Reid Institute suggests that the pandemic has changed the way most Canadians think about their future with long-term care.
Expert: climate change expected to bring longer wildfire seasons and more area burned

Expert: climate change expected to bring longer wildfire seasons and more area burned

VANCOUVER — A combination of drought, heat and drier fuels is causing larger areas to burn in British Columbia, says an expert.
Pandemic pares back pomp of Mary Simon's installation ceremony as governor general

Pandemic pares back pomp of Mary Simon's installation ceremony as governor general

OTTAWA — When Mary Simon walks into the Senate on Monday to be installed as the country's next governor general, she will find the upper chamber sparsely populated.
Technical difficulties on first day to register in Quebec vaccination lottery

Technical difficulties on first day to register in Quebec vaccination lottery

MONTREAL — Quebecers might need to be patient as they try to register in Loto-Québec draws intended for those who have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.
RCMP spied on Canadian nationalist committee as it pushed pro-independence agenda

RCMP spied on Canadian nationalist committee as it pushed pro-independence agenda

OTTAWA — Canada's spy service closely monitored the burgeoning nationalist movement in the 1960s and '70s, poring over pamphlets, collecting reports from confidential sources and warily watching for signs of Communist infiltration, once-secret record
Quebecer hopes act of 'horticultural disobedience' will urge others to rethink lawns

Quebecer hopes act of 'horticultural disobedience' will urge others to rethink lawns

MONTREAL — This year, Dany Baillargeon is committing what he describes as "horticultural disobedience" by letting his front yard grow naturally — despite the risk of running afoul of local bylaws. The Sherbrooke, Que.

Ontario ticket holder wins Saturday's $6 million Lotto 649 jackpot

TORONTO — The $6 million jackpot in Saturday's Lotto 649 draw was won by a ticket holder in Ontario. And the draw's guaranteed $1 million prize went to a lottery player in Quebec.
B.C. welcomes 100 firefighters from Mexico to help fight raging wildfires

B.C. welcomes 100 firefighters from Mexico to help fight raging wildfires

ABBOTSFORD, B.C. — British Columbia's public safety minister heaped praise on 100 firefighters from Mexico who arrived in the province Saturday to work "shoulder to shoulder" with local crews battling hundreds of wildfires.