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B.C. wildfires destroy over 300 buildings

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KAMLOOPS, B.C. – Wildfires have destroyed more than 300 buildings across British Columbia as smoke creates visibility problems for crews expecting to fight more fires in the coming days, officials say.The lost structures include 71 homes, 116 outbuildings such as sheds and barns, and three commercial buildings, said Robert Turner with Emergency Management BC. Another…

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Police tell worried crowd at Church-Wellesley meeting they're ramping up investigation into missing men

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Police tell worried crowd at Church-Wellesley meeting they're ramping up investigation into missing men

Worried friends, families and co-workers of two missing men in Toronto’s LGBTQ community received few answers from police at a Tuesday night meeting at the 519 Community Centre, raising concerns over the pair’s whereabouts.Officers from a Toronto police team tasked with finding Andrew Kinsman, 49, and Selim Esen, 44, met an overflowing crowd of more…

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Retiring Calgary paramedic reflects on 43-year career 

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Claude Belobersycky has been with Calgary Emergency Medical Services (EMS) before it was even known as EMS.For 43 years, Belobersycky has been serving Calgarians, but has decided to retire.Belobersycky has seen more over the past four decades than most people will see in a lifetime.Global News was given a unique opportunity to talk to him…

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Montreals anglophones drink more than francophones, study suggests

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Montreals anglophones drink more than francophones, study suggests

MONTREAL—A new study suggests anglophone Montrealers drink more excessively than their francophone and allophone counterparts and that tippling habits are split along linguistic and cultural lines.The CROP survey commissioned for Educ’alcool, a non-profit that champions responsible alcohol consumption, indicates English-speaking Montrealers are harder drinkers than their francophone counterparts.The results unveiled Tuesday found that 46 per…

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Kelowna balcony fire put out

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Kelowna balcony fire put out

Kelowna crews responded to a reported balcony fire at Waterscapes on Sunset Drive Tuesday.The fire was out when they arrived.No word yet on the cause of the fire.Details to come. 

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Woman says passengers were confined to plane on Ottawa runway for six hours

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Woman says passengers were confined to plane on Ottawa runway for six hours

MONTREAL—A woman who was aboard an Air Transat flight says she and other passengers were forced to stay in the plane on an Ottawa runway for six hours in uncomfortably warm conditions.Maryanne Zehil said the plane, which had originated in Brussels, was meant to land in Montreal on Monday but that the 336 passengers were…

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Do pets have rights? Halifax court muses about new laws in custody battle over dog

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HALIFAX—A Halifax adjudicator is lamenting that the law treats pets as chattels, musing aloud about a more perfect world in which they could be recognized as living, feeling creatures with rights and needs.Eric Slone, an adjudicator with Nova Scotia’s small claims court, wrote wistfully about the nature of humans’ relationship with their pets in a…

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Census data likely to show that fewer Canadian couples are getting married

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Census data likely to show that fewer Canadian couples are getting married

MONTREAL—In a 37-year relationship that has seen them have three children together, Helene Gauvin and her partner, Andre Jauvin, have never formally tied the knot.While they’ve talked about getting married from time to time, they’ve always decided they’re too busy or would rather spend their money on a great vacation.“Emotionally, I don’t need it, legally…

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Hydro rate hikes could cost northern Manitoba big in the winter: Public Interest Law Centre

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Hydro rate hikes could cost northern Manitoba big in the winter: Public Interest Law Centre

After the latest 3.36 per cent rate increase from Manitoba Hydro, the Public Interest Law Centre is raising concerns for people living in northern parts of the province.Lawyer with the law centre, Katrine Dilay said people living in northern Manitoba could pay around $15 extra on their monthly bill once the cold weather arrives.“The baseline…

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Supreme Court reversal allows LGBTQ groups to take part in case involving B.C. Christian university

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Supreme Court reversal allows LGBTQ groups to take part in case involving B.C. Christian university

In what is being described as an unprecedented move, the chief justice of the Supreme Court of Canada changed an order this week from one of her colleagues that would have excluded all LGBTQ groups from participating in two upcoming appeals that deal with discrimination based on sexual orientation.Justice Richard Wagner had decided Friday that…

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