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Defence minister says Canada supports U.S. downing of suspected Chinese spy balloon

Defence minister says Canada supports U.S. downing of suspected Chinese spy balloon

The federal defence minister says Canada "unequivocally supports" the United States government's decision to shoot down a high-altitude surveillance balloon that was suspected of spying for China, noting the balloon violated Canadian airspace.
A Quebec judge has authorized a class-action lawsuit against the Brothers of Charity

A Quebec judge has authorized a class-action lawsuit against the Brothers of Charity

MONTREAL — The Montreal Superior Court has authorized a class-action lawsuit against a global religious organization for alleged sexual assaults believed to have taken place over more than 80 years. One of the alleged victims, known only as A.B.
Extremely cold temperatures prolong cold weather alerts for much of Eastern Canada

Extremely cold temperatures prolong cold weather alerts for much of Eastern Canada

HALIFAX — A cold snap that triggered Environment Canada alerts involving eight provinces and territories extended into a second day on Saturday, shattering several past temperature records and leaving thousands of customers in Atlantic Canada without
Ottawa expands price caps to Russian petroleum products to reduce revenues

Ottawa expands price caps to Russian petroleum products to reduce revenues

OTTAWA — The federal Finance Department says Canada is joining its fellow G-7 countries plus Australia to expand caps on Russian oil to include seaborne petroleum products from that country.
Inuit, environmental groups call for stronger measures to reduce underwater noise

Inuit, environmental groups call for stronger measures to reduce underwater noise

Hunters from Pond Inlet, Nvt. — known as Mittimatalik in Inuktitut — have said they're seeing fewer narwhal in areas where they were once abundant, making it harder to feed their families, and that the whales' behaviour is changing.
Federal government asking RCMP to ban use of sponge rounds, CS gas for crowd control

Federal government asking RCMP to ban use of sponge rounds, CS gas for crowd control

OTTAWA — The federal government says it wants the RCMP to ban the use of two crowd-control tools that forces across the country say they have in their arsenals: sponge rounds and CS gas.
Extreme cold temperatures across Quebec, East Coast expected to linger until Sunday

Extreme cold temperatures across Quebec, East Coast expected to linger until Sunday

MONTREAL — Residents from Quebec to Newfoundland and Labrador are waking up this morning to more extreme cold weather.
Elaine Tanner, 1960s swimming superstar, cherishes rare medal that Canada wanted back

Elaine Tanner, 1960s swimming superstar, cherishes rare medal that Canada wanted back

NORTH SAANICH, B.C. — She was once hailed as Canada's best athlete and Elaine Tanner has the accolades to prove it as a teenage swimming prodigy known as "Mighty Mouse" at Olympic, Commonwealth and Pan American games.
Indigenous group talks about reporting system for people experiencing homelessness

Indigenous group talks about reporting system for people experiencing homelessness

WINNIPEG — An Indigenous organization is spearheading efforts to develop a system that could make it easier to flag when a person experiencing homelessness is missing.

No winning ticket sold for Friday's $10 million Lotto Max jackpot

There was no winning ticket sold in Friday's Lotto Max $10 million draw. The jackpot for the next draw on Feb. 7 will be an estimated $15 million. The Canadian Press
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