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Canadian woman loses her home amid government payroll debacle

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A woman in Newfoundland has lost her house after the government of Canada stopped paying her while she was on contract with its own revenue agency. Joanne Nemec Osmond’s ordeal is the latest case in a debacle surround...

Canadian priest arrested for 1960s sexual assault at First Nations residential school

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Canadian police said they arrested a 92-year-old retired priest for a sexual assault more than 50 years ago at one of Canada’s residential schools for Indigenous children. Sgt Paul Manaigre of the Royal Canadian Mount...

Canadian Arctic tuberculosis outbreak lays bare overcrowded living conditions

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A tuberculosis outbreak in the Canadian Arctic has prompted frustration in a remote Inuit community and highlighted the persistence of an illness that has largely been wiped out in the rest of the country. The outbrea...

Anti-vaxxer Canadian ranch retreat has lassoed my £2,000

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Before the pandemic, I booked a £2,000 retreat, hanging out with horses on a Canadian ranch, for May 2020. When lockdowns began, the ranch informed customers that no refunds would be given but that bookings would be h...

Canadian premier abruptly quits amid surge in far-right influences

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The abrupt resignation of Alberta’s premier has shocked the western province and raised questions about the ideological direction of Canada’s conservative movement amid a surge in far-right and populist influences. Ja...

Canadian town in Northwest Territories told to evacuate as flooding worsens

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All 4,000 inhabitants of a small town in Canada’s Northwest Territories have been ordered to evacuate as parts of the country struggle with some of the worst flooding in decades. Chief April Martel of the Kátł’odeeche...

‘We absolutely love it’: horror-themed treasure hunt thrills Canadian town

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It started in early May with a post on a Facebook page for second-hand goods in the Canadian town of Miramichi, New Brunswick. A hundred Canadian dollars had been hidden somewhere near the town’s harbour, it said. The...

Canadian police fatally shoot polar bear that wandered into Quebec community

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Canadian police have shot and killed a polar bear that wandered into a Quebec community hundreds of kilometres south of the species’ normal territory, in an incident that experts warn could become more common as sea i...

Four Canadian cadets die after their car drives into water at military college

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Four Canadian military cadets have died after their car drove into the water at their campus in Ontario. The incident happened early on Friday on the Royal Military College campus in Kingston, Canada’s Department of N...

Salt spat highlights Canadian national park’s troubling history

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For years, Melissa Daniels has been travelling to the vast wilds of northern Alberta to harvest naturally occurring salts on lands her ancestors once hunted and fished. She blends the salt with wildflowers from the wo...

Case of Iranian-born woman abducted by fake officers baffles Canadian police

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On a cold winter night, three armed men disguised as police officers arrived at a suburban home in a small Canadian resort town and knocked on the door, claiming that they had an arrest warrant for a 37-year-old woman...

Canadian gymnasts call for investigation into sport’s ‘toxic culture’

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A group of more than 70 current and former Canadian gymnasts have called for an independent investigation into what they described as a “toxic culture and abusive practices” within their sport in the country. The gymn...

Canadian pipeline groups spend big to pose as Indigenous champions

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Oil and gas companies and lobby groups in Canada are heavily investing in campaigns to present themselves as defenders of Indigenous interests in the face of high-profile protests against a controversial natural gas p...

Canadian police secure downtown Ottawa as truckers’ protest ends

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Canadian police on Sunday secured the downtown core of Ottawa with fencing, as city workers cleaned up trash and snow plows cleared streets after two days of tense standoffs and 191 arrests ended a three-week occupati...

Canadian police move in to arrest protesters from Ottawa trucker convoy

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Police in Ottawa have begun arresting protesters from the so-called “freedom convoy” in an attempt to break up a series of barricades which have paralysed Canada’s capital for weeks and prompted prime Justin Trudeau t...

Canadian truckers block main bridge to US as Trudeau demands end to protest

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Canadian truckers angry with vaccine mandates have blocked the busiest crossing with the United States, after Justin Trudeau demanded an end to a protest which has laid siege to downtown Ottawa for more than a week. E...

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