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MPs plan visit to Taiwan this fall if trip budget approved

MPs plan visit to Taiwan this fall if trip budget approved

OTTAWA — A committee of Canadian MPs is seeking budget approval to make a trade trip to Taiwan this fall despite fears that the plan risks escalating tensions with China.
All evacuation orders rescinded for Keremeos Creek wildfire near Penticton, B.C.

All evacuation orders rescinded for Keremeos Creek wildfire near Penticton, B.C.

PENTICTON, B.C. — Local authorities in British Columbia's Okanagan region say all evacuation orders around the so-called Keremeos Creek wildfire near Penticton have been rescinded.
New census data showing French 'in danger' spurs debate ahead of Quebec election

New census data showing French 'in danger' spurs debate ahead of Quebec election

MONTREAL — New census data released Wednesday shows that French is in danger, according to Quebec's political class, but an anglophone rights group says it worries the data will be used to portray English speakers as a threat ahead of the fall provin
Physicists and business figures gather in Vancouver to crack theory of everything

Physicists and business figures gather in Vancouver to crack theory of everything

VANCOUVER — Some of the world's brightest minds are gathering at a hotel conference centre in Vancouver this week to try to solve a question that has baffled physicists for decades.
After abuse claim against Quebec cardinal, 3 more women file complaint against church

After abuse claim against Quebec cardinal, 3 more women file complaint against church

MONTREAL — After Quebec Cardinal Marc Ouellet was accused by a woman of sexual assault in a class-action lawsuit introduced this week, more women have come forward with similar allegations against members of the province's Catholic Church.
Releasing oilsands tailings into river is only one among several options: Guilbeault

Releasing oilsands tailings into river is only one among several options: Guilbeault

Releasing treated oilsands tailings into the environment isn't the only solution being considered to clean up the massive toxic ponds in northern Alberta, federal Environment Minister Steven Guilbeault says.
Wolf enclosure was damaged to let animals escape at Greater Vancouver Zoo, RCMP say

Wolf enclosure was damaged to let animals escape at Greater Vancouver Zoo, RCMP say

LANGLEY, B.C. — Police say the wolf enclosure at the Greater Vancouver Zoo was damaged by someone who is suspected to have broken into the facility and allowed the animals to escape, as the facility remains shut for a second day.
Proportion of French speakers declines nearly everywhere in Canada, including Quebec

Proportion of French speakers declines nearly everywhere in Canada, including Quebec

OTTAWA — The proportion of Canadians who mainly speak French at home continues to decline in nearly all provinces and territories, including Quebec, the latest census release shows.
Feds announce four new passport service sites as backlog continues

Feds announce four new passport service sites as backlog continues

OTTAWA — The federal government is adding new passport service locations across Canada as a backlog in processing applications continues.
UNESCO team in Alberta to judge if Wood Buffalo Park should go on endangered list

UNESCO team in Alberta to judge if Wood Buffalo Park should go on endangered list

EDMONTON — A United Nations body that monitors some of the world's greatest natural glories is in Canada again to assess government responses to ongoing threats to the country's largest national park, including plans to release treated oilsands taili