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Canada's defence spending questioned at NATO parliamentary meeting

HALIFAX — The deputy minister of national defence has told a NATO meeting in Halifax that Canada is satisfied that it is spending what it requires to meet its alliance and other military commitments.
Canadian military's template for perfect recruits outdated: Vance

Canadian military's template for perfect recruits outdated: Vance

HALIFAX — The man who leads the Canadian Armed Forces says the military has failed to adequately integrate women and minorities, partly because it has for too long relied on an antiquated template for its recruits. Gen.
U.S. troops won't come into contact with migrant caravan: top military officer

U.S. troops won't come into contact with migrant caravan: top military officer

HALIFAX — The highest-ranking military officer in the United States is insisting U.S. troops will not come into contact with the thousands of migrants from Central America heading toward the U.S.-Mexico border. U.S. Gen.
Vancouver lawyer who prosecuted Khmer Rouge leaders welcomes genocide verdict

Vancouver lawyer who prosecuted Khmer Rouge leaders welcomes genocide verdict

OTTAWA — A Vancouver lawyer who helped prosecute two of the Khmer Rouge's most senior surviving leaders is breathing a little easier after a tribunal this week found the two elderly Cambodian men guilty of genocide and other crimes.
Action needed to reverse Canada's wildlife decline, conservationists say

Action needed to reverse Canada's wildlife decline, conservationists say

MONTREAL — Canada may be known for its wide-open spaces and wildlife, but the federal and provincial governments need to dramatically increase their efforts if they're to save the country's endangered species, conservationists say.
Trade war between U.S., China shows no sign of abating amid tough talk at APEC

Trade war between U.S., China shows no sign of abating amid tough talk at APEC

PORT MORESBY, Papua New Guinea — Leaders from the world's two biggest economies exchanged tough language at this summit of Pacific Rim countries as their trade war showed no signs of abating amidst a larger struggle for influence in the region.

No winning ticket for Friday night's $55 million Lotto Max jackpot

TORONTO — No winning ticket was sold for the $55 million jackpot in Friday night's Lotto Max draw. However, three of the draw's Maxmillions prizes of $1 million each were claimed by ticket holders in Ontario and the Prairies.
Canada's health system commendable overall but barriers to care remain: UN

Canada's health system commendable overall but barriers to care remain: UN

OTTAWA — The United Nations says Canada's health care system is "commendable" overall but vulnerable groups still face barriers to quality care. That's the conclusion of the UN's special rapporteur on the right to health, Dainius Puras.
B.C. couple helps California wildfire evacuees in Walmart parking lot

B.C. couple helps California wildfire evacuees in Walmart parking lot

CHICO, Calif. — A British Columbia couple's getaway to northern California has turned into a mission to help people fleeing deadly and destructive wildfires. Destinee and Paul Klyne of Penticton had planned a peaceful holiday in Paradise, Calif.
B.C. government to bring lower transgender surgery to the province

B.C. government to bring lower transgender surgery to the province

VANCOUVER — Gwen Haworth says she always knew her gender identity, even when she was very young, but coming out about 18 years ago was a hard choice made even harder by a lack of services in her home province.