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Max Gros-Louis, longtime leader of Huron-Wendat First Nation, dead at 89

Max Gros-Louis, longtime leader of Huron-Wendat First Nation, dead at 89

Former Grand Chief Magella (Max) Gros-Louis, who championed Indigenous rights for more than 30 years as leader of the Huron-Wendat First Nation, has died at the age of 89. Grand Chief Remy Vincent confirmed the news in a statement.

Canadians asked to celebrate Diwali virtually in bid to limit COVID-19 cases

Celebrants of Diwali were forced to find new ways to mark the holiday this weekend as the heeded warnings from politicians and community leaders to keep gatherings to a minimum.
What the end of the Trump era could mean for Canadian Conservatives

What the end of the Trump era could mean for Canadian Conservatives

OTTAWA — When Donald Trump leaves the White House, a regular feature of the last four years of Canadian politics is going to change: Conservatives will no longer constantly have to distance themselves from such a polarizing president.
Harris inspiring young Black Canadians toward politics: MPs

Harris inspiring young Black Canadians toward politics: MPs

OTTAWA — The election of Kamala Harris as vice-president of the United States will inspire more young Black women in Canada to engage in politics and run for office, says Velma Morgan, a Black Canadian activist based in Toronto.
Nova Scotia RCMP say man faces assault charges in violent clash at lobster pound

Nova Scotia RCMP say man faces assault charges in violent clash at lobster pound

NEW EDINBURGH, N.S. — A 74-year-old Nova Scotia man has been charged in relation to a violent clash last month at a lobster pound in the southwestern part of the province, police announced on Saturday.

No winning ticket for Friday night's $29 million Lotto Max jackpot

No winning ticket was sold for the nearly $29.4 million jackpot in Friday night's Lotto Max draw. The jackpot for the next draw on Nov. 17 will be approximately $35 million. The Canadian Press
Neskantaga First Nation in northwestern Ontario reports COVID-19 case

Neskantaga First Nation in northwestern Ontario reports COVID-19 case

The chief of the Neskantaga First Nation says a contractor has tested positive for COVID-19 in the remote northwestern Ontario community.
B.C. court dismisses hospice society's appeal in medically-assisted dying dispute

B.C. court dismisses hospice society's appeal in medically-assisted dying dispute

VANCOUVER — A hospice society in Delta, British Columbia, has lost another court attempt to reject membership based on their apparent views around medical assistance in dying. The B.C.
B.C. kids with autism and their caregivers lack support during pandemic: survey

B.C. kids with autism and their caregivers lack support during pandemic: survey

VANCOUVER — The fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic has cut off supports for children with autism and their caregivers, leaving them feeling abandoned by the British Columbia government, advocates and researchers say.
Lighting bridge in colours for anti-abortion group 'polarizing', Edmonton lawyers say

Lighting bridge in colours for anti-abortion group 'polarizing', Edmonton lawyers say

EDMONTON — Lawyers representing the City of Edmonton say the city decided not to light a bridge in colours requested by an anti-abortion group because it risked polarizing the community, a judge heard Friday.