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Residents evacuated for Porters Lake blaze east of Halifax allowed to return home

Residents evacuated for Porters Lake blaze east of Halifax allowed to return home

PORTERS LAKE, N.S. — Residents of more than 500 homes that were threatened by a forest fire in an area east of Halifax are being allowed to return now that officials have lifted an evacuation order.
Procession for Snowbirds crash victim makes its way through Halifax

Procession for Snowbirds crash victim makes its way through Halifax

HALIFAX — A procession honouring the Canadian Forces Snowbirds team member killed in a recent plane crash began under blue skies in Halifax Sunday evening, as the remains of the young officer remembered for her bright smile arrived in her hometown.
The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada

The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada

The latest numbers of confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 5:41 p.m. on May 24, 2020: There are 84,699 confirmed and presumptive cases in Canada.
Technology, representation butt heads amid debate over resuming Parliament

Technology, representation butt heads amid debate over resuming Parliament

OTTAWA — The battle over the future of Parliament in the age of COVID-19 will resume in earnest Monday when a small group of MPs returns to the floor of the House of Commons to argue about the path forward.

First Nations health authorities tell Commons committee they need more PPE

OTTAWA — Indigenous health authorities that service Western Canadian First Nations say they are experiencing problems accessing enough medical and protective equipment needed to protect their citizens from COVID-19.
Liberals' COVID-19 response to agriculture a hard row to hoe for Bibeau

Liberals' COVID-19 response to agriculture a hard row to hoe for Bibeau

OTTAWA — Farmers, growers and producers need to tap into current agricultural support programs to help with the fallout from COVID-19 before any more money can flow from the Liberal government, federal Agriculture Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau says.
How N.S. mass shooting could bring law that makes abusers' tactics a crime

How N.S. mass shooting could bring law that makes abusers' tactics a crime

HALIFAX — The repeated threats and isolation a Nova Scotia mass shooter allegedly used against his spouse show why such cruelty should be a criminal offence in Canada, experts on domestic violence say.
RCMP facing 'systemic sustainability challenges' due to provincial policing role

RCMP facing 'systemic sustainability challenges' due to provincial policing role

OTTAWA — The RCMP's costly contract policing obligations across Canada are draining resources from the force's federal duties in areas such as organized crime and national security, an internal government memo warns.

No winning ticket for Saturday night's $21 million Lotto 649 jackpot

TORONTO — No winning ticket was sold for the $21 million jackpot in Saturday night's Lotto 649 draw. However, the guaranteed $1 million prize went to a ticket holder in the Prairies.
A look at how provinces plan to emerge from COVID-19 shutdown

A look at how provinces plan to emerge from COVID-19 shutdown

Provinces have been releasing plans for easing restrictions that were put in place to limit the spread of COVID-19.