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Asylum figures show overall slower rate of irregular crossings

Asylum figures show overall slower rate of irregular crossings

OTTAWA — Newly published government figures show fewer asylum-seekers crossing "irregularly" into Canada than last year, although June did see a small increase over other months this year.
Metis National Council faces financial audit by outside consulting firm

Metis National Council faces financial audit by outside consulting firm

OTTAWA — The Metis National Council is embracing an outside financial audit requested by the federal government, the group's finance minister said Monday.
Search for missing Quebec businessman, son stretches into fifth day

Search for missing Quebec businessman, son stretches into fifth day

MONTREAL — A sonar-equipped provincial police boat explored a deep reservoir Monday for signs of a missing helicopter carrying a Quebec entrepreneur and his teen son who haven't been heard from since failing to return from a fishing trip last week.
Group wants charges in horse deaths during Calgary Stampede chuckwagon races

Group wants charges in horse deaths during Calgary Stampede chuckwagon races

CALGARY — An animal welfare group is renewing its call for cruelty charges following the deaths of six horses at this year's Calgary Stampede.
Mercury tops out on top of the world: Alert in Nunavut warmer than Victoria

Mercury tops out on top of the world: Alert in Nunavut warmer than Victoria

Weather watchers are focused on the world's most northerly community which has been in the middle of a record-breaking heat wave. "It's really quite spectacular," said David Phillips, Environment Canada's chief climatologist. "This is unprecedented.
Diversity a Canadian strength, Trudeau says of Trump tweets at congresswomen

Diversity a Canadian strength, Trudeau says of Trump tweets at congresswomen

PETAWAWA, Ont. — President Donald Trump's suggestion that four female members of Congress should go back where they came from if they don't like America wouldn't fly in Canada, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Monday.
Federal, B.C. governments consider options to help salmon blocked by landslide

Federal, B.C. governments consider options to help salmon blocked by landslide

CLINTON, B.C. — A system of pressurized tubes known as a "salmon cannon" is among the options the British Columbia and federal governments are considering to help fish trapped by a rock slide in the Fraser River.
Judge mulls reopening hate trial for Your Ward News editor; no sentence yet

Judge mulls reopening hate trial for Your Ward News editor; no sentence yet

TORONTO — A convicted hatemonger who maintains his defence lawyer deliberately blew the case will get a rare chance to show why his trial should be reopened, a judge ruled on Monday.
Public Health Agency probes matter at National Microbiology Laboratory

Public Health Agency probes matter at National Microbiology Laboratory

OTTAWA — The Public Health Agency of Canada said Monday it is taking steps to expeditiously address an "administrative matter" at the National Microbiology Laboratory after it advised the Mounties of possible policy breaches.
'Facts' show Trump supports NATO despite criticism, Stoltenberg says

'Facts' show Trump supports NATO despite criticism, Stoltenberg says

PETAWAWA, Ont. — Despite President Donald Trump's anti-NATO rhetoric, the "facts on the ground" in Europe show the United States is more supportive of the alliance than before, says NATO's chief.