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Rescuers 'cautiously optimistic' about survival of weeks-old B.C. sea otter pup

Rescuers 'cautiously optimistic' about survival of weeks-old B.C. sea otter pup

VANCOUVER — If she didn’t squeak and squirm, she would look just like a child’s stuffed toy, but the weeks-old sea otter was in serious condition when she was brought in to the Vancouver Aquarium's Marine Mammal Rescue Centre on Tuesday.
Ottawa moves forward on threat to use federal powers to help Quebec caribou

Ottawa moves forward on threat to use federal powers to help Quebec caribou

MONTREAL — Federal Environment Minister Steven Guilbeault says he's moving forward on his threat to invoke federal powers to protect Quebec's declining woodland caribou herds.
Health minister asks Senate to speed up so pharmacare can be launched by spring

Health minister asks Senate to speed up so pharmacare can be launched by spring

OTTAWA — The federal health minister has asked the Senate to move as quickly as possible to pass the government's pharmacare legislation so that Canadians can start accessing medications by next spring, he told reporters Wednesday.
Calgary marks two weeks of water restrictions, aiming for pipe fix July 5

Calgary marks two weeks of water restrictions, aiming for pipe fix July 5

CALGARY — It has been two weeks since a massive water pipe ruptured in Calgary, leaving residents under restrictions.
Extreme heat deaths higher among seniors and in cities with more renters, study says

Extreme heat deaths higher among seniors and in cities with more renters, study says

TORONTO — Deaths in Canada's 12 most populous cities go up during extreme heat waves and people aged 65 and older are at higher risk than those who are younger, says a Statistics Canada report released Wednesday.
Weather helping keep wildfire away from N.W.T community as residents remain out

Weather helping keep wildfire away from N.W.T community as residents remain out

FORT GOOD HOPE, N.W.T. — A wildfire that has forced hundreds out of a community in the Northwest Territories is growing, but strong winds continue to force it away from the town. Fire officials say no structures in Fort Good Hope have been destroyed.
Canada lists Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps as terror group

Canada lists Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps as terror group

OTTAWA — Public Safety Minister Dominic LeBlanc says Canada has listed Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps as a terrorist entity, following months of mounting political pressure to do so.
Canada's population grew to top 41 million in the first quarter: StatCan

Canada's population grew to top 41 million in the first quarter: StatCan

OTTAWA — Statistics Canada says the country's population topped 41 million people in the first quarter of this year as it grew by 0.6 per cent.
LNG company plans to use 'floatel' near Squamish, B.C., without local permit

LNG company plans to use 'floatel' near Squamish, B.C., without local permit

SQUAMISH, B.C. — The company behind a natural gas project near Squamish, B.C., has withdrawn its application for a local permit to house workers in a converted cruise ship, and is instead pressing ahead on the basis of a provincial order.
In the news today: NATO head to visit Ottawa and fans on edge as Oilers remain alive

In the news today: NATO head to visit Ottawa and fans on edge as Oilers remain alive

Here is a roundup of stories from The Canadian Press designed to bring you up to speed... NATO secretary-general visiting Ottawa The head of the NATO alliance is set to meet with the prime minister in Ottawa today.