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Court decision halts enforcement of Ottawa’s kosher slaughter rules

Court decision halts enforcement of Ottawa’s kosher slaughter rules

OTTAWA — A Federal Court decision has put a pause on enforcement of Canadian Food Inspection Agency guidelines for the ritual slaughter of animals.
Wildfire reaches outskirts of Jasper, Alta., as first responders ordered to leave

Wildfire reaches outskirts of Jasper, Alta., as first responders ordered to leave

EDMONTON — Parks officials say one of two wildfires bearing down on the Jasper, Alta., townsite has reached the southern outskirts of the community.
B.C. man says Venable Valley locals are piecing together their losses from wildfire

B.C. man says Venable Valley locals are piecing together their losses from wildfire

Ramanath Das said he is aware that the eco-village he and his family are building in Venables Valley, B.C., may no longer exist when they return after being evacuated due to an encroaching wildfire.
B.C. judge finds delays in child sex assault case went beyond trial 'ceiling'

B.C. judge finds delays in child sex assault case went beyond trial 'ceiling'

VICTORIA — British Columbia Premier David Eby says there was a "perfect storm" of delays that caused a child sexual assault case to be stayed against a man accused of molesting a six-year-old girl.
Montreal electronic traffic signs altered to display pro-Palestinian slogans

Montreal electronic traffic signs altered to display pro-Palestinian slogans

MONTREAL — Montreal police are investigating after electronic message boards at two road construction sites in Montreal displayed pro-Palestinian political slogans Wednesday morning instead of usual traffic alerts.
Ethics commissioner flags conflict at Sustainable Development and Technology Canada

Ethics commissioner flags conflict at Sustainable Development and Technology Canada

OTTAWA — The former chair of a foundation responsible for doling out hundreds of millions of dollars in federal funds for green technology projects failed to recuse herself from decisions that benefited organizations to which she had ties, the ethics
The cat came back: Montreal owners reunite with Indie, feline missing for 8 years

The cat came back: Montreal owners reunite with Indie, feline missing for 8 years

MONTREAL — Indie the cat did indeed come back, but it took her about eight years and a little help from the Ottawa Humane Society.
House committee launches investigation into purchase of Canada's new $9M condo in NYC

House committee launches investigation into purchase of Canada's new $9M condo in NYC

OTTAWA — A House of Commons committee will look into the Liberal government's recent purchase of a $9-million condo in Manhattan for its consul general to New York.
BoC's Macklem says he wants growth to pick back up as bank cuts key rate again

BoC's Macklem says he wants growth to pick back up as bank cuts key rate again

OTTAWA — The Bank of Canada appeared to be increasingly concerned about the risk of high interest rates slowing the economy and inflation by more than necessary as it delivered a second consecutive rate cut Wednesday.
1 dose of HPV vaccine now recommended for younger groups, immunization committee says

1 dose of HPV vaccine now recommended for younger groups, immunization committee says

The National Advisory Committee on Immunization is now recommending one dose of HPV vaccine for children and youth between nine and 20 years old. It is maintaining its two-dose recommendation for people 21 to 26 years old.
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