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RCMP spied on Canadian nationalist committee as it pushed pro-independence agenda

RCMP spied on Canadian nationalist committee as it pushed pro-independence agenda

OTTAWA — Canada's spy service closely monitored the burgeoning nationalist movement in the 1960s and '70s, poring over pamphlets, collecting reports from confidential sources and warily watching for signs of Communist infiltration, once-secret record
Quebecer hopes act of 'horticultural disobedience' will urge others to rethink lawns

Quebecer hopes act of 'horticultural disobedience' will urge others to rethink lawns

MONTREAL — This year, Dany Baillargeon is committing what he describes as "horticultural disobedience" by letting his front yard grow naturally — despite the risk of running afoul of local bylaws. The Sherbrooke, Que.

Ontario ticket holder wins Saturday's $6 million Lotto 649 jackpot

TORONTO — The $6 million jackpot in Saturday's Lotto 649 draw was won by a ticket holder in Ontario. And the draw's guaranteed $1 million prize went to a lottery player in Quebec.
B.C. welcomes 100 firefighters from Mexico to help fight raging wildfires

B.C. welcomes 100 firefighters from Mexico to help fight raging wildfires

ABBOTSFORD, B.C. — British Columbia's public safety minister heaped praise on 100 firefighters from Mexico who arrived in the province Saturday to work "shoulder to shoulder" with local crews battling hundreds of wildfires.
Nova Scotia New Democrats promise to ban street checks if elected next month

Nova Scotia New Democrats promise to ban street checks if elected next month

LOON LAKE, N.S. — Nova Scotia's NDP Leader Gary Burrill spent Saturday campaigning in the largely African Nova Scotian riding of Preston where he promised, if elected next month, an end to street checks to curb racial profiling.
International passengers at Pearson airport may have to line up by vaccination status

International passengers at Pearson airport may have to line up by vaccination status

TORONTO — International travellers arriving at Canada's largest airport may now be funnelled into different customs lines based on their vaccination status.
Man arrested after pickup truck crashes into Montreal business, police say

Man arrested after pickup truck crashes into Montreal business, police say

MONTREAL — A man was arrested for possible drunk driving after his vehicle crashed into a store in Montreal. An emergency call was placed at about 2:30 a.m.
Three refugee athletes competing in Tokyo heading to Ontario college

Three refugee athletes competing in Tokyo heading to Ontario college

TORONTO — Three refugees from South Sudan competing at the Olympics will be heading to a Canadian college this fall under a program that gives students displaced by conflict a chance to pursue their academic goals.

No winning ticket for Friday's $10 million Lotto Max jackpot

TORONTO — No winning ticket was sold for the $10 million jackpot in Friday's Lotto Max draw. The jackpot for the next draw on July 27 will be an estimated $15 million. The Canadian Press
Wildfire report author says heat dome highlights need for new plans in wildfire fight

Wildfire report author says heat dome highlights need for new plans in wildfire fight

One of the authors of a report examining what went wrong during British Columbia's extraordinary wildfire season in 2017 says this year's unprecedented heat dome demands new ways of approaching extreme weather events.