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B.C. coroner says 719 deaths in a week during heat wave, but number could jump

B.C. coroner says 719 deaths in a week during heat wave, but number could jump

VICTORIA — British Columbia's chief coroner says 719 sudden and unexpected deaths have been reported in the province during the historic heat wave, and that number over a seven-day period is unprecedented.

The latest news on COVID 19 developments in Canada on Friday, July 2, 2021

The latest news on COVID-19 developments in Canada (all times Eastern): 6:30 p.m. B.C. is reporting 84 new cases of COVID-19 since Wednesday along with two deaths.
Man charged with first-degree murder in death of veteran Toronto police officer

Man charged with first-degree murder in death of veteran Toronto police officer

TORONTO — A 31-year-old man was charged with first-degree murder Friday in the death of a veteran police officer who was struck by a vehicle earlier that day, an incident investigators deemed an "intentional and deliberate act." Const.
Parties rake in millions in donations despite pandemic, padding campaign war chests

Parties rake in millions in donations despite pandemic, padding campaign war chests

OTTAWA — Federal parties appear to have seen a drop in their fundraising in 2020, a year when the pandemic dented donations of all kinds and made parties rethink some of their traditional fundraising tools.
Evacuee fled barefoot from wildfire that destroyed most homes in Lytton, B.C.

Evacuee fled barefoot from wildfire that destroyed most homes in Lytton, B.C.

SQUAMISH, B.C. — A woman who escaped a ferocious wildfire that tore through the village of Lytton, B.C., and surrounding First Nation communities says she didn't even have time to put shoes on before fleeing.
Can't enter Canada now? Don't try on Monday, border agency warns would-be travellers

Can't enter Canada now? Don't try on Monday, border agency warns would-be travellers

WASHINGTON — The agency that guards Canada's borders is putting would-be travellers on notice: if you're not eligible to enter the country now, you won't be on Monday.
Canada Day protest over residential schools sees monarch statues toppled in Winnipeg

Canada Day protest over residential schools sees monarch statues toppled in Winnipeg

WINNIPEG — Statues of two queens on the grounds of the Manitoba legislature were toppled during a rally over the deaths of Indigenous children at residential schools.
Feds lay out beefed-up flight refund rules after gaps laid bare by pandemic

Feds lay out beefed-up flight refund rules after gaps laid bare by pandemic

OTTAWA — The federal government is proposing new rules that would strengthen passengers' right to flight refunds, ensuring reimbursement following cancellations made for reasons outside the airline's control.
Liberals keeping close eye on rapid-housing program revamp for future, Hussen says

Liberals keeping close eye on rapid-housing program revamp for future, Hussen says

OTTAWA — The federal minister in charge of affordable housing says projects left waiting cap-in-hand when the program they applied to ran out of money will be at the front of the queue during the second round of funding.
Quebec police investigate killing of man allegedly linked to organized crime

Quebec police investigate killing of man allegedly linked to organized crime

MONTREAL — Quebec provincial police said Friday they were looking for a suspect in connection with a killing on Canada Day that occurred in the First Nations territory of Kanesatake, west of Montreal.