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Quebec town leaders, residents unite to decide fate of mine with ties to Pentagon

Quebec town leaders, residents unite to decide fate of mine with ties to Pentagon

MONTREAL — Five Quebec municipalities located by a proposed site for a graphite mine with ties to the Pentagon have created an alliance to accelerate public consultations on the project and pressure the provincial government to listen to what locals
Can AI be an author? Federal Court asked to decide in new copyright case

Can AI be an author? Federal Court asked to decide in new copyright case

OTTAWA — The Federal Court of Canada is being asked to declare that only humans — and not artificial intelligence — can be considered authors under Canada’s copyright law.
B.C. university gives pro-Palestinian protesters trespass notice, deadline to vacate

B.C. university gives pro-Palestinian protesters trespass notice, deadline to vacate

NANAIMO, B.C. — Vancouver Island University has issued a trespass notice to pro-Palestinian protesters, telling them to vacate their encampment on the campus in Nanaimo, B.C., by Monday.
Wildfire season close to 10-year average heading into the peak summer months

Wildfire season close to 10-year average heading into the peak summer months

OTTAWA — The remnants of Hurricane Beryl have brought flash floods and destruction to parts of the Maritimes, but federal officials say the storm has also reduced the risk of wildfires in parts of Eastern Canada, at least for now.
B.C. wildfire crews battle blaze in ancient forest park with 1,000-year-old trees

B.C. wildfire crews battle blaze in ancient forest park with 1,000-year-old trees

British Columbia's wildfire service says crews are battling a 10-hectare blaze in a park that protects a portion of what the province calls the "only inland temperate rainforest in the world," with trees 1,000 years old.
Strange summer for B.C. politics gone wild, as alliances shift ahead of fall vote

Strange summer for B.C. politics gone wild, as alliances shift ahead of fall vote

VICTORIA — A shakeup of seismic proportions is reshaping the British Columbia political landscape a little over three months ahead of this fall's Oct. 19 election.
Civil rights trailblazer Viola Desmond's childhood home in Halifax conditionally sold

Civil rights trailblazer Viola Desmond's childhood home in Halifax conditionally sold

HALIFAX — A historical piece of real estate in Halifax that is listed as the childhood home of Viola Desmond has been conditionally sold.
Federal Tory leader blasts Montreal mayor's approach to addictions, homelessness

Federal Tory leader blasts Montreal mayor's approach to addictions, homelessness

MONTREAL — Federal Conservative Leader Pierre Poilievre is attacking the Montreal mayor's approach to severe drug addiction and homelessness, accusing her of telling Montrealers to learn to live with "chaos.
Firm says production may never resume at Yukon gold mine after ore-slide disaster

Firm says production may never resume at Yukon gold mine after ore-slide disaster

MAYO, YUKON, CANADA — The Victoria Gold mining company says it's uncertain if it will ever resume production or if it has the financial resources to repair damage and fix the environmental impact of last month's ore-slide disaster at its Eagle Gold m
Conservatives would scale back supervised drug consumption sites, Poilievre says

Conservatives would scale back supervised drug consumption sites, Poilievre says

OTTAWA — Supervised consumption sites are just "drug dens" that a future Conservative government would seek to close and not provide with "a single taxpayer dollar," Pierre Poilievre said Friday.