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B.C. veterinary group sorry for discrimination against South Asian members

VANCOUVER—A group representing veterinarians across British Columbia has apologized for discriminating against some of its South Asian members and is vowing to do better. The College of Veterinarians of British Columbia has posted a statement on its website saying it made mistakes and is sorry for the loss of dignity, pain and suffering it caused …

Ottawa vigilant as Canada 150 birthday party looms after London attack: mayor

OTTAWA—Canada’s capital will do everything it can to prevent an attack when it hosts the country’s 150th birthday next month but no amount of preparation can guarantee 100 per cent safety, Ottawa’s mayor says. “When you see a tragedy that took place in London and on London Bridge and in Manchester, you think could that …

Canadian woman Christine Archibald identified as victim in London terror attack

OTTAWA—A Canadian woman killed in the terror attack in the United Kingdom that left seven people dead was remembered Sunday as someone who had a big heart and respected everyone. Family members said Christine Archibald, 30, from British Columbia was a victim of the attack on London Bridge and in a bustling market nearby. The …

Officials advise Goodale to rethink idea of public sex offender database

OTTAWA—Federal officials have advised Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale to put the brakes on setting up a publicly accessible database of high-risk child sex offenders. The previous Conservative government ushered in legislation that opened the door to allowing the RCMP to create such a database as part of measures to crack down on child predators. …

Ex nurse Wettlaufer felt ‘urge to kill’ seniors in her care, pleads guilty

WOODSTOCK, Ont.—A former Ontario nurse angry with her career and personal life believed she was an instrument of God as she used insulin to kill vulnerable seniors in her care over the course of nearly a decade. About seven months after her arrest last fall, Elizabeth Wettlaufer pleaded guilty Thursday to eight counts of first-degree …

Karla Homolka will no longer volunteer at Montreal elementary school

MONTREAL—A private Montreal elementary school is moving to quell public fears following media reports about Karla Homolka doing some volunteer work there. The school, which is operated by the Seventh-day Adventist Church, says it won’t allow anyone with a criminal record to volunteer in any capacity on school grounds. The church issued a brief statement …

Woman who died in attempt to cross border was trying to get to daughter

WINNIPEG—The president of the Ghanian Union of Manitoba says a 57-year-old woman who died last week south of the border at Emerson, Man., was trying to get to Toronto to visit her only child, a daughter who had given birth five weeks ago. Maggie Yeboah said Thursday that she has spoken to the daughter, who …

Air pollution results in 7,700 premature deaths in Canada each year: report

OTTAWA—Air pollution cost Canadian families an estimated $36 billion in 2015 due to premature death and illness, a new research report says. The report, Costs of Pollution in Canada, is a compilation of scientific data on all aspects of pollution, from smog to oil spills and fertilizer use. It is being released today by the …

Starbucks to serve alcohol in Vancouver in push to attract evening customers

VANCOUVER—Starbucks Canada will begin serving beer and wine Thursday in Vancouver, a year after launching its bar menu at a few locations in Toronto and Ottawa. It’s part of a push by the coffee giant to attract more customers in the late afternoon and evening, rather than just be a stopover for morning coffee. The …

Asylum seeker’s death failure by Ottawa to get Trump to change policies: premier

WINNIPEG—Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister says the federal government has failed to reduce the risk in illicit border crossings because it has not tried to persuade the U.S. president to soften his immigration and deportation policies. A woman who authorities believe was originally from Ghana was found dead from apparent hypothermia near the U.S.-Manitoba border on …

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