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NewsAlert: Police say four people found dead in B.C. home Friday afternoon

ASHCROFT, B.C. — Four people were found dead in a home in a remote community in the B.C. Interior, RCMP said Saturday. Officers found the bodies when responding to a request for a check at a home in Venables Valley near Ashcroft on Friday afternoon.

Mounties confirm deaths at Moberly Lake, B.C., home a double murder-suicide

CHETWYND, B.C. — RCMP say the deaths of three people found in a Moberly Lake, B.C., residence earlier this month was a double murder-suicide.
Award-winning author Richard Wagamese honoured at Saturday memorial

Award-winning author Richard Wagamese honoured at Saturday memorial

KAMLOOPS, B.C. — Although Edna Manitowabi did not know author and journalist Richard Wagamese well, she knew the power of his words. The Ojibway elder and professor emeritus at Trent University in Peterborough, Ont.
Minister Hajdu says longer leave not for all, but higher-paid moms need help too

Minister Hajdu says longer leave not for all, but higher-paid moms need help too

OTTAWA — Labour Minister Patty Hajdu said even wealthier women need more support when it comes to moving from their careers into motherhood — and back again.
PM: UN peacekeeping mission possible in 2017, even though Canada mum on details

PM: UN peacekeeping mission possible in 2017, even though Canada mum on details

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is not ruling out sending troops to a peacekeeping mission this year, even though Canada has not yet told the United Nations what it is up to.

Halifax man charged for assaulting distracted texter, police say

HALIFAX — A Halifax man has been charged with assault after he became enraged by a fellow pedestrian distracted by her cellphone, police say.

Parks Canada re-opens beach on Vancouver Island after wolf attack last week

UCLUELET, B.C. — A popular section of a national park on Vancouver Island that was closed following a wolf attack last week has re-opened.

No winning ticket for $15 million jackpot in Friday night's Lotto Max draw

TORONTO — No winning ticket was sold for the $15 million jackpot in Friday night's Lotto Max draw. The jackpot for the next draw on March 31 will be approximately $24 million. The Canadian Press

Three ways federal politics touched Canadians this week, the Budget 2017 edition

OTTAWA — It's been dubbed the innovation-and-skills budget, the feminist budget, the do-nothing budget, the do-it-later budget, the wait-and-see budget.

Canadians urged to spend time in the dark tonight to mark Earth Hour

TORONTO — Many Canadians will be spending an hour with the lights out tonight as they join people around the world in marking the tenth annual Earth Hour.