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In the news today, June 24

In the news today, June 24

Four stories in the news for Monday, June 24 ——— SAINT-JACQUES SET TO RETURN FROM SPACE MISSION David Saint-Jacques is getting ready to head home today after more than six months in space.

More Canadians report high levels of happiness after age 55: survey

A new national survey suggests Canadians are happier after age 55 and when they earn a higher income, but also indicates most don't consider money as a key factor affecting their happiness.

More assertive Independent senators come close to defeating government bills

OTTAWA — In the final hours of Justin Trudeau's four-year experiment with a less-partisan Senate, Independent senators came within a whisker of biting the hand that feeds them.
Who you gonna call? Alberta rattlesnake wrangler keeps serpents, citizens safe

Who you gonna call? Alberta rattlesnake wrangler keeps serpents, citizens safe

LETHBRIDGE, Alta. — One rattlesnake got caught in freshly laid tar under someone's stairs. Others typically get twisted and trapped in garden netting. Ryan Heavy Head comes to the rescue of both the vipers and the terrified homeowners.
Crowds gather as massive Pride parade takes over downtown Toronto

Crowds gather as massive Pride parade takes over downtown Toronto

Toronto was abuzz on Sunday as a colourful crowd lined downtown streets to celebrate all things LGBTQ at the city's annual Pride parade.

Union calls for investigation into Winnipeg veterans' hospital

OTTAWA — The federal government is being asked to investigate an alleged decline in service at a hospital for veterans in Winnipeg.

12 people arrested on 'outstanding immigration warrants,' London police say

LONDON, Ont. — Police in London, Ont., have arrested a dozen people on "outstanding immigration warrants" in a case that's been turned over to the Canada Border Services Agency.
'Clients fall off:' Calgary program helps recently released prisoners with hep C

'Clients fall off:' Calgary program helps recently released prisoners with hep C

CALGARY — Imagine adjusting to life after serving prison time, then add mental- health struggles, addiction or homelessness.
Iraqi Kurds invite Canada to help train, equip peshmerga after being frozen out

Iraqi Kurds invite Canada to help train, equip peshmerga after being frozen out

OTTAWA — Canada is being invited to once again provide training to Iraq's Kurdish security forces, who worked shoulder-to-shoulder with Canadian soldiers in the war against the Islamic State group before being frozen out in 2017.
David Saint-Jacques faces long recovery after return to Earth, doctor says

David Saint-Jacques faces long recovery after return to Earth, doctor says

MONTREAL — Canadian astronaut David Saint-Jacques will return to Earth on Monday following a six-month mission aboard the International Space Station.