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'Treated like mines:' Feds mull stronger rules for Indigenous cultural property

The federal government is considering how to legally enshrine Indigenous people's ownership of traditional culture — from songs to art to the use of medicinal plants.
Despite billions in new spending, Duclos still sees 'affordability' gaps

Despite billions in new spending, Duclos still sees 'affordability' gaps

OTTAWA — Despite billions of dollars in new spending over the last four years, the federal Liberals' social-development minister concedes that seniors and families seeking housing and child care are still facing serious cost crunches.
Bill that would have improved mental support for jurors dies in Senate

Bill that would have improved mental support for jurors dies in Senate

TORONTO — A prominent juror advocate says he's frustrated and angry after a private member's bill aimed at improving mental-health support for traumatized jury members died in the Senate.

No winning ticket for Saturday night's $7 million Lotto 649 jackpot

TORONTO — No winning ticket was sold for the $7 million jackpot in Saturday night's Lotto 649 draw. However, the guaranteed $1 million prize went to a ticket holder in Ontario.
Parents of soldier killed in parachute exercise ask for thorough investigation

Parents of soldier killed in parachute exercise ask for thorough investigation

OTTAWA — The remains of the Canadian soldier killed in a parachute-training exercise in Bulgaria returned to Canada Saturday, where his grieving parents asked for a thorough investigation to prevent a similar tragedy in the future.
Sask. Premier Scott Moe participates in Pride parade in Saskatoon

Sask. Premier Scott Moe participates in Pride parade in Saskatoon

SASKATOON — Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe participated in his first Pride parade on Saturday, marking the first time a leader from his long-governing party has attended the annual celebration of the LGBTQ community.
Retired UBC professor Peter Winterburn killed in Chile, school confirms

Retired UBC professor Peter Winterburn killed in Chile, school confirms

VALPARAISO, Chile — A retired geochemistry professor from the University of British Columbia has been killed in attempted robbery in Valparaiso, Chile, the school confirmed Saturday.
Indigenous drummers lead pipeline protesters on 22-kilometre march in Victoria

Indigenous drummers lead pipeline protesters on 22-kilometre march in Victoria

VICTORIA — The government approval of the Trans-Mountain pipeline expansion won't stop efforts in British Columbia to halt the project, protesters gathered outside Victoria's city hall said Saturday.

Deals on paid time off for domestic violence 'beginning of a wave,' says expert

OTTAWA — Several new deals reached between the federal government and one of its biggest civil-service unions that allow paid time off for victims of domestic violence are the start of a trend, says an academic expert on violence against women and ch

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

TORONTO — No winning ticket was sold for the $15 million jackpot in Friday night's Lotto Max draw. That means the jackpot for the next draw on June 25 will grow to approximately $20 million. The Canadian Press