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Wildfires dying down in parts of B.C.

WEST KELOWNA, B.C. — About 2,400 of the 2,500 people displaced by a wildfire near West Kelowna, B.C. were allowed back into their homes on Sunday, but were cautioned to be ready to leave again. READ

Farmers disappointed Ottawa not offering special help for flooded fields

Ottawa is not offering Prairie farmers any immediate, special help to recover from this year’s flood, which some peg at costing producers $1 billion in lost revenue. READ

Bar is high for prosecutors in proving Duffy bribery charge: experts

The bribery provision used to criminally charge Sen. Mike Duffy carries a high threshold of proof because prosecutors will have to show he intended to behave corruptly, legal experts say. READ

More wildfire evacuations in B.C.

Firefighting resources are being juggled and reassigned as British Columbia’s Wildfire Management Branch handles several blazes, including one that forced about 2,500 people from their homes. READ

Canadian tour bus rolls over in New York state: one Quebec teen dead

A would-be fun-filled weekend in New York City for more than 50 Quebecers turned tragic Friday when their tour bus rolled over in upstate New York, killing one teenage girl and injuring many other passengers. READ

Wynne expresses concern over marketing stunts like fake Lake Ontario shark video

Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne expressed concern Thursday about a marketing stunt that had people thinking a shark may be lurking in Lake Ontario. READ

Native leaders reaffirm call on feds to drop aboriginal education legislation

First Nations leaders have reaffirmed their demand that the federal government drop a controversial proposal to reform aboriginal education. READ

Magnitude-6.0 earthquake near Yukon-Alaska border

A magnitude-6.0 earthquake rattled parts of Yukon early Thursday morning. READ

Weather change could bring help, or hell, for fire-threatened B.C. community

Only a handful of residents remain in the northeastern British Columbia district of Hudson’s Hope, hours after an evacuation order was issued for the community about 90 kilometres west of Fort. St. John. READ

Sen. Mike Duffy a wrench in the electoral works for Harper and Conservatives

Prime Minister Stephen Harper has a new political opponent to contend with heading into the 2015 election, one that has the potential to inflict more significant damage than Tom Mulcair or Justin Trudeau. READ

RCMP charge Sen. Mike Duffy with fraud, breach of trust and bribery

The RCMP laid 31 charges of fraud, breach of trust and bribery against suspended Sen. Mike Duffy on Thursday. READ

Vancouver’s Catholic schools to accommodate transgender students

VANCOUVER — Catholic schools in Vancouver have adopted a policy that could allow transgender students to use the pronouns, uniforms and washrooms that match their gender identity after a human rights complaint forced the local archdiocese to balance its religious teachings with the rights of transgender children. READ

Extreme blaze empties B.C. town

Sirens sounded in the northeastern British Columbia town of Hudson’s Hope, as its 1,150 residents were ordered to flee from what officials called a blaze too extreme for firefighters to battle on the ground. READ

Uninvited guests gobble food, frighten family as bruins beset B.C. neighbourhood

When a black bear ambled in the front door of a West Vancouver home, the family fled out the back in the latest incident involving bothersome bruins. READ

PBO report finds no ’incremental’ costs to federal civil service sick leave

It costs taxpayers almost nothing extra to pay sick leave to federal civil servants, says a new report from the Parliamentary Budget Office. READ

First Nations considering their options on controversial education reforms

Chiefs attending an annual gathering of the Assembly of First Nations are mulling several counter-proposals to a controversial Conservative bill to reform aboriginal education. READ

'Serially disappointed’ about economy, Poloz keeps stimulative rates in place

Bank of Canada governor Stephen Poloz says the economy is still not strong enough to stand on its own and will likely need the boost from super-low interest rates for longer than he thought even three months ago. READ

Minimum wage in 2013 same as 1975 in constant dollars: Statistics Canada

The average minimum wage has remained unchanged in real terms for almost four decades, but economists say more recent increases are likely to continue in the coming years. READ

Garland charged with murders

Douglas Robert Garland’s appearance is unassuming — a balding, 54-year-old man with glasses and an average build, someone most people would pass on the street without a second look. READ

Canadian navy vessel ordered home following “unacceptable” actions of three crew

Misconduct that led to the recall of a Canadian ship from a military exercise off the U.S. west coast may be a symptom of a bigger problem in the navy’s ranks, says a senior defence source. READ

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