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Here's what British Columbians are facing under a blanket of smoke and blazing wildfires

Williams Lake wildfires

Dozens of evacuation orders and alerts are in effect in the north and central regions of B.C., impacting more than 20,000 people.

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Andrew Scheer joins caucus members in condemning Bernier's 'identity politics'

CANADA-POLITICS/CONSERVATIVES

Maxime Bernier received an official rebuke from his boss, Conservative Party Leader Andrew Scheer, and a broadside from a Pakistani-Canadian Conservative senator today as the party moved to distance itself from the former leadership contender's opinions on multiculturalism on the eve of its national convention.

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Ottawa to declare federal holiday to mark legacy of residential school system

Canada Residential Schools

The Liberal government will declare a federal statutory holiday to mark the tragic legacy of the residential school system, fulfilling a recommendation made by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC).

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When it comes to medical cannabis claims, what's legitimate?

Medical marijuana

Fervour over how cannabis could help patients suffering from various ailments has run wildly ahead of what scientific studies have proven it can do, experts say.

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Trump revokes security clearance for ex-CIA director Brennan

USA-TRUMP/RUSSIA

U.S. President Donald Trump abruptly revokes the security clearance of ex-CIA director John Brennan, an unprecedented act of retribution against a vocally critical former top U.S. official.

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The crazy high stakes facing Hollywood rom-com Crazy Rich Asians

CRAZY RICH ASIANS

More than just a big-budget romantic comedy, Crazy Rich Asians carries the expectations of many moviegoers of Asian descent who are hungry for their own Black Panther.

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Mary Pratt, Canadian painter who celebrated the beauty of everyday life, dead at 83

Mary Pratt

Mary Pratt, a painter who turned the ordinary objects of her kitchen, garden and daily life into extraordinary works of beauty and colour, has died in St. John’s.

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Toronto authorities identify teen who died trying to save mother and son at beach

Kyle Howard-Muthulingam woodbine beach drowning TDSB

A teenage boy who died after trying to save a mother and child at a Toronto beach last week is being hailed as a hero by those who knew him.

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Average Canadian house price ticks higher on annual basis for 1st time this year

EXISTING HOME SALES

The average price of a Canadian home was $481,500 last month, a rise of one per cent in the past year.

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Gun makers up in arms over Shopify's ban on certain firearms and accessories

Tobias Lutke

A policy update that Shopify quietly posted this week shows merchants can no longer use the platform to sell automatic firearms that have not been rendered inoperable and semi-automatic firearms that have the capacity to accept a detachable magazine.

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Air Canada exec reportedly on board as Air France CEO would face labour headwinds

Air Canada 20110427

Two French airline unions blasted Air France-KLM this week after reports the Franco-Dutch carrier will name an Air Canada executive as its new CEO.

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Alberta Securities Commission panel denies order against short-seller Cohodes

Alberta Securities Commission

The Alberta Securities Commission has rejected a requested order to prevent American short seller Marc Cohodes from trading shares in or providing misleading information about Calgary-based Badger Daylighting Ltd.

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U.S. SEC subpoenas Tesla over Musk's tweets: report

TESLA/

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has sent subpoenas to Tesla regarding chief executive Elon Musk's plans to take the company private and his statement that funding was "secured," Fox Business Network reported on Wednesday, citing sources.

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Constellation Brands invests $5B in Canopy Growth

CANADA-MARIJUANA/INNOVATION

Constellation Brands, a massive alcohol beverage company, is investing $5 billion into Smiths Falls, Ont.-based cannabis company Canopy Growth.

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