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RCMP plane chases fleeing helicopter as part of major cross-border drug bust

PENTICTON, B.C. — RCMP east of Vancouver were involved in a cross-border drug bust this summer that involved nearly 300 kilograms of meth, more than 100 guns and an aerial chase between a police plane and a helicopter.
Ottawa police charge transit driver with 38 offences in deadly bus crash

Ottawa police charge transit driver with 38 offences in deadly bus crash

OTTAWA — Two-hundred and twenty-four days after three people died when a double-decker commuter bus slammed into an Ottawa transit station, the woman who was behind the wheel has been charged in their deaths, as well as for injuring 35 others.
In the news today, Aug. 23

In the news today, Aug. 23

Four stories in the news for Friday, Aug.
Quebec has accepted 40 per cent fewer skilled workers in first half of 2019

Quebec has accepted 40 per cent fewer skilled workers in first half of 2019

MONTREAL — New statistics show Quebec is making good on its promise to reduce its share of immigrants in 2019, but the province has cut deeply in the category of skilled workers, which runs contrary to the government's stated goals.
Ethnic media aim to help maintain boost in voting by new Canadians

Ethnic media aim to help maintain boost in voting by new Canadians

OTTAWA — Zuhair Alshaer spends most of his day editing articles and organizing interviews with politicians for his Ottawa-based Arab Canada newspaper, to introduce Arabic-speaking new Canadians to federal politics.
Saskatchewan abandons commitment to improve northern airport after crash: chief

Saskatchewan abandons commitment to improve northern airport after crash: chief

REGINA — The chief of a remote Saskatchewan First Nation says the province's decision not to help improve an airport runway near his community while doing so in a city outside Regina shows racism.
Liberals dig up video of Scheer speaking against same-sex marriage

Liberals dig up video of Scheer speaking against same-sex marriage

OTTAWA — Liberals went trolling Thursday for young, progressive-minded voters with 14-year-old video footage of Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer speaking out against same-sex marriage — a tactic that prompted Jagmeet Singh to vow that New Democrats
Sockeye returns plunge in B.C., official calls 2019 'extremely challenging'

Sockeye returns plunge in B.C., official calls 2019 'extremely challenging'

VANCOUVER — Federal fisheries experts are painting a devastating picture of the challenges facing Pacific salmon and point to climate change as the main culprit.
B.C. father charged with murder says he was attacked, daughters killed

B.C. father charged with murder says he was attacked, daughters killed

VANCOUVER — A Vancouver Island man accused of killing his two young daughters says he was stabbed in the throat by an unidentified assailant in his apartment and, when he came to, his two girls were dead.
Court of Appeal reduces sentence handed down to ski coach Bertrand Charest

Court of Appeal reduces sentence handed down to ski coach Bertrand Charest

MONTREAL — Former national ski coach Bertrand Charest has seen his sentence for sexually abusing young female skiers under his care reduced by 21 months on appeal.