In Canada, bodies go unclaimed as costs put funerals out of reach

Some Canadian provinces have logged a jump in unclaimed dead bodies in recent years, with next of kin citing funeral costs as a growing reason for not collecting loved ones' remains

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Canada arrests fourth Indian national in killing of Sikh activist

A fourth Indian national was charged by Canadian authorities Saturday in the 2023 killing of a separatist Sikh leader in Vancouver

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When Facebook blocks news, studies show the political risks that follow

Since Meta blocked links to news in Canada last August to avoid paying fees to media companies, right-wing meme producer Jeff Ballingall says he has seen a surge in clicks for his Canada Proud Facebook page

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Canada warns citizens against all travel to Israel and Gaza

Canada has warned citizens to avoid all travel to Israel, Gaza and the West Bank, upgrading its risk assessment of the region due to the increased threat of attacks on Israeli territory

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Canada to make contraception for women free

The government will pay for the most widely used methods to avoid pregnancy, such as IUDs, contraceptive pills, hormonal implants or the day after pill, for the nine million Canadian women of reproductive age

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Canada FM confirms halting arms shipments to Israel

Canada will halt all arms shipments to Israel, Foreign Minister Melanie Joly's office confirmed Wednesday, a decision that has drawn the ire of Israeli leaders facing growing international scrutiny over the war in the Gaza Strip

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Canada halting arms shipments to Israel: govt sources

Canada is halting its arms shipments to Israel, a Canadian government source told AFP Tuesday

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Canada to resume funding UN agency for Palestinians

Canada announced on Friday it will resume funding for the UN agency for Palestinian refugees, more than a month after suspending it in line with about 15 other countries

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Meta, Google balk as Canada spells out new online news law

Ottawa on Friday spelled out how a new law requiring digital giants to pay publishers for news content will work in practice, including how much it could cost Meta and Google

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Canada detects first case of highly mutated coronavirus variant BA.2.86

Canada has detected its first case of coronavirus infection from the highly mutated BA.2.86 variant of Omicron in a person in British Columbia who had not traveled outside the Pacific province, health officials said on Tuesday

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Entire town of Hay river in Canada ordered to leave as wildfires encroach

Wildfires in Canada's Northwest Territories on Friday forced the evacuation of the entire town of Hay River, a community of about 4,000 people on the Great Slave Lake, authorities said.

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British Columbia wildfires intensify, doubling evacuations to over 35,000

Forest fires in Canada's western province of British Columbia intensified on Saturday, with the number of people under evacuation orders doubling from a day earlier, as authorities warned of difficult days ahead

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Two children found dead in eastern Canada flooding

Two children swept away in massive flooding in eastern Canada have been found dead, raising the death toll to three, authorities said Tuesday

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Pieces of Titanic submersible brought ashore in Canada

A Canadian-flagged ship today brought ashore debris from the Titan submersible that imploded while on a voyage to the century-old wreck of the Titanic earlier this month, killing all five people on board..Video from the Canadian Broadcast Corporation showed what appeared to be the nose of

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Road accident kills 15 in Canada’s Manitoba

A semi-trailer truck and a bus carrying seniors collided in central Canada's Manitoba province on Thursday, killing at least 15 people and injuring 10 more, authorities said

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Alberta declares state of emergency over wildfires

Alberta on Saturday declared a provincial state of emergency after tens of thousands of Albertans have been forced to evacuate their homes as "unprecedented" wildfires rage on in Alberta, Premier Danielle Smith, head of the ruling United Conservative Party (UCP) said at a press conference

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Wildfires in Western Canada force thousands to flee

Thousands of people have been forced to flee wildfires in western Canada that were triggered by abnormally high temperatures, sometimes exceeding seasonal averages by 10°C (50°F) in early May, according to government reports

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Immigration fuels record growth

Canada saw record-high population growth last year due to a surge in immigrants and temporary residents, the government statistical agency said Wednesday, adding that if the trend continues the nation will double its population in 26 years.

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