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Host parents not liable for fatal crash after party: B.C. Supreme Court judge

VANCOUVER — Two parents have been found not legally responsible for a fatal crash involving two teenagers who had been partying at the couple's home in British Columbia.
Provinces want flexibility on using $14B in federal transfer funds: Moe

Provinces want flexibility on using $14B in federal transfer funds: Moe

REGINA — Saskatchewan's premier says he and other provincial leaders have asked Ottawa for more flexibility on $14 billion in transfer funds to help people returning to work during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada

The latest numbers of confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 7:43 p.m. on June 16, 2020: There are 99,467 confirmed and presumptive cases in Canada.
Bank of Canada has no immediate intentions to raise interest rates, Macklem says

Bank of Canada has no immediate intentions to raise interest rates, Macklem says

OTTAWA — Canada's new top central banker says the Bank of Canada has no intention to raise interest rates given the current economic circumstances created by the COVID-19 pandemic.
B.C. report says condo insurance market 'unhealthy,' premiums up 40 per cent

B.C. report says condo insurance market 'unhealthy,' premiums up 40 per cent

VANCOUVER — The insurance market for an estimated 1.5 million people living in condominiums and townhouses in British Columbia isn't healthy with premiums rising by 40 per cent year over year, says a government-commissioned report. The B.C.
Key COVID-19 benefit to be extended eight weeks with work-related requirements

Key COVID-19 benefit to be extended eight weeks with work-related requirements

OTTAWA — The federal government will provide eight extra weeks of benefits for people whose jobs or earnings have vanished because of the COVID-19 pandemic, but only if they look for work and take jobs when it's reasonable to do so.
Indigenous Peoples in U.S. stand with BLM, but await their own reckoning

Indigenous Peoples in U.S. stand with BLM, but await their own reckoning

WASHINGTON — As demand for social change sweeps across the globe, Indigenous Peoples in both Canada and the United States are backing the Black Lives Matter movement in more ways than one: standing in solidarity, but also standing in line, waiting fo
More public input needed on nuclear waste management, concerned groups say

More public input needed on nuclear waste management, concerned groups say

OTTAWA — Several public-interest groups are calling for a suspension of federal decision-making on radioactive-waste disposal until Canada has stronger policies in place.
N.S. RCMP delay on street checks apology damaging relations, Black leaders say

N.S. RCMP delay on street checks apology damaging relations, Black leaders say

HALIFAX — The RCMP are further delaying a decision on whether to offer an apology to Halifax's Black community for their use of street checks, as some Black Nova Scotian leaders say the force's silence is damaging trust. Rev.
Black MPs, senators call for government action against systemic racism

Black MPs, senators call for government action against systemic racism

OTTAWA — A group of Black parliamentarians and their allies are calling on all levels of government to take action to reduce systemic racism in Canada.