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For many people with developmental disabilities, finding a full-time job that provides the necessary support is a major challenge.
It’s estimated that more than 70 per cent of Canadian adults with developmental disabilities are unemployed, according to Statistics Canada.
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First Nations treaties, revenue sharing top priorities with B.C. NDP government

VICTORIA -- British Columbia's new premier has placed First Nations issues near the top of his government's to-do list, committing his cabinet to transforming stalled treaty talks and negotiating revenue-sharing agreements.
The priority shift prompted a "hallelujah" Tuesday from one Indigenous leader.
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Snow leopard cub dies of pneumonia at Toronto Zoo; 2 other cubs doing fine

TORONTO -- The Toronto Zoo says one of three snow leopard cubs born at the facility in May has died of pneumonia.
The zoo said Tuesday in a release that the cub was found dead in the snow leopard den on June 15.
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B.C.'s new attorney general says province won't delay Trans Mountain permits

VANCOUVER -- British Columbia's attorney general says the NDP government will not artificially delay permits for the Trans Mountain pipeline, despite the premier's vow to use every available tool to stop the project.
David Eby said he's been tasked by Premier John Horgan to identify options to halt Kinder Morgan Canada's $7.4-billion expansion of its Alberta-to-B.C.
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Two men dead after being found in eastern Quebec mine

MURDOCHVILLE, Que. -- Two men have been found dead in a copper mine in eastern Quebec.
Provincial police are identifying them as a 50-year-old employee and a 60-year-old volunteer.
Sgt. Helene Nepton says a gas leak may have caused the deaths.
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The Supreme Court will deliver two landmark rulings Wednesday that could lead to fundamental changes for Canada's energy sector and its relationship with Indigenous Peoples.
At issue is the Crown's constitutional obligation to consult with Indigenous Peoples before approving the construction of a pipeline or allowing a natural resources project to proceed.
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Two men dead after being found unconscious in former Quebec copper mine

MURDOCHVILLE, Que. -- Two men have been found dead in a former copper mine in eastern Quebec.
Provincial police are identifying them as a 50-year-old employee and a 60-year-old volunteer.
Sgt. Helene Nepton says a gas leak may have caused the deaths.
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Saskatchewan reserve to get clean drinking water after more than five years

REGINA -- Plans are underway to get a Saskatchewan First Nation clean water after more than five years under a drinking water advisory.
Indigenous Affairs Minister Carolyn Bennett has announced $9.2 million to replace the water treatment system on the White Bear First Nation.
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Ontario premier to testify at bribery trial

TORONTO -- Kathleen Wynne will testify as a Crown witness at an upcoming Election Act bribery trial for two Liberals, putting the Ontario premier directly in the spotlight of an already politically charged case.
Wynne could invoke parliamentary privilege to avoid testifying, but will not, she said Tuesday.
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'We are all human beings': U.S. military medic who saved Omar Khadr speaks out

In light of Omar Khadr’s recent $10-million settlement from the Canadian government, former U.S. army medic Donnie Bumanglag is speaking out about saving Khadr’s life in 2002.
The veteran was just 21 years old when he crawled across a battlefield to retrieve an “enemy patient” with significant injuries.
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Man facing eight charges in Montreal stabbing that left newborn dead

MONTREAL — A Montreal man has been charged with first-degree murder and seven other counts in the stabbing of a pregnant woman and the death of the newborn.
Sofiane Ghazi, 37, appeared in court by videoconference this afternoon.
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Saskatchewan's Water Security Agency is warning people to use caution around waterways in the Churchill River basin after a massive rainfall on Monday.
The area in northern Saskatchewan has been experiencing record or near record wet conditions since mid-April, says the agency.
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On a cold, windy evening in February, Captain Junior Labour and his crew were headed back to shore after a day of lobster fishing about three hours off the coast of Port Mouton, N.S. when one of his brand new buoys went flying off the boat.
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