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Integrity czar blames prison service over insubordination, harassment incidents

Integrity czar blames prison service over insubordination, harassment incidents

OTTAWA — A federal watchdog has found the federal prison service failed to ensure a safe work environment at a Quebec penitentiary.

Onion Lake Cree Nation remains in a state of emergency

Onion Lake Cree Nation is still in a state of emergency and the measures implemented are helping control gang-related activity, according to Philip Chief, director of operations. OLCN declared a state of emergency Jan.
Try, try again: Manitoba Tories blocked from tabling budget at legislature

Try, try again: Manitoba Tories blocked from tabling budget at legislature

WINNIPEG — Manitoba's Opposition New Democrats used procedural tactics to block the release of the provincial budget for a second straight day Thursday, pushing back the delivery of the 2020-21 fiscal plan to Monday — at the earliest.
China, Russia interfering with Canadian affairs, watchdog report says

China, Russia interfering with Canadian affairs, watchdog report says

OTTAWA — China and Russia are meddling in Canadian affairs, a national security-and-intelligence watchdog says in a new report that cites evidence of "significant and sustained" foreign interference directed at Canada.
Quebec Premier Legault puts province in 'emergency mode' to stem COVID-19 spread

Quebec Premier Legault puts province in 'emergency mode' to stem COVID-19 spread

Quebec Premier Francois Legault asked people returning from abroad to self-isolate for 14 days and cancelled large indoor gatherings Thursday as he called on the population to join the fight against the spread of COVID-19.
Saskatchewan reports first presumptive case of COVID-19, ends talk of early election

Saskatchewan reports first presumptive case of COVID-19, ends talk of early election

SASKATOON — Saskatchewan has reported its first presumptive case of COVID-19 Thursday, the same day the premier ended speculation about an early election because of concerns about the outbreak. The province's chief medical health officer, Dr.
Canada continues increases to immigration levels over next three years

Canada continues increases to immigration levels over next three years

OTTAWA — The federal government is continuing with increases to the number of immigrants Canada will accept in each of the next three years, with a total of just over a million newcomers expected by 2022.

Merritt recieves grant to improve active transportation

Last Thursday, Feb. 27, the City of Merritt hosted a “Thriving Communities Presentation and Resource Showcase”, in partnership with WorkBC.

Community Wildfire Resiliency Grant helps communities prepare for and prevent wildfires

Close to 90 local governments and First Nations across BC are going to be sharing nearly $9 million in Community Wildfire Resiliency grants, including Merritt, which will be receiving $116,000 for fuel management, training and education.

Lower Nicola Indian Band partnering for new hydro power line first in Canada

Lower Nicola Indian Band (LNIB) is partnering with Valard Construction to build, operate and maintain a new power line that will cross some of the LNIB lands, running from the Trans Mountain pumping station to Aspen Grove, where it will connect to th
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