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Missing scuba diver found in mud at bottom of northern Alberta lake
ATHABASCA, Alta. - The body of a missing scuba diver has been found partially embedded in the mud at the bottom of a northern Alberta lake.
RCMP Staff Sgt. Jeremie Landry says commercial divers were working Sunday to free the body of the 44-year-old man from the mud in Island Lake, about 150 metres from shore and at a depth of approximately five metres.



By the numbers for wildfires burning across British Columbia
Thousands of people have been forced to leave their homes as wildfires burn next to their communities in British Columbia. Here is a list of latest numbers for the wildfire situation.
162: Wildfires burning in the province as of Sunday, 16 of those started on Saturday.



Polar bear rescued as cub with brother and brought to Winnipeg zoo dies
WINNIPEG - A polar bear that was rescued as a cub and brought to a zoo in Winnipeg has died, zoo officials say.
The Assiniboine Park Zoo says in a news release that Eli, a three-year-old polar bear that has lived at the zoo since November 2015, started showing mild clinical symptoms Friday.



A by-the-numbers look at extended EI benefits to hard-hit economic regions
OTTAWA - Last year's federal budget unveiled a program to help eligible workers in 12 regions of the country hard hit by a downturn in commodity prices. Three regions were added in May.
Here is a breakdown, by region, of the number of claims and how much they have cost as of July 9, the day after eligibility closed.



Canadian debate over burning tires versus recycling reignites with N.S. proposal
BROOKFIELD, N.S. - Lydia Sorflaten flips through decade-old clippings showing how she and her neighbours stopped a nearby cement plant from burning tires at a kiln 500 metres from their tranquil Nova Scotia lake.
But there's a news report on top of the pile from earlier this month that confirms their fight isn't over.



The construction site of the hydroelectric facility at Muskrat Falls, Newfoundland and Labrador is seen on Tuesday, July 14, 2015. A nagging dread is keeping Craig Chaulk up at night. He lives downstream from the $12.7-billion Muskrat Falls hydroelectric d
'I've laid awake': Residents demand review as fears grow over Muskrat Falls dam
ST. JOHN'S, N.L. - A nagging dread is keeping Craig Chaulk up at night.
He lives downstream from the $12.7-billion Muskrat Falls hydroelectric development in Labrador. He's among many residents concerned that a crucial part of the dam, a jut of sand and clay called the North Spur, could give way.



Angela Mondou, president of Canada Company which helps military veterans transition into the workforce, at a job creation event in Calgary on May 30, 2014. A group that helps military veterans find jobs in the private sector says many former soldiers are s
Motivating private sector to hire military veterans still a struggle
CALGARY - A group that helps military veterans find jobs in the private sector says many former soldiers are struggling to find meaningful employment after serving their country.
"There isn't necessarily a larger population of veterans that are unemployed. The challenge to transition successfully into a job is more difficult," said Angela Mondou, president of Canada Company, a charitable organization that connects businesses with the Canadian military.



Mike Chassie, vice-president of Halifax C & D Recycling Ltd., is seen at the company facility in Goodwood, N.S. on Thursday, July 13, 2017. The company recycles tires that are used in various construction applications and Chassie fears that Lafarge Canada'
Canadian debate over burning tires versus recycling reignites with N.S. proposal
BROOKFIELD, N.S. - Lydia Sorflaten flips through decade-old clippings showing how she and her neighbours stopped a nearby cement plant from burning tires at a kiln 500 metres from their tranquil Nova Scotia lake.
But there's a news report on top of the pile from earlier this month that confirms their fight isn't over.



A 1000 crosses are placed during a vigil at Crab Park in Vancouver's east side Tuesday, May 6, 2008. The crosses were placed to represent the lives continuing to be saved by Insite, the safe injection project that allows drug addicts to shoot up in a safe
Highlights of Vancouver drug-user group's accomplishments over 20 years
VANCOUVER - The Vancouver Area Network of Drug Users, or VANDU, is a 3,000-member advocacy group celebrating its 20th anniversary this month. Here's a list of highlights:
— 1997: Drug users led by community activists hold first meeting at a park, where they later plant 1,000 white crosses to recognize deaths of drug users in the Downtown Eastside.



Bryan Maynard, a co-owner of Farmboys Inc., along with his brother Kyle, is seen in one of their potato fields in Richmond, Prince Edward Island on Friday, July 14, 2017. Maynard is calling on families to talk about the future of their farms. He's concerne
Aging farmers, lack of succession plans put future of family farms at risk
Bryan Maynard says his grandfather, a Prince Edward Island potato farmer, didn't start talking about retirement until he was 80 years old and had been diagnosed with dementia.
At that point, with no succession strategy in place, Maynard and his brother suddenly had to scramble to find a way to keep the farm in the family and just barely managed to do so.



Frequent failure of guards to obey use-of-force videotaping rules 'alarming':ombudsman
TORONTO - Federal prison guards are failing to comply with rules around videotaping their use of force against inmates in a majority of cases, according to data obtained by The Canadian Press.
In the 2016-2017 fiscal year, the Office of the Correctional Investigator led by Ivan Zinger reviewed 1,436 incidents in which guards resorted to force against a prisoner. While the situation has improved in recent years, the high incidence of problems around video — in 67 per cent of the cases — is of significan



NAFTA, trade, cannabis on agenda as premiers meet in Edmonton this week
EDMONTON - Cross-border trade and the looming renegotiation of NAFTA top the agenda of the upcoming summer gathering of Canada's premiers, says host Rachel Notley.
Notley says the premiers will hear from Canada's ambassador to the United States at the meeting of what is known as the Council of the Federation.



Residents ordered out of Williams Lake, B.C., ahead of fire fanned by high winds
WILLIAMS LAKE, B.C. - Thousands of Williams Lake, B.C., residents are being forced from their homes as high winds fan a wildfire burning next to the community.
An evacuation order was issued Saturday evening for the entire City of Williams Lake and numerous surrounding areas including the village of 150 Mile House that have been under threat from nearby fires for almost a week.



Ontario ticket claims Saturday night's $5 million Lotto 649 jackpot
TORONTO - A ticket sold in Ontario claimed Saturday night's $5 million Lotto 649 jackpot.
The guaranteed $1 million prize also went to an Ontario ticket holder.



Flooding from thunderstorm in Ottawa knocks out Nav Canada flight plan system
OTTAWA - The company that operates Canada's civil air navigation service says flooding from a severe thunderstorm in Ottawa brought down its automated flight planning system early Saturday.
Nav Canada says there were delays, mainly affecting international flights, but the safety of the travelling public was not compromised.



Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, centre, tries to drum up customers as he serves pancakes at a Stampede breakfast in Calgary, Alta., Saturday, July 15, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Trudeau serves up pancakes, takes in rodeo on whirlwind Calgary Stampede visit
CALGARY - Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says some of the people he met during his Calgary Stampede visit on Saturday lightheartedly mentioned a gaffe he made during a Canada Day speech, during which he skipped Alberta as he rattled off Canada's provinces and territories.
"I got a couple of people teasing me for it, but no one's made a big deal of it. It's sort of a gentle ribbing," Trudeau told reporters on the second-last day of the 10-day western celebration.



Activists protest at the base of the Edward Cornwallis statue after city staff covered it with a black sheet in Cornwallis Park in Halifax on Saturday, July 15, 2017. Protesters who pledged to remove a statue of Halifax's controversial founder Saturday say
Protesters celebrate as statue of controversial Halifax founder is draped in tarp
HALIFAX - Protesters who pledged to remove a statue of Halifax's controversial founder Saturday say they came away victorious after the monument to Edward Cornwallis was covered in a tarp.
More than 100 people looked up at a municipal worker, hoisted by a crane in a city-owned truck, as he draped a black tarp over the bronze statue at the centre of Halifax's Cornwallis Park.



FILE - In this Friday, July 14, 2017 file photo, Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks at the National Governors Association special session called
Justin Trudeau's summer playlist includes Drake, Fiona Apple
LOS ANGELES, Calif. - Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has released an official Spotify playlist.
Trudeau unveiled his "PM Mix" of 39 songs on the streaming service Saturday. It includes tracks by Canadian artists such as Drake, Shawn Mendes, k.d. lang and The Tragically Hip, as well as songs by Fiona Apple, R.E.M., Peter Gabriel and Nenah Cherry.



At The Turn: Handmade in Halifax, leather covers turn heads worldwide
OTTAWA - For many Canadians, golf is a family affair. For the Bishop brothers, it's become a family business.
The parallels between playing the game and becoming an entrepreneur are not lost on the Nova Scotia-based Bishops, the brains behind startup Dormie Workshop, whose custom-designed, handmade leather headcovers have been taking the golf world by storm since their debut in 2014.



Quebec ticket wins Friday night's $10 million Lotto Max jackpot
TORONTO - A ticket sold in Quebec claimed Friday night's $10 million dollar Lotto Max jackpot.
The exact location of where the ticket was purchased was not immediately revealed.