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To oblivion and back: How sea otters are changing B.C.'s coast 50 years after their return

The growing sea otter population in B.C.'s waters is an incredible tale of recovery for a species once hunted into oblivion for its lush fur. Now numbering in the thousands, the appetite of the otters is dramatically altering large parts of the West Coast ecosystem.

Canada extends peacekeeping mission despite Security Council loss

Canada will provide a military transport plane to support United Nations peacekeeping missions for another year despite losing its bid for a temporary seat on the UN Security Council.

Province-sanctioned safe supply not enough to get some B.C. addicts off fentanyl-laced street drugs

Nearly 2,000 people in B.C. have been prescribed hydromorphone, a synthetic opioid, under the province's safe-supply program, but fatal overdoses continue to rise and reached a historic high in June, with 175 deaths.

John Hume, Northern Irish Catholic leader and Nobel Peace laureate, dies at 83

John Hume, a key Roman Catholic architect of Northern Ireland's 1998 Good Friday peace agreement who won the Nobel Peace Prize for his role in ending 30 years of sectarian violence, died on Monday at the age of 83, his SDLP party said.
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Supreme Court decision on genetics law missed a critical opportunity to hold Parliament more accountable

The way the Supreme Court reached its decision to uphold the Genetic Non-Discrimination Act (GNDA) raises real concern, writes Y.Y. Brandon Chen.

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