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More than 7,000 lives lost to toxic drugs in 5 years — and this B.C. health crisis is only getting worse

As B.C. marks five years since declaring a public health emergency due to opioid deaths, the provincial government has announced it will be making its request official in Ottawa to become the first province in the country to decriminalize the possession of small amounts of illicit drugs.
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Ottawa opens new pathway to permanent status for temporary essential workers and graduates

The federal government will introduce a new pathway to permanent residency for foreign nationals working in Canada in essential jobs such as personal support and health workers, Immigration Minister Marco Mendicino announced today.

Former employee sues MP Yasmin Ratansi, claims she fired him for attending abortion

A former employee of Yasmin Ratansi is suing the member of Parliament for $2 million, claiming Ratansi verbally abused him on multiple occasions, made a derogatory remark about his girlfriend and fired him for attending an abortion in 2017.
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Biden announces complete U.S. troop withdrawal from Afghanistan by Sept. 11, 2021

U.S. President Joe Biden said Wednesday he will withdraw remaining U.S. troops from Afghanistan, declaring that the Sept. 11 attacks "cannot explain" why American forces should still be there 20 years after the deadly assault on the United States.
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Minnesota police officer charged with manslaughter in shooting of Black man

Kim Potter, a Minnesota police officer who fatally shot Daunte Wright, a 20-year-old Black man during a traffic stop in a Minneapolis suburb, was charged with second-degree manslaughter on Wednesday.

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