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In the news today, May 24

In the news today, May 24

Five stories in the news for Friday, May 24 ——— COURT TO RULE IF B.C.
Cross-Canada corridor concept getting dusted off ahead of election

Cross-Canada corridor concept getting dusted off ahead of election

OTTAWA — The notion of a pan-Canadian corridor dedicated to rail, power lines and pipelines has been around for at least half a century but it looks like it's about to get a big publicity boost.
High Level mayor urges fast financial aid to wildfire evacuees

High Level mayor urges fast financial aid to wildfire evacuees

HIGH LEVEL, Alta. — The mayor of a northwestern Alberta town is urging the province to get financial aid flowing quickly to evacuees, as firefighters prepare for shifting winds that could push a powerful wildfire toward the community.
Prince Andrew arrives in Halifax for brief, private working visit

Prince Andrew arrives in Halifax for brief, private working visit

HALIFAX — Prince Andrew, the Duke of York, arrived in Halifax on Thursday for a brief, low-key visit.
Canada seeing spike in temporary visas as migrant worker advocates raise alarm

Canada seeing spike in temporary visas as migrant worker advocates raise alarm

OTTAWA — Applications for temporary resident visas issued to visitors, students and temporary workers in Canada have more than quadrupled since 2015, stretching the Immigration Department's ability to process them, according to a federal report.
'Absolutely horrific:' RCMP allege 17 children abused on Manitoba First Nation

'Absolutely horrific:' RCMP allege 17 children abused on Manitoba First Nation

WINNIPEG — Two men and a foster mother have been charged following an investigation that police say found at least 17 children who were sexually and physically abused in a Manitoba Indigenous community.
Canada-China relations hit 'rock bottom' and at 'freezing point': Chinese envoy

Canada-China relations hit 'rock bottom' and at 'freezing point': Chinese envoy

OTTAWA — China's ambassador to Canada says the bilateral relationship is now at "rock bottom" compared to any time since diplomatic ties were first established decades ago.
'We recognize the truth:' Trudeau exonerates Cree chief of historic conviction

'We recognize the truth:' Trudeau exonerates Cree chief of historic conviction

CUT KNIFE, Sask. — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says Canadians need to learn the real story of a prominent Saskatchewan chief who was a peacemaker, not a criminal.
Court to rule if B.C. can limit bitumen in key case for Trans Mountain pipeline

Court to rule if B.C. can limit bitumen in key case for Trans Mountain pipeline

VANCOUVER — A British Columbia court is set to rule Friday whether the province can restrict shipments of diluted bitumen through its borders, in what will be a crucial decision for the future of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion.
Parties shop for housing ideas for platforms with issue high on voters' lists

Parties shop for housing ideas for platforms with issue high on voters' lists

OTTAWA — Federal parties are preparing to chase voters with ideas for dealing with what a new survey suggests is a major concern across the country: Housing affordability.