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Volunteer rescuers save baby porpoise trapped on B.C. beach

A dramatic rescue unfolded on the coast of Vancouver Island on Sunday evening. A young harbour porpoise was trapped on the shore along a popular resort area near Nanoose, B.C. Nathalie Marie was the first person to spot the marine mammal, which could easily be mistaken for a dolphin.

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NEW | Sunken fishing boat off B.C. shifts into deeper water, leaks fuel in key orca habitat

Crews are working to drain fuel from a sunken fish boat in U.S. waters just east of Vancouver Island before it fouls a key feeding ground for endangered southern resident killer whales. An update from the U.S. Coast Guard says the 15-metre Aleutian Isle has shifted since it went down Saturday off Washington state, near San Juan Island, roughly 25 kilometres east of Victoria.

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Quebec Cardinal Marc Ouellet accused of sexual assault

Quebec Cardinal Marc Ouellet is being accused of sexual assault in a class-action lawsuit against the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Quebec. The allegations are part of a series of claims made against clergy members included in two class-action lawsuits against the church and authorized by a judge.

Pope Francis, left, and Cardinal Marc Ouellet arrive at the opening of a 3-day Symposium on Vocations in the Paul VI hall at the Vatican, Thursday, Feb. 17, 2022. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

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OPINION | Economists are forecasting a recession, how should you prepare?

The next time the Bank of Canada raises interest rates on the scheduled date of September 7, 2022, it could potentially trigger a recession. Although there may be a chance that we don’t enter into a recession and the BoC is still hoping for a soft landing, it’s best to be prepared. Contributor Christopher Liew explains how.