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Scheer welcomes Alleslev to caucus

OTTAWA—Despite a summer that saw Andrew Scheer lose a prominent member of the Conservative party, he tried to fire up his caucus yesterday by introducing its newest member.

Scheer told the Conservative caucus he is proud to welcome former Liberal MP Leona Alleslev, who made the stunning announcement Monday that she is leaving the governing Liberals to join their federal rivals.

Family still missing dog

MOOSE JAW, Sask.—A Saskatchewan family once again is searching for their missing dog after a case of mistaken identity.

On Tuesday, Brennen Duncan was reunited with a white Kuvasz that was found near Moose Jaw.

Duncan was certain the dog was his beloved “Georgia” that had run off from his wife's parents' farm in July, 2017 about 500 km away during a thunderstorm.

Alberta still planning to release bear cubs this fall

EDMONTON—Alberta Environment says two black bear cubs being rehabilitated will be returned to the wild by mid-October despite concerns that it is too early.

The Cochrane Ecological Institute, a non-profit wildlife facility, took in two cubs after the province lifted a ban in the spring that had been in place since 2010.

Feds pledge $1.7B for indigenous child care

OTTAWA—Three national indigenous organizations will receive a combined $1.7 billion to spend on child care over the coming decade under an agreement announced yesterday.

The 10-year funding comes from a pot of $7 billion the federal Liberals had set aside for early learning and child-care initiatives, with the remainder being given to provinces and territories.