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Alberta MLA Derek Fildebrandt announces he will not be running for UCP leadership in Calgary on Tuesday August 8, 2017 outside the McDougall Centre. (Leah Hennel/Postmedia Network)

Alberta Airbnb renting MLA apologizes

An Alberta United Conservative Party MLA is taking a leave of absence from his role as finance critic in the wake of a controversy over renting out his taxpayer-subsidized apartment on Airbnb for months.

A Cuban honour guard prepares the Cuban flag for Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez (center right) before he raises the Cuban flag over their new embassy in Washington on July 20, 2015. (Andrew Harnik/AP Photo/Pool/Files)

Canadian diplomat in Cuba suffered hearing loss

The Canadian government said Thursday that at least one Canadian diplomat in Cuba also has been treated for hearing loss following disclosures that a group of American diplomats in Havana suffered severe hearing loss that U.S. officials believe were caused by an advanced sonic device.

The Mayor of Montreal Denis Coderre speaks to the media as a bus of Haitian asylum seekers from the United States arrives at the Olympic Stadium in Montreal, Quebec on August 3, 2017. CATHERINE LEGAULT/Getty Images

Montreal opens more asylum shelters amid influx

Officials in Montreal have opened a new temporary shelter for asylum seekers in a building that once housed a convent, and said on Monday the city has received a demand to open even more spaces for migrants crossing the Canadian border.

People hold up signs in support of asylum seekers during a rally outside the Olympic Stadium in Montreal, Sunday, August 6, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes

Rally for MTL Olympic Stadium asylum seekers

Several hundred people shouted “refugees welcome!” in Creole as they gathered outside Montreal’s Olympic Stadium on Sunday to show support for the waves of asylum-seekers crossing the border from the United States.

Brian Carlisle, 47, of Abbotsford, B.C. is charged with aggravated sexual assault after allegedly having unprotected sex with multiple women while not disclosing his HIV+ status. (RCMP Handout)

HIV+ man charged over unprotected sex

Mission RCMP are warning the public about an Abbotsford man who they allege engaged in unprotected sexual intercourse with women without disclosing that he’s HIV-positive.

A group of asylum seekers leave Olympic Stadium to go for a walk, in Montreal on Wednesday, August 2, 2017. The stadium is being used as temporary housing to deal with the influx of asylum seekers arriving from the United States. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz

Montreal's Big O to house asylum seekers

Montreal’s iconic Olympic Stadium will be the first place some newcomers to Canada call home, with the venue being pressed into use as a temporary shelter for asylum seekers as of Wednesday.