Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Twentieth NewsWatch-

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Twentieth NewsWatch-

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(Northern-BC-Murders) (Audio: 106)

A nationwide manhunt is underway for two teenagers wanted in the deaths of three people in northern B-C, with R-C-M-P saying the pair is thought to have recently been in northern Manitoba.

Nineteen-year-old Kam McLeod and 18-year-old Bryer Schmegelsky (schmeh-GAL'-ski) were first thought to be missing, but are now considered suspects in the deaths of Australian Lucas Fowler, his American girlfriend Chynna Deese and an unidentified man.

Police are not saying what led them to consider the pair as suspects. (20)

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(First-Nations-Election) (Audio: 118)

Assembly of First Nations National Chief Perry Bellegarde says his people are not going to be pushed to the side anymore in Canada's elections.

As he addressed the A-F-N's annual general assembly in Fredericton Tuesday, Bellegarde stressed the importance of voting and influencing all party platforms.

He pointed out the national group was able to influence policy in 2015 with its Closing the Gap document, and he wants to do it again this year.

Bellegarde says 61.5 per cent of eligible First Nations voters cast their ballots in 2015, and he wants even more to do so in this fall's election. (20)

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(Rural-Connectivity)

The federal government is set to make a major funding announcement that appears to be part of Ottawa's commitment to invest 100-million dollars over five years into a technology known as low-Earth-orbit satellites.

The head of Ottawa-based Telesat will join Economic Development Minister Navdeep Bains at Wednesday's event.

Telesat has been developing a satellite constellation -- a group of co-ordinated satellites it says will provide high-speed connectivity in rural and remote communities around the globe. …

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