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Calgary couple stranded in India by COVID-19 pandemic killed: family

Calgary couple stranded in India by COVID-19 pandemic killed: family

CALGARY — A retired couple stranded in India by the COVID-19 pandemic were killed and robbed before they could get on a flight back to Canada.
Greens likely to hold virtual leadership convention due to pandemic: May

Greens likely to hold virtual leadership convention due to pandemic: May

OTTAWA — The first leadership contest for the Green Party of Canada in 14 years is likely to end in October with an online announcement instead of a big party, former Leader Elizabeth May said Wednesday, as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to spare no
Trudeau government given failing grade for lack of action plan on MMIWG

Trudeau government given failing grade for lack of action plan on MMIWG

OTTAWA — It was Sonya Nadine Mae Cywink's 31st birthday when she went missing in Ontario in mid-August of 1994. She was with child. She had been planning to celebrate her birthday by meeting her sister, Meggie Cywink, at a Toronto Blue Jays game.
As some protesters in D.C. gird for battle, others provide first aid, supplies

As some protesters in D.C. gird for battle, others provide first aid, supplies

WASHINGTON — Moving through the pulsing mass of angry activism outside the White House, a handful of people are providing help and first aid to police and protesters alike as enraged Americans register their dismay with the police killing of George F

Watchdog urges Toronto police to stop leaking information on balcony death

TORONTO — Relatives of a Toronto woman who died after falling from her balcony last week have postponed speaking with Ontario's police watchdog, citing concerns about possible leaks from police sources regarding the case, the agency said Wednesday.
Meng hearing schedule to expand; lawyers ask for 'referee' in case

Meng hearing schedule to expand; lawyers ask for 'referee' in case

VANCOUVER — Legal arguments at the B.C. Supreme Court in the extradition case of Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou may stretch into next year.
Bank of Canada keeps key rate target on hold, expects return to growth in Q3

Bank of Canada keeps key rate target on hold, expects return to growth in Q3

OTTAWA — The economy appears to have avoided a worst-case scenario due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Bank of Canada said Wednesday as it kept its key interest rate steady at its lower bound.
Nunavut RCMP to consider body cameras as tension between police, Inuit grows

Nunavut RCMP to consider body cameras as tension between police, Inuit grows

IQALUIT, Nunavut — Nunavut RCMP are considering whether to use body cameras as tension grows between police officers and the largely Inuit communities they serve. A number of leaders from the Arctic have spoken in favour of the cameras.
Trudeau to join global COVID-19 vaccine fundraiser amid calls for fair access

Trudeau to join global COVID-19 vaccine fundraiser amid calls for fair access

OTTAWA — The prospect of tens of millions of COVID-19 vaccine doses rolling out as early as this fall is being tempered by warnings to ensure they shared fairly across the globe, especially in the poorest countries.
Joint inquiry or review of mass killing taking shape, N.S. justice minister says

Joint inquiry or review of mass killing taking shape, N.S. justice minister says

HALIFAX — There will be a joint federal-provincial inquiry or review into the mass killing in April that claimed 22 lives in rural Nova Scotia, but the exact form of that investigation is still taking shape, the province's justice minister says.
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