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Transport minister testifies, handgun import ban kicks in: In The News for Aug. 19

Transport minister testifies, handgun import ban kicks in: In The News for Aug. 19

In The News is a roundup of stories from The Canadian Press designed to kickstart your day. Here is what's on the radar of our editors for the morning of Friday, August 19, 2022. What we are watching in Canada ...
Prime Minister's summer tour stops today in the Magdalen Islands

Prime Minister's summer tour stops today in the Magdalen Islands

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will travel today to the beautiful Magdalen Islands in Quebec. Trudeau's office says he is the first prime minister in two decades to visit the small archipelago in the Gulf of St. Lawrence.
Canadian veterans in France to mark 80th anniversary of disastrous Dieppe Raid

Canadian veterans in France to mark 80th anniversary of disastrous Dieppe Raid

OTTAWA — Canadian flags hang alongside French and British on the streets of Dieppe, France, each August as the city marks the anniversary of an important and disastrous day during the Second World War.
Canada's interim import ban on handguns takes effect today

Canada's interim import ban on handguns takes effect today

OTTAWA — As of today, individuals and businesses are no longer able to import restricted handguns into Canada, with limited exceptions.
Feds probe 'disturbing' tweets by consultant on government-funded anti-racism project

Feds probe 'disturbing' tweets by consultant on government-funded anti-racism project

OTTAWA — The federal diversity minister says he's taking action over "disturbing" tweets by a senior consultant on an anti-racism project that received $133,000 from his department.
Transport minister to answer questions about airport delays at committee hearing

Transport minister to answer questions about airport delays at committee hearing

OTTAWA — Transport Minister Omar Alghabra will testify today before the House of Commons transport committee on airport and airline delays that have wreaked havoc on travellers over the past several months.
Judge sides with Enbridge Inc. in Michigan's latest effort to halt Line 5 pipeline

Judge sides with Enbridge Inc. in Michigan's latest effort to halt Line 5 pipeline

WASHINGTON — The international dispute over Line 5 belongs in federal court, a Michigan judge declared Thursday, dealing a critical blow to Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's bid to shut down the controversial cross-border oil and gas pipeline.
Wolf found dead by roadside, another still missing after 'suspicious' B.C. zoo escape

Wolf found dead by roadside, another still missing after 'suspicious' B.C. zoo escape

ALDERGROVE — One of the wolves that escaped its enclosure at the Greater Vancouver Zoo this week has been found dead on a roadside, and a second wolf is still missing, the zoo's deputy general manager said Thursday.
'Weak spot' in virus responsible for COVID-19 could mean new treatments: researchers

'Weak spot' in virus responsible for COVID-19 could mean new treatments: researchers

VANCOUVER — Researchers at the University of British Columbia have discovered what they are calling a "weak spot" in the virus that causes COVID-19, paving the way for potential new treatments effective against all strains.
Western Quebec smelter will reduce arsenic emissions to five times provincial norm

Western Quebec smelter will reduce arsenic emissions to five times provincial norm

MONTREAL — Arsenic emissions at a western Quebec copper smelter will be reduced to five times the provincial norm by 2017 at a cost of around $500 million, the plant’s owner said Thursday.