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Crown appeals prison term for trucker convicted in killing of woman in Edmonton hotel

Crown appeals prison term for trucker convicted in killing of woman in Edmonton hotel

EDMONTON — Crown prosecutors are appealing a 12 1/2-year sentence given to an Ontario truck driver found guilty in the killing of a woman in his Edmonton hotel room.
First full day of Canada's election campaign begins with economic pledges

First full day of Canada's election campaign begins with economic pledges

OTTAWA — The federal parties took the first full day of campaigning to lay planks in their plans to revive the country's economy after months of pain from the COVID-19 pandemic, and options for covering the costs.
Ontario open to child care deal with federal Liberals, with some flexibility: Lecce

Ontario open to child care deal with federal Liberals, with some flexibility: Lecce

TORONTO — Ontario's education minister says his government is open to striking a deal on affordable child care with the federal Liberals if it accounts for what he described as the province's "unique" circumstances.
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'A serious situation': COVID-19 cases force two N.W.T. communities into lockdown

'A serious situation': COVID-19 cases force two N.W.T. communities into lockdown

YELLOWKNIFE — The Northwest Territories is mandating masks, banning gatherings and closing non-essential businesses in two communities where COVID-19 cases have been identified.
Quebec premier promises $100 million for affordable housing in province's north

Quebec premier promises $100 million for affordable housing in province's north

MONTREAL — Lamenting the "fly in and fly out" culture of workers in Quebec's northern communities, Premier François Legault said Monday his government would build more affordable housing in the north to entice families to settle.

Let the campaigning begin and the Taliban take over: In The News for Aug. 16

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 Aug. 16 ... What we are watching in Canada ...
A look at COVID-19 reopening plans across the country

A look at COVID-19 reopening plans across the country

As COVID-19 vaccination rates increase, the provinces and territories have been releasing their reopening plans for businesses, events and recreational facilities.
'Keeping these people alive': A volunteer team works to reverse overdoses in Edmonton

'Keeping these people alive': A volunteer team works to reverse overdoses in Edmonton

EDMONTON — A woman winces as a volunteer crouches down, lifts up her dress and looks at a deep gash running along her right leg.
Hundreds of properties evacuated as wind prompts growth in B.C. wildfires

Hundreds of properties evacuated as wind prompts growth in B.C. wildfires

High winds intensified numerous wildfires burning in British Columbia, forcing more evacuation orders for residents in hundreds of homes late Sunday, says the BC Wildfire Service.
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