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CP NewsAlert: Bell Media to launch workplace review amid criticism of LaFlamme ouster

Bell Media says in a statement it "regrets" the way in which the departure of anchor Lisa LaFlamme has been handled, and will launch a third-party workplace review of the CTV newsroom after criticism. More coming. The Canadian Press
Statistics Canada says retail sales rose 1.1 per cent in June to $63.1 billion

Statistics Canada says retail sales rose 1.1 per cent in June to $63.1 billion

OTTAWA — Statistics Canada says retail sales increased 1.1 per cent to $63.1 billion in June, boosted by higher sales at gasoline stations and motor vehicle and parts dealers. Higher prices helped lift sales at gasoline stations 3.
R. Kelly's lawyer gets chance to question government witness

R. Kelly's lawyer gets chance to question government witness

CHICAGO (AP) — R. Kelly’s legal team will get its chance to question the government’s star witness on Friday after she testified at his federal trial in Chicago that the R&B singer sexually abused her hundreds of times before she turned 18.
Back-to-school shoppers return to stores, hunt for deals amid mounting prices

Back-to-school shoppers return to stores, hunt for deals amid mounting prices

Ceilidh Fear is typically a bargain shopper. But the mother of two is planning to splurge a little on a back-to-school shopping trip.
Calgary man convicted in multimillion dollar Ponzi scheme to be sentenced

Calgary man convicted in multimillion dollar Ponzi scheme to be sentenced

CALGARY — A Calgary man who bilked his clients out of millions of dollars in a Ponzi scheme is scheduled to be sentenced today.
Nigeria's Osun River: Sacred, revered and increasingly toxic

Nigeria's Osun River: Sacred, revered and increasingly toxic

OSOGBO, Nigeria (AP) — Yeyerisa Abimbola has dedicated most of her 58 years on Earth to the Osun, a waterway in deeply religious Nigeria named for the river goddess of fertility.
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.

Atlanta rapper Young Thug again denied bond in criminal case

ATLANTA (AP) — A Georgia judge on Thursday denied bond — again — for Atlanta rapper Young Thug, one of nearly 30 people charged in a 65-count indictment alleging he is the leader of a criminal street gang.
Judge retains jurisdiction in lawsuit over Enbridge pipeline

Judge retains jurisdiction in lawsuit over Enbridge pipeline

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — A federal judge Thursday kept jurisdiction over a lawsuit seeking to close an oil pipeline crossing a section of the Great Lakes, rejecting Michigan's effort to shift the case to state court. U.S.
Woman says it was her, R. Kelly in key video at 2008 trial

Woman says it was her, R. Kelly in key video at 2008 trial

CHICAGO (AP) — A woman who has been central to R.