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Statistics Canada to give early glimpse of how economy fared in second quarter

Statistics Canada to give early glimpse of how economy fared in second quarter

OTTAWA — Statistics Canada will say today how the economy fared in May and give its early estimate on the second quarter of the year. Last month, the agency said its preliminary estimate was that real gross domestic product fell by 0.
Canadian women mine more Olympic gold and B.C.'s killer heat: In The News for July 30

Canadian women mine more Olympic gold and B.C.'s killer heat: In The News for July 30

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 July 30 ... What we are watching on the world stage ...
Telltale transactions help financial intelligence centre combat sex trafficking

Telltale transactions help financial intelligence centre combat sex trafficking

OTTAWA — Transactional clues — from hotel bills paid in cash to purchases of escort-service ads — are helping Canada's financial intelligence agency detect human trafficking in the sex trade.
Ottawa drummer squirrelled away 1968 Joni Mitchell tape recorded by Jimi Hendrix

Ottawa drummer squirrelled away 1968 Joni Mitchell tape recorded by Jimi Hendrix

OTTAWA — An Ottawa drummer with a passion for collecting reel-to-reel tapes deserves applause for the coming release of a Joni Mitchell performance recorded over half a century ago by none other than virtuoso guitarist Jimi Hendrix.
Doctors, lawyers want B.C. to track injuries after record heat wave

Doctors, lawyers want B.C. to track injuries after record heat wave

VANCOUVER — Two groups focused on environmental issues are calling on the British Columbia government to come up with a plan to track "heat dome injuries" following record-setting temperatures that are also linked with 570 deaths in the province over

A look at COVID-19 reopening plans across the country

As COVID-19 vaccination rates increase and case numbers drop across the country, the provinces and territories have begun releasing the reopening plans for businesses, events and recreational facilities.
Inbox for Afghan interpreter applications crashes

Inbox for Afghan interpreter applications crashes

OTTAWA — The email address where Afghan interpreters were told to send their application forms under an urgent resettlement plan crashed Thursday, snarling what applicants and Canadian veterans say is an already chaotic process.
Conservatives push feds to ensure Canadians who got mixed vaccines can travel abroad

Conservatives push feds to ensure Canadians who got mixed vaccines can travel abroad

OTTAWA — The federal Conservatives are urging the Liberal government to do more to ensure that Canadians who received two different doses of COVID-19 vaccines are able to travel internationally.

Yukon reports 7th death, seven new cases of COVID-19

WHITEHORSE — Yukon has reported its seventh death linked to COVID-19 since the pandemic began. The territory's chief medical officer of health, Dr. Brendan Hanley, says in a statement that the person died in hospital Wednesday night.
Billions in losses, thousands could die if wildfire response unchanged: report

Billions in losses, thousands could die if wildfire response unchanged: report

Western Canada must urgently address the threats posed by highly destructive wildfires or face deadly and costly consequences, says a group of forest and environmental experts from British Columbia and the United States.