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Mother convicted of killing Phoenix Sinclair granted escorted outings from prison

Mother convicted of killing Phoenix Sinclair granted escorted outings from prison

WINNIPEG — A Manitoba woman who abused and killed her daughter in one of the province's most notorious crimes has been granted escorted temporary absences from prison.
Quebec police watchdog begins probe into alleged beating of Senegalese diplomat

Quebec police watchdog begins probe into alleged beating of Senegalese diplomat

MONTREAL — Quebec's independent police watchdog is investigating allegations that a Senegalese diplomat was detained and beaten by police last week in Gatineau, Que., across the river from Ottawa.
CRA says it has $1.4 billion in uncashed cheques sitting in its coffers

CRA says it has $1.4 billion in uncashed cheques sitting in its coffers

OTTAWA — The Canada Revenue Agency says it will be sending e-notifications about uncashed cheques to 25,000 Canadians this month. The federal agency says it has approximately $1.

Heat warnings still in place for several provinces across the country

Environment Canada has extended heat warnings in a number of provinces, as unseasonably hot conditions continue across the country. The warning from the national weather agency covers broad regions of southern Ontario, Nova Scotia, Alberta and B.C.

Wildfires across Canada; Ont. legislature resumes : In The News for Aug. 8

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. 8 ... What we are watching in Canada ...
Parliamentary committee to begin study of RCMP's use of cellphone spyware

Parliamentary committee to begin study of RCMP's use of cellphone spyware

OTTAWA — A parliamentary committee will begin exploring the RCMP’s use of spyware on Monday, diving deeper into an issue that's sounded alarms for privacy and civil liberties groups across the country.
Montreal Pride Parade organizers cancel event, citing lack of security

Montreal Pride Parade organizers cancel event, citing lack of security

MONTREAL — Pride Montreal abruptly cancelled its iconic annual parade hours before it was to get underway on Sunday, citing security concerns stemming from a lack of volunteers for the event.
Bill with tax credits for 'North American' electric vehicles passes in U.S. Senate

Bill with tax credits for 'North American' electric vehicles passes in U.S. Senate

WASHINGTON — The new plan to encourage Americans to buy more electric vehicles built in North America, instead of just the United States, has cleared its tallest hurdle.
Heat warning still in place for large swaths of central and eastern Canada

Heat warning still in place for large swaths of central and eastern Canada

Five provinces across central and eastern Canada continued to swelter in unseasonably hot conditions on Sunday, Environment Canada said as it extended a widespread heat warning into a second day.
Tory leadership hopefuls say it's time for unity. Here's what some say that means

Tory leadership hopefuls say it's time for unity. Here's what some say that means

OTTAWA — When three Conservative leadership hopefuls met this past week for a debate, the same word kept getting repeated. Unity. Or more precisely, the need for it.