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Privacy experts disagree with RCMP that spyware is similar to wiretapping

Privacy experts disagree with RCMP that spyware is similar to wiretapping

OTTAWA — Privacy experts say police and government use of "extremely intrusive" spyware needs to be tightly controlled, and the technology should be outlawed for the general Canadian public.
Stable weather allows fire crews to focus on containment of B.C. wildfires

Stable weather allows fire crews to focus on containment of B.C. wildfires

Crews battling the wildfire that has forced the evacuation of more than 500 properties in British Columbia's southern Okanagan are taking advantage of calm winds and stable conditions to bolster fire lines.
Delivering new services 'complicated,' Freeland says of planned dental care program

Delivering new services 'complicated,' Freeland says of planned dental care program

OTTAWA — Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland says the government is working hard to meet its end-of-year deadline to deliver dental-care coverage to kids, but acknowledges that providing new services is "complicated.
Montreal mayor says independent investigation to examine Pride parade cancellation

Montreal mayor says independent investigation to examine Pride parade cancellation

MONTREAL — An independent investigation will be held into Pride Montreal's last-minute cancellation over the weekend of its emblematic parade, the City of Montreal announced Tuesday.
Senegalese diplomat arrested by Quebec police owed former landlord more than $45,000

Senegalese diplomat arrested by Quebec police owed former landlord more than $45,000

MONTREAL — The detention and alleged beating by Quebec police of a Senegalese diplomat last week came as a bailiff was attempting to seize property at her residence to pay for a judgment against her.
Crowded tent encampment on main Vancouver street set to be removed by city

Crowded tent encampment on main Vancouver street set to be removed by city

VANCOUVER — People living in a growing street encampment along a busy street in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside have been handed notices advising that the tents and other structures are about to be removed.
Top commander defends military's vaccine requirement, says 'tweak' in the works

Top commander defends military's vaccine requirement, says 'tweak' in the works

OTTAWA — Canada's top military commander says he plans to "tweak" the Armed Forces' vaccine requirement in the next few weeks. But defence chief Gen.
RCMP spyware use probe, Newfoundland forest fires : In The News for Aug. 9

RCMP spyware use probe, Newfoundland forest fires : In The News for Aug. 9

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. 9 ... What we are watching in Canada ...
Unpredictable winds make wildfires an erratic adversary: experts

Unpredictable winds make wildfires an erratic adversary: experts

Hot weather and dry conditions are the usual suspects in any wildfire season, but a complex interplay of topography and unpredictable winds can create particularly challenging adversaries for firefighters, experts say.
Bill Graham, ex-interim Liberal leader and post-9/11 foreign affairs minister, dies

Bill Graham, ex-interim Liberal leader and post-9/11 foreign affairs minister, dies

OTTAWA — Condolences from Canadian politicians past and present poured out Monday as they learned about the death of Bill Graham, who served as foreign affairs minister when the country decided against joining the U.S. invasion of Iraq in 2003. "Mr.