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Air Force, UN food agency tackle skyrocketing COVID-19 hunger in Latin America

Air Force, UN food agency tackle skyrocketing COVID-19 hunger in Latin America

OTTAWA — The head of the UN World Food Program says the COVID-19 crisis has dramatically increased the number of starving people in Latin America, which could trigger a refugee exodus to North America if not addressed.
All inquiry recommendations after fatal RCMP shooting implemented: Ministry

All inquiry recommendations after fatal RCMP shooting implemented: Ministry

VICTORIA — The British Columbia government says it has implemented all seven recommendations made by a coroner's jury at the inquest into the killing of a man by police in Port Hardy five years ago.
Ontario Ministry of Education cuts ties with WE, says will investigate contracts

Ontario Ministry of Education cuts ties with WE, says will investigate contracts

TORONTO — The Ontario Ministry of Education says it will not renew its contract with We Charity and will investigate any expenditures to date.
Former Edmonton nightclub employee sentenced to eight years for sex assaults

Former Edmonton nightclub employee sentenced to eight years for sex assaults

EDMONTON — A former Edmonton nightclub employee convicted of sexually assaulting five women has been sentenced to eight years in prison, a term reduced partly because of a beating he suffered while in custody.
The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for July 31

The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for July 31

The latest numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 3:54 p.m. on July 31, 2020: There are 116,312 confirmed cases in Canada.
Top court orders parts of N.S. cabinet docs disclosed in judges' salaries case

Top court orders parts of N.S. cabinet docs disclosed in judges' salaries case

OTTAWA — The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled the vast majority of confidential cabinet documents in two provinces should remain secret, in cases dealing with how judges are paid.
Trudeau expected perception issues with WE deal, but no conflict of interest

Trudeau expected perception issues with WE deal, but no conflict of interest

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he knew there would be problems with perception over having WE Charity run a $900-million student-volunteer program, but he believed there was no conflict of interest because his family would not benefit.

13 overdose deaths in Yukon so far this year is double last year's toll

WHITEHORSE — The Yukon government is considering plans for a supervised injection site and a safer supply of drugs for substance users after 13 people fatally overdosed between January and mid-July, compared with six for all of last year.
Canadian fans ready to embrace return of NHL in season restart amid summer heat

Canadian fans ready to embrace return of NHL in season restart amid summer heat

EDMONTON — As the summer heat shimmers off the pavement and stationary cars double as sweltering four-door Dutch ovens, Canada's favourite winter pastime is officially back.
Trudeau says feds will create EI-like benefit for gig, contract workers

Trudeau says feds will create EI-like benefit for gig, contract workers

OTTAWA — The federal government plans to move as many out-of-work Canadians into the employment insurance system when a key emergency benefit runs out in the fall, and provide an EI-like support for millions who can't qualify under existing rules.