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Quebec shipyard late on delivering icebreakers after pushing feds on purchase

Quebec shipyard late on delivering icebreakers after pushing feds on purchase

OTTAWA — A Quebec shipyard that pushed the federal government to buy second-hand icebreakers for the Canadian Coast Guard two years ago is now late in delivering the much-needed vessels as it works to increase their icebreaking capabilities.
WE-sponsored travel for donors not the norm for other charities: experts

WE-sponsored travel for donors not the norm for other charities: experts

OTTAWA — In the wake of revelations that Finance Minister Bill Morneau and his family had overseas trips sponsored by the WE organization, experts in the charitable sector say covering a donor's travel costs is an unusual practice.
St. John's Roman Catholic corporation liable for abuses at orphanage: appeals court

St. John's Roman Catholic corporation liable for abuses at orphanage: appeals court

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — Newfoundland and Labrador's highest court says the Roman Catholic Episcopal Corporation of St. John's is financially liable for sexual abuse at the Mount Cashel orphanage in the 1950s. St.
Norma Fitzsimmons, founder of 'cheeky' winter flower count, dies at 97

Norma Fitzsimmons, founder of 'cheeky' winter flower count, dies at 97

VICTORIA — The Victoria woman who started a light-hearted campaign to count flower blossoms sprouting in British Columbia's capital when much of Canada remained locked in winter's grip has died.
Families of N.S. mass shooting victims transform protest into march of thanks

Families of N.S. mass shooting victims transform protest into march of thanks

HALIFAX — Relatives of victims of the Nova Scotia mass shooting marched through the streets of Halifax on Wednesday to thank their supporters for helping them persuade Ottawa and Nova Scotia to call a full public inquiry into the killings.

Children afraid of father in Kuwait can stay in Canada for now, court says

TORONTO — Three children should not be sent back to their allegedly abusive father in Kuwait pending the outcome of their parents' custody dispute in Canada, Ontario's top court ruled Wednesday in a case that attracted United Nations attention.

Scientists believe more than one southern resident killer whale pregnant

VANCOUVER — More than one endangered southern resident killer whale is believed to be pregnant and a University of British Columbia scientist says he is delighted at the news.
Inquest to probe police killing of Indigenous man, New Brunswick says

Inquest to probe police killing of Indigenous man, New Brunswick says

FREDERICTON — A coroner's inquest will look into the police killing of an Indigenous man in New Brunswick in June. The provincial government says the Rodney Levi inquest will start after investigations and any potential court proceedings are done.
Vancouver resident finds lost teddy bear containing her mother's voice recording

Vancouver resident finds lost teddy bear containing her mother's voice recording

VANCOUVER — Mara Soriano has spent the last four days checking the alleys and dumpsters of Vancouver's West End, putting up posters and answering multitudes of emails and tweets, hoping she'd find a stolen teddy bear that carries her late mother's vo
Fewer troops in Middle East and a childhood dream comes true; In The News for July 29

Fewer troops in Middle East and a childhood dream comes true; In The News for July 29

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 29 ... What we are watching in Canada ...