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School announcement and hurricane latest: In The News for Aug. 26

School announcement and hurricane latest: In The News for Aug. 26

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. 26 ... What we are watching in Canada ...
Bills anathema to social conservatives will test O'Toole's leadership

Bills anathema to social conservatives will test O'Toole's leadership

OTTAWA — Newly minted Conservative Leader Erin O'Toole's ability to manage social conservatives in his caucus and party will be put to an early test this fall when the Liberal government reintroduces legislation on medical assistance in dying.
Melania steals spotlight as Trump flexes executive muscles for political show

Melania steals spotlight as Trump flexes executive muscles for political show

WASHINGTON — Melania Trump delivered a poignant counterpoint to her husband's brash, no-holds-barred presidency Tuesday, offering sympathy to the victims of COVID-19, empathizing with Black Lives Matter protesters, resisting partisan rival-bashing an
Trump trade adviser Navarro bashes Canada's 'self-interests' in new book

Trump trade adviser Navarro bashes Canada's 'self-interests' in new book

WASHINGTON — White House trade adviser Peter Navarro is taking some unprovoked swipes at Canada in a new book about U.S. President Donald Trump's unconventional approach to foreign policy.
Federal court upholds confidentiality of documents in Meng Wanzhou case

Federal court upholds confidentiality of documents in Meng Wanzhou case

OTTAWA — The legal team for a Huawei executive facing extradition to the United States has lost its battle to have the contents of six confidential documents released to them.
The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Aug. 25

The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Aug. 25

The latest numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 7 p.m. on Aug. 25, 2020: There are 125,969 confirmed cases in Canada.

Feds to give provinces $2B to bolster safe reopening of schools this fall

OTTAWA — The federal government is giving $2 billion more to provinces and territories to help them ensure kids can safely go back to school next month. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is to make the announcement Wednesday at a school in Toronto.
A timeline of events in the case of Meng Wanzhou

A timeline of events in the case of Meng Wanzhou

VANCOUVER — A timeline of the Meng Wanzhou case, and rising tension between Canada and China. 2018 Aug. 22: A New York court issues a warrant for the arrest of Huawei Technologies chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou. Dec.
Nunavut moving to civilian police review following RCMP shooting report

Nunavut moving to civilian police review following RCMP shooting report

IQALUIT, Nunavut — Nunavut is preparing legislation to create a civilian police review agency after a recent review of a shooting death of an Inuit man released almost no information about what happened.
Calls for safer supply of drugs as B.C. records 175 overdose deaths in July

Calls for safer supply of drugs as B.C. records 175 overdose deaths in July

VICTORIA — British Columbia recorded 175 overdose deaths in July as paramedics responded to a record 2,706 non-fatal overdoses, prompting health officials to call for greater access to a safer supply of drugs as a top priority.