July 17th, 2024

National News

Flooding on DVP in Toronto as torrential rain hits city, GTA

By The Canadian Press on July 16th, 2024

TORONTO – A major highway, several thoroughfares and a key transit hub were flooded in Toronto on Tuesday afternoon after torrential rain hit the city, while power outages were reported in multiple areas. Toronto police said part of the Don Valley Parkway, which runs from the north part of the city into the downtown area, ... Read More »

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Canada drops $9M on NYC luxury condo for consul general’s official residence

By The Canadian Press on July 16th, 2024

OTTAWA – Canada has spent $9 million for a luxury condo in Manhattan to be used as the official residence for its consul general in New York. Global Affairs Canada says a previous New York City residence purchased in 1961 isn’t up to code and doesn’t meet the department’s standards, but won’t say what is ... Read More »

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Lawyer who prosecuted Alice Munro’s husband unsurprised case stayed hidden for years

By Sonja Puzic, The Canadian Press on July 16th, 2024

A former Crown attorney who prosecuted Alice Munro’s husband says he always assumed a desire to protect the author’s reputation was among the reasons why Gerald Fremlin’s sexual abuse of Munro’s daughter went unreported even after he pleaded guilty. Fremlin’s case also may have escaped public attention because it moved unusually fast through the Goderich, ... Read More »

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Repeated extreme weather events linked to rise in mental health problems, trauma

By Hina Alam, The Canadian Press on July 16th, 2024

FREDERICTON – Jennifer Moore was helping a neighbour on flood-prone Stannus Street, in Windsor, N.S., last week when she fell face first in waist-deep brown water in her driveway. It was the third time in three years the catch basin on the street overflowed, after 1.2 metres of water adulterated with sewage poured into Moore’s ... Read More »

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Premiers of Canada’s territories say collaboration on Arctic security is top of mind

By The Canadian Press on July 16th, 2024

HALIFAX – Canada’s territorial premiers say Indigenous collaboration is vital as the country steps up Arctic security. Northwest Territories Premier R.J. Simpson told reporters today at the Council of the Federation meetings in Halifax that exerting sovereignty over the Arctic must be done in concert with the people whose traditional land is involved. Simpson, Nunavut ... Read More »

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Asylum seekers, equalization reform on the agenda as premiers meet in Halifax

By David Boles, The Canadian Press on July 16th, 2024

Quebec’s premier wants to bring the issue of asylum seekers to the attention of his fellow provincial leaders. Canada’s premiers are in Halifax this week for the Council of the Federation conference, where Quebec’s Fran├žois Legault says it’s clear the current situation in his province must change. The issue has been a long-standing one for ... Read More »

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In the news today: Republicans continue convention reinvigorated

By The Canadian Press on July 16th, 2024

Here is a roundup of stories from The Canadian Press designed to bring you up to speed… Republicans continue convention reinvigorated The second day of the Republican National Convention is set to begin as the party pushes forward reinvigorated following Donald Trump’s first public appearance after the attempted assassination of the former president. Trump was ... Read More »

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Republicans tell party faithful to be resilient like Donald Trump following shooting

By The Canadian Press on July 16th, 2024

MILWAUKEE – The second day of the Republican National Convention is set to begin as the party pushes forward reinvigorated following Donald Trump’s first public appearance after the attempted assassination of the former president. Trump was formally elected as the 2024 presidential nominee Monday in Milwaukee and Ohio Sen. J.D. Vance his running mate for ... Read More »

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AI wildfire early detection system is like a fire alarm in the forest, says chief

By The Canadian Press on July 16th, 2024

VERNON, BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA – Vernon Fire Chief David Lind likens the Interior B.C. city’s new artificial-intelligence-driven wildfire detection system to a fire alarm in the forest. The system involves cameras and scores of air sensors scattered among trees and other high points, collecting data that is fed into an AI system for analysis. Its ... Read More »

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Despite an industrial past, Montreal’s Lachine Canal now a popular fishing spot

By Morgan Lowrie, The Canadian Press on July 16th, 2024

MONTREAL – Live music pulses through the air as Henry Leung casts a lure into the murky waters of the Lachine Canal, at a site wedged between a noisy festival and the high-rises of Montreal’s Griffintown neighbourhood. It’s no bucolic day on a lake, but Leung says there are plenty of fish to catch in ... Read More »

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Trump makes first appearance at Republican convention after assassination attempt

By Kelly Geraldine Malone, The Canadian Press on July 15th, 2024

MILWAUKEE – Donald Trump made his first public appearance since an attempted assassination with a white bandage covering his ear and roaring cheers of “We love Trump” from the crowd at the Republican National Convention Monday night. The former president arrived in the last hour of speeches from party faithful on the first day of ... Read More »

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