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In the news today, Aug. 16

In the news today, Aug. 16

Eight stories in the news for Thursday, Aug.
Public visitation set for Fredericton constables killed during shooting

Public visitation set for Fredericton constables killed during shooting

FREDERICTON — A public visitation is expected to be held today for two Fredericton constables killed in the line of duty.
Feds preparing response in case Trump follows through on auto tariff threat

Feds preparing response in case Trump follows through on auto tariff threat

OTTAWA — With threats of devastating U.S. tariffs hanging over the auto sector, Canada's economic development minister says Ottawa is considering every possible way it could respond if the Trump administration follows through on its warning.

Calgary mom of terminally ill boy urges empathy in neighbourhood parking spat

CALGARY — The mother of a terminally ill Calgary boy who requires around-the-clock care says she is being hassled by neighbours over street parking.
Efforts to raise tug from mouth of B.C.'s Fraser River paused until Thursday

Efforts to raise tug from mouth of B.C.'s Fraser River paused until Thursday

VANCOUVER — Salvage crews managed to partially raise a sunken tug from the Fraser River off Vancouver on Wednesday before the salvage operation was paused for the evening. The B.C.
Esther, celebrity 'wonder pig,' diagnosed with cancer after CT scan

Esther, celebrity 'wonder pig,' diagnosed with cancer after CT scan

GUELPH, Ont. — A celebrity pig whose owners raised more than half a million dollars to bring an oversized CT scanner to Canada has been diagnosed with cancer.
Ottawa intervenes to get 13-year-old ball player to Little League World Series

Ottawa intervenes to get 13-year-old ball player to Little League World Series

OTTAWA — Thirteen-year-old Dio Gama will get to play baseball in the Little League World Series in Pennsylvania after all. Gama's team, the Whalley Major Allstars from Surrey, B.C.
Liberal MP Iqra Khalid accused of giving award to purveyor of anti-Semitism

Liberal MP Iqra Khalid accused of giving award to purveyor of anti-Semitism

OTTAWA — A Liberal MP is under fire for presenting a "certificate of appreciation" to a man one Jewish advocacy group labels a purveyor of anti-Semitism.
Mary Pratt, acclaimed East Coast painter and subversive feminist, dead at 83

Mary Pratt, acclaimed East Coast painter and subversive feminist, dead at 83

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — For East Coast painter Mary Pratt, a master chronicler of the wonders and woes of domesticity, a pile of grapes could contain "the secrets of the universe.

Quebec sets aside $900 million for companies hurt by U.S. tariffs

MONTREAL — The Quebec government is setting aside almost $900 million for companies affected by tariffs recently imposed on Canada by the United States.