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Canadians unharmed in Iraq and out-of-this world cookies; In The News for Jan. 8

Canadians unharmed in Iraq and out-of-this world cookies; In The News for Jan. 8

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 Jan. 8: What we are watching in Canada ...
Streaming companies like Netflix will have to fund Canadian content: CRTC chair

Streaming companies like Netflix will have to fund Canadian content: CRTC chair

OTTAWA — Canada's broadcast and telecom regulator says it's inevitable that foreign media companies streaming content into Canada, including Netflix and Amazon, will have to make an "equitable" contribution to the production of Canadian content.

NewsAlert: 63 Canadians killed in plane crash near Tehran: Ukrainian official

KYIV, Ukraine — A Ukrainian official says 63 Canadians are among those killed in a plane crash near the Iranian capital of Tehran.
Iranian missiles target Iraqi city used by Canadian Forces

Iranian missiles target Iraqi city used by Canadian Forces

OTTAWA — No Canadian Armed Forces troops were hurt by the barrage of Iranian missiles that hit targets in Iraq Tuesday, Canada's chief of defence staff says.
Hereditary chiefs say they will protect territory in pipeline dispute

Hereditary chiefs say they will protect territory in pipeline dispute

SMITHERS, B.C.
Alberta fires back at UN committee for criticism of energy megaprojects

Alberta fires back at UN committee for criticism of energy megaprojects

EDMONTON — Alberta's energy minister says the United Nations is an unelected, unaccountable body that has no business criticizing Canada's energy megaprojects.
Deputy Prime Minister Freeland meets with Alberta premier, Calgary mayor

Deputy Prime Minister Freeland meets with Alberta premier, Calgary mayor

CALGARY — Alberta Premier Jason Kenney says he hopes to see concrete action in short order after meeting with Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland.
A brief look at some of Canada's biggest wildfires in the last two decades

A brief look at some of Canada's biggest wildfires in the last two decades

OTTAWA — Okanagan Mountain Park, B.C., 2003: 25,600 hectares burned, 33,050 people evacuated, 238 homes burned. McLure, B.C., 2003: 26,420 hectares burned, destroying or damaging 72 homes, and forcing 3,800 people from their homes. Slave Lake, Alta.
Border agency's digital device searches broke the law, privacy watchdog says

Border agency's digital device searches broke the law, privacy watchdog says

OTTAWA — Canada's border agency violated the law by carrying out unduly invasive searches of personal digital devices, in one case viewing a traveller's social media and online banking information, an investigation by the federal privacy watchdog has

Names in the mix: a list of Conservative leadership contenders

OTTAWA — The Conservatives will elect a new leader on June 27. The contest has yet to formally begin, as the party must still release the entry rules, but people have already started signalling their intentions.