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Georges Island: public granted access to historic site in Halifax harbour

Georges Island: public granted access to historic site in Halifax harbour

HALIFAX — Georges Island, a small but historic chunk of land in the middle of Halifax harbour, has long been off limits to tourists — even though it has been a national historic site since 1965.
Supreme Court to hear case of Hamilton-area man who killed would-be car thief

Supreme Court to hear case of Hamilton-area man who killed would-be car thief

TORONTO — A Hamilton-area homeowner who gunned down a would-be car thief seconds after confronting him in the dead of night succeeded on Thursday in getting the country's top court to hear his case.
Provinces not moving fast enough to assess, mitigate flood risk: report

Provinces not moving fast enough to assess, mitigate flood risk: report

OTTAWA — A new report says provincial governments are not moving fast enough to protect homes and other buildings from the ravages of flooding.
Documents on WE affair and Kashmir clampdown: In The News for Aug. 6

Documents on WE affair and Kashmir clampdown: In The News for Aug. 6

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. 6. What we are watching in Canada ...
Lebanese-Canadians look for ways to help while grappling with Beirut tragedy

Lebanese-Canadians look for ways to help while grappling with Beirut tragedy

Lebanese-Canadians who watched in horror as an explosion tore through Beirut turned their attention to helping their homeland on Wednesday, even as they struggled to process their grief at the tragedy.
The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Aug. 5

The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Aug. 5

The latest numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 8:25 p.m. on Aug. 5, 2020: There are 118,187 confirmed cases in Canada.
Feds look to finalize deal with airlines amid contact tracing concerns

Feds look to finalize deal with airlines amid contact tracing concerns

OTTAWA — British Columbia's transport minister made an official plea to her federal counterpart Wednesday to quickly make airlines provide more details on travellers to aid contact tracing efforts that could help slow the spread of the novel coronavi
Leadership apologizes after report finds systemic racism at human rights museum

Leadership apologizes after report finds systemic racism at human rights museum

WINNIPEG — Leadership at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights is apologizing after an independent report said systemic racism and other mistreatment is pervasive at the Winnipeg institution.
Edmonton Oilers online 50/50 raffle sells out with record-setting $5.7M pot

Edmonton Oilers online 50/50 raffle sells out with record-setting $5.7M pot

EDMONTON — The Edmonton Oilers online 50/50 raffle has hit another record and had to close early after it reached the server provider's maximum allowable tickets sales. The Oilers Entertainment Group says the final estimated jackpot Wednesday is $5.
Veteran Canadian Press broadcast journalist Peter Ray dies at age 71

Veteran Canadian Press broadcast journalist Peter Ray dies at age 71

TORONTO — Peter Rakobowchuk, a journalist with Canada's national news agency whose high energy delivery was instantly recognizable to decades of listeners, has died.