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WE fallout and 260 Chinese boats fish near Galapagos; In The News for July 31

WE fallout and 260 Chinese boats fish near Galapagos; In The News for July 31

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 July 31 ... What we are watching in Canada ...

Winnipeg woman recovering after being attacked by a Muskie in an Ontario lake

WINNIPEG — A Winnipeg woman is recovering after being attacked by a Muskie while swimming with her family at a fishing resort. The attack happened on July 25 at the North Star Village, in Minaki, Ont., north of Kenora.
PM says he pushed back on WE deal, knew family's ties would lead to scrutiny

PM says he pushed back on WE deal, knew family's ties would lead to scrutiny

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said he initially pushed back when he learned the public service had chosen WE Charity to run the Canada Student Service Grant, knowing his family's connections with the organization would lead to significant sc
The Latest: Trudeau testifies on WE and student-volunteer program

The Latest: Trudeau testifies on WE and student-volunteer program

OTTAWA — The latest developments on July 30, 2020, as Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his chief of staff, Katie Telford, appear before the House of Commons finance committee about the Liberal government's aborted deal with WE Charity to run a stude
A timeline of the controversy around WE, the Liberals and a student program

A timeline of the controversy around WE, the Liberals and a student program

OTTAWA — A timeline of events regarding the Canada Student Service Grant program, based on public documents, events and statements from cabinet ministers, government officials, and WE Charity: March 6, 2020: WE Charity staff prepare a concept paper o
The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for July 30

The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for July 30

The latest numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 6:10 p.m. on July 30, 2020: There are 115,799 confirmed cases in Canada.
Expansion of Alberta coal mine will need federal review: environment minister

Expansion of Alberta coal mine will need federal review: environment minister

OTTAWA — The federal environment minister is backtracking on a previous decision to keep Ottawa out of the approval process for a major coal mine expansion in Alberta. The existing Vista mine, which is owned by the U.S.
Manitoba government says schools will resume classroom learning in September

Manitoba government says schools will resume classroom learning in September

WINNIPEG — Students in Manitoba are to be back in the classroom in September, although many in high school will continue to do some of their learning remotely.
Mass killer had hiding spaces for guns, but drug smuggling not verified: RCMP

Mass killer had hiding spaces for guns, but drug smuggling not verified: RCMP

HALIFAX — RCMP investigators confirmed Thursday that the gunman who went on a rampage in Nova Scotia in April had hidden compartments in buildings and had converted personal assets into "a significant amount" of cash prior to his attacks.
Companies highlight jobs, economic spinoffs as fighter-jet competition closes

Companies highlight jobs, economic spinoffs as fighter-jet competition closes

OTTAWA — Fighter-jet makers are leading with promises of jobs and other economic spinoffs as they make their final pitches for why Canada should buy their planes to replace the military's aging CF-18 fleet. Friday marks the deadline for U.S.
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