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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.
Battle for donor dollars tightens among Conservative leadership contenders

Battle for donor dollars tightens among Conservative leadership contenders

OTTAWA — New data from Elections Canada offers a glimpse into the fundraising efforts of each Conservative leadership campaign — and how the battle for donor dollars has tightened leading up to the final results.
Canada signs deals with Pfizer, Moderna to get doses of COVID-19 vaccines

Canada signs deals with Pfizer, Moderna to get doses of COVID-19 vaccines

OTTAWA — Canada now has deals in place with pharmaceutical giant Pfizer and U.S.-based biotech firm Moderna to secure millions of doses of their experimental COVID-19 vaccines, in case either of the candidates is approved for wide-scale use.
Downgraded from tropical storm, Isaias soaks Quebec and causes power outages

Downgraded from tropical storm, Isaias soaks Quebec and causes power outages

MONTREAL — Post-tropical storm Isaias left several regions of Quebec rain-soaked and thousands without power at its height as it passed through the province on Wednesday.
COVID-19 fallout: Ottawa announces details of support program for fishermen

COVID-19 fallout: Ottawa announces details of support program for fishermen

HALIFAX — Ottawa has unveiled details of a $469-million program aimed at helping Canada's fish harvesters deal with the economic fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Feds earmark $3.3B for provinces, territories for COVID-19 infrastructure

Feds earmark $3.3B for provinces, territories for COVID-19 infrastructure

OTTAWA — The federal government is moving ahead with plans to help provinces and territories shore up their defences against COVID-19 by freeing up billions of dollars to make schools and hospitals more pandemic resistant and expand outdoor public sp
Calgary Zoo worried giant pandas 'in jeopardy' as bamboo supply running out

Calgary Zoo worried giant pandas 'in jeopardy' as bamboo supply running out

CALGARY — Time and food supplies are running out for two giant pandas at the Calgary Zoo. Er Shun and Da Mao arrived in Calgary in 2018, along with cubs Jia Panpan and Jia Yueyue, after spending five years at the Toronto Zoo.
Saskatchewan government drops contract with WE Charity over controversy

Saskatchewan government drops contract with WE Charity over controversy

REGINA — Saskatchewan is the latest province to cut ties with WE Charity, as the organization deals with fallout from a controversial contract with the federal government.
'Air was sucked out of the city': Beirut resident describes moments after blast

'Air was sucked out of the city': Beirut resident describes moments after blast

A Canadian artist from Montreal heard nothing but thought his apartment in Beirut had been hit by an earthquake as a massive explosion tore through the city's port district Tuesday.
Explosion rocks Beirut and Trudeau popularity drops: In The News for Aug. 5

Explosion rocks Beirut and Trudeau popularity drops: In The News for Aug. 5

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. 5. What we are watching in Canada ...
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