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Convoy intelligence documents, Catholic class action: In The News for Aug. 17

Convoy intelligence documents, Catholic class action: In The News for Aug. 17

In The News is a roundup of stories from The Canadian Press designed to kick-start your day. Here is what's on the radar of our editors for the morning of Wednesday, August 17, 2022. What we are watching in Canada ...
Statistics Canada to release 2021 census data on languages today

Statistics Canada to release 2021 census data on languages today

OTTAWA — Statistics Canada will publish its latest census release on languages this morning. The release, which reflects data from 2017 to 2021, will shed light on the state of English, French and non-official languages in the country.
Intelligence report flagged possible 'violent revenge' after Ottawa protest shutdown

Intelligence report flagged possible 'violent revenge' after Ottawa protest shutdown

OTTAWA — Newly disclosed documents show federal intelligence officials warned decision-makers that the police dispersal of "Freedom Convoy" protesters in Ottawa last winter could prompt an "opportunistic attack" against a politician or symbol of gove
N.W.T. child-care providers 'trying to be optimistic' about $10-a-day deal

N.W.T. child-care providers 'trying to be optimistic' about $10-a-day deal

YELLOWKNIFE — Early learning and child-care providers in the Northwest Territories say they are hopeful more support is coming following a rocky initial rollout of federal funding in the territory. The N.W.T.
UNESCO team in Alberta to judge if Wood Buffalo Park should go on endangered list

UNESCO team in Alberta to judge if Wood Buffalo Park should go on endangered list

EDMONTON — A United Nations body that monitors some of the world's greatest natural glories is in Canada again to assess government responses to ongoing threats to the country's largest national park, including plans to release treated oilsands taili
'Malicious intent' suspected in wolf escape, Greater Vancouver Zoo says

'Malicious intent' suspected in wolf escape, Greater Vancouver Zoo says

LANGLEY, B.C. — The Greater Vancouver Zoo said Tuesday afternoon that a number of its wolves were on the loose after the animals were believed to have been released from their enclosure as a result of "malicious intent.
B.C. drug death toll passes 10,000 since declaration of emergency in 2016: coroner

B.C. drug death toll passes 10,000 since declaration of emergency in 2016: coroner

VICTORIA — British Columbia has lost more than 10,000 lives to illicit drugs since the province declared a public health emergency in April 2016, chief coroner Lisa Lapointe says.
Quebec junior college students have 'reduced ability to study' post-COVID: union head

Quebec junior college students have 'reduced ability to study' post-COVID: union head

MONTREAL — As post-secondary students prepare to return to class in the coming weeks, experts are worried about the impact of more than two years of pandemic-related disruptions on their ability to succeed.
Quebec Cardinal Marc Ouellet accused of sexual assault in class-action lawsuit

Quebec Cardinal Marc Ouellet accused of sexual assault in class-action lawsuit

MONTREAL — Quebec Cardinal Marc Ouellet, once considered a front-runner to become pope, has been accused of sexual assault and is among a list of clergy members and diocesan staff named in a class-action lawsuit against the archdiocese of Quebec.
Why is ArriveCan still mandatory, and what is Ottawa's plan for the contentious app?

Why is ArriveCan still mandatory, and what is Ottawa's plan for the contentious app?

OTTAWA — The glitch-prone app touted as an efficient border tool early in the pandemic has become a punching bag for critics who question its utility ⁠ — but ArriveCan may be here to stay. The government insists it's a useful tool.