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Finance Department says federal deficit was $23.8 billion deficit over April and May

Finance Department says federal deficit was $23.8 billion deficit over April and May

OTTAWA — The federal government ran a deficit of nearly $24 billion over the first two months of its fiscal year, a sharp drop from the unprecedented spending one year earlier at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Two travellers from U.S. fined $20,000 each for fake vaccination documents

Two travellers from U.S. fined $20,000 each for fake vaccination documents

TORONTO — Two travellers who arrived in Toronto from the United States have been fined for providing fake COVID-19 proof of vaccination documents and lying about pre-departure tests.
Nunavut to let unvaccinated dependants isolate in territory

Nunavut to let unvaccinated dependants isolate in territory

IQALUIT, Nunavut — Unvaccinated dependants travelling to Nunavut with their parents or guardians be allowed to complete their isolation in the territory starting Monday.
Statistics Canada says economy appears to have grown in second quarter

Statistics Canada says economy appears to have grown in second quarter

OTTAWA — The Canadian economy appears to have bounced back after its worst two-month stretch since the start of the pandemic, eking out a gain in June and growth in the second quarter of the year.
Canadian women mine more Olympic gold and B.C.'s killer heat: In The News for July 30

Canadian women mine more Olympic gold and B.C.'s killer heat: In The News for July 30

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 30 ... What we are watching on the world stage ...
Telltale transactions help financial intelligence centre combat sex trafficking

Telltale transactions help financial intelligence centre combat sex trafficking

OTTAWA — Transactional clues — from hotel bills paid in cash to purchases of escort-service ads — are helping Canada's financial intelligence agency detect human trafficking in the sex trade.
Ottawa drummer squirrelled away 1968 Joni Mitchell tape recorded by Jimi Hendrix

Ottawa drummer squirrelled away 1968 Joni Mitchell tape recorded by Jimi Hendrix

OTTAWA — An Ottawa drummer with a passion for collecting reel-to-reel tapes deserves applause for the coming release of a Joni Mitchell performance recorded over half a century ago by none other than virtuoso guitarist Jimi Hendrix.

A look at COVID-19 reopening plans across the country

As COVID-19 vaccination rates increase and case numbers drop across the country, the provinces and territories have begun releasing the reopening plans for businesses, events and recreational facilities.
Inbox for Afghan interpreter applications crashes

Inbox for Afghan interpreter applications crashes

OTTAWA — The email address where Afghan interpreters were told to send their application forms under an urgent resettlement plan crashed Thursday, snarling what applicants and Canadian veterans say is an already chaotic process.
Conservatives push feds to ensure Canadians who got mixed vaccines can travel abroad

Conservatives push feds to ensure Canadians who got mixed vaccines can travel abroad

OTTAWA — The federal Conservatives are urging the Liberal government to do more to ensure that Canadians who received two different doses of COVID-19 vaccines are able to travel internationally.