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COVID-19 alert app starts beta testing after three-week delay

COVID-19 alert app starts beta testing after three-week delay

OTTAWA — A Canadian smartphone app meant to warn users if they've been in close contact with someone who tests positive for COVID-19 is now in beta testing.
N.S. mass shooting review format criticized as lacking powers, transparency

N.S. mass shooting review format criticized as lacking powers, transparency

HALIFAX — Ottawa and Nova Scotia have announced a review of the April mass shooting that left 22 people and the gunman dead, but the process drew criticism from victims' relatives as being too secretive and lacking the necessary legal powers.
Indigenous leaders call for systemic review of RCMP practices

Indigenous leaders call for systemic review of RCMP practices

OTTAWA — Canada's national police force has a shattered relationship with Indigenous Peoples and must re-examine how it treats individuals, especially those who are homeless or dealing with addiction issues, the head of a national Inuit organization
Tories, NDP call on ethics watchdog to launch new probe of Morneau over WE trips

Tories, NDP call on ethics watchdog to launch new probe of Morneau over WE trips

OTTAWA — Opposition parties are asking the federal ethics watchdog to widen his probe of Bill Morneau regarding the WE organization as the finance minister continues to face calls for his resignation.
The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Thursday, July 23

The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Thursday, July 23

The latest numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 5:52 p.m. on July 23, 2020: There are 112,672 confirmed cases in Canada.
Canada's travel rules unfair to first-year foreign students, U.S. parents say

Canada's travel rules unfair to first-year foreign students, U.S. parents say

WASHINGTON — Parents of students in the United States who hoped to begin their university studies in Canada this fall are frantically trying to convince the federal government to relax rules that make it next to impossible for their kids to enter the
Six-year-old girl in Montreal dies after stabbing in east-end home

Six-year-old girl in Montreal dies after stabbing in east-end home

MONTREAL — A six-year-old girl was stabbed in an east-end Montreal residence early Thursday morning and died of her injuries hours later in hospital, police said. Montreal police said they are considering her death a homicide.
Bus driver with one eye wins discrimination case; judge nixes licence rule

Bus driver with one eye wins discrimination case; judge nixes licence rule

TORONTO — A city bus driver whose licence was revoked after she lost her eye to cancer has won her battle to have the relevant provincial regulations declared unconstitutional.
Disabled Canadians struggle to be paired with service animals amid pandemic

Disabled Canadians struggle to be paired with service animals amid pandemic

If the past three months without a service dog have been a challenge for Ann Moxley, the next year seems poised to be a struggle.
Chief of defence staff Jonathan Vance announces impending retirement

Chief of defence staff Jonathan Vance announces impending retirement

OTTAWA — Gen. Jonathan Vance, who led the military through a major pivot after the war in Afghanistan, announced Wednesday he is stepping down as chief of the defence staff.