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Canadian Blood Services urging people to donate as it faces collection challenges

Canadian Blood Services urging people to donate as it faces collection challenges

TORONTO — Canadian Blood Services is calling on donors to book and keep appointments as it faces a decrease in collections.
House of Commons transport committee will investigate airport delays

House of Commons transport committee will investigate airport delays

OTTAWA — The House of Commons transport committee is launching an investigation into airport delays and flight cancellations. The committee met virtually on Monday and voted unanimously to move forward with a study into the delays.
Mother convicted of killing Phoenix Sinclair granted escorted outings from prison

Mother convicted of killing Phoenix Sinclair granted escorted outings from prison

WINNIPEG — A Manitoba woman who abused and killed her daughter in one of the province's most notorious crimes has been granted escorted temporary absences from prison.
Quebec police watchdog begins probe into alleged beating of Senegalese diplomat

Quebec police watchdog begins probe into alleged beating of Senegalese diplomat

MONTREAL — Quebec's independent police watchdog is investigating allegations that a Senegalese diplomat was detained and beaten by police last week in Gatineau, Que., across the river from Ottawa.
CRA says it has $1.4 billion in uncashed cheques sitting in its coffers

CRA says it has $1.4 billion in uncashed cheques sitting in its coffers

OTTAWA — The Canada Revenue Agency says it will be sending e-notifications about uncashed cheques to 25,000 Canadians this month. The federal agency says it has approximately $1.

Heat warnings still in place for several provinces across the country

Environment Canada has extended heat warnings in a number of provinces, as unseasonably hot conditions continue across the country. The warning from the national weather agency covers broad regions of southern Ontario, Nova Scotia, Alberta and B.C.

Wildfires across Canada; Ont. legislature resumes : In The News for Aug. 8

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. 8 ... What we are watching in Canada ...
Parliamentary committee to begin study of RCMP's use of cellphone spyware

Parliamentary committee to begin study of RCMP's use of cellphone spyware

OTTAWA — A parliamentary committee will begin exploring the RCMP’s use of spyware on Monday, diving deeper into an issue that's sounded alarms for privacy and civil liberties groups across the country.
Montreal Pride Parade organizers cancel event, citing lack of security

Montreal Pride Parade organizers cancel event, citing lack of security

MONTREAL — Pride Montreal abruptly cancelled its iconic annual parade hours before it was to get underway on Sunday, citing security concerns stemming from a lack of volunteers for the event.
Bill with tax credits for 'North American' electric vehicles passes in U.S. Senate

Bill with tax credits for 'North American' electric vehicles passes in U.S. Senate

WASHINGTON — The new plan to encourage Americans to buy more electric vehicles built in North America, instead of just the United States, has cleared its tallest hurdle.