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Blake shooting adds fresh urgency to Black Lives Matter march in Washington

Blake shooting adds fresh urgency to Black Lives Matter march in Washington

WASHINGTON — Thousands of people gathered Friday at the feet of Abraham Lincoln, conjuring iconic images from the turbulent heights of America's civil rights movement, to pay tribute to the growing roster of Black victims of police violence and prote
Quebec reduces isolation period for confirmed COVID-19 cases from 14 days to 10

Quebec reduces isolation period for confirmed COVID-19 cases from 14 days to 10

MONTREAL — Quebec is reducing the mandatory isolation period required for people infected with COVID-19 from 14 days to 10 because health officials felt it wasn't right to keep people home longer than necessary, the province's top doctor said Friday.
Winning Oilers 50/50 raffle ticket worth $7M picked after weeks of delay

Winning Oilers 50/50 raffle ticket worth $7M picked after weeks of delay

EDMONTON — The Edmonton Oilers Community Foundation has finally announced the winning ticket for Aug. 7's record-breaking 50/50 raffle. The winning number is A-37051557. The lucky winner will take home just over $7 million — half the $14.
No safety OK for Max 8 aircraft until all issues resolved, Garneau says

No safety OK for Max 8 aircraft until all issues resolved, Garneau says

OTTAWA — Transport Minister Marc Garneau says Boeing's Max 8 aircraft won't be allowed to fly in Canadian skies until officials believe all safety concerns have been addressed.
Canada extends COVID-19 restrictions on international travel until Sept. 30

Canada extends COVID-19 restrictions on international travel until Sept. 30

OTTWAWA, Ont. — The federal government is extending travel restrictions by one month to limit the spread of COVID-19.
Canadian economy posted record drop in second quarter due to pandemic

Canadian economy posted record drop in second quarter due to pandemic

OTTAWA — The Canadian economy suffered its worst three-month stretch on record in the second quarter as the economy came to a near halt in April before starting to recover in May and June.
Federal deficit through June hits $120 billion, Finance Department says

Federal deficit through June hits $120 billion, Finance Department says

OTTAWA — The federal government ran a deficit of $120.4 billion during the first three months of its 2020-2021 fiscal year as the treasury pumped out aid to cushion the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Sports cancellations and economy data: In The News for Aug. 28

Sports cancellations and economy data: In The News for Aug. 28

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. 28 ... What we are watching in Canada ...
Police service boards grapple with diversity, inclusion amid calls for change

Police service boards grapple with diversity, inclusion amid calls for change

OTTAWA — Daljit Nirman's message was clear: Before the Ottawa police could better meet a diverse community's needs, they must take meaningful steps to ensure their own ranks are free of bias and discrimination.
Reopening schools safely tied to other COVID-19 measures: B.C. model

Reopening schools safely tied to other COVID-19 measures: B.C. model

VANCOUVER — A group of COVID-19 modellers says the British Columbia government should increase physical distancing measures to help it more safely reopen schools next month.