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Federal parties see drop in donations during height of pandemic

OTTAWA — Newly released figures show the two biggest federal political parties are seeing a drop in donations this year as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact the lives and pocket books of Canadians.
Movement seeking status for asylum seekers in essential jobs say August will be pivotal

Movement seeking status for asylum seekers in essential jobs say August will be pivotal

MONTREAL — A group seeking status for asylum seekers who were employed as essential workers during the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic in Quebec says it intends to step up pressure on the federal and provincial governments to follow through on th
Researchers look for unique ways to collect data as COVID-19 changes methods

Researchers look for unique ways to collect data as COVID-19 changes methods

Aaron Fairweather has 27 colonies of ants to keep happy in the living room by getting the temperature, humidity and light just right although the environment at home may not feel quite as comfortable as in a lab.

Ontario ticket holder claims Friday night's $70 million Lotto Max jackpot

TORONTO — This will certainly be a long weekend to remember for at least one Lotto Max player in Thornhill, Ontario. The lone winning ticket for Friday night's whopping $70 million jackpot was sold in the community just north of Toronto.
Air Force, UN food agency tackle skyrocketing COVID-19 hunger in Latin America

Air Force, UN food agency tackle skyrocketing COVID-19 hunger in Latin America

OTTAWA — The head of the UN World Food Program says the COVID-19 crisis has dramatically increased the number of starving people in Latin America, which could trigger a refugee exodus to North America if not addressed.
All inquiry recommendations after fatal RCMP shooting implemented: Ministry

All inquiry recommendations after fatal RCMP shooting implemented: Ministry

VICTORIA — The British Columbia government says it has implemented all seven recommendations made by a coroner's jury at the inquest into the killing of a man by police in Port Hardy five years ago.
Ontario Ministry of Education cuts ties with WE, says will investigate contracts

Ontario Ministry of Education cuts ties with WE, says will investigate contracts

TORONTO — The Ontario Ministry of Education says it will not renew its contract with We Charity and will investigate any expenditures to date.
Former Edmonton nightclub employee sentenced to eight years for sex assaults

Former Edmonton nightclub employee sentenced to eight years for sex assaults

EDMONTON — A former Edmonton nightclub employee convicted of sexually assaulting five women has been sentenced to eight years in prison, a term reduced partly because of a beating he suffered while in custody.
The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for July 31

The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for July 31

The latest numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 3:54 p.m. on July 31, 2020: There are 116,312 confirmed cases in Canada.
Top court orders parts of N.S. cabinet docs disclosed in judges' salaries case

Top court orders parts of N.S. cabinet docs disclosed in judges' salaries case

OTTAWA — The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled the vast majority of confidential cabinet documents in two provinces should remain secret, in cases dealing with how judges are paid.