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Indigenous arts leader Jesse Wente named head of Canada Council for the Arts

Indigenous arts leader Jesse Wente named head of Canada Council for the Arts

OTTAWA — Jesse Wente, a prominent advocate for an increased presence of Indigenous voices in Canada's cultural landscape, has been appointed chairperson of the Canada Council for the Arts.
Tam says feds, experts discussing COVID-19 vaccine orders amid concerns of delay

Tam says feds, experts discussing COVID-19 vaccine orders amid concerns of delay

OTTAWA — Active discussions are taking place to potentially pre-order COVID-19 vaccine doses for Canadians, chief public health officer Dr. Theresa Tam said Tuesday.
Mother dies one day after asking Quebec police for help with son, watchdog says

Mother dies one day after asking Quebec police for help with son, watchdog says

DRUMMONDVILLE, Que. — A 32-year-old man is facing a murder charge in connection with the death of his mother, who died one day after she allegedly tried and failed to get police to force her son to receive mental health treatment.
Stigmatizing Hutterites about COVID-19 will harm response: public health officer

Stigmatizing Hutterites about COVID-19 will harm response: public health officer

OTTAWA — Canada's chief public health officer says discrimination against Hutterites will not help build trust as some colonies across the Prairies experience outbreaks of COVID-19.
HMCS Fredericton returns after six-month mission marked by tragic helicopter crash

HMCS Fredericton returns after six-month mission marked by tragic helicopter crash

HALIFAX — Nearly three months after a helicopter crash claimed the lives of six crew members, HMCS Fredericton returned to its home port of Halifax Tuesday.
Ex-cop accused of sexual assault against minors dies of natural causes: Quebec police

Ex-cop accused of sexual assault against minors dies of natural causes: Quebec police

LONGUEUIL, Que. — A retired Montreal police officer arrested in December on sex-related charges dating back to the 1970s, died before his case could go to trial, Longueuil police said Tuesday.

HMCS Fredericton returns after six-month mission marked by tragic helicopter crash

HALIFAX — Nearly three months after a helicopter crash claimed the lives of six crew members, HMCS Fredericton returned to its home port of Halifax Tuesday, to the sound of a navy band.
Parents divided over sending kids back to school: Poll

Parents divided over sending kids back to school: Poll

OTTAWA — As the clock ticks down to September, a new poll suggests many Canadian parents are on the fence about whether to send their kids to school if and when classrooms are reopened.
WE co-founders to testify and COVID-19 vaccine test; The News for July 28

WE co-founders to testify and COVID-19 vaccine test; The News for July 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 July 28 ... What we are watching in Canada ...
Horgan advises drivers with non-B.C. plates to take the bus to avoid harassment

Horgan advises drivers with non-B.C. plates to take the bus to avoid harassment

VICTORIA — Drivers in British Columbia with out-of-province licence plates, especially those from the United States, should consider taking transit or riding a bicycle if they feel harassed by local residents, says Premier John Horgan.