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Border Crossers Shift from Manitoba to Quebec, According to June Stats

Border Crossers Shift from Manitoba to Quebec, According to June Stats

By Terry Pedwell, The Canadian Press

Emerson Border - CBSA
The Canadian port of entry near Emerson, Manitoba. (CBSA)

OTTAWA – There has been a “pronounced” shift in where the RCMP are arresting people crossing illegally into Canada, new figures released Friday indicate.

The federal government data, including preliminary figures for June, show a drop in the number of people being apprehended in Manitoba, but a major increase in Quebec.

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Sears Canada Liquidation Sales Begin at 54 Locations Across the Country

Sears Canada Liquidation Sales Begin at 54 Locations Across the Country

By The Canadian Press

Sears
Bargain hunters are seen at the Sears store Friday, July 21, 2017 in St. Eustache, Quebec. Dozens of Sears stores across the country destined for closure will begin liquidation sales today. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz)

TORONTO – Shoppers queued up Friday in hopes of finding a deal as Sears Canada Inc. began liquidation sales at 54 locations that will be closed as part of a court-supervised restructuring that began last month.

Large red, black and yellow signs that proclaimed “everything must go” and “nothing held back” greeted bargain hunters who began lining up before the doors opened.

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U.S. Metallica Fan Who Lost Car in Toronto After Concert Says It Has Been Found

U.S. Metallica Fan Who Lost Car in Toronto After Concert Says It Has Been Found

By The Canadian Press

Veteran Telecom Exec Could Make CRTC Less Consumer Friendly, Advocates Warn

Veteran Telecom Exec Could Make CRTC Less Consumer Friendly, Advocates Warn

By The Canadian Press

Jean-Pierre Blais
Outgoing CRTC Chairman Jean-Pierre Blais holds a news conference to announce a decision on basic telecommunications service in Canada, Wednesday December 21, 2016 in Gatineau, Que. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Fred Chartrand)

GATINEAU, Que. – The appointment of telecom industry insider Ian Scott as the next chairman of the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission has sparked both concerns that the regulator could soon be taken in a less consumer friendly direction and hope for a new direction.

Heritage Minister Melanie Joly announced Scott’s appointment Tuesday, while also naming Caroline Simard as the CRTC’s vice-chairwoman, saying the two have a “deep understanding of what Canadians expect in their telecommunications and broadcasting systems.”

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Canadian Food Inspection Agency Expands Yogurt Recall to Yoplait and Liberte

Canadian Food Inspection Agency Expands Yogurt Recall to Yoplait and Liberte

By The Canadian Press

Yogurt Recall
Four yogurt products, including Yoplait Minigo, have been recalled due to concerns some may contain pieces of plastic. (YOPLAIT.CA)

OTTAWA – The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has added the Yoplait Minigo and Liberte brands of yogurt to a recall over concerns that pieces of plastic may be in the product.

The national recall of General Mills Canada Corp. products includes some batches of Yoplait Minigo strawberry and raspberry yogurt in 90-gram pouches, as well as Liberte Greek yogurt in raspberry and coconut flavours in the 120-gram size.

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Health Canada Reviewing Safety of BBQ Brushes, Says Nine Injured Since 2011

Health Canada Reviewing Safety of BBQ Brushes, Says Nine Injured Since 2011

By Brennan Doherty, The Canadian Press

BBQ Wire Brush
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TORONTO – Health Canada is conducting an investigation into the safety of wire-bristle brushes used to clean barbecues, with plans to conclude the probe by the end of the summer.

The agency said the risk assessment on the brushes comes after it has received nine reports of injuries from wire bristles since 2011.

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NDP Leadership Hopefuls Take Aim at Wall, Pallister in Prairie Debate

NDP Leadership Hopefuls Take Aim at Wall, Pallister in Prairie Debate

By Kristy Kirkup, The Canadian Press

Jagmeet Singh
Ontario deputy NDP leader Jagmeet Singh launches his bid for the federal NDP leadership in Brampton, Ont., on Monday, May 15, 2017. Climate change will likely emerge as a key component of the latest NDP leadership debate as the candidates square off in a province where the government is in a fight with Ottawa over carbon pricing. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette)

OTTAWA – NDP leadership contenders vying for the same job found some common ground Tuesday night in their vociferous opposition to Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall and Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister on carbon pricing.

Their fifth leadership debate, held in Saskatoon, marks the beginning of the last half of the race for a party hoping to rebuild and grow following the painful results of the 2015 election including in western Canada.

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Commissioner Resigns from Inquiry into Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women

Commissioner Resigns from Inquiry into Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women

By Kristy Kirkup, The Canadian Press

Marilyn Poitras
Marilyn Poitras, one of the commissioners of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls, takes part in a news conference in Ottawa on Tuesday, February 7, 2017. The inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women says Poitras has resigned as a commissioner. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Fred Chartrand)

OTTAWA – A commissioner on the inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women has announced she will resign at the end of this week — a departure that raises new questions among advocates about how much faith they can put in the much-anticipated process.

Marilyn Poitras, one of five commissioners named by the Liberal government last summer to examine the root causes of violence against Indigenous women and girls, explained her decision in a letter to Indigenous Affairs Minister Carolyn Bennett and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

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Human Rights Complaint Targets Ontario City’s Pool Policy on Female Toplessness

Human Rights Complaint Targets Ontario City’s Pool Policy on Female Toplessness

By The Canadian Press

Swimming Pool

CORNWALL, Ont. – An eastern Ontario city is facing a human rights complaint over its policy prohibiting women and girls 10 and older from being topless in municipal pools.

Cornwall Mayor Leslie O’Shaughnessy says city councillors are discussing the issue at a closed-door meeting tonight and will be announcing their decision on whether to fight the complaint or change the policy in the coming weeks.

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Museums Seek Renewed Relevancy as a Source to Combat ‘Fake News’

Museums Seek Renewed Relevancy as a Source to Combat ‘Fake News’

By Stephanie Levitz, The Canadian Press

Canadian Museum for Human Rights
Winnipeg’s Canadian Museum for Human Rights (HANDOUT)

OTTAWA – During peak tourist season, thousands of people stream into Canada’s national museums each day — and this summer is already shaping up to be even stronger than usual in Ottawa, thanks to Canada 150 celebrations.

But the spike in visits isn’t just about the summer.

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