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In the news today, July 16

In the news today, July 16

Five stories in the news for Tuesday, July 16 ——— IRREGULAR MIGRANT NUMBERS DOWN THIS YEAR: DATA Newly published government figures show fewer asylum-seekers crossing "irregularly" into Canada than last year, although June did see a small increase ov
Ministers making announcements at Davie, Seaspan shipyards today

Ministers making announcements at Davie, Seaspan shipyards today

OTTAWA — The federal government is promising major announcements today at shipyards in Quebec and Victoria. Cabinet minister Jean-Yves Duclos is to be at Davie Shipyard outside Quebec City and Carla Qualtrough is to be at Seaspan on the west coast.
B.C. man dies of rare viral rabies infection after contact with a bat

B.C. man dies of rare viral rabies infection after contact with a bat

VICTORIA — A British Columbia man has died of a rare viral rabies infection, the first such case in the province since 2003. Provincial Health Officer Dr.
Crown wants 2 years for man who took girl to U.S. to marry polygamous member

Crown wants 2 years for man who took girl to U.S. to marry polygamous member

CRANBROOK, B.C. — A special prosecutor is recommending up to two years in prison for a former polygamous leader in Bountiful, B.C., convicted of removing a child from Canada to marry a member of his fundamentalist sect in the United States.

Three Ontario wildfire evacuees facing assault charges in Saskatchewan

Regina police say three men and one woman who were brought to Saskatchewan as wildfire evacuees from northern Ontario are facing assault charges.
Evidence erased by police would have freed wrongfully convicted man: defence lawyer

Evidence erased by police would have freed wrongfully convicted man: defence lawyer

HALIFAX — A defence lawyer who fought to free Glen Assoun from a wrongful conviction for murder says evidence erased by the Mounties would have helped Assoun win his appeal and spared him eight more nightmarish years in prison.
U.S. tug firm to be sentenced for 2016 spill in B.C. First Nation's territory

U.S. tug firm to be sentenced for 2016 spill in B.C. First Nation's territory

BELLA BELLA, B.C. — A Texas-based company is scheduled to be sentenced after pleading guilty to a diesel spill from a tug boat that ran aground and sank in a First Nation's fishing territory on British Columbia's central coast. The Nathan E.
High-speed rail link would run from Vancouver to Seattle in under 1 hour: study

High-speed rail link would run from Vancouver to Seattle in under 1 hour: study

VANCOUVER — A proposed high-speed rail link connecting Vancouver, Seattle and Portland would cut the travel time between each city to under an hour and dramatically boost the economy of the entire region, a new report concludes.
Anglican Church rejects same-sex marriage amendment; will not add policy to national laws

Anglican Church rejects same-sex marriage amendment; will not add policy to national laws

The Anglican Church of Canada narrowly voted down a proposal to bless same-sex marriage across the denomination, with its newly elected leader acknowledging the disappointment the decision would bring for many.
Identifiers need revamp for digital age, Desjardins CEO tells MPs

Identifiers need revamp for digital age, Desjardins CEO tells MPs

OTTAWA — The current system for identifying Canadians is inadequate for the digital age, the chief executive of Desjardins Group told MPs in an emergency parliamentary committee meeting Monday grappling with the fallout of a major data breach at his