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The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Wednesday, July 15

The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Wednesday, July 15

The latest numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 7:17 p.m. on July 15, 2020: There are 108,829 confirmed cases in Canada.
WE Charity restructuring operations after being centre of sole-sourced contract

WE Charity restructuring operations after being centre of sole-sourced contract

TORONTO — WE Charity is restructuring its operations weeks after its sole-sourced contract with the government shone a spotlight on the organization at the centre of an ethics investigation of the prime minister.
Environment minister reconsidering decision to stay out of Alberta coal-mine review

Environment minister reconsidering decision to stay out of Alberta coal-mine review

OTTAWA — Environment Minister Jonathan Wilkinson is reconsidering a decision in December to keep the federal government out of the approvals process for a major coal-mine expansion in Alberta. The existing Vista mine, which is owned by the U.S.

Proposed agreement reached in lawsuit alleging money stolen from foster kids

VANCOUVER — A proposed settlement agreement has been reached in the case of a British Columbia government guardian, who is alleged to have stolen hundreds of thousands of dollars from vulnerable foster children. Documents filed in B.C.
Aid for energy heavily weighted towards fossil fuels in COVID-19 response

Aid for energy heavily weighted towards fossil fuels in COVID-19 response

OTTAWA — Federal energy and environment officials were warned in late April that Canada's clean-tech sector was in danger as COVID-19 knocked the bottom out of the industry.
Alberta Mountie gets probation for in-custody assault on Indigenous man

Alberta Mountie gets probation for in-custody assault on Indigenous man

HIGH PRAIRIE, Alta. — A Mountie has been given 15 months probation for assaulting an Indigenous man shortly after his arrest in northern Alberta. A judge convicted Const.
Quebec police come up empty on seventh day searching for father of girls found dead

Quebec police come up empty on seventh day searching for father of girls found dead

ST-APOLLINAIRE, Que. — Quebec police have searched for seven days and have failed to locate the father of the two girls found dead over the weekend in a rural area southwest of Quebec City.
Charities awaiting word on fate of $912M student-volunteer program

Charities awaiting word on fate of $912M student-volunteer program

OTTAWA — Non-profit groups that wanted to use the Canada Student Service Grant to hire volunteers say they have not heard a peep from the federal government since WE Charity walked away from running the $912-million program almost two weeks ago.
Bilingual 'Black Lives Matter' street message highlights Montreal artists

Bilingual 'Black Lives Matter' street message highlights Montreal artists

MONTREAL — The global protests spurred by George Floyd's death at the hands of police in Minneapolis took a colourful form in Montreal Wednesday, where some 20 artists painted a giant "Black Lives Matter" message down a city street.
Fishermen in B.C. catch a barracuda far from its nearest home in California

Fishermen in B.C. catch a barracuda far from its nearest home in California

PORT ALBERNI, B.C. — A commercial fisherman knew he was staring at a fish out of place when a barracuda landed in his net on Vancouver Island, far from its typical habitat in southern California.