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Ontario sex-ed curriculum will still teach some modern themes: minister

TORONTO — Ontario's education minister says students will still be taught about concepts like consent, cyber safety and gender identity this fall despite her government's plan to scrap the province's modernized sex-ed curriculum.
Hundreds of Arctic glaciers shrinking; many likely to disappear: study

Hundreds of Arctic glaciers shrinking; many likely to disappear: study

New research finds that hundreds of glaciers in Canada's High Arctic are shrinking and that many are likely fated to disappear. Adrienne White of the University of Ottawa looked at more than 1,700 glaciers on Island.
Robert Lepage willing to sit down with opponents of upcoming show

Robert Lepage willing to sit down with opponents of upcoming show

MONTREAL — Quebec director Robert Lepage says he is willing to meet with people who are opposed to one of his his upcoming shows because it does not include Indigenous performers.
U.S. hits back with WTO challenge against Canada's retaliatory tariffs

U.S. hits back with WTO challenge against Canada's retaliatory tariffs

OTTAWA — The United States says it's firing back at the Canadian government's recent retaliatory tariffs on American imports by launching a formal challenge with the World Trade Organization.
Members of Trudeau's youth council urge cancellation of Kinder Morgan buyout

Members of Trudeau's youth council urge cancellation of Kinder Morgan buyout

OTTAWA — Members of Justin Trudeau's youth council are urging the prime minister to withdraw his decision to buy Kinder Morgan's Trans Mountain pipeline.
Ontario trade minister heads to Washington to defend auto industry

Ontario trade minister heads to Washington to defend auto industry

TORONTO — Ontario's trade minister will be travelling to Washington this week to defend the province's auto industry at a U.S. Department of Commerce hearing.
CREA reports June home sales down 10.7% from year ago, but up from May

CREA reports June home sales down 10.7% from year ago, but up from May

TORONTO — Canadian housing activity appears to be climbing out of its slump, but is still far from a rebound. The Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) said Monday sales in June were up 4.
Lethbridge hockey player out of intensive care, able to communicate

Lethbridge hockey player out of intensive care, able to communicate

LETHBRIDGE, Alta. — An Alberta player with the Western Hockey League who was seriously burned while hanging out at a backyard firepit is out of intensive care.
Judge sets aside decision to refer Abdoul Abdi case to deportation hearing

Judge sets aside decision to refer Abdoul Abdi case to deportation hearing

HALIFAX — A Federal Court judge has set aside a decision to refer the case of Abdoul Abdi to a deportation hearing, saying Ottawa did not take the former Somali child refugee's charter rights into consideration.
Soulpepper pauses training program amid 'culture change' at theatre

Soulpepper pauses training program amid 'culture change' at theatre

TORONTO — Normally, the Soulpepper Academy would be ramping up for a nation-wide audition process to find the finest thespians, directors and playwrights to join its prestigious paid training residency.