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In the news today: Extreme heat bakes Eastern Canada, WestJet strike off the table

In the news today: Extreme heat bakes Eastern Canada, WestJet strike off the table

Here is a roundup of stories from The Canadian Press designed to bring you up to speed... Heat wave still grips Ontario, Quebec, Maritimes A heat wave that's washed over eastern Canada is sticking around for a little while still.
Rachel Notley leaving behind an Alberta NDP that's still ready to run

Rachel Notley leaving behind an Alberta NDP that's still ready to run

EDMONTON — Cheryl Oates learned that she needed to lace up a good pair of running shoes to keep up with Alberta NDP Leader Rachel Notley.
Public hearing for VPD sergeant accused of sexual misconduct by officers and students

Public hearing for VPD sergeant accused of sexual misconduct by officers and students

VICTORIA — A sexual misconduct investigation into a veteran Vancouver police officer who also teaches criminology was spurred by anonymous comments on a social media post, the Office of the Police Complaint Commission in B.C. says.
NATO secretary-general urges Ottawa to meet its defence spending target

NATO secretary-general urges Ottawa to meet its defence spending target

OTTAWA — Canada needs to meet NATO's minimum defence spending target, and present a plan on how it will reach it as a way to show authoritarian regimes that Western allies are aligned, said the alliance's secretary general on Wednesday.
Feds delay B.C.'s open-net salmon farms closure until 2029, offer five-year renewals

Feds delay B.C.'s open-net salmon farms closure until 2029, offer five-year renewals

VANCOUVER — With entrenched views on all sides of the salmon-farming debate in British Columbia, the federal government cast the issue five years down the road on Wednesday, saying aquaculture must move to land by 2029.
Coalition of drug user groups wants court to quash B.C. drug 'recriminalization'

Coalition of drug user groups wants court to quash B.C. drug 'recriminalization'

VANCOUVER — When the federal government allowed British Columbia to walk back its experiment with drug decriminalization, the move wasn't surprising to Brittany Maple, executive director of the Matsqui-Abbotsford Impact Society.
Montreal mayor denounces antisemitism after restaurant allegedly targeted

Montreal mayor denounces antisemitism after restaurant allegedly targeted

MONTREAL — Politicians are denouncing violence and intimidation against Montreal's Jewish community after bullet-shaped holes were found in a restaurant window Wednesday morning.
Environment Canada says extreme heat continuing in Ontario and Quebec

Environment Canada says extreme heat continuing in Ontario and Quebec

MONTREAL — An oppressive heat wave continued to blanket central and southern Ontario, southern Quebec and much of the Maritimes on Wednesday, with daytime highs hitting 30 C to 35 C — above 40 C with the humidex — and officials warning about the dang
MPs hit summer campaign circuit as election year looms

MPs hit summer campaign circuit as election year looms

OTTAWA — Members of Parliament poured out of the House of Commons into the stifling air of an Ottawa heat wave Wednesday, heading back to their constituencies for the summer barbecue and festival circuit many love most about their jobs.
Rescuers 'cautiously optimistic' about survival of weeks-old B.C. sea otter pup

Rescuers 'cautiously optimistic' about survival of weeks-old B.C. sea otter pup

VANCOUVER — If she didn’t squeak and squirm, she would look just like a child’s stuffed toy, but the weeks-old sea otter was in serious condition when she was brought in to the Vancouver Aquarium's Marine Mammal Rescue Centre on Tuesday.