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Critics question impact of proposed rules to crack down on harmful online content

Critics question impact of proposed rules to crack down on harmful online content

OTTAWA — The Liberal government has laid out a blueprint for cracking down on harmful online materials posted to platforms such as Facebook and YouTube, with experts welcoming the move while casting a critical eye on the framework's effectiveness.
British Canadians frustrated by exclusion from U.K.'s new quarantine exemptions

British Canadians frustrated by exclusion from U.K.'s new quarantine exemptions

OTTAWA — Many British Canadians are frustrated after being snubbed by a new plan to ease quarantine restrictions for entry to England and Scotland.
New Brunswick to lift remaining COVID-19 restrictions, but experts warn of relapse

New Brunswick to lift remaining COVID-19 restrictions, but experts warn of relapse

HALIFAX — As New Brunswick prepares to drop all of its COVID-19 restrictions on Friday night, some infectious disease experts are warning the province should prepare for a surge in cases this fall because of the highly contagious Delta variant.

Quebec police mistake body of missing woman for mannequin, throw remains in garbage

SHERBROOKE, Que. — Police and firefighters in Sherbrooke, Que., allegedly mistook a woman's body for a mannequin and threw her remains into a dumpster, police Chief Danny McConnell said Thursday.
Michèle Audette, commissioner of MMIWG inquiry, among five named to Senate

Michèle Audette, commissioner of MMIWG inquiry, among five named to Senate

OTTAWA — Michèle Audette, one of the commissioners for the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls, is among the five newest members of the Senate.
Habs' sponsors satisfied with team owner's apology for drafting Logan Mailloux

Habs' sponsors satisfied with team owner's apology for drafting Logan Mailloux

MONTREAL — While a Montreal group that helps victims of sexual assault continues to criticize the Montreal Canadiens' decision to draft a player convicted of a sex offence in Sweden, sponsors that earlier expressed concerns say they are sticking with
Tons of rock break off Stawamus Chief in Squamish, B.C., possibly due to heat

Tons of rock break off Stawamus Chief in Squamish, B.C., possibly due to heat

SQUAMISH, B.C. — Numerous rock climbing routes on the renowned Grand Wall of the Stawamus Chief in Squamish, B.C., are closed after a large slab broke off. The society that supports rock climbing in the area says hot weather might be to blame.
New Brunswick can't sue auditor, top court rules

New Brunswick can't sue auditor, top court rules

OTTAWA — New Brunswick cannot sue accounting firm Grant Thornton over an allegedly flawed audit which led the province to backstop hefty loans to a company that soon ran into financial trouble, the Supreme Court of Canada has ruled.
Montreal police say body of suspect in Quebec's 14th femicide has been found in river

Montreal police say body of suspect in Quebec's 14th femicide has been found in river

MONTREAL — The body of the suspect in the 14th femicide reported this year in Quebec has been found in a river north of Montreal, police said Thursday. Quebec's coroner's office identified the body as that of Navdeep Singh Ghotra, 30.
Border workers' union, employers to return to bargaining table after strike threat

Border workers' union, employers to return to bargaining table after strike threat

OTTAWA — A union representing about 9,000 Canadian Border Service Agency workers says its members' employers have agreed to return to the bargaining table following a strike threat made earlier this week.