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Decathlon medal in sight for Warner, senior benefits cut off : In The News for Aug. 5

Decathlon medal in sight for Warner, senior benefits cut off : In The News for Aug. 5

In The News is a roundup of stories from The Canadian Press designed to kickstart your day. Here is what's on the radar of our editors for the morning of Aug. 5 ... What we are watching in Canada ...
Seniors cut off from income supplement after receiving emergency benefits

Seniors cut off from income supplement after receiving emergency benefits

OTTAWA — Chris Sherlock is facing possible eviction because of unanticipated clawbacks to the guaranteed income supplement for seniors.
Meng Wanzhou's lawyers claim U.S. is a 'repeat misleader' in her extradition case

Meng Wanzhou's lawyers claim U.S. is a 'repeat misleader' in her extradition case

VANCOUVER — Lawyers for Huawei's chief financial officer say the United States has acted in bad faith in the extradition process of Meng Wanzhou and the British Columbia Supreme Court should stay proceedings against her.
A look at COVID-19 reopening plans across the country

A look at COVID-19 reopening plans across the country

As COVID-19 vaccination rates increase and case numbers drop across the country, the provinces and territories have begun releasing the reopening plans for businesses, events and recreational facilities.
Damage estimate for fire razed town of Lytton, B.C., reaches $78 million

Damage estimate for fire razed town of Lytton, B.C., reaches $78 million

VANCOUVER — The Insurance Bureau of Canada estimates the damage caused by the wildfire that wiped out most of village of Lytton, B.C., is $78 million.
Feds say 82,000-plus doses of AstraZeneca vaccine to be sent to Trinidad and Tobago

Feds say 82,000-plus doses of AstraZeneca vaccine to be sent to Trinidad and Tobago

OTTAWA — The federal government has announced it will send more than 82,000 doses of the Oxford AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine to Trinidad and Tobago.
Lawyers for Meng Wanzhou argue U.S. was 'selective' in disclosure of information

Lawyers for Meng Wanzhou argue U.S. was 'selective' in disclosure of information

VANCOUVER — The United States acted in "bad faith" when requesting the extradition of Meng Wanzhou from Canada, says a lawyer for Huawei's chief financial officer. Mona Duckett told a B.C.
Yukon lifts some COVID-19 restrictions as active cases decline

Yukon lifts some COVID-19 restrictions as active cases decline

WHITEHORSE — The Yukon government has lifted a series of public health restrictions as active COVID-19 infections decline and the vaccination rate rises.
Canada welcomes first of Afghan refugees who supported Canadian military mission

Canada welcomes first of Afghan refugees who supported Canadian military mission

OTTAWA — The first planeload of Afghan refugees who supported the Canadian military mission in Afghanistan has arrived in Canada.
Alberta's top doctor apologizes for causing 'confusion, fear or anger' on COVID-19

Alberta's top doctor apologizes for causing 'confusion, fear or anger' on COVID-19

CALGARY — Alberta's top doctor is apologizing for causing "confusion, fear or anger" after communicating the province's plan to eliminate remaining COVID-19 public health measures. In a column sent to various media outlets Wednesday, Dr.