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Alberta UCP membership drive and Heche on death's door: In The News for Aug. 12

Alberta UCP membership drive and Heche on death's door: In The News for Aug. 12

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 Friday, August 12, 2022 ... What we are watching in Canada ...
Paddling to exorcism: Abuse allegations spark new regulations at Saskatchewan schools

Paddling to exorcism: Abuse allegations spark new regulations at Saskatchewan schools

REGINA — Saskatchewan is stepping in to supervise three independent schools after a proposed class-action lawsuit was filed against former teachers, pastors and church elders for alleged abuse of students.
Report says Canada should loosen visa requirements to allow more Ukrainian refugees

Report says Canada should loosen visa requirements to allow more Ukrainian refugees

CALGARY — Orysia Boychuk knows first-hand how frustrating and slow the process has become to bring Ukrainian refugees into Canada.

Firefighters brace for lightning, high winds across southern Interior as storms loom

PENTICTON, B.C. — Residents of the British Columbia community of Olalla are now allowed to return home after being forced out by a threatening wildfire last week.
'Appalled:' Campers say sex offender was staying with children at U.S. campground

'Appalled:' Campers say sex offender was staying with children at U.S. campground

Campers say a convicted Canadian sex offender identified himself as security at a South Dakota campground, where he was staying with two children at the centre of a Saskatchewan Amber Alert with their mother.
Federal Tories racing to the 'extremes,' says former B.C. premier Christy Clark

Federal Tories racing to the 'extremes,' says former B.C. premier Christy Clark

OTTAWA — Former British Columbia premier Christy Clark on Thursday endorsed Jean Charest to be the next leader of the federal Conservatives at a time when she says the party is racing to the extremes.
Luxury goods tax on super-rich could hit electric vehicles: expert

Luxury goods tax on super-rich could hit electric vehicles: expert

OTTAWA — A new tax on yachts, luxury cars and private aircraft designed to hit the super-rich could also cover vehicles meant to help the environment, a tax expert warns. The luxury goods tax, which will come into force on Sept.

Amanda Todd sextortion case sets precedent, but more needs to be done, experts say

VANCOUVER — The conviction of Aydin Coban for the "sextortion" of British Columbia teenager Amanda Todd has prompted calls from lawyers and advocates for more regulation, resources and education in Canada to protect future victims.

Poll suggests most Canadians view Pope's apology as step toward reconciliation

A poll suggests more than half of Canadians viewed the recent visit by Pope Francis and his apology for abuses at residential schools as a step toward reconciliation.

Alberta government members should resign over prize for sexist, racist essay: NDP

EDMONTON — Alberta's Opposition is calling for the two top legislature leaders on women’s issues to quit for giving a prize for an essay that urges women to forgo careers and focus on baby-making so the province doesn’t have to bring in more foreigne