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WE co-founders to testify and COVID-19 vaccine test; The News for July 28

WE co-founders to testify and COVID-19 vaccine test; The News for July 28

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 July 28 ... What we are watching in Canada ...
Horgan advises drivers with non-B.C. plates to take the bus to avoid harassment

Horgan advises drivers with non-B.C. plates to take the bus to avoid harassment

VICTORIA — Drivers in British Columbia with out-of-province licence plates, especially those from the United States, should consider taking transit or riding a bicycle if they feel harassed by local residents, says Premier John Horgan.

B.C. pauses controversial overdose bill affecting youth, but groups say drop it

VANCOUVER — The British Columbia government has paused legislation aimed at detaining youth under 19 in care after they overdose but the representative for children and youth joined advocates calling on the province to withdraw it altogether.
Warrant alleges N.S. mass shooter was seasoned smuggler of narcotics, U.S. guns

Warrant alleges N.S. mass shooter was seasoned smuggler of narcotics, U.S. guns

HALIFAX — Newly released court documents say witnesses told the RCMP that the gunman who carried out the April mass shooting in Nova Scotia smuggled drugs and guns from Maine for years and had secret compartments inside several of his properties.
Deal with WE paid less than budget, docs show, as Trudeau to testify Thursday

Deal with WE paid less than budget, docs show, as Trudeau to testify Thursday

OTTAWA — The federal government agreed to pay no more than $543.5 million as part of a deal to have the WE organization run a student-volunteer program that was budgeted to spend hundreds of millions more.
The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Monday, July 27

The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Monday, July 27

The latest numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 6:25 p.m. on July 27, 2020: There are 114,597 confirmed cases in Canada.
Police aid sought after rowdy tourists descend on Gaspe region without reservations

Police aid sought after rowdy tourists descend on Gaspe region without reservations

Quebec Public Security Minister Genevieve Guilbault urged vacationers in the popular tourist region of Gaspe on Monday to show some respect.
Environmental law group seeks to stop inquiry into who funds oil critics

Environmental law group seeks to stop inquiry into who funds oil critics

CALGARY — An environmental law group wants a court to suspend the Alberta government's inquiry into oil and gas industry critics until there's a decision on whether it's legal.
Border jumper leads RCMP on hours long 'float chase' down B.C. river

Border jumper leads RCMP on hours long 'float chase' down B.C. river

GRAND FORKS, B.C. — An American man is in custody after police allege he illegally jumped the border then tried to evade officers by floating down a river in British Columbia. The RCMP say in a news release that officers in Grand Forks, B.C.
Senate approves bill on wage subsidy, disability payments for COVID-19

Senate approves bill on wage subsidy, disability payments for COVID-19

OTTAWA — The law extending the federal government's emergency wage subsidy for employers hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic shutdown made it through the Senate Monday.