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RCMP spyware use probe, Newfoundland forest fires : In The News for Aug. 9

RCMP spyware use probe, Newfoundland forest fires : In The News for Aug. 9

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. 9 ... What we are watching in Canada ...
Unpredictable winds make wildfires an erratic adversary: experts

Unpredictable winds make wildfires an erratic adversary: experts

Hot weather and dry conditions are the usual suspects in any wildfire season, but a complex interplay of topography and unpredictable winds can create particularly challenging adversaries for firefighters, experts say.
Bill Graham, ex-interim Liberal leader and post-9/11 foreign affairs minister, dies

Bill Graham, ex-interim Liberal leader and post-9/11 foreign affairs minister, dies

OTTAWA — Condolences from Canadian politicians past and present poured out Monday as they learned about the death of Bill Graham, who served as foreign affairs minister when the country decided against joining the U.S. invasion of Iraq in 2003. "Mr.
'Elaborate ruse': Prosecutor says Saskatoon mother in custody dispute faked deaths

'Elaborate ruse': Prosecutor says Saskatoon mother in custody dispute faked deaths

Federal prosecutors in the United States have accused a Saskatoon woman of faking her own death and that of her son in what they describe as an elaborate scheme to illegally enter the country.
Liberals planning temporary solution to dental care promise: sources

Liberals planning temporary solution to dental care promise: sources

OTTAWA — Sources close to the government's proposed $5.
Quebec's chief coroner calls inquest into last week's three Montreal shooting deaths

Quebec's chief coroner calls inquest into last week's three Montreal shooting deaths

MONTREAL — Quebec's chief coroner is launching a public inquest after a 26-year-old man allegedly shot dead three Montreal-area men last week before being killed by police.

Imperial Oil still investigating cause of produced water spill in N.W.T.

YELLOWKNIFE — Imperial Oil Ltd. says it is still investigating the cause and impact of a pipeline spill in the Northwest Territories that has some residents downstream concerned about the potential impact.
RCMP says it's not using controversial Pegasus spyware to covertly access cellphones

RCMP says it's not using controversial Pegasus spyware to covertly access cellphones

OTTAWA — The RCMP says it is not using the controversial Pegasus spyware to circumvent encryption and monitor cellphone activity, but it has been using similar surveillance technology for 10 years.
Montreal Pride Festival starts internal probe after embarrassing parade cancellation

Montreal Pride Festival starts internal probe after embarrassing parade cancellation

MONTREAL — Pride Montreal, the organization that runs the city's annual celebration of LGBTQ communities, is conducting an internal investigation after it abruptly cancelled the official Pride parade on Sunday.
Canadian frigates missing from NATO naval forces for first time since 2014

Canadian frigates missing from NATO naval forces for first time since 2014

OTTAWA — For the first time in eight years, Canadian warships are not involved in either of two NATO naval task forces charged with patrolling European waters and defending against Russian threats.