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The ombudsman's report and CRA cyberattack: In The News for Aug. 17

The ombudsman's report and CRA cyberattack: In The News for Aug. 17

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. 17. What we are watching in Canada ...
Assoun case shows police accountability in wrongful convictions lacking: experts

Assoun case shows police accountability in wrongful convictions lacking: experts

HALIFAX — More than a year after a federal report became public revealing that police erased and suppressed evidence that might have freed him, Glen Assoun is wondering whether anyone will be held accountable for his wrongful imprisonment.
Grandfather of Canadian girl killed in Beirut blast says being with her was 'pure luxury'

Grandfather of Canadian girl killed in Beirut blast says being with her was 'pure luxury'

When three-year-old Alexandra Naggear's mother saw an explosion through her window in Lebanon, she scooped up her little girl and tried to run into the next room. But it was too late.
The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Aug. 16

The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Aug. 16

The latest numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 4:03 p.m. on Aug. 16, 2020: There are 122,087 confirmed cases in Canada.
From masks to cohorting, a guide to back-to-school rules across the country

From masks to cohorting, a guide to back-to-school rules across the country

Plans are being made across the country for how to safely send students back to school in the fall as the COVID-19 pandemic continues. Here is a look at what the various provinces have said about getting kids back to classes.
Quebec students push for law to stop sexual violence in elementary and high schools

Quebec students push for law to stop sexual violence in elementary and high schools

MONTREAL — Sophie was 15 years old when she says her history teacher made comments about her breasts in front of the entire class. She reported what happened to a support staff member at her high school.
Teachers say they're preparing for online and in-class lessons with little guidance

Teachers say they're preparing for online and in-class lessons with little guidance

TORONTO — Rachel Rosen doesn't even know what classes she'll be teaching in three weeks, let alone how she'll juggle preparing in-person and online lessons.
COVID-19 puts brakes on further exploration of Franklin wrecks

COVID-19 puts brakes on further exploration of Franklin wrecks

OTTAWA — For only the second time in 12 years, Marc-Andre Bernier and his underwater archaeology team at Parks Canada will not be heading north this month to explore the wrecks of the doomed Arctic expedition of Sir John Franklin and his crew.
On small Maritime campuses, a reopening that for many means a quiet room, alone

On small Maritime campuses, a reopening that for many means a quiet room, alone

SACKVILLE, N.B. — At some of Canada's smaller universities, academic life is set to resume amid the pandemic. But for many this year, the thrill of arriving on campus will be replaced by long days in a room trying to keep loneliness at bay.

N.S. ticket holder wins Saturday night's $17.4 million Lotto 649 jackpot

TORONTO — A lottery player in Nova Scotia won Saturday night's $17.4 million Lotto 649 jackpot. Atlantic Lottery says the winning ticket was sold in Victoria County on Cape Breton Island.