Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Top News Advisory for Fridayday, July 10, 2015

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Top News Advisory for Fridayday, July 10, 2015

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Top News Advisory for July 10


Friday, July 10

6:40 a.m.

Here are the latest Top News stories from The Canadian Press. Entries are subject to change. This includes projected word counts and the estimated timing of stories and updates, both of which can be affected by news developments and other matters. All times are Eastern unless otherwise stated. Contact the National Desk at 416-507-2150.


Evacuation ordered in Jasper National Park


JASPER -- An evacuation of part of Jasper National Park was ordered Thursday due to a forest fire in the picturesque Maligne Valley.Greg Fenton, superintendent of Jasper National Park, said the 200-hectare fire north of Medicine Lake was "still out of control" but the plan of attack was to keep it from moving further south toward Maligne Lake, one of the most photographed spots in all of Canada. 572 words. PHOTO.


Evacuations, air quality advisories amid wildfires


VANCOUVER -- Smoke from wildfires in British Columbia has forced some people to visit hospitals because of breathing problems and chest pain, says the provincial health officer. Dr. Perry Kendall said emergency rooms in Whistler and Burnaby have seen a slight uptick in patients dealing with respiratory conditions during an early fire season. 501 words. By Gemma Karstens-Smith.


Hot, dry, dirty work on fire front lines


MONTREAL LAKE -- "Watch out for the widowmakers!"The platoon commander shouts the warning to about 200 soldiers slogging their way through the dense brush, blackened trees and smouldering ash in the tiny First Nations community of Montreal Lake, about 250 kilometres north of Saskatoon. 620 words. By Bill Graveland. PHOTO.


Statistics Canada to release key jobs report


OTTAWA -- Statistics Canada is scheduled to release its latest read on the country's job market later today.Economists expect the report to show a loss of 10,000 jobs for June, with the unemployment rate edging up to 6.9 per cent, according to Thomson Reuters. The jobs report comes amid concerns about the strength of the economy and speculation the country slipped into recession. 177 words. Moved National and Business. Will be writethru after report released at 8:30 a.m. ET.


Sanctioned students hired as dentists: lawyer


HALIFAX -- A lawyer for Dalhousie University says many of the dentistry students disciplined for participating in a misogynistic Facebook group are now employed as dentists.Sally Gomery, an Ottawa lawyer hired by Dalhousie to give it legal advice on the Facebook posts, would not say how many of the 13 male students found work in their field upon graduation. 428 words. By Tim Callanan.


Winnipeg bombs emphasize perils of family law


TORONTO -- Family law practitioners across the country are re-assessing the steps they take to protect themselves in the wake of letter bombs being mailed to Winnipeg lawyers by a man who allegedly targeted those involved in his divorce proceedings.Last week's events, which emphasized the particular set of risks faced by those in family law, also have the Canadian Bar Association preparing to circulate information on safety measures to those in the field. 615 words. By Diana Mehta. PHOTO. With Winnipeg-Explosion.


Ex-PM blasts Tories on native school funding


MONTREAL -- The Harper government is underfunding aboriginal schools and depriving First Nations children of any real chance of success, former prime minister Paul Martin said Thursday.The Conservative government's native education policy is immoral, Martin said in a speech during the Assembly of First Nations' annual meeting. 382 words. PHOTO.


Debate calculations shift, with poll numbers


OTTAWA -- The Conservatives have turned down a debate put on by the major networks -- but what if Stephen Harper's rivals just shrug? …

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