Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Nineteenth NewsWatch-

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Nineteenth NewsWatch-

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(Pearson-Strike)

About 700 ground crew workers at Canada's busiest airport are on strike after rejecting a contract offer from their employer.

Teamsters Union Local 419 says the unionized workers at Toronto's Pearson International Airport voted 95 per cent against the deal.

The workers -- who are employed by Swissport, a company that services 30 airlines at the airport -- includes baggage handlers, cargo handlers, cabin cleaners and other ground staff.

The Greater Toronto Airports Authority said it had a contingency plan in place in the event of a strike but did not elaborate. (19)

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(AFN-Meeting)

Chiefs at the Assembly of First Nations annual meeting in Regina have passed a resolution calling for changes to the national inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls.

The resolution calls on the Trudeau government to reset and change the mandate.

Two of the commissioners spoke to the A-F-N meeting Wednesday night, where they tried to explain the testimony process.

But several families said the inquiry had already failed because they don't trust the process and it doesn't hold police to account. (19)

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(BC-Wildfires) (Audio: 124)

This is welcome news for people forced from their homes by wildfires July 15th in Williams Lake, B-C.

Many are being allowed back -- with the caution they might have to leave again at a moment's notice.

The wildfires near the community are not 100 per cent contained and, due to the changing weather conditions, another evacuation order could come.

Returning evacuees are being told to keep their belongings packed and also that the fire has profoundly affected the area. (19)

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(Softwood-Lumber-Horgan)

British Columbia's premier says Ottawa and Washington appear close to a softwood lumber deal.

John Horgan -- who has been meeting with top Trump administration trade officials in D-C -- says he's been told talks between Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland and U-S Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross are pushing toward an agreement. …

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