Newspaper article The Canadian Press

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Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Fourth NewsWatch-

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(MMIW-Inquiry-Smithers)

A commissioner for the national inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women says she's committed to asking the hard questions.

Marie Audette told a hearing in Smithers, B-C yesterday that commissioners understand this is a rare opportunity.

The inquiry has heard from advocates and victims' families over two days of hearings in the town along the so-called Highway of Tears.

The Smithers hearings wrap up today, with the inquiry set to visit eight more communities this fall. (4)

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(Cultural-Review)

A landmark deal with Netflix is part of a major overhaul of Canada's cultural policy set to be unveiled today.

A government source says the U-S streaming giant will spend more than half-a-billion dollars on Canadian content over the next five years.

It's part of a federal policy that will also look at the approach the government takes to encouraging Canadian production and the laws that govern it.

The goal is to make sure Ottawa's approach is not tied to technologies of the past, and is flexible enough to bolster all cultural creators. (4)

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(Tropical-Weather)

Maria has weakened to a tropical storm as it moves out to sea in the Atlantic.

The storm's maximum sustained winds have decreased to 110 kilometres per hour as it moves away from Cape Hatteras, North Carolina.

Maria devastated Puerto Rico last week, leaving the entire U-S territory without power.

The Canadian Hurricane Centre expects the storm to track well offshore of Atlantic Canada. (4)

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(Obit-Hugh-Hefner) (Audio: 33)

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