Newspaper article The Canadian Press

In the News Today, July 25

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

In the News Today, July 25

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In the news today, July 25

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Six stories in the news for Wednesday, July 25

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VIGIL TO BE HELD FOR DANFORTH VICTIMS

Residents of Toronto's Greek town will attend another vigil tonight to mourn two people who were killed and the 13 others left wounded in a horrific shooting on Sunday. They will be joined by Mayor John Tory at 7 p.m. at a local church before they walk along Danforth Avenue bearing lanterns and candles. Toronto police have now identified a 10-year-old girl killed in the attack as Julianna Kozis of Markham, Ont. Reese Fallon, 18, was also killed in the attack.

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AFN SET TO ELECT NEW NATIONAL CHIEF

Chiefs from 634 First Nations communities are in Vancouver to vote for a new national chief to lead the Assembly of First Nations. Five people are vying for the job -- incumbent Perry Bellegarde, Russ Diablo, Sheila North, Miles Richardson, and Katherine Whitecloud. Bellegarde has defended record of securing billions of dollars in new funding for Indigenous issues over the last three budgets but has been criticized by other candidates for being too cosy with the feds.

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SURVEY: ONTARIO STUDENTS LESS VIOLENT, ANTI-SOCIAL

Violence and other anti-social behaviour among Grade 7 to Grade 12 students in Ontario has dropped significantly over the past two decades, according to the latest Ontario Student Drug Use and Health Survey. It also shows a sharp overall drop in bullying, although cyberbullying remains a consistent problem. Among concerning trends, the survey indicates a growing number of the students -- particularly girls -- have symptoms of depression and anxiety.

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FATE OF ONTARIO SAFE INJECTION SITES IN LIMBO

The fate of Ontario's safe injection and overdose prevention sites is in limbo as the province's new Progressive Conservative government weighs whether to continue funding the facilities authorized by its Liberal predecessors. …

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