VICTORIA - Police say a large snake is missing somewhere in a Victoria-area neighbourhood.
EDMONTON - Alberta has come to an agreement with the federal government that makes major cuts to environmental monitoring of the oilsands.
OTTAWA - Green party leadership hopeful Annamie Paul has solidified herself as the frontrunner to win the party's vote in October, opening up a wide fundraising gulf between herself and her nearest opponent.
OTTAWA - Canada's top public health doctors warned Tuesday that vaccines in development for COVID-19 provide hope but will not mean an immediate end to the pandemic.
OTTAWA - A Halifax-based charity is expressing confusion and frustration as it looks likely to have to foot the bill for nine students that it says were hired through the federal volunteer program at the centre of the WE affair.
OTTAWA - Two women who worked for former senator Don Meredith say the independent process established by the Senate to determine compensation for Meredith's harassment victims is "totally unacceptable" and is re-victimizing them.
OTTAWA - Answering criticism that the federal "COVID Alert" app only works on newer smartphones, Dr. Theresa Tam says it's one of many tools in fighting the novel coronavirus.
OTTAWA - Canada and some of its closest allies have kicked off a three-week naval exercise in the Arctic that aims to send a message of unity against potential adversaries in the North without spreading COVID-19 to local communities.
VANCOUVER - The deep valleys scarred into the surface of Mars under thick sheets of ice show that the planet once mirrored the Canadian High Arctic, says a new study.
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. 4.
ST. JOHN'S, N.L. - A doctor from a political family will take office for the first time as Newfoundland and Labrador premier, stepping into the job as the financially troubled province reels from the impacts of the pandemic and falling oil prices.
OTTAWA - Sen. Murray Sinclair is returning to his legal roots, while also keeping his seat in the upper chamber — at least for now.
ST. JOHN'S, N.L. - Andrew Furey may be new to public office, but the province's premier-designate is a familiar face in Newfoundland and Labrador though his charity leadership and his family's political connections.
OTTAWA - The federal Liberals have given companies more than $5.8 billion in pandemic-related contracts for personal protective gear and medical supplies.
OTTAWA - The pandemic has not been easy on a key source of revenue for Habit for Humanity — its social enterprise known as the ReStore.
The federal government's COVID-19 contact tracing app is facing criticism for its download requirements, which restrict some Canadians from accessing and using the app.
OTTAWA - The Royal Canadian Air Force is being forced to fly its ancient search-and-rescue planes even longer as COVID-19 further delays the delivery of replacement aircraft.
OTTAWA - The construction of a new military refuelling station in the Arctic is facing another delay more than 13 years after it was first promised by the federal government, with one analyst raising concerns about other pressing military needs in the region.
FREDERICTON - The COVID-19 pandemic has put cross-border shopping trips and vacations on hold since March, and many American businesses along the border say they miss both the revenue and the familiar Canadian faces.
MONTREAL - A lively crowd gathered outside Francois Legault's office in downtown Montreal in mid-July to send a message to the Quebec premier: his government cannot force them to wear masks in indoor public spaces to fight the spread of COVID-19.
OTTAWA - Canada will provide a military transport plane to support United Nations peacekeeping missions for another year despite losing its bid for a temporary seat on the UN Security Council.
OTTAWA - The construction of a new military refuelling station in the Arctic is facing yet another delay more than 13 years after it was first promised by the federal government.
When the COVID-19 pandemic closed the Canada-U.S. border to non-essential travel, Donna Peter suddenly lost access to her nearest source of bulk groceries.
TORONTO - As COVID-19 restrictions ease and restaurants start to welcome customers back, one thing Canadians may soon have to get used to is providing their personal information before they grab a bite.
MONTREAL - The Pavillon Camille-Lefebvre long-term care home in southwest Montreal houses some of the patients most vulnerable to succumbing to a pandemic, including 18 who live on ventilators full time.
WASHINGTON - The confluence of a pandemic, a raucous civil-rights movement, an economy on the brink and a stubborn, deeply divided electorate: experts call it a "perfect storm" of conditions in which to sow the seeds of disinformation and partisan strife in the United States.
OTTAWA - Newly released figures show the two biggest federal political parties are seeing a drop in donations this year as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact the lives and pocket books of Canadians.
MONTREAL - A group seeking status for asylum seekers who were employed as essential workers during the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic in Quebec says it intends to step up pressure on the federal and provincial governments to follow through on their promises.
Aaron Fairweather has 27 colonies of ants to keep happy in the living room by getting the temperature, humidity and light just right although the environment at home may not feel quite as comfortable as in a lab.
VICTORIA - The British Columbia government says it has implemented all seven recommendations made by a coroner's jury at the inquest into the killing of a man by police in Port Hardy five years ago.
TORONTO - The Ontario Ministry of Education says it will not renew its contract with We Charity and will investigate any expenditures to date.
EDMONTON - A former Edmonton nightclub employee convicted of sexually assaulting five women has been sentenced to eight years in prison, a term reduced partly because of a beating he suffered while in custody.
OTTAWA - The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled the vast majority of confidential cabinet documents in two provinces should remain secret, in cases dealing with how judges are paid.
OTTAWA - Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he knew there would be problems with perception over having WE Charity run a $900-million student-volunteer program, but he believed there was no conflict of interest because his family would not benefit.
EDMONTON - As the summer heat shimmers off the pavement and stationary cars double as sweltering four-door Dutch ovens, Canada's favourite winter pastime is officially back.
WHITEHORSE - The Yukon government is considering plans for a supervised injection site and a safer supply of drugs for substance users after 13 people fatally overdosed between January and mid-July, compared with six for all of last year.
OTTAWA - The federal government plans to move as many out-of-work Canadians into the employment insurance system when a key emergency benefit runs out in the fall, and provide an EI-like support for millions who can't qualify under existing rules.
HALIFAX - One of the three people selected to lead the public inquiry into the Nova Scotia mass shooting has dropped out.
VANCOUVER - Documents from lawyers for Canada's attorney general say a series of witnesses will prove Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou lied to HSBC bank about the company's relationship's with Skycom in Iran.
OTTAWA - The Royal Canadian Navy is poised to enter a new era by taking possession of the first armed warship under the federal government's multibillion-dollar shipbuilding plan, and the first built for Arctic military operations in decades.