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Medical school receives full accreditation

The Northern Ontario School of Medicine says it has received full accreditation of their educational program leading to the MD degree. Read more

Business group looks to stop tax loophole at border

The Thunder Bay Chamber of Commerce has discovered a loophole where international duties are not being charged when individuals bring items… Read more

Probe continues after man’s body found

The investigation into the death of a man found in Neebing River on Tuesday continues. Read more

Treatment centre on way, funding in place

Construction on a 22-bed treatment centre at Grassy Narrows First Nation for people who continue to suffer effects of mercury poisoning is … Read more

News

Belarusian activist found hanged in Ukraine

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — A Belarusian activist who ran a group in Ukraine helping Belarusians fleeing persecution was found dead in the Ukraini… Read more

Federal party support holds steady, pandemic homelessness : In The News for August 3.

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 … Read more

Trudeau Liberals maintain lead over rivals ahead of possible election call: poll

OTTAWA - The federal Liberals remain ahead as a new poll suggests Canada's political parties are holding relatively steady in terms of vote… Read more

Sports

De Grasse qualifies for 200m semifinal as volleyball, water polo teams defeated

Canadian Andre De Grasse took a step toward his goal of winning a second Olympic medal in Tokyo on Tuesday as the country's men's volleybal… Read more

Canadian Olympian, sprinter Angela Bailey dies

MISSISSAUGA, Ont. - Angela Bailey, the Canadian women's record holder in the 100-metre sprint and an Olympic 4x100 relay silver medal winne… Read more

Kyle Lowry leaving Toronto for the Miami Heat

TORONTO - Raptors star guard Kyle Lowry is headed to the Miami Heat. Read more

Entertainment

Laughter, tears, cheers at funeral for Biz Markie

PATCHOGUE, N.Y. (AP) — With laughter and tears, songs and stories, friends and family of Biz Markie celebrated his life and legacy at a fun… Read more

Jussie Smollett lawyers get more time to prepare arguments

CHICAGO (AP) — A judge on Monday granted lawyers for Jussie Smollett more time to prepare arguments on several issues, including whether th… Read more

Fox employee alleges harassment, discrimination in lawsuit

NEW YORK (AP) — An associate producer on Monday filed a lawsuit against Fox News Network, saying he was discriminated against because of hi… Read more

Business

Fox employee alleges harassment, discrimination in lawsuit

NEW YORK (AP) — An associate producer on Monday filed a lawsuit against Fox News Network, saying he was discriminated against because of hi… Read more

A road not taken: verified Cormac McCarthy account is fake

NEW YORK (AP) — Sorry, Cormac McCarthy fans. That blue-checked Twitter account for the famous, and famously media-shy author is fake. Read more

US manufacturing increases again, but at slower pace in July

WASHINGTON (AP) — Growth in U.S. manufacturing slowed for a second straight month in July amid ongoing supply-chain problems. Read more

Life

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Hospice Northwest launches volunteer recruitment drive

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BMW reaps $5.7 billion in profit, warns on parts shortages

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — BMW reported 4.8 billion euros ($5.7 billion) in net profit in the second quarter, rounding out a strong earnings… Read more

The Latest: Qantas furloughs 2,500 staff amid lockdown

SYDNEY — Australia's Qantas Group says it expects Sydney’s COVID-19 lockdown to last for at least another two months and it will furlough 2… Read more

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