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Providing free menstrual products, farmer climate support : In The News for July 28

Providing free menstrual products, farmer climate support : In The News for July 28

In The News is a roundup of stories from The Canadian Press designed to kick-start your day. Here is what's on the radar of our editors for the morning of July 28 ... What we are watching in Canada ...
Liberals look to fall for movement on having free tampons, pads in federal workplaces

Liberals look to fall for movement on having free tampons, pads in federal workplaces

OTTAWA — Canada's labour minister was told earlier this year that efforts to provide free tampons and pads in federally regulated workplaces could cost employers more than $1 million annually to become a reality.
Access requester told to wait five years for public health agency head's email, texts

Access requester told to wait five years for public health agency head's email, texts

OTTAWA — A requester seeking access to a week's worth of emails and messages from the head of a federal agency embroiled in controversy has been told to wait five years or more for a response under Canada's information law.
Farmers say heat wave, drought show vulnerable agricultural sector needs support

Farmers say heat wave, drought show vulnerable agricultural sector needs support

When an unprecedented heat wave "cooked" the cherries growing at his family's farm in Oliver, B.C., Pravin Dhaliwal tried to see past the financial loss to the passion that spurred him to follow in the footsteps of his father and grandfather.

Expanded recall covers affected products sold nationally

OTTAWA — The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has expanded the recall of Al-Rabih brand Halva/Halawa over the possibility of a Salmonella contamination.
A look at COVID-19 reopening plans across the country

A look at COVID-19 reopening plans across the country

As COVID-19 vaccination rates increase and case numbers drop across the country, the provinces and territories have begun releasing the reopening plans for businesses, events and recreational facilities.

No winning ticket sold for Tuesday's $15 million Lotto Max jackpot

TORONTO — No winning ticket was sold for the $15 million jackpot in Tuesday's Lotto Max draw. The jackpot for the next draw on July 30 will be at an estimated $20 million. The Canadian Press
Family of woman killed in hotel says justice served, but killer to appeal conviction

Family of woman killed in hotel says justice served, but killer to appeal conviction

EDMONTON — The daughter of an Indigenous woman who was killed in a hotel room a decade ago says a judge's decision to sentence her mother's killer to 12 1/2 years in prison is a sign of justice.
Annamie Paul says Green party convention will go ahead even if election is underway

Annamie Paul says Green party convention will go ahead even if election is underway

OTTAWA — Green Leader Annamie Paul says party brass still plan to hold a national convention next month even if a federal election campaign is in full swing, as the list of items distracting attention from an impending fight at the polls continues to
P.E.I. becomes latest province to sign on to Liberals' national child-care program

P.E.I. becomes latest province to sign on to Liberals' national child-care program

CHARLOTTETOWN — Prince Edward Island has become the third province to sign on to the federal government's national child-care program, allowing it to receive about $120 million from Ottawa for $10-dollar-a-day child-care spots by the end of 2024.