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Maintaining COVID restrictions, tax cheats by the super rich: In The News for June 22

Maintaining COVID restrictions, tax cheats by the super rich: In The News for June 22

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 June 22 ... What we are watching in Canada ...

Two-thirds of Canadians say governments shouldn't lift all COVID-19 restrictions

OTTAWA — A new poll suggests about two-thirds of Canadians believe that governments should not lift all restrictions related to COVID-19.
Lionel Desmond inquiry: soldier's sister-in-law testifies about his mental decline

Lionel Desmond inquiry: soldier's sister-in-law testifies about his mental decline

PORT HAWKESBURY, N.S. — An inquiry investigating why a former Canadian soldier killed his family and himself in 2017 heard Monday from a close relative who said Lionel Desmond's mental health appeared stable after he served in Afghanistan in 2007.

Health care groups propose easing medical pot certifications

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota's largest health care providers proposed Monday that lawmakers drop part of the requirement for people seeking medical marijuana identification cards to obtain a physician's recommendation to use the drug.
N.S. man's arrest 'unnecessary' but likely not motivated by race: police board

N.S. man's arrest 'unnecessary' but likely not motivated by race: police board

HALIFAX — The Nova Scotia Police Review Board has ruled that an officer acted stubbornly and unnecessarily but was likely not motivated by race when he arrested a Black man and his wife who were in a park after hours in 2018.

Police: Oregon suspect forced woman to drive him 2K miles

NORTH BEND, Oregon (AP) — A man sought in the killings of his father and two other people in a small Oregon city forced a woman to drive him more than 2,000 miles (3,219 kilometers) to Wisconsin, where he surrendered to police, authorities said Sunda
Jordan's unprecedented palace drama moves to the courtroom

Jordan's unprecedented palace drama moves to the courtroom

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Jordan's version of a trial of the century gets under way Monday when a relative of King Abdullah II and a former chief of the royal court are to be ushered into the defendants' cage at the state security court to face charges of
Juneteenth, recalling end of slavery, is marked across US

Juneteenth, recalling end of slavery, is marked across US

Parades, picnics and lessons in history were offered Saturday to commemorate Juneteenth in the U.S., a day that carried even more significance after Congress and President Joe Biden created a federal holiday to observe the end of slavery.
Man suspected of 3 killings in Oregon town is still at large

Man suspected of 3 killings in Oregon town is still at large

COOS BAY, Ore. (AP) — A man sought in the killings of three people after a hit-and-run crash near a casino and a shooting at a marijuana dispensary in a small Oregon city was still at large Saturday.
Health Canada proposes ban on most vaping flavours it says appeal to youth

Health Canada proposes ban on most vaping flavours it says appeal to youth

The federal government says it wants to ban most flavoured vaping products in a bid to reduce their appeal to youth. Health Canada put forward draft regulations Friday that would restrict all e-cigarette flavours except tobacco, mint and menthol.