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Still no arrest in girl's death

MONTREAL—It has been a decade since his granddaughter's disappearance and eventual slaying, but the wounds are still fresh for Henri Provencher.

Cedrika Provencher, a nine-year-old freckle-faced redhead from Trois-Rivieres, Que., vanished from near her home on July 31, 2007.

For more than eight years, the young girl's face was plastered on posters across the province.

Families call for 'reset' on inquiry

REGINA—The families of missing and murdered indigenous women say a national inquiry already has failed and are calling for “a hard reset” on the process.

Many made emotional pleas yesterday as two of the inquiry commissioners appeared at the Assembly of First Nations' annual meeting to explain the inquiry process, including how to register and give testimony.

Islands set to reopen

TORONTO—The waterlogged Toronto Islands finally will reopen to the public on July 31.

The popular tourist destination and home to hundreds of city residents virtually was shut down in early May after flooding caused by rising water levels in Lake Ontario, brought on in part by heavy rains.

Disclosure of pharma payments mulled

TORONTO—Ontario is considering mandating the public disclosure of any payments private drug companies make to doctors—a move that would make it the first province to have such a requirement.

The province has started consulting with patient groups, health-care providers, and the pharmaceutical and medical device industries about the regulations that govern such payments.