PRESS DIGEST- Canada - July 2

Wed Jul 2, 2014 6:47am EDT
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July 2 (Reuters) - The following are the top stories from selected Canadian newspapers. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.


** Unless Canada makes a lot more contributions to the International Space Station, it could be a while before another Canadian astronaut visits the giant orbiting space laboratory. For the moment, what's clear is that no Canadians will be heading up to the space station before 2017. (

** An Amber Alert remained in effect across Alberta on Canada Day as police continued to search for leads in the perplexing disappearance of a five-year-old boy and his grandparents. Nathan O'Brien was reported missing Monday morning when his mother went to pick him up after a sleep-over at the grandparents' southwest Calgary home and they weren't there. (

Reports in the business section:

** Canadian retailers are bracing for a fashion fight this fall. Wal-Mart Canada Corp is stepping up its focus on styles of the season at lower price points in a bid to raise the profile of its key George line. At the same time, Target Corp is intent on repositioning its sweet spot of affordable trendy fashions. Canadian grocer Loblaw Cos Ltd is looking to expand its Joe Fresh styles beyond North America in its bid to woo price-conscious fashionistas. (   Continued...