01 - The last surviving miner from the October 1958 Springhill, Nova Scotia coal mine disaster died. Harold Brine was 91. Only 19 of the 174 men working in the mine were rescued after a seismic shock wave trapped them near the bottom of North America's deepest coal mine. Brine was just 26 at the time.
02 - Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his wife Sophie Gregoire Trudeau announced they decided to separate after 18 years of marriage. They announced the decision on Instagram, saying it follows what they describe as many meaningful and difficult conversations.
03 - Prime Minister Justin Trudeau appointed educator and community advocate Edith Dumont as Ontario's first francophone lieutenant-governor. She will replace Elizabeth Dowdeswell.
05 - British Columbia's port workers voted in favour of a contract offer, ending weeks of turbulent job action that stopped billions of dollars' worth of shipped items into Canada.
07 - Hundreds of Canadian scouts attending the World Scout Jamboree in South Korea were treated for heat stress as temperatures soared during the event. The entire contingent of 235 scouts and 143 volunteers were then moved to the Seoul area because of an approaching tropical storm.
08 - Employment Minister Randy Boissonnault said his office launched a tip line for foreign workers and advocates who witness wrongdoing in the workplace. Allegations of abuse have plagued the temporary foreign worker program for years.
08 - Hundreds of visitors who took a gondola up Alberta's Sulphur Mountain in Banff National Park were stranded overnight after a lightning storm caused a power outage across Banff, shutting down the gondola. Some visitors were able to walk down the mountain via a five-and-a-half kilometre hiking trail while others were helicoptered out the next morning with help from Parks Canada.
08 - Liquor store workers in Manitoba walked off the job in protest of contract talks. The workers had been holding short-term strikes since last month but decided to ramp up efforts after Manitoba Liquor and Lotteries failed to meet their requests. Around 1,400 workers had been without a collective agreement for more than a year.
08 - A Quebec Superior Court judge authorized a class-action lawsuit on behalf of federal prisoners in Quebec. The suit concerns inmates who were held in segregation units for more than 15 days, which they say amounts to cruel and unusual punishment.
08 - A series of wild fires devastated parts of Hawaii. Maui in particular experienced major destruction as fire obliterated neighbourhoods and landmarks. The historic town of Lahaina was destroyed as survivors narrowly escaped fast-moving flames. Some survivors had to jump in the ocean to save themselves. Hundreds of people were killed or are still missing.
10 - An audit of the Canadian Museum of History found hundreds of items missing from the collections. Canada's auditor general found the museum did such a poor job keeping tabs on the more than four million objects and historical and cultural artifacts in its care, that about 800 have gone missing. The federal Crown corporation manages collections for the Canadian Museum of History and the Canadian War Museum.
12- Canadian Natural Resources Minister Jonathan Wilkinson announced $400,000 in funding for a new pilot project aimed at helping firefighters train towards a standardized level of preparedness. This year's fire season saw the deployment of hundreds of firefighters from different parts of Canada and overseas at hot spots across the country.
11 - Ontario Premier Doug Ford announced he will not reverse course on his plans to build on the protected Greenbelt region despite a damning auditor general report and experts saying provincial housing targets can be met by building elsewhere.
11 - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency issued a national recall of Monster brand energy drinks. The agency said the products were being recalled due to various non-compliances related to caffeine content and labelling requirements.
11 - A B.C. judge rejected a class-action lawsuit linked to the wildfire that destroyed the village of Lytton two years ago. Plaintiff Chief Jordan Spinks of the Kanaka Bar Indian Band argued that the Canadian National and Canadian Pacific railways, Transport Canada and others caused or contributed to the wildfire that killed two people. The judge said there are deficiencies in the claim that make it obvious that the suit will fail.
11 - Aug. 11 marked the 50th anniversary of hip-hop. Aug. 11th, 1973, is credited as the date for the birth of the genre.
11 - Former big-league slugger Jose Bautista signed a one-day contract so he could retire with the Toronto Blue Jays, one day before his name is added to the team's level of excellence. Bautista played for eight teams during 15 seasons in the majors, making his final appearance with Philadelphia in 2018.
12 - Jacques-Yvan Morin, the politician who helped shaped the charter that defined French as Quebec's official language died. He was 92. Morin held several prominent cabinet roles in Parti Quebecois governments in the 1970s and 80s.
15 - Donald Trump and 18 others were indicted in a criminal probe of efforts to overturn his 2020 election loss in the state of Georgia. It was the fourth criminal case brought against the ex-U-S president in a matter of months.
14 - Ontario established a working group to implement recommendations from a damning auditor general's report on the government's decision to remove land from the protected Greenbelt.
15 - National Acadian Day was celebrated in communities across Atlantic Canada. The events highlight the contributions of early French settlers to the Canadian cultural fabric.
17 - An evacuation order was issued for Yellowknife and some of the surrounding area, as wildfires threatened the city. Evacuation flights were being made available to residents, but only for those who didn't have the means of leaving by road. With the help of cooler temperatures fire crews eventually managed to hold the blaze about 15 kilometres outside of city limits.
18 - British Columbia Premier David Eby declared a provincewide state of emergency in response to "unprecedented'' wildfires that forced the evacuation of thousands of people.
18 - The Alberta government announced it was bringing community lab testing back in-house and done by Alberta Precision Laboratories, which is part of Alberta Health Services. The move comes after the province saw long waits and bottlenecks for testing in Calgary and southern Alberta.
2 - Police say three people were seriously injured with gunshot wounds in a shooting at West Edmonton Mall. the mall was locked down for hours. Police said they believe it was a targeted incident.
21 - Two Alberta lawyers were barred from practising in Manitoba and ordered to pay $5,000 in a decision from the Law Society of Manitoba that came after complaints that John Carpay and Randal Jay Cameron hired a private investigator to surveil a judge who was hearing a case involving COVID-19 public health orders. Both men represented several churches that attempted in 2021 to overturn Manitoba public health orders that prevented in-person religious services during the height of the pandemic.
21 - Ontario is giving strong mayor powers to 21 more municipalities. Premier Doug Ford made a speech in London, Ont., where he also announced $1.2-billion in incentives for cities and towns to meet the provincial housing target of at least 1.5 million homes by 2031. Ford says this will meet the needs of Ontario's fast-growing population.
22 - Former Olympic figure skater Alexandra Paul died in a car crash west of Barrie, Ont. The 31-year-old was killed and her infant son was treated for non-life-threatening injuries after a transport truck entered a construction zone and crashed into a line of stopped cars. Paul and her husband Mitchell Islam were members of the Canadian team at the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia, and competed at the World Championships in 2014 and 2015. Paul retired from competitive skating in 2016 and became a lawyer.
25 – Donald Trump made history as the first former U.S. president to have a mug shot. Trump was booked and released at Georgia's Fulton County Jail and had to pose for a mug shot as he surrendered on charges that he illegally schemed to overturn the 2020 election in Georgia.
26 – Bob Barker, the longtime host of the popular TV game show "The Price Is Right,'' died at age 99.