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Promise of hybrid sittings clears way for Senate to deal with worker-aid bill

Promise of hybrid sittings clears way for Senate to deal with worker-aid bill

OTTAWA — The government's representative in the Senate is promising to introduce a motion Friday to hold hybrid sittings of the upper house during the COVID-19 pandemic. Sen.
RCMP eases mask policy for bearded members, allows return to front line in some cases

RCMP eases mask policy for bearded members, allows return to front line in some cases

OTTAWA — The RCMP has eased restrictions that sidelined bearded officers, including some Sikh and Muslim members, from front-line policing during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Second Quebec health care worker fired after Indigenous woman's hospital death

Second Quebec health care worker fired after Indigenous woman's hospital death

MONTREAL — A second health-care worker has been fired in connection with the treatment of an Indigenous woman who was subjected to degrading remarks in a hospital northeast of Montreal before she died.
'A lot of positives:' Western farmers wrap up harvest early, look to improved prices

'A lot of positives:' Western farmers wrap up harvest early, look to improved prices

EDMONTON — A long, lingering fall across much of the Prairies is putting crops in the bin early this year, allowing farmers to take advantage of improving prices.
Desmond inquiry: No word on when fatality inquiry in Nova Scotia will resume

Desmond inquiry: No word on when fatality inquiry in Nova Scotia will resume

HALIFAX — Nearly seven months after the COVID-19 pandemic halted an inquiry into why a former soldier killed three family members and himself in Nova Scotia, there has yet to be any indication of when it will resume.
'Staying calm:' Nunavut's top doctor trying to keep Far North safe from COVID-19

'Staying calm:' Nunavut's top doctor trying to keep Far North safe from COVID-19

IQALUIT, Nunavut — In Nunavut, Dr. Michael Patterson is a household name. As the territory's chief public health officer, he leads the team responsible for keeping COVID-19 out of Nunavut's 25 communities.
Quebec announces aid for bars, restaurants as COVID-19 restrictions take effect

Quebec announces aid for bars, restaurants as COVID-19 restrictions take effect

MONTREAL — The Quebec government promised on Thursday financial support for bars and restaurants forced to close by the province's partial lockdown, but questions remain about how restrictions on socializing will be applied.
Police describe chaotic moments after they burst into Fredericton shooter's apartment

Police describe chaotic moments after they burst into Fredericton shooter's apartment

FREDERICTON — Members of an RCMP team who responded to a mass killing in Fredericton two years ago told jurors Thursday about the moment they entered the suspect's apartment and wrestled away his gun. "I thought one of us was going to get shot," Cpl.
Teachers worried about their health, quality of education as they deal with COVID-19

Teachers worried about their health, quality of education as they deal with COVID-19

OTTAWA — Kelly Main says she has never felt as exhausted and stressed during her 27 years of teaching high school as she has since returning to the classroom this fall during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Greens say fundraising error is less than $10K but Murray camp is not so sure

Greens say fundraising error is less than $10K but Murray camp is not so sure

OTTAWA — The Green Party of Canada says the amount of money accidentally deposited with the party rather than Glen Murray's leadership campaign adds up to less than $10,000.