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Quebec cities face new COVID-19 restrictions as Ontario contends with testing backlog

Quebec cities face new COVID-19 restrictions as Ontario contends with testing backlog

Quebec reported 16 more deaths Thursday as it began the first day of new restrictions meant to flatten a spike in COVID-19 infections, while Ontario tweaked its school screening guidelines and a hospital outbreak in Calgary grew.
B.C. Supreme Court hears petition for judicial review of Coastal GasLink certificate

B.C. Supreme Court hears petition for judicial review of Coastal GasLink certificate

VANCOUVER — Lawyers for the Office of the Wet’suwet’en were in British Columbia Supreme Court Thursday seeking an order quashing the extension of the environmental assessment certificate for a pipeline that was at the centre of countrywide protests i
Airline unions call on Ottawa for $7 billion in loans for ailing industry

Airline unions call on Ottawa for $7 billion in loans for ailing industry

Labour leaders are calling on Ottawa to provide immediate financial aid and rapid viral testing to an airline industry devastated by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Federal Liberals revive bill that seeks to outlaw forced LGBTQ conversion therapy

Federal Liberals revive bill that seeks to outlaw forced LGBTQ conversion therapy

OTTAWA — The federal Liberals have reintroduced a bill that would ban forcing children or adults to undergo therapy aimed at altering their sexual orientation or gender identity.
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.