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As his health declines, Glen Assoun seeks compensation for wrongful conviction

As his health declines, Glen Assoun seeks compensation for wrongful conviction

HALIFAX — Glen Assoun says he's fearful he'll die before governments offer him compensation for almost 17 years of wrongful imprisonment that have left him with a weak heart and fragile health.
Medically assisted deaths could increase by 1,200 in 2021 under revised law: PBO

Medically assisted deaths could increase by 1,200 in 2021 under revised law: PBO

OTTAWA — A new report by the parliamentary budget office suggests that expanding access to medical assistance in dying would lead to nearly 1,200 more aided deaths next year.
Data gaps prevent assessment of most Canadian watersheds: WWF report

Data gaps prevent assessment of most Canadian watersheds: WWF report

Spotty research and inconsistent monitoring have made it impossible to evaluate the health of most Canadian watersheds, a study has found.
Election speculation and deadly milestone in Argentina: In The News for Oct. 20

Election speculation and deadly milestone in Argentina: In The News for Oct. 20

In The News is a roundup of stories from The Canadian Press designed to kickstart your day. Here is what's on the radar of our editors for the morning of Oct. 20 ... What we are watching in Canada ...

B.C. officials find no threat of tsunami in B.C. after earthquake shakes Alaska

VICTORIA — An earthquake in Alaska caused officials to assess the possibility of a tsunami in British Columbia on Monday before they determined there was no threat. The 7.

The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Monday, Oct. 19, 2020

The latest numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 5:40 p.m. EDT on Oct. 19, 2020: There are 200,939 confirmed cases in Canada.
Quebec town of Asbestos votes to change name to Val-des-Sources

Quebec town of Asbestos votes to change name to Val-des-Sources

ASBESTOS, Que. — The Quebec town synonymous with the cancer-causing fibre asbestos has voted for a new name: Val-des-Sources.

The latest developments on the COVID 19 pandemic in Canada

The latest news on COVID-19 developments in Canada (all times Eastern): 6:31 p.m. B.C. is reporting 499 new cases of COVID-19 detected over the course of three days. Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry says B.C.
Commons gives approval in principle to judges' sexual assault training bill

Commons gives approval in principle to judges' sexual assault training bill

OTTAWA — The House of Commons has unanimously approved in principle — for the third time — a bill that would require judges to commit to take training in sexual assault law.
One in four Canadians say their mental health is worse than during COVID-19 outbreak

One in four Canadians say their mental health is worse than during COVID-19 outbreak

OTTAWA — Canadians continue to experience mental health difficulties due to the pandemic, with one in four saying their stress level is higher than during the first COVID-19 wave, according to a new poll.