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Mandatory mask policies raise accessibility concerns for vulnerable populations

Mandatory mask policies raise accessibility concerns for vulnerable populations

TORONTO — As several Canadian jurisdictions move to make masks mandatory in some public settings, experts and advocates say these orders will only work if they're backed up by efforts to provide access and education to vulnerable populations.
Tories ask procurement watchdog to review contracts between Ottawa, WE Charity

Tories ask procurement watchdog to review contracts between Ottawa, WE Charity

OTTAWA — The federal Conservatives have asked Canada's procurement watchdog to review the circumstances around several sole-sourced contracts between the Liberal government and WE Charity, including its administration of a $900-million federal progra
Quebec tractor driver charged after accident kills three children, injures seven

Quebec tractor driver charged after accident kills three children, injures seven

NOTRE-DAME-DE-STANBRIDGE, Que. — A 38-year-old Quebec man was charged with criminal negligence Thursday after three young children were killed and seven people were injured when they were thrown from the front loader of a tractor.
Military member arrested after truck rammed gate near Trudeau residence: RCMP

Military member arrested after truck rammed gate near Trudeau residence: RCMP

OTTAWA — A member of the Canadian Armed Forces has been arrested after someone rammed a truck through the gates of Rideau Hall and drove up the path toward the official residences that house Gov. Gen.
Presumptive COVID-19 case in Nunavut may be territory's first infection

Presumptive COVID-19 case in Nunavut may be territory's first infection

IQALUIT, Nunavut — Nunavut is reporting what may be its first case of COVID-19. Dr.
July added to COVID-19 commercial rent-relief program

July added to COVID-19 commercial rent-relief program

OTTAWA — Federal and provincial governments have agreed to extend a commercial rent-relief program to help cover July costs for eligible small businesses.

Canadian engineer released from Egypt needs treatment, family says

TORONTO — A Canadian engineer arrested in Egypt last year arrived back in Canada on Thursday and was in need of medical attention, his family said. The health of Yasser Albaz, 52, of Oakville, Ont.
Supreme Court dismisses Indigenous appeal of Trans Mountain pipeline approval

Supreme Court dismisses Indigenous appeal of Trans Mountain pipeline approval

OTTAWA — Several B.C. First Nations vowed Thursday to keep their fight against the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion going, despite losing what appears to be the last known legal option to overturn federal approval of the project.
Atlantic Canada prepares to lift travel restrictions as regional "bubble" opens

Atlantic Canada prepares to lift travel restrictions as regional "bubble" opens

Atlantic Canadians are closely eyeing travel requirements and coronavirus case numbers across the region as the four provinces prepare to open their borders to their neighbours Friday, an experiment that's prompted excitement and anxiety among reside
Inquiry into mass shooting in Nova Scotia facing delays due to 'technicalities'

Inquiry into mass shooting in Nova Scotia facing delays due to 'technicalities'

HALIFAX — Nova Scotia's justice minister says technicalities are causing delays as the provincial and federal governments work out what form an inquiry into the April mass shooting that claimed 22 lives will take.