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Montreal should restrict police use of facial recognition technology: councillor

Montreal should restrict police use of facial recognition technology: councillor

MONTREAL — A Montreal city councillor said he will introduce a motion next week to restrict the use of facial recognition and other "invasive" surveillance technologies by city police.
Provinces crack down as COVID-19 cases soar across much of Canada

Provinces crack down as COVID-19 cases soar across much of Canada

Rapid increases in new COVID-19 cases could quickly spiral out of control, public health officials said Friday as some provinces continued to impose new and tougher measures to stem the spread of the novel coronavirus.
Forecast models show hurricane Teddy could hit Maritimes next week

Forecast models show hurricane Teddy could hit Maritimes next week

HALIFAX — The Canadian Hurricane Centre's top meteorologist is suggesting the combination of hurricane Teddy and a continuing pandemic should prompt Maritimers to plan well ahead for potential power outages.
Lake Babine Nation signs deal with Ottawa and British Columbia

Lake Babine Nation signs deal with Ottawa and British Columbia

VICTORIA — The British Columbia and federal governments have signed an agreement with the Lake Babine Nation that Chief Gordon Alec says will help lead to its prosperity.
COVID-19 task force worries Trump's rush to approve vaccine will spook Canadians

COVID-19 task force worries Trump's rush to approve vaccine will spook Canadians

OTTAWA — Members of the federal government’s COVID-19 vaccine task force are casting worried eyes at the Trump administration’s political push to get a vaccine approved before the U.S. presidential election in November. Dr.
Billions more for health care tops premiers' wish list for throne speech

Billions more for health care tops premiers' wish list for throne speech

OTTAWA — Canada's premiers unanimously demanded Friday that the federal government fork over at least $28 billion more each year for health care, among other big-ticket items on their wish list for next week's throne speech.
Ontario nurses' college hit by ransomware attack; personal data at risk

Ontario nurses' college hit by ransomware attack; personal data at risk

TORONTO — The organization that regulates the nursing profession in Ontario was hit by a ransomware cyber-attack in which personal information might have been compromised, a spokeswoman said on Friday.

'None of us are superhuman,' says PHAC president as she steps down amid pandemic

OTTAWA — The president of the Public Health Agency of Canada is stepping down as the country heads into the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Young Canadians have curtailed vaping during pandemic, survey finds

Young Canadians have curtailed vaping during pandemic, survey finds

Young Canadians have been vaping less frequently since the COVID-19 pandemic began, a new survey has found, but the lead researcher cautions the habit is still an epidemic among youth.
B.C. teachers appeal to labour board over COVID-19 classroom concerns

B.C. teachers appeal to labour board over COVID-19 classroom concerns

VANCOUVER — The British Columbia Teachers' Federation is asking the Labour Relations Board to address its concerns about health and safety measures during the COVID-19 pandemic.