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Canada a series of 'regional epidemics,' top doctor says as provinces hit snags

Canada a series of 'regional epidemics,' top doctor says as provinces hit snags

Different regions face distinct challenges in emerging from COVID-19 lockdowns, Canada's top public health doctor noted Thursday as New Brunswick had to suspend its legislature, Ontario saw a jump in cases and Manitoba grappled with loosening restric
New Brunswick legislature adjourned as new COVID-19 cases reported in province

New Brunswick legislature adjourned as new COVID-19 cases reported in province

FREDERICTON — The threat of a growing COVID-19 outbreak in northern New Brunswick forced the adjournment of the provincial legislature Thursday and delayed by a week the planned loosening of some restrictions in the province's recovery plan.
Trudeau, allies call for global unity at UN summit on pandemic recovery

Trudeau, allies call for global unity at UN summit on pandemic recovery

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau led a united call for global co-operation at a major United Nations meeting Thursday aimed at mitigating the devastating social and economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Families give up on province, hope for police probe of care home east of Toronto

Families give up on province, hope for police probe of care home east of Toronto

A "disturbing" military report into conditions at a long-term care home east of Toronto has given families of loved ones who died of COVID-19 there hope that police will investigate.
Canada, allies condemn China on Hong Kong law after contentious Meng ruling

Canada, allies condemn China on Hong Kong law after contentious Meng ruling

OTTAWA — Canada joined with its major allies Thursday in condemning China for imposing a new national security law on Hong Kong, one day after a contentious B.C. court ruling in the Meng Wanzhou affair.
'Two-tiered health:' Manitoba premier wants PM to clear up rules on powwows

'Two-tiered health:' Manitoba premier wants PM to clear up rules on powwows

WINNIPEG — Manitoba's premier has added his voice to provincial leaders calling on Ottawa to clear up mixed messages about Indigenous ceremonies, after a chief said his First Nation would be holding its annual powwow even if public-health orders cont
Salmon expected to begin arriving soon at Fraser River landslide: DFO

Salmon expected to begin arriving soon at Fraser River landslide: DFO

VANCOUVER — Parts of a pneumatic fish pump dubbed the "salmon cannon" have arrived at the site of a massive landslide along British Columbia's Fraser River, where Fisheries and Oceans Canada expects some salmon to begin arriving soon.
Duclos reminds cabinet colleagues to be transparent, 'even in times of crisis'

Duclos reminds cabinet colleagues to be transparent, 'even in times of crisis'

OTTAWA — The federal minister responsible for public access to government information has advised his cabinet colleagues of the need for transparency and accountability "even in times of crisis.
Legal experts weigh in on Meng Wanzhou decision from B.C. Supreme Court

Legal experts weigh in on Meng Wanzhou decision from B.C. Supreme Court

VANCOUVER — A loss in court for Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou has prompted another round of legal arguments in her attempt to avoid extradition to the United States on fraud charges. Associate Chief Justice Heather Holmes of the B.C.
USMCA poised for star turn in trade spotlight as White House sours on China

USMCA poised for star turn in trade spotlight as White House sours on China

WASHINGTON — If trade deals were football players, Canada's agreement with the United States and Mexico would have been considered a second-stringer a year ago compared to President Donald Trump's original Hail Mary effort to secure a new pact with C
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