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Tam urges need to maintain individual COVID-19 precautions as variant cases mount

Tam urges need to maintain individual COVID-19 precautions as variant cases mount

Public health officials have identified upwards of 700 cases of contagious COVID-19 variants across Canada, the nation's top doctor said Saturday, a finding she said lends new urgency to her calls to maintain personal COVID-19 precautions.
B.C. health officials call for 'culturally safe' vaccination plan for Metis residents

B.C. health officials call for 'culturally safe' vaccination plan for Metis residents

VICTORIA — Health officials in British Columbia say they're working on making the COVID-19 vaccine rollout a "culturally safe experience" for Indigenous Peoples in a health system that has been criticized for its systemic racism.
Trudeau to hold first meeting with new U.S. President Biden virtually on Tuesday

Trudeau to hold first meeting with new U.S. President Biden virtually on Tuesday

OTTAWA — The first face-to-face meeting between Canada's Prime Minister and the newly minted U.S.
Deep freeze, power crisis enveloping Texas sparks fresh climate-change falsehoods

Deep freeze, power crisis enveloping Texas sparks fresh climate-change falsehoods

WASHINGTON — The catastrophic cold snap that paralyzed the electrical grid in Texas has opened up a new front in the age-old battle between green-energy champions and their fossil-fuel rivals.
Nova Scotia mass shooter's spouse worried he was looking for her when killings began

Nova Scotia mass shooter's spouse worried he was looking for her when killings began

HALIFAX — The spouse of the gunman who killed 22 people in Nova Scotia last April told police that she has had guilty feelings and wonders whether others died because she ran away from her partner when his rampage began.

The latest news on COVID-19 developments in Canada

The latest news on COVID-19 developments in Canada (all times Eastern): 3:15 p.m. Saskatchewan is reporting three additional deaths among people who tested positive for COVID-19 and 193 new cases.
Women's groups in Yukon disappointed 'unfounded' sex assault project terminated

Women's groups in Yukon disappointed 'unfounded' sex assault project terminated

Women's groups are angry that talks meant to revive a committee reviewing unresolved sexual assault complaints in Yukon have ended before its findings could be presented.
Federal workers paid $819 million to stay home during the pandemic under '699' clause

Federal workers paid $819 million to stay home during the pandemic under '699' clause

OTTAWA — More than one in three federal public servants were granted paid time off work during the first nine months of the COVID-19 pandemic, at a cost exceeding $800 million, according to a Treasury Board document.
Nine Algonquin nations reject Ottawa land project labeled as "reconciliation" effort

Nine Algonquin nations reject Ottawa land project labeled as "reconciliation" effort

OTTAWA — Nine Algonquin First Nations in Quebec are considering litigation to stop Ottawa from allowing another Algonquin group to build a new suburb on the outskirts of the city.

No winning ticket for Friday's $60 million Lotto Max jackpot

TORONTO — No winning ticket was sold for the $60 million jackpot in Friday night's Lotto Max draw. However, one of the six Maxmillion prizes of $1 million each that were up for grabs was won by a ticket holder in Quebec.