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More COVID-19 rules eased: Alberta ups retail shopping limit, opens banquet halls

More COVID-19 rules eased: Alberta ups retail shopping limit, opens banquet halls

EDMONTON — Alberta is lifting more COVID-19 public-health restrictions, including allowing more people to shop in retail stores and malls. Health Minister Tyler Shandro says the retail limit is increasing to 25 per cent capacity from 15 per cent.
U.S. issues advice to those fully vaccinated, but no shift in Canada yet

U.S. issues advice to those fully vaccinated, but no shift in Canada yet

New U.S. guidelines say people fully inoculated against COVID-19 can drop some precautions when gathering with others, but at least two provincial health ministers say existing public health advice holds for now.
MPs vote to issue summons for Kielburger brothers to testify at ethics committee

MPs vote to issue summons for Kielburger brothers to testify at ethics committee

OTTAWA — WE Charity co-founders Craig and Marc Kielburger are proposing to testify after being summoned by a House of Commons committee, but the charity's lawyer says they won't answer questions about their organization's dealings with donors.
The latest news on COVID-19 developments in Canada for March 8

The latest news on COVID-19 developments in Canada for March 8

The latest news on COVID-19 developments in Canada (all times Eastern): 6:35 p.m. Alberta is reporting 278 new cases of COVID-19 and six additional deaths.

Man charged with three hate-motivated attacks on women in Edmonton

EDMONTON — Police say a 44-year-old man has been arrested and charged with three hate-motivated attacks on women in Edmonton. Shane Edward Tremblay, who has no fixed address, is facing three counts of uttering threats and three counts of assault.
Inuit group's board says no to proposed expansion of Nunavut iron ore mine

Inuit group's board says no to proposed expansion of Nunavut iron ore mine

IQALUIT, Nunavut — An organization that represents Inuit in Nunavut's Baffin Island region says it will not back a proposed expansion of an iron ore mine near Pond Inlet.
COVID-19 magnified systemic discrimination against Indigenous women: Bennett

COVID-19 magnified systemic discrimination against Indigenous women: Bennett

OTTAWA — COVID-19 has magnified the effects of systemic discrimination against Indigenous women in Canada, said Crown-Indigenous Relations Minister Carolyn Bennett at a virtual summit the federal government organized to discuss a feminist response to
Pfizer first expected vaccine wouldn't be approved in Canada until February

Pfizer first expected vaccine wouldn't be approved in Canada until February

OTTAWA — The president of Pfizer Canada says when the company signed a purchase agreement last August it didn't expect its COVID-19 vaccine to get approved here until February.
N.S. mass killer showed off his 'military' style gun, claiming it was for movie

N.S. mass killer showed off his 'military' style gun, claiming it was for movie

HALIFAX — In the months before he killed 22 people in the Nova Scotia mass shooting, the gunman — who didn't have a firearms licence — showed a powerful rifle to others and made up a fanciful story about its purpose, witnesses say.
Sajjan called to testify again in Commons probe of Forces misconduct claims

Sajjan called to testify again in Commons probe of Forces misconduct claims

OTTAWA — The Trudeau government and Opposition Conservatives marked International Women’s Day on Monday by trading barbs and accusations over reported threats against a senior naval officer who brought forward an allegation of misconduct against Cana