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No more cotton candy vaping products for youth, B.C. to restrict sales

VANCOUVER — The British Columbia government has followed through on a promise to try to stop young people from vaping with regulations that prevent the sale of products that taste like anything but nicotine.
Rock slide ruled out: No cause yet for bus crash that killed three near glacier

Rock slide ruled out: No cause yet for bus crash that killed three near glacier

COLUMBIA ICEFIELD, Alta. — RCMP say no cause has been found yet for a tourist bus rollover near a glacier in Jasper National Park that killed three people and injured 24, although a rock slide has been ruled out.
Scheer calls Liberals' choice to give WE contract 'corruption or incompetence'

Scheer calls Liberals' choice to give WE contract 'corruption or incompetence'

OTTAWA — The Opposition Conservatives accused the Liberal government of either corruption or ignorance Monday as they pressed for more answers around a decision to hand control over a major student grant program to an organization with longtime ties
Child-care cash to help with urgent COVID-19 needs in sector, Hussen says

Child-care cash to help with urgent COVID-19 needs in sector, Hussen says

OTTAWA — The federal minister in charge of the government's child-care agenda says the Liberals won't abandon the sector once urgent, pandemic-related funding runs out before the end of the economic fallout from COVID-19.
B.C. officer in off-duty disturbance not expected to survive: Abbotsford police

B.C. officer in off-duty disturbance not expected to survive: Abbotsford police

ABBOTSFORD, B.C. — A British Columbia police officer is on life support in hospital and a spokeswoman for the Abbotsford Police Department says the man is not expected to survive. Sgt. Judy Bird says Const.
Ottawa police constable charged in death of Black man acted reasonably: defence

Ottawa police constable charged in death of Black man acted reasonably: defence

An Ottawa police officer charged in the death of a Black man acted according to his training and the information available to him at the time during the confrontation four years ago, his lawyers argued Monday. Lawyers representing Const.
'Grim work:' Climate-change clock ticking on world's polar bears

'Grim work:' Climate-change clock ticking on world's polar bears

The climate-change clock is ticking on the world's polar bears and a group of Canadian and U.S. scientists say they've determined when that time will run out.
Thousands of lives on hold as immigration system remains largely shut down

Thousands of lives on hold as immigration system remains largely shut down

OTTAWA — John McCall's great-grandfather was born in southern Ontario some 200 years ago, and ever since the descendents of his seven children, some living in Canada, some in the U.S, have criss-crossed the border with ease. Until COVID-19.
Lockdown fatigue, 'invincibility' causing more COVID-19 infections in young people

Lockdown fatigue, 'invincibility' causing more COVID-19 infections in young people

More young people are being infected with COVID-19, creating the potential for a severe outbreak, scientists warn. They say the change in demographics could be attributed to lockdown fatigue, increased testing or feelings of invincibility.
Liberals review rollout of social finance fund to combat pandemic fallout

Liberals review rollout of social finance fund to combat pandemic fallout

OTTAWA — The federal government is taking a second look at how quickly it will dole out hundreds of millions in help to social services looking to tap into new sources of capital, particularly as COVID-19 dries up traditional donations.