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Some provinces see signs of COVID-19 situation improving; others less positive

Some provinces see signs of COVID-19 situation improving; others less positive

Some provinces were pointing to glimmers of improvement Thursday in the Omicron-stoked fifth wave of the pandemic, but the outlook was not as positive in others.
No national security issue in Chinese takeover of Canadian lithium company: Liberals

No national security issue in Chinese takeover of Canadian lithium company: Liberals

OTTAWA — The pending takeover of a Canadian lithium mining company by a Chinese state-owned company raises no national security concerns, federal Liberals argued Thursday.
B.C., Ottawa, First Nations sign Indigenous justice strategy support agreement

B.C., Ottawa, First Nations sign Indigenous justice strategy support agreement

A joint federal, provincial and First Nations agreement signed Thursday marks a critical change to address the overrepresentation of Indigenous people in Canada's criminal justice system, says a British Columbia Indigenous leader. Doug White, B.C.
High school in Lillooet, B.C., retiring wildfire logo out of respect for neighbours

High school in Lillooet, B.C., retiring wildfire logo out of respect for neighbours

LILLOOET, B.C. — A British Columbia high school is retiring its logo and mascot named "Hot Spot" after devastating wildfires in neighbouring communities cast them in a different light.
Canada Post rethinking mask policy forbidding workers to use their own N95s

Canada Post rethinking mask policy forbidding workers to use their own N95s

OTTAWA — Canada Post is seeking "clarification" from the federal government about face masks after drawing criticism for refusing to let employees bring their own N95 masks to work.
Housing ministers meet as MPs ready for more hearings on pace of price gains

Housing ministers meet as MPs ready for more hearings on pace of price gains

OTTAWA — Canada's housing ministers on Thursday went over plans to ease affordability issues just ahead of more hearings in a parliamentary probe of price gains and their effect on headline inflation.
Canada announces grants to help companies use satellite data

Canada announces grants to help companies use satellite data

The federal government has announced $8 million in grants to help companies take advantage of Canadian satellite data.
Omicron wave of COVID-19 could be flattening on First Nations, says top doctor

Omicron wave of COVID-19 could be flattening on First Nations, says top doctor

OTTAWA — The top doctor for Indigenous Services Canada says he's cautiously optimistic the Omicron-driven wave of the pandemic may be flattening across First Nations. Dr.
Quebec anti-corruption police investigating fake COVID-19 vaccine passports

Quebec anti-corruption police investigating fake COVID-19 vaccine passports

MONTREAL — Quebec's anti-corruption unit says it is carrying out a "large-scale" investigation into cases of alleged fraud related to the production and sale of false COVID-19 vaccine passports.
Canadian-led battlegroup in Latvia at 'high readiness' amid NATO-Russia tensions

Canadian-led battlegroup in Latvia at 'high readiness' amid NATO-Russia tensions

OTTAWA — The Canadian commander of a multinational battlegroup in Latvia says he is working to ensure his troops have enough supplies and can talk to each other, as mounting tensions between the NATO military alliance and Russia feed fears of a new w