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Restrictions imposed to curb COVID-19 in B.C. as new cases strain the system

Restrictions imposed to curb COVID-19 in B.C. as new cases strain the system

VICTORIA — British Columbia has taken a step backwards in its fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, forcing the province to impose circuit breaker measures for the next three weeks to slow the rapid spread of the virus, says the provincial health offi
Provinces pause AstraZeneca shots for those under 55, B.C. tightens restrictions

Provinces pause AstraZeneca shots for those under 55, B.C. tightens restrictions

Canadian provinces suspended use of the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine in people under age 55 on Monday, acting on an advisory committee's concerns about a possible link between the shot and rare blood clots.
Diversity of background on committee tapping into views on Alberta coal mining

Diversity of background on committee tapping into views on Alberta coal mining

EDMONTON — The Alberta government has tasked a five-member committee with finding out how people feel about open-pit coal mining in the Rocky Mountains and their eastern slopes.
Facebook Canada head warns news posts could be blocked as last resort

Facebook Canada head warns news posts could be blocked as last resort

OTTAWA — The head of Facebook Canada says it will try to avoid a repeat of the news blackout it imposed in Australia, so long as impending legislation doesn't force it to dim the lights of democracy.
"Absolute shock' over stabbings in North Vancouver, B.C., mayor says

"Absolute shock' over stabbings in North Vancouver, B.C., mayor says

VANCOUVER — Stories of bravery, compassion and kindness are emerging after the horror of a stabbing rampage over the weekend, the mayor of the District of North Vancouver said Monday.
Quebec coroner's inquest begins into deaths at long-term care homes during first wave

Quebec coroner's inquest begins into deaths at long-term care homes during first wave

JOLIETTE, Que. — A coroner's inquest into long-term care deaths in Quebec during the COVID-19 pandemic's first wave opened today with testimony describing staff shortages and employees moving from one facility to another.
Opposition MPs express anger as Liberal House leader, not PM aide, testifies on WE

Opposition MPs express anger as Liberal House leader, not PM aide, testifies on WE

OTTAWA — A parliamentary hearing on the federal government’s now-dead deal with WE Charity threatened to devolve into chaos on Monday after the Liberals sent a cabinet minister to answer questions on behalf of one of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s s
Alberta announces five-member coal consultation committee, online survey

Alberta announces five-member coal consultation committee, online survey

EDMONTON — Alberta has struck a "fiercely independent" five-member committee to assess how people in the province feel about coal mining in the Rocky Mountains. Energy Minister Sonya Savage said the committee is expected to report by mid-November.
Apology issued after newspaper editorial compares COVID restrictions to Holocaust

Apology issued after newspaper editorial compares COVID restrictions to Holocaust

MOOSE JAW, Sask. — The owner of a newspaper in Saskatchewan has apologized for an editorial that compared COVID-19 restrictions to the Holocaust.
U.S. case against Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou breaks international law: defence

U.S. case against Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou breaks international law: defence

VANCOUVER — A lawyer for Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou says the United States is violating international law by bringing fraud charges against her that have no connection to the country.