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No biological explanation to tie AstraZeneca vaccine to blood clots: Sharma

No biological explanation to tie AstraZeneca vaccine to blood clots: Sharma

OTTAWA — Health Canada's chief medical adviser says there is no scientific explanation to suggest a link between the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine and blood clots. Dr.
Ottawa funds development of First Nations-owned B.C. geothermal project

Ottawa funds development of First Nations-owned B.C. geothermal project

FORT NELSON, B.C. — Ottawa has committed more than $40 million to fund the development of geothermal power from a diminishing natural gas field in northern British Columbia.
Desmond inquiry: expert says Nova Scotia's health records system is 'antiquated'

Desmond inquiry: expert says Nova Scotia's health records system is 'antiquated'

PORT HAWKESBURY, N.S. — The inability of doctors to access health records was the focus Friday of an inquiry investigating why former soldier Lionel Desmond killed three family members and himself four years ago in Nova Scotia.
Economy blows past expectations, adds 259,000 jobs in February

Economy blows past expectations, adds 259,000 jobs in February

OTTAWA — Canada's economy added 259,000 jobs last month, whipping past expectations to pull the country closer to pre-pandemic employment levels, with young women staring at the longest road to recovery.
Yukon heralds time zone shift as Canadians ready to move clocks

Yukon heralds time zone shift as Canadians ready to move clocks

WHITEHORSE — As other provinces and territories get ready to roll their clocks forward this weekend, the government official behind Yukon's move away from the seasonal time shift says it's been a relatively smooth process.
B.C. urged to protect at-risk old growth while it works to transform forestry policy

B.C. urged to protect at-risk old growth while it works to transform forestry policy

VANCOUVER — The most at-risk ecosystems should be set aside from logging while British Columbia shifts its forestry policies toward a more sustainable system, says a forester who helped write a provincial report on old-growth forests.
Canada one step closer to being negligible-risk country for mad cow disease

Canada one step closer to being negligible-risk country for mad cow disease

OTTAWA — The federal minister of agriculture says Canada is an important step closer to being recognized as a negligible-risk country for mad cow disease.
Quebec City Halloween night stabbing suspect returns to court April 30

Quebec City Halloween night stabbing suspect returns to court April 30

QUEBEC — The man accused in the Halloween night sword attack in Quebec City appeared briefly before a judge today and will see his case return to court April 30. Carl Girouard, 24, from the Montreal suburb of Ste-Therese, Que.
Naval officer to testify and no time shift for Yukon: In The News for March 12

Naval officer to testify and no time shift for Yukon: In The News for March 12

In The News is a roundup of stories from The Canadian Press designed to kickstart your day. Here is what's on the radar of our editors for the morning of March 12 ... What we are watching in Canada ...
Feds unveil first-ever dedicated fund for active transportation

Feds unveil first-ever dedicated fund for active transportation

OTTAWA — Infrastructure Minister Catherine McKenna says for the first time Canada is to have a pool of money dedicated specifically to "active transportation.