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B.C. premier 'feeling better every day' after treatment for throat cancer

B.C. premier 'feeling better every day' after treatment for throat cancer

VICTORIA — British Columbia Premier John Horgan says he is "less robust" but he's feeling better every day after completing 35 radiation sessions for throat cancer.
Quebec may never get the full story behind COVID-19 care home deaths, coroner warns

Quebec may never get the full story behind COVID-19 care home deaths, coroner warns

Quebec coroner Géhane Kamel said Monday that grieving families may never get the full story behind the thousands of deaths that occurred in long-term care homes during the first wave of COVID-19.
Nishnawbe Aski Nation calling on Ottawa, Ontario to better fund fire services

Nishnawbe Aski Nation calling on Ottawa, Ontario to better fund fire services

TORONTO — An organization representing First Nations in northwestern Ontario is calling on the federal and provincial governments to provide better fire prevention and protection funding in Indigenous communities after three children died in a house
COVID-19 linked to death of four-year-old girl in Quebec City

COVID-19 linked to death of four-year-old girl in Quebec City

QUEBEC — A Quebec City hospital announced today that a four-year old girl has died from causes linked to COVID-19.
Iqaluit sets up filling station with river water after complaints of fuel smell

Iqaluit sets up filling station with river water after complaints of fuel smell

IQALUIT, NUNAVUT — The City of Iqaluit has set up a water-filling station after traces of fuel were found in the Nunavut capital's drinking water last week for the second time in recent months.
Health Canada approves Pfizer antiviral but supply issues expected

Health Canada approves Pfizer antiviral but supply issues expected

OTTAWA — Health Canada approved Pfizer's antiviral treatment for COVID-19 Monday which could help cut pressure on the health-care system by preventing high-risk patients from ending up in the hospital.
China's claim that Omicron came from Canadian mail dismissed as 'ludicrous'

China's claim that Omicron came from Canadian mail dismissed as 'ludicrous'

OTTAWA — A claim by Chinese health authorities that the Omicron variant of COVID-19 was introduced to a resident of Beijing through a piece of regular mail from Canada was dismissed Monday as being ludicrous and comical.
Canada approves Pfizer COVID drug as hospitalizations rise and kids return to school

Canada approves Pfizer COVID drug as hospitalizations rise and kids return to school

Health Canada added another tool to its pandemic-fighting arsenal Monday, approving Pfizer's antiviral treatment for COVID-19 as the rapid spread of the Omicron variant continued to tax the country's health-care system and millions of students return

Back to classrooms and Ukraine advisory: In The News for Jan. 17

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 Jan. 17 ... What we are watching in Canada ...
Study suggests Alberta First Nations people tend to get lower level of emergency care

Study suggests Alberta First Nations people tend to get lower level of emergency care

EDMONTON — Hospital emergency rooms in Alberta are likely to assess complaints from First Nations people as less urgent than those from other patients, even when their problems are the same, says a new study that looked at millions of such visits.