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P.E.I. introduces 'circuit-breaker' measures as Quebec marks COVID-19 anniversary

P.E.I. introduces 'circuit-breaker' measures as Quebec marks COVID-19 anniversary

One of the provinces that's largely escaped the ravages of the COVID-19 pandemic abruptly moved to stem a burgeoning outbreak on Saturday, while Canada's two long-standing virus hot spots marked a grim anniversary and braced to pass some sobering mil

The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Saturday, Feb. 27, 2021

The latest numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 7:30 p.m. ET on Saturday Feb. 27, 2021. There are 864,196 confirmed cases in Canada. _ Canada: 864,196 confirmed cases (30,864 active, 811,372 resolved, 21,960 deaths).

The latest news on COVID-19 developments in Canada

The latest news on COVID-19 developments in Canada (all times Eastern): 6:40 p.m. Alberta's chief medical health officer is reporting six new COVID-19 deaths over the past 24 hours, as well as 415 new cases of the virus. Dr.

Canadian Medical Association nominates first Indigenous president-elect

The Canadian Medical Association has nominated its first Indigenous president-elect. Dr. Alika Lafontaine of Grande Prairie, Alta., is set to be confirmed as the CMA's president-elect at an annual general meeting in August.

Winning ticket for $70 million Lotto Max draw purchased in Sudbury, Ont.

TORONTO — There's a new multi-millionaire in Ontario. The province's Lottery and Gaming Corporation says a ticket purchased in Sudbury, Ont., is the sole winner of the $70-million Lotto Max jackpot.
Clare's Law in Saskatchewan used handful of times; Mounties review their role

Clare's Law in Saskatchewan used handful of times; Mounties review their role

REGINA — A first-of-its-kind law in Canada meant to warn those at risk of domestic violence has had a slower-than-expected uptake in its first eight months. Legislation known informally as "Clare's Law" came into force in Saskatchewan last June.
'We need this:' Getting COVID-19 vaccine to remote and urban Indigenous populations

'We need this:' Getting COVID-19 vaccine to remote and urban Indigenous populations

Chief Chris Moonias looked into a web camera as he prepared to get a COVID-19 vaccine just after precious doses arrived in his northern Ontario community.
From science to syringe: COVID-19 vaccines are miracles of science and supply chains

From science to syringe: COVID-19 vaccines are miracles of science and supply chains

OTTAWA — A single dose of Pfizer-BioNTech's COVID-19 vaccine is barely enough to cover the average pinky nail but is made up of more than 280 components and requires at least three manufacturing plants to produce.
Quebec river granted legal rights as part of global 'personhood' movement

Quebec river granted legal rights as part of global 'personhood' movement

MONTREAL — With its kilometres of rapids and deep blue waters winding through Quebec's Cote-Nord region, the Magpie river has long been a culturally significant spot for the Innu of Ekuanitshit.

The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Saturday, Feb. 27, 2021

The latest numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 4:00 a.m. ET on Saturday, Feb. 27, 2021. There are 861,472 confirmed cases in Canada. _ Canada: 861,472 confirmed cases (30,516 active, 809,041 resolved, 21,915 deaths).