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The latest news on COVID-19 developments in Canada

The latest news on COVID-19 developments in Canada (all times Eastern): 7:15 p.m. British Columbia is reporting 498 new cases of COVID-19 and four more deaths, pushing the death toll in the province to 1,411.
Ottawa rejects Iran report that blames shootdown of Flight 752 on 'human error'

Ottawa rejects Iran report that blames shootdown of Flight 752 on 'human error'

OTTAWA — The federal government is rejecting outright a final report by Iran's civil aviation authority that blames "human error" as the reason why a passenger jet was shot down by the Iranian military in January 2020.

B.C. and Washington state focus on public outreach to wipe out invasive giant hornet

VICTORIA — Public outreach will be key to tracking Asian giant hornets this year as many of the insects were found by members of the public in 2020, officials in British Columbia and Washington state say.
Lametti warns Senate that more amendments to judicial training bill could doom it

Lametti warns Senate that more amendments to judicial training bill could doom it

OTTAWA — Justice Minister David Lametti is warning the Senate that making further amendments to legislation requiring new judges to take training on sexual assault law could doom the bill to failing for a third time.

Migrant worker advocates critical of new quarantine rules ahead of growing season

TORONTO — Changes to federal quarantine requirements for temporary foreign workers do nothing to protect them from COVID-19, advocates said Wednesday, calling for the workers to be granted permanent resident status as a way to increase their rights.
'Two Michaels' detained in China have hearings Friday and Monday, says Garneau

'Two Michaels' detained in China have hearings Friday and Monday, says Garneau

WASHINGTON — Michael Spavor and Michael Kovrig, the two Canadians detained by China in 2018 as part of a high-stakes trilateral stalemate with the United States, are facing separate court hearings in the next week.
Justice Centre says pastor of Edmonton-area church to be released

Justice Centre says pastor of Edmonton-area church to be released

EDMONTON — A group that supports an Alberta pastor jailed after being charged with violating COVID-19 public-health orders says it expects him to be released in the coming days.
White House confirms Canada asked for vaccine help, won't say if U.S. has agreed

White House confirms Canada asked for vaccine help, won't say if U.S. has agreed

WASHINGTON — Canada has indeed asked the United States for help in procuring doses of COVID-19 vaccines, but the White House refused to say Wednesday whether it has agreed to the request.
Watchdog 'almost certain' Microsoft Exchange security gap has Canadian victims

Watchdog 'almost certain' Microsoft Exchange security gap has Canadian victims

TORONTO — Canada's main cybersecurity watchdog said Wednesday that it's likely too late to prevent criminals from using a vulnerability in Microsoft Exchange email servers, unless system administrators have already installed software patches that wer
Research from N.S. prof suggests sperm whales taught each other how to avoid whalers

Research from N.S. prof suggests sperm whales taught each other how to avoid whalers

HALIFAX — New research from a team including a Dalhousie University biologist suggests sperm whales taught each other to avoid whalers in the 18th and 19th centuries.
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