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COVID-19 vaccinations for RCMP officers should be a priority, union tells officials

COVID-19 vaccinations for RCMP officers should be a priority, union tells officials

OTTAWA — The union representing front-line RCMP officers is asking federal and provincial officials to consider Mounties for priority access to COVID-19 vaccination.
B.C. strengthens mask rules for middle, high school students and K-12 staff

B.C. strengthens mask rules for middle, high school students and K-12 staff

VICTORIA — British Columbia's education minister said safety protocols must evolve alongside the COVID-19 pandemic as she announced an expansion of mask requirements in schools.
Indigenous health legislation needed to end racism in health care: Miller

Indigenous health legislation needed to end racism in health care: Miller

OTTAWA — The high uptake of COVID-19 vaccines in Indigenous communities might show a level of trust in the government but it remains "thin," Indigenous Services Minister Marc Miller said Thursday as he outlined next steps to tackling racism in health
COVID-19 ban on cruise ships in Canadian waters extended to 2022

COVID-19 ban on cruise ships in Canadian waters extended to 2022

The federal government says a ban on cruise ships in Canadian waters will stay in place for one more year. The ban until Feb.
Federal Conservatives call for special Commons study of Canada-U.S. relations

Federal Conservatives call for special Commons study of Canada-U.S. relations

OTTAWA — The federal Conservatives called Thursday for a special House of Commons committee to study Canada-U.S. relations, a move that appeared to win tacit support from the Liberal foreign affairs minister.
Raises from pay equity law to land three years after rules take effect, watchdog says

Raises from pay equity law to land three years after rules take effect, watchdog says

OTTAWA — Canada's pay equity commissioner says the first raises under soon-to-be-enacted legislation should happen by 2024.
Doctors fear an impending wave of cancer patients after COVID-19 delays

Doctors fear an impending wave of cancer patients after COVID-19 delays

MONTREAL — While the prospect of mass vaccination has raised hopes of the COVID-19 crisis soon waning, oncologists and cancer researchers say one of its grim legacies may be a lingering increase in cancer mortality rates.
Remote care saving grace for many COVID patients, hospitals; oxygen monitoring vital

Remote care saving grace for many COVID patients, hospitals; oxygen monitoring vital

TORONTO — One saving grace amid the devastation of COVID-19 has been that the vast majority of those infected are able to recover at home, allowing hospitals to cope with what would otherwise have been a system-crushing onslaught of ill, contagious p
After Canada's Proud Boys decision, U.S. lawmakers debate response to Capitol riots

After Canada's Proud Boys decision, U.S. lawmakers debate response to Capitol riots

WASHINGTON — Lawmakers in the United States are hearing chilling warnings about the growing threat of domestic extremism after last month's riots on Capitol Hill.
RCMP body cameras to cost $131 million over five years: budget officer

RCMP body cameras to cost $131 million over five years: budget officer

OTTAWA — As Mounties move forward to outfit officers with body-worn cameras, the parliamentary budget officer estimates it will cost $131 million over five years.