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A look at COVID-19 vaccinations in Canada on Monday, Feb. 8, 2021

The latest numbers on COVID-19 vaccinations in Canada as of 10:30 p.m. ET on Monday Feb. 8, 2021. In Canada, the provinces are reporting 22,203 new vaccinations administered for a total of 1,098,333 doses given.
Top federal public servant will take time off for cancer treatment

Top federal public servant will take time off for cancer treatment

OTTAWA — The top federal public servant will be taking some time out for cancer treatment. Ian Shugart, clerk of the Privy Council, sent a message Monday to his colleagues announcing that he received a cancer diagnosis two weeks ago.

The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Monday, Feb. 8, 2021

The latest numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 9:00 p.m. ET on Monday Feb. 8, 2021. There are 808,120 confirmed cases in Canada. _ Canada: 808,120 confirmed cases (40,175 active, 747,110 resolved, 20,835 deaths).
Final Senate vote on assisted dying bill set for Feb. 17, days before court deadline

Final Senate vote on assisted dying bill set for Feb. 17, days before court deadline

OTTAWA — Senators have agreed to put a bill to expand access to medical assistance in dying to a final vote by Feb. 17, but they've signalled their intention to propose substantial amendments.
Ottawa lays out criteria for quarantine hotels as it inches toward new travel rule

Ottawa lays out criteria for quarantine hotels as it inches toward new travel rule

OTTAWA — Hotel operators seeking to take part in Canada's mandatory three-day quarantine for returning travellers can now access the criteria, though it comes as cold comfort to a battered industry.
As feds audit landlords over rent aid, businesses fall through cracks of new program

As feds audit landlords over rent aid, businesses fall through cracks of new program

OTTAWA — Documents given to parliamentarians show federal officials audited at least 127 landlords who received aid through a program designed to ease rent costs for small businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic. That was the figure as of Dec.
Federal government to release plan for sustainable development of ocean economy

Federal government to release plan for sustainable development of ocean economy

OTTAWA — Fisheries Minister Bernadette Jordan says Canada can get more out of its marine resources through a strategy that also protects ocean health.
Abusers from Mount Cashel Orphanage allegedly victimized boys in B.C., lawsuit says

Abusers from Mount Cashel Orphanage allegedly victimized boys in B.C., lawsuit says

VANCOUVER — A Catholic order shuffled known abusers from a notorious Newfoundland orphanage to two schools in the Vancouver area where more boys were victimized, a lawsuit alleges.
'Didn't get this one right:' Alberta reinstates coal-mines policy after public outcry

'Didn't get this one right:' Alberta reinstates coal-mines policy after public outcry

EDMONTON — Public protest has persuaded the Alberta government to U-turn on a major section of its economic road map and reinstate a policy that has kept open-pit coal mines out of the Rocky Mountains for almost 45 years.
The latest news on COVID-19 developments in Canada for Monday, Feb. 8, 2021

The latest news on COVID-19 developments in Canada for Monday, Feb. 8, 2021

The latest news on COVID-19 developments in Canada (all times Eastern): 6:20 p.m. British Columbia now has 40 confirmed cases of fast-spreading variants of COVID-19. Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry says 25 cases are the U.K.