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COVID-19 quarantine screening officer charged with extortion, sexual assault

TORONTO — A quarantine screening officer who allegedly demanded cash from a woman before sexually assaulting her at her home faces related charges, police said on Wednesday.
Desmond inquiry: psychologist says soldier showed no signs he was an abusive husband

Desmond inquiry: psychologist says soldier showed no signs he was an abusive husband

PORT HAWKESBURY, N.S. — An inquiry investigating why a former soldier killed his family and himself in 2017 heard Wednesday from a psychologist who said she didn't detect warning signs about domestic violence when he began treatment in 2011.
PBO's latest estimate says warships will cost $77B as estimated price jumps $17B

PBO's latest estimate says warships will cost $77B as estimated price jumps $17B

OTTAWA — Parliament’s budget watchdog is predicting another multibillion-dollar increase in the cost of a new fleet of warships for the Royal Canadian Navy, pegging the price for what was already the largest military procurement in Canada’s history a
Canada heralds first COVAX vaccine in Africa; NDP criticizes Canada for using program

Canada heralds first COVAX vaccine in Africa; NDP criticizes Canada for using program

OTTAWA — International Development Minister Karina Gould says the first injection of a COVID-19 vaccine in Ghana is a significant milestone for a new global vaccine-sharing program created to bring doses to low-income countries.
From hockey rinks to Canada's Wonderland, notable sites become vaccine clinics

From hockey rinks to Canada's Wonderland, notable sites become vaccine clinics

From hockey arenas to Montreal's Olympic Stadium, sites across Canada that are usually dedicated to sports, business or entertainment are being repurposed to serve the goal of mass vaccination.
Presidential envoy John Kerry, Canada's Wilkinson discuss shared climate priorities

Presidential envoy John Kerry, Canada's Wilkinson discuss shared climate priorities

WASHINGTON — The spirit of cross-border co-operation is lingering as Canada's environment minister talks climate change priorities with presidential envoy John Kerry.
Feds need plan to vaccinate urban Indigenous people, friendship centres say

Feds need plan to vaccinate urban Indigenous people, friendship centres say

OTTAWA — As many Indigenous people who live in urban areas are left unsure how they will be vaccinated against COVID-19, an organization that serves them is calling on Ottawa to allocate vaccine shots for them.
Conservatives' Erin O'Toole hitting turbulence after six months as party leader

Conservatives' Erin O'Toole hitting turbulence after six months as party leader

OTTAWA — The fight to win the leadership of his party could be nothing compared to what Conservative Leader Erin O'Toole has ahead: keeping his party together as he tries to win over voters who haven't voted for it recently.
Biden pledges to help two Michaels and a blackface 'error': In The News for Feb. 24

Biden pledges to help two Michaels and a blackface 'error': In The News for Feb. 24

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 Feb. 24 ... What we are watching in Canada ...
The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2021

The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2021

The latest numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 4 a.m. ET on Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2021. There are 852,269 confirmed cases in Canada. _ Canada: 852,269 confirmed cases (30,677 active, 799,830 resolved, 21,762 deaths).