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Quebec judge sides with Hasidic Jews, changes COVID rules on religions gatherings

MONTREAL — A Quebec Superior Court judge has ruled in favour of a group of Hassidic Jews who had challenged the province's COVID-19 restrictions on religious gatherings.
NDP makes pre-emptive strike with election pledge on long-term care

NDP makes pre-emptive strike with election pledge on long-term care

OTTAWA — The NDP is calling for the elimination of for-profit long-term care by 2030 in a multibillion-dollar plan presented as a potential election promise.
Winnipeg judge denies bail to fashion king Peter Nygard on U.S. sex charges

Winnipeg judge denies bail to fashion king Peter Nygard on U.S. sex charges

WINNIPEG — A Canadian fashion king facing charges of sex trafficking and racketeering in the United States will remain in jail after a judge denied his bail request.
January job numbers and Trump quits Screen Actors Guild: In The News for Feb. 5

January job numbers and Trump quits Screen Actors Guild: In The News for Feb. 5

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 5. ... What we are watching in Canada ...
Mother waits weeks for feds to sort out problems with COVID-19 benefits system

Mother waits weeks for feds to sort out problems with COVID-19 benefits system

OTTAWA — Jennifer Vaughan's daily routine with her school-aged children has been the same for weeks as they shuffle from screen, to fresh air, to meals and back again — all from home.
B.C. man who helped stranded U.S. family rewarded with new car, peanuts

B.C. man who helped stranded U.S. family rewarded with new car, peanuts

A B.C. man who gained widespread attention for helping drive a stranded American family to the Alaska-Canada border will soon be able to do that trip in a new car. Gary Bath, a Canadian ranger and military veteran in Fort St.

A look at COVID-19 vaccinations in Canada on Friday, Feb. 5, 2021

The latest numbers on COVID-19 vaccinations in Canada as of 4 a.m. ET on Friday, Feb. 5, 2021. In Canada, the provinces are reporting 19,079 new vaccinations administered for a total of 1,019,941 doses given.

The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Friday, Feb. 5, 2021

The latest numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 4 a.m. ET on Friday, Feb. 5, 2021. There are 793,734 confirmed cases in Canada. _ Canada: 793,734 confirmed cases (47,714 active, 725,507 resolved, 20,513 deaths).
Federal prison chaplains reach first contract agreement, union says

Federal prison chaplains reach first contract agreement, union says

OTTAWA — The union representing federal prison chaplains says it has reached a tentative contract agreement with their employer that includes wage increases and improved benefits.

A look at COVID-19 vaccinations in Canada on Thursday, Feb. 4, 2021

The latest numbers on COVID-19 vaccinations in Canada as of 10:30 p.m. ET on Thursday, Feb. 4, 2021. In Canada, the provinces are reporting 19,079 new vaccinations administered for a total of 1,019,941 doses given.