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Hundreds of travellers landing in Canada test positive for COVID-19 variants

Hundreds of travellers landing in Canada test positive for COVID-19 variants

OTTAWA — More than 2,000 people returning to Canada since the federal government brought in mandatory hotel quarantines have tested positive for COVID-19 and more than a quarter of them were infected with a variant of concern.
Federal infrastructure bank can't meet funding plans without spending spree, PBO says

Federal infrastructure bank can't meet funding plans without spending spree, PBO says

OTTAWA — A federal infrastructure financing agency might not meet its near-term plan to fund projects more quickly to foster economic recovery, says a new report by the parliamentary budget officer.
B.C. Supreme Court rejects Wet'suwet'en bid to toss LNG pipeline certificate

B.C. Supreme Court rejects Wet'suwet'en bid to toss LNG pipeline certificate

VANCOUVER — The British Columbia Supreme Court has rejected a bid to quash the extension of the environmental assessment certificate for the natural gas pipeline at the centre of countrywide protests in February last year.
Glaciers getting smaller, faster — especially in North America, study finds

Glaciers getting smaller, faster — especially in North America, study finds

A new study has used millions of satellite images to generate the clearest picture yet of the world's glaciers and concludes they're getting smaller, faster.
Quebec says coercive strategy working to increase vaccination among health workers

Quebec says coercive strategy working to increase vaccination among health workers

MONTREAL — Quebec's coercive strategy to get more health-care workers vaccinated is concerning some health experts and union officials, who say the government should focus more on carrots than on sticks.
Ontario unveils paid sick-leave program as Nova Scotia shuts down schools, businesses

Ontario unveils paid sick-leave program as Nova Scotia shuts down schools, businesses

Ontario took steps to combat workplace COVID-19 outbreaks Wednesday as it unveiled a new paid sick-leave program for workers, while efforts to curb community spread in Nova Scotia saw the province enter a full lockdown.
Doctors, Ryan Reynolds and other celebs team up to tackle vaccine hesitancy

Doctors, Ryan Reynolds and other celebs team up to tackle vaccine hesitancy

CALGARY — Doctors and other front-line professionals, backed by Canadian celebrities, have banded together to get accurate vaccine information to those most at risk of contracting COVID-19.
Trudeau to give speech at virtual celebrity concert pushing vaccine equality

Trudeau to give speech at virtual celebrity concert pushing vaccine equality

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is on the speakers list next month at a celebrity-laden global concert promoting vaccine equality, but his appearance isn't sitting well with his political critics at home.
Quebec won't appeal acquittal of writer charged for his scenes of child sex assault

Quebec won't appeal acquittal of writer charged for his scenes of child sex assault

MONTREAL — Quebec won't appeal the acquittal of an author who was found not guilty of producing child pornography last year in connection with fiction scenes in his horror novel.
Families remember those lost in Cyclone helicopter crash on one-year anniversary

Families remember those lost in Cyclone helicopter crash on one-year anniversary

HALIFAX — For family members of the six Canadian Forces members lost when a Cyclone helicopter crashed in the Mediterranean a year ago, this week is a time of grieving loved ones amid the challenges of a pandemic.
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