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COVID-19 cases fill hospital beds in parts of Quebec, Ontario and New Brunswick

COVID-19 cases fill hospital beds in parts of Quebec, Ontario and New Brunswick

VANCOUVER — Hospitals in several parts of Canada are straining under the weight of the Omicron variant of COVID-19, with Quebec hospitalizations reaching an all-time high on Sunday and Ontario's admissions to intensive care units surging past the 400
U.S. urged to use 'Sully' to help Canada, allies get PS752 compensation from Iran

U.S. urged to use 'Sully' to help Canada, allies get PS752 compensation from Iran

OTTAWA — Canada and its allies are being urged to aggressively reach into the Iranian government's pocket to find untapped sources of assets to compensate for the regime's downing of a commercial airliner two years ago. That includes a call to use U.
First Nation says Alberta is preventing it from taking control of child welfare

First Nation says Alberta is preventing it from taking control of child welfare

A First Nation in Alberta says it's been nearly three months since it was supposed to take legal control of its own child welfare but the provincial government won't recognize the arrangement made possible by federal legislation.
Survey finds oilsands environmental monitoring ineffective after 10 years

Survey finds oilsands environmental monitoring ineffective after 10 years

EDMONTON — Alberta doesn't have a good grasp of the overall environmental impacts of the oilsands a decade after implementing monitoring that was supposed to provide it, internal government documents suggest.
Arizona's auto aspirations make for unlikely ally in Canada's EV tax-credit fight

Arizona's auto aspirations make for unlikely ally in Canada's EV tax-credit fight

WASHINGTON — From its arid desert climate to its mercurial, centre-right politics, the southern border state of Arizona hardly seems to have much in common with Canada beyond winter-wary snowbirds.
Efforts to establish First Nation school board in Yukon decades in the making

Efforts to establish First Nation school board in Yukon decades in the making

VANCOUVER — Parents at eight schools in Yukon are voting on a proposal that could put the control of education for their children in the hands of the territory's Indigenous bands, the result of an effort that one official says began almost 50 years a
No winning ticket for Saturday's $32 million Lotto 649 jackpot

No winning ticket for Saturday's $32 million Lotto 649 jackpot

TORONTO — No winning ticket was sold for the $32 million jackpot in Saturday's Lotto 649 draw. However, the guaranteed $1 million prize went to a lottery player in the Prairies. The jackpot for the next Lotto 649 draw on Jan.
Rapid spread of Omicron showing "tale of two pandemics: rich and poor"

Rapid spread of Omicron showing "tale of two pandemics: rich and poor"

As parts of Canada see staggering rises in COVID-19 activity amid Omicron's rapid spread, experts say the highly transmissible variant is training a spotlight on social inequities across the country. Dr.
Canadian architect Eberhard Zeidler dies, firm confirms

Canadian architect Eberhard Zeidler dies, firm confirms

TORONTO — Canadian architect Eberhard Zeidler, whose myriad designs are peppered across the country, has died. His firm confirmed the news on Saturday.
Families call on Ottawa to pursue accountability for Iran in downed plane

Families call on Ottawa to pursue accountability for Iran in downed plane

Canada must boost its efforts to hold Iran to account after the regime's forces shot down a passenger jet two years ago, family members of the victims said Saturday.