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'Never losing hope:' Former national chief says apology reflects decades-long fight

'Never losing hope:' Former national chief says apology reflects decades-long fight

ROME — Phil Fontaine says he had hoped a long-sought apology would finally come this week when an Indigenous delegation met with Pope Francis at the Vatican.
Muslims ready to celebrate Ramadan together after COVID-19 restrictions lifted

Muslims ready to celebrate Ramadan together after COVID-19 restrictions lifted

TORONTO — Mohsin Patel has been working hard to prepare a program that will be providing free meals for those in need during the month of Ramadan.
Public health notice warns of norovirus outbreak linked to B.C. oysters

Public health notice warns of norovirus outbreak linked to B.C. oysters

VANCOUVER — The Public Health Agency of Canada says raw oysters from British Columbia have been linked to hundreds of cases of norovirus in B.C., Alberta, Saskatchewan and Ontario.
Nicole Gladu, Quebec advocate of medical aid in dying, dies of natural causes

Nicole Gladu, Quebec advocate of medical aid in dying, dies of natural causes

MONTREAL — Nicole Gladu, the Quebec woman who fought to expand the right to medical aid in dying, has died of natural causes.
'There’s a lot to it': Repatriating Indigenous artifacts from Vatican may take years

'There’s a lot to it': Repatriating Indigenous artifacts from Vatican may take years

Andy Wilson’s arduous work of repatriating cultural artifacts of his people is always with his ancestors in mind. “We’re here because of them,” said Wilson, co-founder of the Skidegate and Haida repatriation committees in British Columbia.
A final Papal meeting and raising the price of pollution: In The News for Apr. 1

A final Papal meeting and raising the price of pollution: In The News for Apr. 1

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 Apr.1 ... What we are watching at the Vatican ...
Families describe tense encounters with RCMP on N.S. mass shooting's second day

Families describe tense encounters with RCMP on N.S. mass shooting's second day

HALIFAX — Documents released Thursday describe tense and tragic moments as RCMP officers and then distraught family members arrived at the scene of brutal killings during the second day of the 2020 Nova Scotia mass shooting.
Vaccinated travellers to Canada no longer need to be tested for COVID-19

Vaccinated travellers to Canada no longer need to be tested for COVID-19

OTTAWA — Vaccinated travellers can enter Canada without a COVID-19 test beginning today.
Watching the "gals": First Nations guardians for caribou cows helps B.C. herd triple

Watching the "gals": First Nations guardians for caribou cows helps B.C. herd triple

A British Columbia caribou herd has tripled its size in less than decade as other such herds in Canada struggle to even survive.
NACI guidance on fourth dose of COVID vaccine expected soon: PHAC

NACI guidance on fourth dose of COVID vaccine expected soon: PHAC

TORONTO — The National Advisory Committee on Immunization is expected to release guidance on fourth doses of COVID-19 vaccine in early April as public health indicators tick up across Canada.