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Several provinces considering allowing COVID positive health workers to stay on job

Several provinces considering allowing COVID positive health workers to stay on job

Even as some provinces have reported record-high daily COVID-19 case counts, health experts are warning the real infection rate is likely much higher, pointing out that data has been clouded by holiday delays and with hospitals and testing centres re
Alberta Premier Jason Kenney banks on strong economy in 2022 after tough COVID year

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney banks on strong economy in 2022 after tough COVID year

EDMONTON — It was a speech that symbolized Alberta's pandemic politics in 2021: Premier Jason Kenney’s boastful, bullhorn-loud, first-out-of-the-gate victory whoop over COVID-19 preceding a crushing hospital crisis.
No winning ticket for Tuesday's $28 million Lotto Max jackpot

No winning ticket for Tuesday's $28 million Lotto Max jackpot

TORONTO — No winning ticket was sold for Tuesday's $28 million Lotto Max jackpot. The grand prize for the next draw on Dec. 31 will grow to an estimated $36 million. The Canadian Press
Quebec reports record COVID cases, Ontario adds measures to long-term care homes

Quebec reports record COVID cases, Ontario adds measures to long-term care homes

Some provinces announced new measures for long-term care homes as others reported record-breaking COVID-19 infections propelled by the highly contagious Omicron variant.
Air Force reporting progress in fight for pilots as COVID-19 ravages airlines

Air Force reporting progress in fight for pilots as COVID-19 ravages airlines

OTTAWA — The commander of the Royal Canadian Air Force is reporting progress in his long-running fight to recruit and retain enough pilots to fly the military’s planes and helicopters. Yet Lt.-Gen.
Canada Child Benefit still needed alongside national daycare system, minister says

Canada Child Benefit still needed alongside national daycare system, minister says

OTTAWA — The federal minister in charge of child-care efforts says she still sees a need for the government's cornerstone children's benefit even in a Canada with a national daycare system.
Two toppled statues and a Manitoba premier's response set in motion major changes

Two toppled statues and a Manitoba premier's response set in motion major changes

WINNIPEG — Few might have foreseen it at the time, but the toppling of two statues on the Manitoba legislature grounds in July would end up having far-reaching effects on Manitoba politics.
Alberta Opposition wants answers on how UCP government handled pandemic

Alberta Opposition wants answers on how UCP government handled pandemic

EDMONTON — The Opposition in Alberta hopes to build on a buoyant 2021 during which the New Democrats outpaced Premier Jason Kenney’s United Conservatives in popularity polls and fundraising.
Two million COVID cases, Seamus O'Regan tests positive: In The News for Dec. 28, 2021

Two million COVID cases, Seamus O'Regan tests positive: In The News for Dec. 28, 2021

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 Dec. 28 ... What we are watching in Canada ...
Labour Minister Seamus O'Regan tests positive for COVID-19 and is isolating

Labour Minister Seamus O'Regan tests positive for COVID-19 and is isolating

Labour Minister Seamus O'Regan says he has tested positive for COVID-19 after taking a rapid test. O'Regan shared the result Monday on Twitter, noting he will stay in isolation and continue to follow public health guidelines.