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Ottawa announces $469M for fish harvesters with sector-specific grant, benefit

Ottawa announces $469M for fish harvesters with sector-specific grant, benefit

OTTAWA — Canadian fish harvesters welcomed the announcement Thursday of $469 million in federal support for the sector during the COVID-19 pandemic, saying they're watching closely for clarity as fishing seasons open across the country.
Judges rapped for springing 'evidentiary trap' on sexual assault accused

Judges rapped for springing 'evidentiary trap' on sexual assault accused

TORONTO — Two men accused of sexual assault in separate cases must have new trials because the judges who convicted them found they had tailored their testimony in light of what they heard in court before testifying, Ontario's top court ruled on Thur
Rare baby owl now being reared by its parents in unique B.C. breeding program

Rare baby owl now being reared by its parents in unique B.C. breeding program

LANGLEY, B.C. — Members of a unique program in Langley, B.C., are celebrating the successful hatching of a northern spotted owl chick, bolstering a population that numbers fewer than 10 of the birds in Canada's wild.
Kashechewan residents return from the land as flooding risk is downgraded

Kashechewan residents return from the land as flooding risk is downgraded

OTTAWA — Residents of a First Nation in northern Ontario plagued by annual spring flooding are being flown back to their community now that the threat of flooding has been downgraded.
Toronto Zoo pivots to 'drive-thru experience' as safe alternative in COVID era

Toronto Zoo pivots to 'drive-thru experience' as safe alternative in COVID era

TORONTO — The Toronto Zoo will be a "drive-thru experience" when it gets the green light to open its gates to visitors, a spokeswoman said Thursday, while other zoos eye numerous options as they map out their post-pandemic plans. The zoo's 3.
Gradual reopenings and the battle against superbugs; In The News for May 14

Gradual reopenings and the battle against superbugs; In The News for May 14

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 May 14 ... --- COVID-19 in Canada ... .
Fighting the COVID-19 pandemic could herald a rise in superbugs

Fighting the COVID-19 pandemic could herald a rise in superbugs

OTTAWA — Copious use of hand sanitizer and disinfectant is crucial in the fight against COVID-19, but it could be setting Canada back in the battle against superbugs.
A look at how provinces plan to emerge from COVID-19 shutdown

A look at how provinces plan to emerge from COVID-19 shutdown

Provinces have been releasing plans for easing restrictions that were put in place to limit the spread of COVID-19.
Volunteer shortage as seniors who are self-isolating over COVID stay home

Volunteer shortage as seniors who are self-isolating over COVID stay home

Ian Hartley has been volunteering for years, offering his services as a hospital chaplain, working at the Central Alberta Pregnancy Care Centre and as a member of the Rotary Club.
Schools face daunting, unique reopening challenges during pandemic

Schools face daunting, unique reopening challenges during pandemic

As Canada begins grappling with the issue of recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic, the question of how to safely reopen schools has emerged as a particularly thorny topic.