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Court hears request to put off Quebec's vaccine mandate for health-care workers

Court hears request to put off Quebec's vaccine mandate for health-care workers

MONTREAL — A legal challenge to Quebec's vaccination mandate for health-care workers was before Quebec Superior Court on Wednesday, with the judge assuring he will proceed even if the province decides to further delay a deadline set for next month.
Coast guard says 109 containers, not 40, fell off cargo ship near Victoria

Coast guard says 109 containers, not 40, fell off cargo ship near Victoria

VICTORIA — The number of containers that fell into the ocean from a cargo ship off Victoria is up to 109 from the original estimate of 40, the coast guard said Wednesday.
Iqaluit expects water testing to come back clean; tap water still undrinkable

Iqaluit expects water testing to come back clean; tap water still undrinkable

IQALUIT — Nunavut's capital city says it expects tests on its drinking water to show undetectable levels of fuel. Iqaluit is under a state of emergency and its roughly 8,000 residents haven't been able to consume tap water since Oct.
New information raises questions about existence of brain syndrome in New Brunswick

New information raises questions about existence of brain syndrome in New Brunswick

FREDERICTON — New Brunswick's health minister said Wednesday there are serious questions about whether reports of a mysterious brain disease that has alarmed residents and stumped the province's medical community are substantiated.
Help Afghanistan's neighbours to help refugees fleeing Taliban: UNHCR official

Help Afghanistan's neighbours to help refugees fleeing Taliban: UNHCR official

OTTAWA — Canada and its international partners need to do more to strengthen Afghanistan's neighbours if they want to help vulnerable people flee the Taliban-controlled country, says a top United Nations official.
Vatican says Pope Francis willing to visit Canada; Indigenous leaders seek apology

Vatican says Pope Francis willing to visit Canada; Indigenous leaders seek apology

Indigenous leaders say Pope Francis must be ready to deliver an apology for the Catholic Church's role in residential schools if he visits Canada. "An apology is the beginning," said Cowessess First Nation Chief Cadmus Delorme.
Could a hybrid House of Commons be here to stay? NDP leader wants to talk about it

Could a hybrid House of Commons be here to stay? NDP leader wants to talk about it

OTTAWA — Jagmeet Singh says Canada should consider having a permanent hybrid Parliament to attract more women and parents with young children to federal politics.
Quebec eyes possible changes to bill that angered transgender community

Quebec eyes possible changes to bill that angered transgender community

MONTREAL — Facing a deluge of criticism from transgender-rights advocates in the province, Quebec Justice Minister Simon Jolin-Barrette says he is open to seeking better solutions over proposed changes to the province's family law tabled last week.
Reconciliation: Red Indian Lake in central Newfoundland to be renamed Beothuk Lake

Reconciliation: Red Indian Lake in central Newfoundland to be renamed Beothuk Lake

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — The Newfoundland and Labrador government announced today it plans to change the name of Red Indian Lake to Beothuk Lake following a series of public consultations aimed at supporting reconciliation.
BoC interest rate announcement, land acknowledgments : In The News for Oct. 27

BoC interest rate announcement, land acknowledgments : In The News for Oct. 27

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 Oct. 27 ... What we are watching in Canada ...