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Alberta government promises historic health spending blitz in provincial budget

Alberta government promises historic health spending blitz in provincial budget

EDMONTON — Alberta Premier Jason Kenney says the provincial budget will include an unprecedented blitz of health-care spending powered by a roaring, re-energized economy. Kenney announced $1.
Feds commit $140M to keep temporary staff hired to eliminate veterans' backlog

Feds commit $140M to keep temporary staff hired to eliminate veterans' backlog

OTTAWA — The federal Liberals have caved to mounting anger and frustration from within Canada’s veterans’ community, promising more than $140 million to retain hundreds of temporary staff hired to deal with a backlog of disability claims from injured
Report on possible mystery brain disorder in New Brunswick to be released Thursday

Report on possible mystery brain disorder in New Brunswick to be released Thursday

FREDERICTON — A report from an oversight committee studying possible cases of a mysterious neurological disease in New Brunswick will be released Thursday.

OPP investigating reports police officers donated to "Freedom Convoy" protests

TORONTO — Two Ontario police forces have notified their professional standards units of allegations that some of their officers donated to the so-called "Freedom Convoy" protests against COVID-19 measures and Justin Trudeau's government.
Canadian military's limits to be tested as fears of war with Russia mount

Canadian military's limits to be tested as fears of war with Russia mount

OTTAWA — The Canadian military's limits are set to be tested, experts say, with trade-offs likely needed to offset the deployment of hundreds of additional troops to reinforce the NATO military alliance’s confrontation with Russia in eastern Europe.
Canada signs agreement with AstraZeneca on preventative COVID-19 treatment

Canada signs agreement with AstraZeneca on preventative COVID-19 treatment

OTTAWA — The Canadian government has signed an agreement with pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca to procure 100,000 doses of a COVID-19 antibody therapy that's still under review by Health Canada.
Mohawk community in Quebec to vote on removing remains of allegedly abusive priest

Mohawk community in Quebec to vote on removing remains of allegedly abusive priest

MONTREAL — The First Nation of Kahnawake south of Montreal will vote next month in a referendum on whether the remains of a Jesuit priest alleged to have committed sexual abuse should be exhumed and removed from the community.
A rundown of Canada's sanctions and other actions against Russia

A rundown of Canada's sanctions and other actions against Russia

OTTAWA — Canada and its allies have upped their sanctions on Russia as that country becomes increasingly aggressive against neighbouring Ukraine. Here is a rundown of the measures that have been put in place, and other actions Canada is taking.
Budget funding for BC Wildfire Service garners mixed reaction from experts

Budget funding for BC Wildfire Service garners mixed reaction from experts

VANCOUVER — A fire ecologist says new provincial funding to expand the BC Wildfire Service to a year-round endeavour is a welcome step toward preventing disasters, while others in the field say the funds could be better spent elsewhere.
Mass shooting inquiry: COVID-19 has undermined the grieving process in Nova Scotia

Mass shooting inquiry: COVID-19 has undermined the grieving process in Nova Scotia

HALIFAX — Almost two years after a gunman impersonating a Mountie killed 22 people in rural Nova Scotia, Mary Teed and her neighbours are still struggling with their grief — but the horrific magnitude of the tragedy is only partly to blame.