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Alberta town asks province for stop-work order on coal exploration in mountains

HIGH RIVER, Alta. — An Alberta town in the Rocky Mountain foothills wants the provincial government to order a stop to increasingly controversial coal exploration in the region.
The latest news on COVID-19 developments in Canada for Monday, Feb. 1, 2021

The latest news on COVID-19 developments in Canada for Monday, Feb. 1, 2021

The latest news on COVID-19 developments in Canada (all times eastern): 6:15 p.m. British Columbia is reporting 1,158 COVID-19 cases over the past three days. Provincial health officer Dr.
Justice Minister David Lametti doesn't rule out referring MAID bill to Supreme Court

Justice Minister David Lametti doesn't rule out referring MAID bill to Supreme Court

OTTAWA — Justice Minister David Lametti isn't ruling out the possibility of asking the Supreme Court to advise on the constitutionality of a bill to expand access to assisted dying.
O'Ree's hockey stick reminds Trudeau daily of the work needed to combat racism

O'Ree's hockey stick reminds Trudeau daily of the work needed to combat racism

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he keeps a signed hockey stick from "living legend" Willie O'Ree as a constant reminder of the work that remains to combat racism.
Trudeau, U.S. vice-president Kamala Harris talk COVID-19, Buy American and Montreal

Trudeau, U.S. vice-president Kamala Harris talk COVID-19, Buy American and Montreal

WASHINGTON — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau spoke by phone today with U.S. Vice-President Kamala Harris, her first call with a foreign leader since taking office. The Prime Minister's Office says the two discussed the COVID-19 pandemic, Canada-U. S.
Woman whose life was scarred by child porn video testifies about Pornhub at committee

Woman whose life was scarred by child porn video testifies about Pornhub at committee

OTTAWA — A young woman whose life was shattered by a video of her posted to Pornhub while she was still in middle school says the trauma of child pornography is unending, and that stricter rules are needed.
Canada prepping trade options in case EU breaks promise to keep vaccines flowing

Canada prepping trade options in case EU breaks promise to keep vaccines flowing

OTTAWA — Canada is putting together options to retaliate if Europe breaks its promise not to cut off Canada's shipments of COVID-19 vaccines, though Europe appears to be keeping that promise at least for now.
Mandatory COVID-19 testing begins at Toronto airport as more variant cases confirmed

Mandatory COVID-19 testing begins at Toronto airport as more variant cases confirmed

A rule requiring international travellers landing at Ontario's largest airport to take a COVID-19 test came into effect Monday amid growing concern over vaccine deliveries and new reported cases of contagious COVID-19 variants.
Single-shot vaccine's other advantages may soon outweigh lower efficacy, Fauci says

Single-shot vaccine's other advantages may soon outweigh lower efficacy, Fauci says

WASHINGTON — Johnson and Johnson's forthcoming single-shot COVID-19 vaccine has more going for it than just a middling ability to prevent infection, the pre-eminent U.S. expert on infectious disease said Monday. Dr.
Conservatives beat Liberals in 2020 fundraising race as both parties ramp up efforts

Conservatives beat Liberals in 2020 fundraising race as both parties ramp up efforts

OTTAWA — The federal Conservative party raised substantially more money than the governing Liberals last year, as new Elections Canada figures show the Official Opposition has been filling its coffers ahead of a potential election this year.