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Alberta to ease some COVID-19 restrictions on gyms, restaurants, school sports

Alberta to ease some COVID-19 restrictions on gyms, restaurants, school sports

EDMONTON — Alberta Premier Jason Kenney announced Friday that some COVID-19 public health measures will be eased on indoor fitness centres, school sports, restaurants and bars due to lower hospitalization numbers. The changes are to start Feb. 8.

The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Friday, Jan. 29, 2021

The latest numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 7:30 p.m. ET on Friday, Jan. 29, 2021. There are 770,793 confirmed cases in Canada. _ Canada: 770,793 confirmed cases (55,313 active, 695,679 resolved, 19,801 deaths).

Events marking Quebec mosque shooting anniversary began with calls for gun control

Four years after the deadly attack on a Quebec City mosque, victims of the shooting say they're still living with the impact.
Health Canada on track to approve AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine by mid-February

Health Canada on track to approve AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine by mid-February

OTTAWA — Health Canada is on track to give the green light to a third COVID-19 vaccine within the next two weeks and a fourth may not be far behind, offering a glimmer of hope at the end of a week of nothing but vaccine vexation.
Canada suspends sun flights, insists on COVID tests, quarantine for air travellers

Canada suspends sun flights, insists on COVID tests, quarantine for air travellers

OTTAWA — Winter-weary Canadians eyeing a vacation were told to spike travel plans Friday as Ottawa cancelled flights to popular sun destinations, and ordered all arrivals to test for COVID-19 and swallow hefty quarantine costs.

The latest news on COVID-19 developments in Canada

The latest news on COVID-19 developments in Canada (all times Eastern): 6:40 p.m. Alberta Premier Jason Kenney says some COVID-19 public health measures will be eased on indoor fitness centres, school sports, and restaurants and bars.

'There was bullying happening at St. Mike's,' vice-principal tells sex assault trial

TORONTO — A vice-principal at a renowned Toronto private school told an Ontario court Friday he was able to identify a teenage boy accused of sexually assaulting two fellow students in a video of one of the incidents.
Man faces attempted murder charge after Montreal officer disarmed, injured

Man faces attempted murder charge after Montreal officer disarmed, injured

MONTREAL — A 31-year-old man has been charged with attempted murder after an incident on Thursday evening in which a Montreal officer was allegedly disarmed and seriously injured following a traffic stop.

Ontario bureaucrat accused of scamming $11M now accused in alleged $30M fraud

TORONTO — A senior provincial employee alleged to have embezzled at least $11 million from the Ontario government is now accused of kickbacks in an alleged fraud worth at least $30 million, court documents show.
Judge won't relax Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou's bail conditions due to flight risk

Judge won't relax Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou's bail conditions due to flight risk

VANCOUVER — A British Columbia Supreme Court judge refused to ease Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou's bail conditions Friday, saying the current restrictions are the minimum required to ensure she does not flee Canada.