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Alberta loosens restrictions and protesting coal mines: In The News for Jan. 15

Alberta loosens restrictions and protesting coal mines: In The News for Jan. 15

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 Jan. 15 ... What we are watching in Canada ...

The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Friday, Jan. 15, 2021

The latest numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 4 a.m. ET on Friday, Jan. 15, 2021. There are 688,891 confirmed cases in Canada. _ Canada: 688,891 confirmed cases (77,956 active, 593,397 resolved, 17,538 deaths).

A look at COVID-19 vaccinations in Canada on Friday, Jan. 15, 2021

The latest numbers on COVID-19 vaccinations in Canada as of 4 a.m. ET on Friday, Jan. 15, 2021. In Canada, the provinces are reporting 40,283 new vaccinations administered for a total of 459,492 doses given.
International students frustrated by federal work limits during pandemic

International students frustrated by federal work limits during pandemic

Ottawa temporarily lifted the restriction on international students’ work hours last April, but it expired on Aug. 31, 2020, and has not been reinstated
Alberta monolith comes with message to save eastern slopes of Rocky Mountains

Alberta monolith comes with message to save eastern slopes of Rocky Mountains

A towering stainless steel monolith set up along the eastern slopes of the Rocky Mountains in Alberta comes with a message.
Syrian refugees celebrate fifth anniversary in Canada with virtual event

Syrian refugees celebrate fifth anniversary in Canada with virtual event

OTTAWA — Canadians' support for Syrian newcomers has been a beautiful example for the rest of the world, says the organizer of a virtual celebration to mark the fifth anniversary of Canada's welcoming Syrian refugees.
Mental illness defence relies on accused's word that he saw monsters: Crown

Mental illness defence relies on accused's word that he saw monsters: Crown

NEW WESTMINSTER — A Crown prosecutor says there's no reliable evidence to support an argument that a man who stabbed two high school girls in Abbotsford, B.C., was having a psychotic break and didn't realize they were human.
Ontario under new orders as emergency doctors call for vaccine rollout transparency

Ontario under new orders as emergency doctors call for vaccine rollout transparency

Ontario residents dealt with their first day under a stay-at-home order Thursday, while federal officials warned that access to vaccines in Canada will remain a challenge until at least April.
B.C. seeking legal advice on limiting travel to the province: premier

B.C. seeking legal advice on limiting travel to the province: premier

VICTORIA — The B.C. government is seeking legal advice on whether it can limit non-essential travel to the province during the pandemic, the premier says.
The latest COVID-19 developments in Canada

The latest COVID-19 developments in Canada

The latest COVID-19 developments in Canada (all times Eastern): 6:50 p.m. Alberta is reporting 967 new cases of COVID-19. There have also been 21 additional deaths linked to the virus.