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More provinces to start shots and hunt for virus origins: In The News for Dec. 16

More provinces to start shots and hunt for virus origins: In The News for Dec. 16

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 Dec. 16 ... What we are watching in Canada ...

A look at what provinces and territories have said about COVID-19 vaccine plans

The largest mass immunization effort in Canadian history began Monday in Ontario and Quebec after the country received its first COVID-19 vaccine shipment over the weekend.

The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Tuesday, Dec. 16

The latest numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 4 a.m. ET on Tuesday Dec. 16, 2020. There are 475,214 confirmed cases in Canada. _ Canada: 475,214 confirmed cases (75,580 active, 385,975 resolved, 13,659 deaths).
MAID litigant says disability doesn't make her vulnerable to pressure to end her life

MAID litigant says disability doesn't make her vulnerable to pressure to end her life

OTTAWA — Nicole Gladu has no time for the argument that she's a vulnerable person who needs to be protected from being coerced into seeking a medically assisted death.
'Build it and they will come': Canada's public transit looks to rebound from COVID-19

'Build it and they will come': Canada's public transit looks to rebound from COVID-19

MONTREAL — The COVID-19 pandemic has led to massive declines in public transit ridership across Canada, yet many cities decided to maintain service levels this year, while others even chose to expand.
Search continues for remaining five scallop fishers after one found dead late Tuesday

Search continues for remaining five scallop fishers after one found dead late Tuesday

HILLSBURN, N.S. — One of the six missing scallop fishers was found dead late Tuesday evening as teams search the shores near a Nova Scotia village for the remaining five. Rev.
One fisher found dead as search teams comb southwest N.S. shores for remaining five

One fisher found dead as search teams comb southwest N.S. shores for remaining five

HILLSBURN, N.S. — One of the six missing scallop fishers was found dead late Tuesday evening as teams search the shores near a Nova Scotia village for the remaining five and community members struggle to remain hopeful.
Government Senate rep says constitutional challenges to MAID bill inevitable

Government Senate rep says constitutional challenges to MAID bill inevitable

OTTAWA — The government's representative in the Senate concedes it's possible that a bill to expand access to medically assisted dying may be struck down as unconstitutional by the courts.

The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Tuesday, Dec. 15

The latest numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 7:30 p.m. ET on Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2020. There are 475,214 confirmed cases in Canada. _ Canada: 475,214 confirmed cases (75,580 active, 385,975 resolved, 13,659 deaths).
Vaccine creates 'safe space' in care homes, says worker who got Ottawa's first dose

Vaccine creates 'safe space' in care homes, says worker who got Ottawa's first dose

OTTAWA — At 8:05 a.m. on a cold, cloudless day, personal support worker Jo-Anne Miner became the first person of 1.