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The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Thursday, Jan. 28, 2021

The latest numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 7:30 p.m. ET on Thursday, Jan. 28, 2021. There are 766,103 confirmed cases in Canada. _ Canada: 766,103 confirmed cases (57,020 active, 689,419 resolved, 19,664 deaths).
Ontario adviser urges caution despite dip in COVID-19 cases, vaccine delays draw ire

Ontario adviser urges caution despite dip in COVID-19 cases, vaccine delays draw ire

A top science adviser says Ontario is far from in the clear despite a downward trend in COVID-19 cases, while some provinces criticized Ottawa for lower-than-expected vaccine shipments and the pandemic was flagged as an outsized contributor to Quebec

The latest news on COVID-19 developments in Canada

The latest news on COVID-19 developments in Canada (all times Eastern): 7:25 p.m. Alberta health officials are reporting 461 new cases of COVID-19 and seven deaths. They say 591 people in the province are in hospital, with 112 in intensive care.
Montreal police arrest suspect after officer injured during traffic stop

Montreal police arrest suspect after officer injured during traffic stop

Montreal police say they have arrested a suspect after an officer was injured when a traffic stop turned violent. Const. Jean-Pierre Brabant says the injured officer is recovering in hospital and his life is not in danger.
Police officer who shot and killed Winnipeg girl will not face charges

Police officer who shot and killed Winnipeg girl will not face charges

WINNIPEG — A police officer will not be criminally charged for fatally shooting an Indigenous teenager who was driving a stolen vehicle last spring.
It's time for a First Nations person to be governor general: Bellegarde

It's time for a First Nations person to be governor general: Bellegarde

OTTAWA — With a growing sentiment that Julie Payette's abrupt departure from Rideau Hall provides an opportunity for Canada to have its first Indigenous governor general, Perry Bellegarde laughs when asked if he's been taking French lessons.
Panel report says basic income in British Columbia is no cure-all

Panel report says basic income in British Columbia is no cure-all

VANCOUVER — A government-commissioned panel has rejected the idea of introducing a basic income for all in British Columbia, saying the billions of dollars would be better spent patching holes in the social safety net.
Victims of mosque attack to be honoured with national day of remembrance, action

Victims of mosque attack to be honoured with national day of remembrance, action

OTTAWA — The federal government intends to make Jan. 29 a day to honour victims of the deadly 2017 attack on a Quebec City mosque.
B.C.'s Surrey Six killers can argue to have case tossed over abuse of process: court

B.C.'s Surrey Six killers can argue to have case tossed over abuse of process: court

VANCOUVER — Two men found guilty of British Columbia's most notorious gang killings will be allowed to argue the case should be thrown out because their rights were violated by police and correctional officers.
Liberals' two-billion-trees promise to cost $2.78 billion more than planned, PBO says

Liberals' two-billion-trees promise to cost $2.78 billion more than planned, PBO says

OTTAWA — The parliamentary budget office says a pledge by the Trudeau Liberals to plant two billion trees could cost almost double what the government says.