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The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Thursday, Jan. 7, 2021

The latest numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 4 a.m. ET on Thursday, Jan. 7, 2021. There are 626,799 confirmed cases in Canada. _ Canada: 626,799 confirmed cases (79,203 active, 531,227 resolved, 16,369 deaths).
Congress resumes hours after throngs of Trump backers storm, invade Capitol Hill

Congress resumes hours after throngs of Trump backers storm, invade Capitol Hill

WASHINGTON, D.C. — What was supposed to be a historic day in the U.S. capital lived up to that billing for all the wrong reasons Wednesday as an angry throng of Donald Trump supporters managed to overpower police and lay siege to Capitol Hill.
Not getting nourishment in jail: Canadian fashion mogul seeks bail on U.S. charges

Not getting nourishment in jail: Canadian fashion mogul seeks bail on U.S. charges

WINNIPEG — An eccentric Canadian fashion mogul who has applied for bail in Winnipeg while facing sex charges in the United States says he's not getting the nourishment he needs while behind bars.
'Shock treatment': Quebec to impose 8 p.m. provincewide curfew until Feb. 8

'Shock treatment': Quebec to impose 8 p.m. provincewide curfew until Feb. 8

MONTREAL — Quebecers need to be jolted into recognizing the seriousness of the COVID-19 pandemic, Premier Francois Legault said Wednesday, before announcing a provincewide 8 p.m. curfew for the next four weeks.
The latest on COVID-19 developments in Canada on Jan. 6, 2021

The latest on COVID-19 developments in Canada on Jan. 6, 2021

The latest news on COVID-19 developments in Canada (all times eastern): 7 p.m. Yukon is reporting one new COVID-19 case, bringing the territory's total to 66.
Victoria mayor says council member's Africa trip during pandemic 'irresponsible'

Victoria mayor says council member's Africa trip during pandemic 'irresponsible'

Victoria Mayor Lisa Helps delivered a rebuke to a city council member who travelled to Somalia while many stayed home during the holiday season to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Helps said Wednesday she spoke with Coun.
Wilkinson, First Nations concerned by sale of energy leases in Alaska wildlife refuge

Wilkinson, First Nations concerned by sale of energy leases in Alaska wildlife refuge

Federal politicians and northern First Nations expressed concern over Wednesday's sale of energy leases in Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.
Quebec imposes Canada's first curfew as country's COVID-19 caseload soars

Quebec imposes Canada's first curfew as country's COVID-19 caseload soars

TORONTO — Touting the need for drastic action, Quebec became the first province to impose a curfew Wednesday as soaring COVID-19 infections across Canada intensified the strain on hospitals and prompted some Ontario morgues to run out of space.
Prison guards need priority COVID-19 vaccinations, union says

Prison guards need priority COVID-19 vaccinations, union says

OTTAWA — A union representing federal prison guards says vaccinating them against COVID-19 should be a priority, given their front-line role in correctional institutions.
Small businesses feeling the pinch of credit-card fees as e-commerce ramps up

Small businesses feeling the pinch of credit-card fees as e-commerce ramps up

OTTAWA — Industry groups say small businesses are being hammered by high credit-card fees on online purchases as the shift toward e-commerce continues. Visa and MasterCard reduced the fees they collect from businesses to an average annual rate of 1.