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Nunavut imposes isolation for those travelling from N.W.T.

Nunavut imposes isolation for those travelling from N.W.T.

IQALUIT, Nunavut — Nunavut is suspending its common travel area with the Northwest Territories after a COVID-19 outbreak closed schools in Yellowknife. The N.W.T. on Monday reported eight confirmed cases and 12 probable cases of COVID-19 at N.J.
Opposition blasts Liberals after debate to call PM's top aide on Vance cancelled

Opposition blasts Liberals after debate to call PM's top aide on Vance cancelled

OTTAWA — Opposition parties are up in arms after a parliamentary committee meeting in which members were planning to continue debating whether to call Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's chief of staff, Katie Telford, to testify was cancelled without not
Salty language by unmuted House leader heard during virtual question period

Salty language by unmuted House leader heard during virtual question period

OTTAWA — Misadventures with webcams continued today in the House of Commons.
First-ever image of COVID-19 variant supports faith in current vaccines, says UBC

First-ever image of COVID-19 variant supports faith in current vaccines, says UBC

VANCOUVER — The first images of a mutation on a COVID-19 variant of concern have been captured by researchers at the University of British Columbia who say the photos offer some reassurance about how the virus strain may react to current vaccines.
Liberals' sweeping budget bill includes $15 minimum wage and election-law changes

Liberals' sweeping budget bill includes $15 minimum wage and election-law changes

OTTAWA — The federal Liberals' bill to enact parts of their budget includes changes to emergency aid, taxes and a $15 national minimum wage alongside other items such as an election-law amendment.
Yellowknife schools closed after COVID-19 outbreak confirmed at elementary school

Yellowknife schools closed after COVID-19 outbreak confirmed at elementary school

YELLOWKNIFE — All schools in Yellowknife have been closed after eight cases of COVID-19 were confirmed at an elementary school over the weekend. The chief public health officer for the Northwest Territories, Dr.
CRA rules against civil service union push to make Phoenix damages non-taxable

CRA rules against civil service union push to make Phoenix damages non-taxable

OTTAWA — Canada's biggest civil service union says it is considering taking legal action after the Canada Revenue Agency ruled that damages paid to federal employees in connection with the troubled Phoenix pay system are taxable.
Nunavut capital declares local state of emergency as COVID-19 cases rise

Nunavut capital declares local state of emergency as COVID-19 cases rise

IQALUIT, Nunavut — Iqaluit's city council has declared a local state of emergency over rising numbers of COVID-19 cases. The capital city of about 8,000 people has 81 of the territory's 85 active cases.
Canada to receive 2M vaccine doses this week as Pfizer-BioNTech ramp up deliveries

Canada to receive 2M vaccine doses this week as Pfizer-BioNTech ramp up deliveries

OTTAWA — Canada is set to begin receiving more than two million doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine each week as the two pharmaceutical firms ramp up their deliveries and begin shipping shots from the United States.

New vaccine shipments and planned C sections: In The News for May 3

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 May 3 ... What we are watching in Canada ...