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Air Canada re-booking and refunding customers after Hong Kong COVID ban

Oct 18, 2021 / 1:50 pm

Air Canada is in the process of re-booking and refunding passengers affected by Hong Kong’s temporary ban on its flights from Vancouver. The airline and...

Pfizer officially requests Health Canada approval for kids' COVID-19 shot

Oct 18, 2021 / 1:46 pm

Pfizer has asked Health Canada to approve the first COVID-19 vaccine for children aged five to 11 years old. As soon as the regulator gives the green light,...

NDP calls for independent social media regulator as scrutiny of Facebook heats up

Oct 18, 2021 / 8:53 am

New Democrats are demanding the federal government crack down on social media giants following recent revelations by a Facebook executive. At a news conference...

Firefighter dies on submerged boat after falling into St. Lawrence River

Oct 18, 2021 / 7:45 am

A Montreal firefighter has died after falling into the St. Lawrence River during a rescue mission Sunday night. Mayor Valérie Plante this morning offered...

Group delivers water to people without cars after fuel contaminates pipes in Iqaluit

Oct 18, 2021 / 6:53 am

When staff at Iqaluit's Qajuqturvik Community Food Centre heard the news last week that water from the city's distribution pipes wasn't safe to...

Governor General arrives in Germany for first international visit

Oct 17, 2021 / 12:30 pm

Gov. Gen. Mary May Simon arrives Sunday in Berlin to begin her first international visit on behalf of Canada in the German capital. May Simon's four-day...

Police in Ontario and Nova Scotia called to large, unruly university street parties

Oct 17, 2021 / 10:10 am

Police were called to deal with large, rowdy homecoming parties Saturday near Queen's University in Kingston, Ont., and Acadia University in Wolfville, N.S....

Senior army commander says 90 per cent of military personnel are fully vaccinated

Oct 17, 2021 / 9:08 am

A senior military commander in Western Canada says he doesn't expect much opposition from Canadian Forces personnel over mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations....

Alberta set to vote on rejecting equalization

Oct 17, 2021 / 8:50 am

Albertans will cast ballots Monday in a referendum that is technically about rejecting equalization but has morphed into more of a Prairie festivus airing of...

Knife found beneath Parliament to be returned to Algonquin nations

Oct 17, 2021 / 6:40 am

An ancient Indigenous knife unearthed during the renovation of Centre Block will be the first artifact found on Parliament Hill to be returned to the...

Some Quebec towns struggle to find municipal candidates

Oct 17, 2021 / 6:35 am

There's nobody running for mayor in St-Éloi, a small Quebec municipality that offers panoramic views of the St. Lawrence River. The 300-person...

Hong Kong bans Air Canada flights from Vancouver for 2 weeks

Oct 16, 2021 / 10:01 pm

Air Canada flights from Vancouver are banned from entering Hong Kong for the next two weeks, according to Hong Kong’s Department of Health. According to a...

Distribution of COVID-19 rapid-test kits cut short in New Brunswick

Oct 16, 2021 / 12:15 pm

Faced with long lineups and heavy demand, health officials in New Brunswick were forced to cut short the distribution of free COVID-19 rapid-test kits at three...

Alberta's referendum should not focus on daylight time, psychologists say

Oct 16, 2021 / 8:26 am

Ditching the practice of switching the time twice a year may seem like a no-brainer to some, but Alberta psychologists warn that the result of a provincial...

CDC says people with mixed-dose COVID-19 vaccinations will be eligible to enter U.S.

Oct 16, 2021 / 8:00 am

It's the news nearly four million Canadians have been waiting to hear: people who received doses of two different COVID-19 vaccines will qualify as fully...

Government bracing for surge in passport renewals

Oct 16, 2021 / 6:38 am

Pierce Schoel thought he might be able to avoid a long wait at the passport office in Kitchener, Ont. by going in the middle of the day. He was surprised to...

Yukon announces mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations for a wide range of workers

Oct 15, 2021 / 5:51 pm

A wide range of workers in Yukon will be required to get vaccinated against COVID-19 to help slow the spread of the Delta variant, says Premier Sandy Silver. He...

War of words breaks out as admiral pushes for reinstatement as Canada's defence chief

Oct 15, 2021 / 5:16 pm

A war of words broke out at the very top of Canada’s military on Friday, as Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan and acting defence chief Gen. Wayne Eyre...

Military's human resources officer under investigation for 'historic' sex misconduct

Oct 15, 2021 / 5:16 pm

Military police say they are investigating “historic” allegations of sexual misconduct involving yet another senior commander, this time the officer...

Testing shows high concentrations of fuel in tank at Iqaluit's water treatment plant

Oct 15, 2021 / 5:03 pm

The City of Iqaluit says testing shows a high concentration of fuel in a tank that supplies water to the Nunavut capital, but long-term health effects are not a...

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