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Indigenous lobster fishing boats cut loose from wharf in Nova Scotia: First Nation

Indigenous lobster fishing boats cut loose from wharf in Nova Scotia: First Nation

WEYMOUTH NORTH, N.S. — A First Nation in Nova Scotia says nine of its lobster fishing boats were purposely cut loose from a wharf on Thursday.
Canada's attorney general says U.S. has 'very high' standards on extradition evidence

Canada's attorney general says U.S. has 'very high' standards on extradition evidence

VANCOUVER — The actions of the United States in the extradition case against Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou should not be "questioned lightly", says a lawyer representing Canada's attorney general.
Hinshaw backs Alberta's COVID plan amid criticism

Hinshaw backs Alberta's COVID plan amid criticism

CALGARY — Alberta's top doctor is defending the province's plan to lift all its COVID-19 public health restrictions despite mounting concerns from physicians and political leaders across Canada, including federal Health Minister Patty Hajdu.
Some federal workers may be required to get COVID-19 vaccine: Prime Minister Trudeau

Some federal workers may be required to get COVID-19 vaccine: Prime Minister Trudeau

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he is considering making COVID-19 vaccinations mandatory for some federally regulated workplaces in a bid to boost Canada's vaccination levels.
Ottawa announces $6-billion transfer to Quebec aimed at strengthening child care

Ottawa announces $6-billion transfer to Quebec aimed at strengthening child care

MONTREAL — The federal government will transfer about $6 billion to Quebec over five years in connection with Ottawa's national child-care program, but the money comes without conditions and Quebec's government can spend it how it pleases.
Quebec premier announces vaccine passport system after rise in COVID-19 cases

Quebec premier announces vaccine passport system after rise in COVID-19 cases

MONTREAL — Warning the province appears to be entering a fourth wave of the novel coronavirus, Premier François Legault announced Thursday his government is imposing a vaccine passport system to curb the spread of COVID-19.
Chief public health officer says voting can be done safely despite pandemic

Chief public health officer says voting can be done safely despite pandemic

OTTAWA — Canada's chief public health officer is confident people will be able to cast ballots safely in an expected federal election, despite a fourth wave of COVID-19 fuelled by the highly contagious Delta variant. Dr.
Police investigate slaying of man, 31, gunned down in home on Montreal's south shore

Police investigate slaying of man, 31, gunned down in home on Montreal's south shore

LONGUEUIL, Que. — Police are investigating another fatal shooting with possible links to organized crime in the Montreal area. Officers in Longueuil, Que., say the victim was shot Thursday at 1:30 a.m.
U.S. considers requiring foreign visitors to be vaccinated as travel pressure mounts

U.S. considers requiring foreign visitors to be vaccinated as travel pressure mounts

WASHINGTON — The United States is actively exploring how to welcome back international visitors, including whether they will need to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, as stakeholders keen to reopen the Canada-U.S.
Montreal-area parents worry they have been duped by promoter of robot dinosaur show

Montreal-area parents worry they have been duped by promoter of robot dinosaur show

MONTREAL — Anne-Marie Binette bought a $62 family pack of tickets last month for a robot dinosaur exhibition that was advertised for Montreal's south shore this fall.