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YouTuber funds escape from Taliban of 170 Hazara filmmakers, activists to Canada

YouTuber funds escape from Taliban of 170 Hazara filmmakers, activists to Canada

OTTAWA — A YouTuber who gives investment tips helped fund the escape of 170 Afghans from the Taliban to Canada.
Foreign Affairs Minister Melanie Joly heading to Ukraine over Russian troop concerns

Foreign Affairs Minister Melanie Joly heading to Ukraine over Russian troop concerns

OTTAWA — Canada's foreign affairs minister is heading to Ukraine amid mounting fears of a Russian invasion. Melanie Joly is to depart Sunday for Kyiv on a weeklong trip that will include stops in Paris and Brussels.

No winning ticket for Friday's $17 million Lotto Max jackpot

TORONTO — No winning ticket was sold for the $17 million jackpot in Friday's Lotto Max draw. The jackpot for the next draw on Jan. 18 will be an estimated $22 million. The Canadian Press
City of Iqaluit confirms trace amounts of fuel found in drinking water

City of Iqaluit confirms trace amounts of fuel found in drinking water

IQALUIT, Nunavut — Iqaluit resident Kinguatsiaq Kinguatsiaq says he smelled fuel in his water a couple of days ago but assumed it must be something else. "I figured I was wrong because I thought the situation had been resolved," he said.

A look at the latest COVID-19 developments in Canada

A look at the latest COVID-19 news in Canada: — Some Ontario school boards say classes could be cancelled with very little notice if they don't have enough teachers available due to high rates of COVID-19.
Seventeen-year-old gunned down in Montreal's first homicide of 2022

Seventeen-year-old gunned down in Montreal's first homicide of 2022

Montreal police say a 17-year-old boy is dead following a shooting Thursday evening in the city's Plateau-Mont-Royal borough.
Quebec seniors minister tells inquest that care homes knew how to manage outbreaks

Quebec seniors minister tells inquest that care homes knew how to manage outbreaks

Quebec's seniors minister told a coroner's inquest on Friday she was confident at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic that long-term care homes knew how to manage outbreaks.
Some nurses still don't have proper COVID-19 personal protective equipment: union

Some nurses still don't have proper COVID-19 personal protective equipment: union

OTTAWA — When news of the first cases of COVID-19 began cropping up in Canada in early 2020, Linda Silas was one of the first to ring alarm bells about the lack of proper personal protective equipment for health workers.
Time to review how RCMP can best serve communities, union head says

Time to review how RCMP can best serve communities, union head says

OTTAWA — The head of the RCMP officers' union says it's time for a basic look at how the national police force can best serve communities across the country.
Omicron wave may be peaking, but modelling shows COVID-19 hospitalizations to surge

Omicron wave may be peaking, but modelling shows COVID-19 hospitalizations to surge

OTTAWA — Canada could be nearing the peak of the Omicron wave of COVID-19, but public health experts still expect the high number of cases to drive a surge in daily hospitalizations in coming weeks.