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Alberta confirms first long-term care outbreak linked to coronavirus variant - Wed, 3 Mar 2021 15:30:00 EST
Churchill Manor

For the first time, an outbreak of COVID-19 in an Alberta long-term care facility as been linked to a highly contagious variant of the coronavirus.

New York Times' Nanaimo bar flubs golden ratio, say experts (ahem, us) - Thu, 4 Mar 2021 00:07:44 EST
NYT Nanaimo bars

Not since the great Canada Post stamp debate of 2019 have fans of the sweet treat been in such an uproar about the ratio of the layers.

Coronavirus: What's happening in Canada and around the world on March 3 - Wed, 3 Mar 2021 07:37:08 EST
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Quebec is loosening restrictions around restaurants, gyms and places of worship, as well as shortening the province's curfew, in regions outside of greater Montreal starting next week.

Air Canada to offer refunds to passengers as part of potential bailout package: Source - Wed, 3 Mar 2021 21:42:59 EST
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Air Canada has agreed to offer refunds to passengers who had their travel plans cancelled because of the pandemic as part of a potential bailout package from the federal government, says a source with knowledge of the negotiations.

Extortionist demanding $1M murdered unconnected Alberta man to prove he meant business, Crown suggests - Wed, 3 Mar 2021 17:25:29 EST
 James Satre Medicine Hat

One day after a Medicine Hat, Alta., man received a letter that demanded $1 million and included a vow that somebody would be murdered to prove the seriousness of the threat, a random victim was fatally stabbed in the city, a jury heard Wednesday.

New changes to Divorce Act 'a huge relief' for B.C. mother of girls murdered by father - Wed, 3 Mar 2021 21:57:25 EST
Chloe, Aubrey Berry and mother Sarah Cotton

New changes to Canada's Divorce Act that came into effect Monday more fully recognize the impact of family violence in separation disputes.

Meng Wanzhou's lawyer claims Trump reduced Huawei exec from human being to 'chattel' - Wed, 3 Mar 2021 21:12:38 EST

A lawyer for Meng Wanzhou accused former U.S. president Donald Trump Wednesday of leaving a "stain" on the Canadian justice system by threatening to intervene in extradition proceedings against the Huawei executive in pursuit of a trade deal with China. 

Federal wage and rent subsidies extended until June - Wed, 3 Mar 2021 13:51:42 EST
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The federal government will extend into June two pandemic support programs that subsidize wages and rent for businesses as the country continues to struggle with the economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Judge finds Toronto van attack killer guilty of murder - Wed, 3 Mar 2021 04:00:00 EST

A judge has declared that the man responsible for Toronto's deadly van attack in 2018 is guilty of 10 counts of first-degree murder and 16 counts of attempted murder.

An earlier end date for vaccination campaign is 'possible', Trudeau says - Wed, 3 Mar 2021 13:27:50 EST
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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said today that Canada's vaccination campaign could wrap up before September if the country secures the necessary shots and if there's a change in dosing timelines.

Rescuers save all 31 crew members hours before ship sinks off Nova Scotia coast - Wed, 3 Mar 2021 15:39:08 EST
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Rescuers saved all crew members from the fishing vessel Atlantic Destiny — hours before the vessel sank Wednesday afternoon. The ship was in distress and taking on water after a fire off the southwest coast of Nova Scotia Tuesday night, according to the company that owns the vessel.

Research institutions to get funding boost from federal government - Wed, 3 Mar 2021 12:24:28 EST
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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau today announced more than $518 million in funding for research projects at colleges, universities and hospitals across the country.

'Moderate livelihood' fishermen must operate during commercial season, DFO says - Wed, 3 Mar 2021 05:00:00 EST
Sipekne'katik traps returned

Ottawa will not license any Indigenous "moderate livelihood" fishery in Atlantic Canada unless it operates within the commercial season, the Department of Fisheries and Oceans said Wednesday, siding with a key demand from the region's commercial fishing industry, while angering Indigenous leaders.

In face of deadly pandemic, Ontario long-term care homes continue breaking COVID-19 safety rules - Wed, 3 Mar 2021 04:00:00 EST
Alycia Houchen and Edwin Rutherford

Ten months into the COVID-19 pandemic, inspectors were still catching Ontario long-term care homes violating crucial infection prevention and control measures. Many infractions occurred during or after outbreaks, a CBC News investigation found.

AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine and seniors: Where Canada and other countries stand - Wed, 3 Mar 2021 04:00:00 EST

Canadians now have a third option to protect against COVID-19 after Health Canada approved the AstraZeneca-Oxford vaccine last week. But questions remain about whether it should be used in people aged 65 and older — an issue that is also playing out in other countries around the world.

Alek Minassian found criminally responsible for Toronto van attack, guilty on all 26 counts - Wed, 3 Mar 2021 07:11:00 -0500
A judge has ruled that Alek Minassian is criminally responsible for the 2018 Toronto van attack, finding him guilty of 10 counts of first-degree murder and 16 counts of attempted murder.
Trump comments about Meng a 'salvo' in trade war with China, her lawyer says - Wed, 3 Mar 2021 04:23:00 -0500
A lawyer for Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou accused former U.S. president Donald Trump of co-opting her extradition proceedings in an effort to use her as leverage in trade negotiations with China.
LGBTQ2S+ organization Rainbow Railroad reflects on its mission a year into the COVID-19 pandemic - Wed, 3 Mar 2021 21:05:17 -0500
International LGBTQ2S+ organization Rainbow Railroad says it was 'tested' by the COVID-19 pandemic, but a year on it's reflecting on the 'silver linings.'
Vaughan, Ont. high school to be renamed after Somali-Canadian journalist Hodan Nalayeh - Wed, 3 Mar 2021 21:59:00 -0500
A school in Vaughan, Ont., will soon be renamed after late Somali-Canadian journalist Hodan Nalayeh, known for her courageous storytelling and passion for education.
Future lawyers give legal help to marginalized Ont. students and their families - Wed, 3 Mar 2021 19:15:00 -0500
A group of law students is advising diverse families in Ontario to ensure their concerns, including disciplinary action and special accommodations, are adequately conveyed to their children's schools.
All of Quebec to become 'orange zone' on March 8, except for Montreal and surrounding areas - Wed, 3 Mar 2021 16:06:00 -0500
All of Quebec will move after spring break to orange-zone rules, Premier François Legault announced Wednesday, with a few big exceptions: Montreal and several large surrounding regions.
'It just doesn't make sense': Advocates frustrated over ongoing criminalization of sex work - Wed, 3 Mar 2021 15:51:00 -0500
It's been more than a year since 150 human rights organizations came together to demand the decriminalization of sex work in Canada and in spite of minimal political progress, advocates continue to raise awareness about the human rights abuses sex workers face.
Case of boy found 'naked, frightened' in Saskatoon parking lot shows gaps in group home system: report - Wed, 3 Mar 2021 14:57:00 -0500
On June 2 of last year, staff were just arriving to work at a Tim Horton's located in the city's north end when they found a seven-year-old boy.
Ontario family facing $3,458 hotel quarantine bill vows to fight 'ludicrous' charge - Wed, 3 Mar 2021 18:58:00 -0500
An Ontario family that was charged $3,458 to stay in a quarantine hotel in Toronto after returning to Canada from a funeral are vowing to fight the bill they call "price gouging at its best."
Caught on camera: Anti-maskers berate staff at Vancouver pizzeria, appear to rough up teenager - Wed, 3 Mar 2021 00:48:00 -0500
Charges have been recommended against two men following a heated exchange over masks at a Vancouver pizza restaurant that ended with a teenage customer getting roughed up.

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