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Federal NDP propose doubling gas-tax funding to cities to aid economic recovery

Federal NDP propose doubling gas-tax funding to cities to aid economic recovery

OTTAWA — Federal NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh says he thinks the federal gas-tax fund that provides cities with cash for infrastructure projects should be doubled to stimulate local economic recoveries.
Snowbirds in pandemic hot seat with Canada's latest travel rules

Snowbirds in pandemic hot seat with Canada's latest travel rules

VANCOUVER — The latest rules for travellers arriving in Canada are ruffling feathers among snowbirds wintering south of the border, while those who stayed home wonder why thousands opted to travel during the pandemic.
More details on new quarantine measures for travellers set to be unveiled

More details on new quarantine measures for travellers set to be unveiled

OTTAWA — The federal government is promising more details on new quarantine rules for incoming travellers today. A mandatory three-day quarantine for air travellers arriving in Canada was announced last month.
Museum must ask 'hard questions' after racism, toxic workplace reports, says chair

Museum must ask 'hard questions' after racism, toxic workplace reports, says chair

VICTORIA — The Royal British Columbia Museum has been thrust into a public modernization of its internal and external culture after reports alleging racism and toxic working conditions at the institution, says the Crown corporation's board chairman.
COVID fight and fears, and China bans BBC news broadcasts: In The News for Feb. 12

COVID fight and fears, and China bans BBC news broadcasts: In The News for Feb. 12

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 Feb. 12 ... What we are watching in Canada ...
The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Friday, Feb. 12, 2021

The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Friday, Feb. 12, 2021

The latest numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 4 a.m. ET on Friday, Feb. 12, 2021. There are 817,163 confirmed cases in Canada. _ Canada: 817,163 confirmed cases (37,747 active, 758,328 resolved, 21,088 deaths).
A look at COVID-19 vaccinations in Canada on Friday, Feb. 12, 2021

A look at COVID-19 vaccinations in Canada on Friday, Feb. 12, 2021

The latest numbers on COVID-19 vaccinations in Canada as of 4 a.m. ET on Friday, Feb. 12, 2021. In Canada, the provinces are reporting 32,101 new vaccinations administered for a total of 1,186,090 doses given.
Pucks shatter, blades break: Hockey players face off against bitter cold for cancer

Pucks shatter, blades break: Hockey players face off against bitter cold for cancer

SHERWOOD PARK, Alta. — Brent Saik laughs when asked how 40 players in the world's longest hockey game are handling the bitter cold on an outdoor rink.
Senators demand race-based data on who requests, receives MAID in Canada

Senators demand race-based data on who requests, receives MAID in Canada

OTTAWA — Senators want the federal government to collect race-based data on who requests and receives medical assistance in dying in Canada. They approved Thursday an amendment to Bill C-7 requiring the government to collect such data.
Military police investigated Vance in 2015, no charges laid, DND says

Military police investigated Vance in 2015, no charges laid, DND says

OTTAWA — The Department of National Defence says military police opened an investigation in 2015 into Gen. Jonathan Vance's conduct while he was serving in Italy the previous year, but that no charges were laid.