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No fines handed out at first B.C. COVID-19 roadblock as checks move across province

No fines handed out at first B.C. COVID-19 roadblock as checks move across province

VICTORIA — The Mounties in British Columbia say no cars were forced to turn around at a roadblock in place to ensure residents abide by travel restrictions due to COVID-19 as enforcement spreads over the weekend. Cpl.
Supreme Court upholds sexual assault conviction in case involving teens, alcohol

Supreme Court upholds sexual assault conviction in case involving teens, alcohol

OTTAWA — The Supreme Court of Canada has upheld the conviction of a youth found guilty of sexually assaulting another teenager in a case involving alcohol and capacity to consent.
A year after jobs data leak, StatCan resumes sharing advance numbers with officials

A year after jobs data leak, StatCan resumes sharing advance numbers with officials

OTTAWA — Statistics Canada has resumed its practice of giving key federal officials an advance look at its jobs report ahead of its official release.
Most of Yellowknife's COVID-19 cases are in children and youth: public health officer

Most of Yellowknife's COVID-19 cases are in children and youth: public health officer

YELLOWKNIFE — A health official in the Northwest Territories says a recent outbreak of COVID-19 cases in Yellowknife is mostly affecting children and youth.
Economy lost 207,000 jobs in April, unemployment rate rises, Statistics Canada says

Economy lost 207,000 jobs in April, unemployment rate rises, Statistics Canada says

OTTAWA — Canada's labour market lost 207,000 jobs last month as a spike in COVID-19 variant cases led to renewed public health restrictions and raised concerns about longer-term economic consequences from the pandemic.
RCMP relief officer in Nunavut faces three charges including assault and theft

RCMP relief officer in Nunavut faces three charges including assault and theft

An RCMP officer stationed in Ottawa is facing three charges related to his time as a relief officer in Kimmirut, Nunavut, in the summer of 2020.
CRA watchdog finds agency taking weeks to process some claims for recovery benefits

CRA watchdog finds agency taking weeks to process some claims for recovery benefits

OTTAWA — The Canada Revenue Agency is being taken to task by a federal watchdog for not being as up front as it should be over how long it might take to process applications for pandemic aid.
Alberta eases security payment burden for oilsands companies

Alberta eases security payment burden for oilsands companies

EDMONTON — Last year's dive in oil prices has caused Alberta to change how it calculates the payments oilsands mines make to ensure there's enough money to clean up the mess they leave behind.
Vaccine favourites and a Canadian on death row: In The News for May 7

Vaccine favourites and a Canadian on death row: In The News for May 7

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 May 7 ... What we are watching in Canada ...
A look at COVID-19 vaccinations in Canada on Friday, May 7, 2021

A look at COVID-19 vaccinations in Canada on Friday, May 7, 2021

The latest numbers on COVID-19 vaccinations in Canada as of 4:00 a.m. ET on Friday, May 7, 2021. In Canada, the provinces are reporting 350,701 new vaccinations administered for a total of 14,918,768 doses given. Nationwide, 1,196,166 people or 3.