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'A bit of a nightmare:' health expert calls for stricter rules as COVID cases surge

'A bit of a nightmare:' health expert calls for stricter rules as COVID cases surge

MONTREAL — Surges in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations across several provinces prompted warnings on Monday from public health experts, who said stricter measures and adherence to guidelines are needed in the days and weeks ahead.
Conservative MP. Senate leader travelled outside country over holidays

Conservative MP. Senate leader travelled outside country over holidays

OTTAWA — Conservative MP David Sweet has resigned as chair of the House of Commons ethics committee after travelling to the United States over the holidays.
Rethinking a sick leave perk and accused cop killers in court: In The News for Jan. 4

Rethinking a sick leave perk and accused cop killers in court: In The News for Jan. 4

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 Jan. 4 ... What we are watching in Canada ...
The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Monday, Jan. 4, 2021

The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Monday, Jan. 4, 2021

The latest numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 4:00 a.m. ET on Monday Jan. 4, 2021. There are 601,663 confirmed cases in Canada. _ Canada: 601,663 confirmed cases (80,822 active, 504,976 resolved, 15,865 deaths).
COVID-19 pandemic an opportunity to reform Quebec's devastated long-term care homes

COVID-19 pandemic an opportunity to reform Quebec's devastated long-term care homes

MONTREAL — The COVID-19 pandemic in Quebec was marked by images from long-term care homes: isolated seniors peering out from windows, bodies in zippered bags on stretchers exiting imposing brick buildings.
A list of politicians who travelled abroad despite pandemic-era advice to stay home

A list of politicians who travelled abroad despite pandemic-era advice to stay home

A number of politicians have admitted to leaving the country over the December holiday period, even as their constituents adhered to public health guidance meant to curb the spread of COVID-19 and hunkered down at home.
Helicopter crash victims identified as parents, two children in family of seven

Helicopter crash victims identified as parents, two children in family of seven

DEBOLT, Alta. — Four people who died in a helicopter crash on New Year's Day were identified by loved ones Sunday as members of a strong and loving farm family from a tight-knit community in northern Alberta.
Feds weigh cutting COVID-19 benefit for travellers as Canada surpasses 600,000 cases

Feds weigh cutting COVID-19 benefit for travellers as Canada surpasses 600,000 cases

OTTAWA — The federal Liberal government mulled the possibility of barring Canadians who travelled abroad from receiving a sick leave benefit aimed at those who must quarantine due to COVID-19 on Sunday amid fresh admissions of foreign excursions from
The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Jan. 3, 2021

The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Jan. 3, 2021

The latest numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 7:30 p.m. ET on Sunday Jan. 3, 2021. There are 601,663 confirmed cases in Canada. _ Canada: 601,663 confirmed cases (80,822 active, 504,976 resolved, 15,865 deaths).
The latest news on COVID-19 developments in Canada

The latest news on COVID-19 developments in Canada

The latest news on COVID-19 developments in Canada (all times Eastern): 7:30 p.m. Canada's COVID-19 case count has surpassed 600,000 since the beginning of the pandemic.