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UVic, women's rowing coach deny former athlete's allegation of verbal abuse

UVic, women's rowing coach deny former athlete's allegation of verbal abuse

VANCOUVER — The University of Victoria and the head coach of its women's rowing team have denied allegations of demeaning and aggressive treatment made in a lawsuit filed last summer by a former student and team member.
ICUs see near record of COVID-19 patients as new variant cases double over last week

ICUs see near record of COVID-19 patients as new variant cases double over last week

The number of COVID-19 patients in intensive care units across the country has reached a near record as the spread of more contagious variants drives up hospitalizations, prompting Ontario officials to scale back on non-urgent procedures.
Federal prison chaplains ratify first contract agreement, union says

Federal prison chaplains ratify first contract agreement, union says

OTTAWA — Unionized federal prison chaplains have ratified a contract that includes wage increases and improved working conditions.
Former Quebec judge convicted of killing wife to be freed ahead of new murder trial

Former Quebec judge convicted of killing wife to be freed ahead of new murder trial

QUEBEC — A former Quebec judge found guilty in 2012 of fatally shooting his wife was ordered released from prison on Friday while he awaits a new murder trial.
Promote Indigenous access to disability tax credit, advisory committee recommends

Promote Indigenous access to disability tax credit, advisory committee recommends

OTTAWA — An advisory committee is calling on the Canada Revenue Agency to promote access to the disability tax credit in Indigenous communities.
Ottawa appeals court ruling that limits First Nations' ability to postpone elections

Ottawa appeals court ruling that limits First Nations' ability to postpone elections

OTTAWA — Indigenous Services Canada will appeal a Federal Court ruling that limits First Nations' ability to postpone the election of chiefs and councils during the COVID-19 pandemic, Indigenous Services Minister Marc Miller said.
Modernizer and protector of the Royal Family: Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, dead at 99

Modernizer and protector of the Royal Family: Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, dead at 99

LONDON — Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, has died at age 99, Buckingham Palace said Friday. The Queen's husband was admitted to a London hospital on Feb. 17 after feeling unwell.
Economy adds 303,000 jobs in March, unemployment rate falls, Statistics Canada says

Economy adds 303,000 jobs in March, unemployment rate falls, Statistics Canada says

OTTAWA — Canada's economy added more than 300,000 jobs in March, once again outpacing expectations and putting the labour market on track to recoup all that was lost one year ago even before a federal budget rolls out with its promise of billions in
Canadians react to Prince Philip's death, announced Friday

Canadians react to Prince Philip's death, announced Friday

Prince Philip has died at age 99. Buckingham Palace said the Duke of Edinburgh passed away at home. Here's what Canadian public figures are saying about the Queen's husband: "I had the privilege of knowing Prince Philip almost my entire life.
Alberta must retract Forest Act before it becomes law: Treaty 8 grand chief

Alberta must retract Forest Act before it becomes law: Treaty 8 grand chief

EDMONTON — The Alberta government must pull back its new Forest Act before it becomes law next month, says the grand chief of the province's northern First Nations.