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Pfizer-BioNTech delaying vaccine deliveries to Canada due to production issues

Pfizer-BioNTech delaying vaccine deliveries to Canada due to production issues

OTTAWA — Only half of Canada's promised COVID-19 vaccine doses by Pfizer-BioNTech will arrive in the next month, federal officials revealed Friday, blaming production issues in Belgium that will affect immediate vaccination plans.
B.C. hospice refusing to provide medically assisted dying must vacate premises

B.C. hospice refusing to provide medically assisted dying must vacate premises

DELTA, B.C. — A hospice that has refused to provide medical assistance in dying based on religious objections will have to vacate a facility in Delta, B.C., by the end of March.
Newfoundland and Labrador to vote in winter, pandemic election on Feb. 13

Newfoundland and Labrador to vote in winter, pandemic election on Feb. 13

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — Newfoundland and Labrador will become the fourth province to go to the polls during the COVID-19 pandemic after Premier Andrew Furey called an election for Feb. 13.
Canada's top doctor says to avoid non-essential travel as B.C. explores legal options

Canada's top doctor says to avoid non-essential travel as B.C. explores legal options

OTTAWA — British Columbia's decision to seek legal advice on limiting travel reinforces the message that it isn't the time to go on vacation across the country, Canada's chief medical officer of health said Friday. Dr.
Rejection letter ESDC sent to Black organizations 'completely unacceptable': Hussen

Rejection letter ESDC sent to Black organizations 'completely unacceptable': Hussen

OTTAWA — Several Black organizations were denied federal funding through a program designed to help such groups build capacity — after Employment and Social Development Canada told them their leadership was not sufficiently Black.
Alison Coffin, Newfoundland and Labrador's NDP Leader, is an economist and athlete

Alison Coffin, Newfoundland and Labrador's NDP Leader, is an economist and athlete

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — A look at Alison Coffin, leader of the Newfoundland and Labrador New Democratic Party. Age: 50 Early years: Born in Corner Brook, she grew up in Joe Batt's Arm. Her father was a school principal and her mother was a nurse.
QuickSketch: Progressive Conservative Leader Ches Crosbie says charisma is overrated

QuickSketch: Progressive Conservative Leader Ches Crosbie says charisma is overrated

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — A look at Ches Crosbie, leader of Newfoundland and Labrador's Progressive Conservative party. Age: 67. Early years: Born in St. John's, N.L., and raised in a political household.
QuickSketch: N.L. Liberal Leader Andrew Furey is a surgeon and political rookie

QuickSketch: N.L. Liberal Leader Andrew Furey is a surgeon and political rookie

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — A look at Andrew Furey, leader of the Newfoundland and Labrador Liberal party. Age: 45. Early years: Born in St. John's, Furey was involved in Liberal politics from a young age.
A look at other Canadian elections that took place during the COVID-19 pandemic

A look at other Canadian elections that took place during the COVID-19 pandemic

Voters in Newfoundland and Labrador learned today they will be heading to the polls on Feb. 13. They're not the first to be asked to choose their next government in the middle of a global pandemic.
In mandate letter, PM tells Freeland to spend on temporary measures until crisis ends

In mandate letter, PM tells Freeland to spend on temporary measures until crisis ends

OTTAWA — Emergency spending to deal with the COVID-19 crisis must not outlast the pain it's meant to salve, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has instructed Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland in a newly released mandate letter.