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Goodbye Pfizer, hello Comirnaty: top COVID-19 vaccines renamed in Canada

Goodbye Pfizer, hello Comirnaty: top COVID-19 vaccines renamed in Canada

OTTAWA — It's pronounced koh-MIHR'-nuh-tee. Never heard of it? Well, get used to it. It's what Canada will be calling the Pfizer vaccine from now on, at least officially.
Alberta introduces new rules, passport as COVID puts health system days from collapse

Alberta introduces new rules, passport as COVID puts health system days from collapse

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney, facing a COVID-19 crisis that is threatening to collapse its health system in just over a week, has reintroduced limits on gatherings along with elements of a vaccine passport system.
On the campaign trail, new COVID rules in Alberta : In The News for Sept. 16

On the campaign trail, new COVID rules in Alberta : In The News for Sept. 16

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 Sept. 16 ... What we are watching in Canada ...

A look at COVID-19 vaccine certificate programs across Canada

Alberta on Wednesday became the latest province to announce plans to introduce a COVID-19 vaccine passport system. Here's a look at what the provinces and territories have said about their proof-of-vaccination programs, or lack thereof.
Climate change cited as reason to deny injunction extension over logging in B.C.

Climate change cited as reason to deny injunction extension over logging in B.C.

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'The end of years of struggles': Decades-old water advisory lifted for First Nation

'The end of years of struggles': Decades-old water advisory lifted for First Nation

SHOAL LAKE, ONTARIO, CANADA — Angelina McLeod spent most of her life in Shoal Lake 40 First Nation watching her uncles and her father, Alfred Redsky, a former chief, fight for clean drinking water and a better way of life.
Montreal care home doctors worried about staffing, PPE as COVID-19 hit, coroner hears

Montreal care home doctors worried about staffing, PPE as COVID-19 hit, coroner hears

MONTREAL — A doctor who oversaw the care of residents of a Montreal-area care home where dozens of patients died of COVID-19 told an inquest Wednesday she was concerned about the lack of staff and personal protective equipment at the facility as infe
'In the way': B.C. man who murdered a family of six campers in 1982 denied parole

'In the way': B.C. man who murdered a family of six campers in 1982 denied parole

BOWDEN, ALBERTA — A man convicted of the mass murder of a family nearly 40 years ago revealed chilling details of his crime Wednesday as the Parole Board of Canada once again rejected his request to get out of prison.
Refugee claimants take Safe Third Country Agreement appeal to Supreme Court

Refugee claimants take Safe Third Country Agreement appeal to Supreme Court

OTTAWA — Refugee claimants and their advocates are asking the Supreme Court of Canada to review a decision that affirmed the constitutionality of a key pact between Ottawa and Washington on asylum seekers.
Desmond inquiry: former soldier sought counselling the same day he killed his family

Desmond inquiry: former soldier sought counselling the same day he killed his family

PORT HAWKESBURY, N.S. — Less than a month before Lionel Desmond killed his wife, mother, daughter and himself in 2017, the Afghanistan war veteran called a community group near his home in Nova Scotia to set up an appointment for couples counselling.