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'Uniquely reprehensible': No parole for 35 years for Calgary man in triple murder

CALGARY — A Calgary man who admitted to slitting his girlfriend's throat and, days later, stabbing to death his mother and stepfather must serve 35 years before he can apply for parole.
Variants of concern higher than reported, but giving precise data challenging: BCCDC

Variants of concern higher than reported, but giving precise data challenging: BCCDC

VANCOUVER — A medical director at the British Columbia Centre for Disease Control says the number of active COVID-19 cases that are variants of concern is higher than what has been publicly reported in the province.
Ottawa mulls exempting more workers from Canada-U.S. border shutdown: Garneau

Ottawa mulls exempting more workers from Canada-U.S. border shutdown: Garneau

OTTAWA — Foreign Affairs Minister Marc Garneau says Ottawa is looking at expanding the categories of essential workers allowed to travel across the Canada-U.S. border.
Quebec is key to election success, but for NDP the locks are rusty

Quebec is key to election success, but for NDP the locks are rusty

OTTAWA — For NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh, the path to a stronger presence in Parliament runs through Quebec — but the trail is littered with obstacles.
The latest news on COVID-19 developments in Canada for Thursday, April 8, 2021

The latest news on COVID-19 developments in Canada for Thursday, April 8, 2021

The latest news on COVID-19 developments in Canada (all times Eastern): 5:45 p.m. Alberta’s chief medical officer of health says the COVID-19 variant of concern first reported in the United Kingdom is now the dominant strain. Dr.
Caucus dissent over COVID OK, breaking health rules means expulsion: Alberta premier

Caucus dissent over COVID OK, breaking health rules means expulsion: Alberta premier

EDMONTON — Alberta Premier Jason Kenney is drawing a line in the sand for 18 of his backbenchers who are openly criticizing public-health restrictions meant to face down COVID-19.
Gould says COVAX clearly working, as vaccine-sharing program reaches 100 countries

Gould says COVAX clearly working, as vaccine-sharing program reaches 100 countries

OTTAWA — The international vaccine-sharing program known as COVAX says it has reached 100 countries with vaccines as of Thursday, though many of the world's poorest nations have still not been able to receive a single dose. Since Feb.
Two more COVID-19 variant cases identified in Northwest Territories

Two more COVID-19 variant cases identified in Northwest Territories

YELLOWKNIFE — The Northwest Territories says two recently announced infections have been identified as the COVID-19 variant first identified in the United Kingdom.
Canada has new ways to pressure Washington over softwood lumber duties: ambassador

Canada has new ways to pressure Washington over softwood lumber duties: ambassador

VANCOUVER — Canadian officials have new leverage as they urge Washington to negotiate a solution to the long-standing dispute over U.S. duties on softwood lumber, Canada's ambassador to the United States said Thursday.
Advocates demand sweeping changes to military complaints process for sexual violence

Advocates demand sweeping changes to military complaints process for sexual violence

OTTAWA — Advocates are calling for fundamental reforms to the process for reporting sexual violence in the Canadian Armed Forces, deeming decades-old patterns of misconduct a "national embarrassment" amid a broken military justice system.