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Mystery persists in Canada-U. S. border tragedy; accused human smuggler freed on bond

Mystery persists in Canada-U. S. border tragedy; accused human smuggler freed on bond

FARGO, N.D. — Efforts to identify four family members who died at the edge of Canada's frigid hinterland plodded along Monday as a U.S. judge released the man at the centre of what investigators say was an organized human-smuggling enterprise.
Kids' vaccine rate still low despite rampant spread of Omicron variant

Kids' vaccine rate still low despite rampant spread of Omicron variant

OTTAWA — The timing of the Omicron outbreak in Canada may have hurt the uptake of pediatric vaccines at a time when kids need them most. Child-sized doses of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine were approved for children aged five to 11 on Nov.
Saskatchewan eschews more COVID-19 rules, Ontario saw high absences in some schools

Saskatchewan eschews more COVID-19 rules, Ontario saw high absences in some schools

Saskatchewan's premier said his government will refrain from imposing new COVID-19 restrictions in a shift toward learning to live with the virus Monday, just as new StatCan data illustrated the human toll of the pandemic and Ontario revealed many of
Slow down trucker vaccine rule, business groups say as PM, Tories trade barbs

Slow down trucker vaccine rule, business groups say as PM, Tories trade barbs

OTTAWA — Business leaders are urging Ottawa to ease vaccine mandates for cross-border truckers to relieve the congested supply chain with the United States, while Liberals and Conservatives sparred over the extent of the problem and how to resolve it
Montreal's Chinatown, threatened by development, to be granted heritage status

Montreal's Chinatown, threatened by development, to be granted heritage status

MONTREAL — The shrinking heart of Montreal's Chinatown will be granted heritage status by the province to protect it from excessive development and gentrification, municipal and provincial officials announced Monday.

StatCan: COVID-19 led to more than half-a-year drop in life expectancy in 2020

Statistics Canada says the COVID-19 pandemic contributed to an average seven-month decline in national life expectancy, the largest decrease recorded since 1921 when the vital statistics registration system was introduced.
B.C. driver curious about speed of mother's car faces fines: police

B.C. driver curious about speed of mother's car faces fines: police

ABBOTSFORD, B.C. — A novice British Columbia driver faces numerous tickets and nine penalty points after police allege he was travelling in excess of 200 kilometres per hour in his mother's car.
Nunavut signs $10-a-day child-care deal with federal government

Nunavut signs $10-a-day child-care deal with federal government

IQALUIT, Nunavut — Nunavut has become the latest jurisdiction to sign onto the federal government's $10-a-day child-care program. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced the deal of $66-million over five years Monday with Nunavut Premier P.J.
Calgary man who killed girlfriend also found guilty in her toddler's death

Calgary man who killed girlfriend also found guilty in her toddler's death

CALGARY — A judge has found a Calgary man who admitted to murdering his former girlfriend guilty of killing her daughter as well.
Maj.-Gen. Dany Fortin opts for trial by judge only in sexual assault case

Maj.-Gen. Dany Fortin opts for trial by judge only in sexual assault case

The senior military officer once tasked with overseeing Canada's COVID-19 vaccination drive is opting to have his sexual assault case tried by a Quebec judge without a jury present. A lawyer for Maj.-Gen.