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From masks to cohorting, a guide to back-to-school rules across the country

Plans are being made across the country for how to safely send students back to school in the fall as the COVID-19 pandemic continues. Here is a look at what the various provinces have said about getting kids back to classes.
Crown gives notice of appeal in high-profile sexual assault case in Edmonton

Crown gives notice of appeal in high-profile sexual assault case in Edmonton

EDMONTON — The Alberta Crown has given notice that it wants to appeal the sentence given to a former Edmonton nightclub employee convicted of sexually assaulting five women.
Quebec trampoline and laser tag centre turns to homeschooling, sparking controversy

Quebec trampoline and laser tag centre turns to homeschooling, sparking controversy

MONTREAL — A Montreal-area trampoline and laser tag centre is offering homeschooling services to parents worried about sending their kids back to school during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Liberals move toward changing federal drug policy as opioid deaths spike

Liberals move toward changing federal drug policy as opioid deaths spike

OTTAWA — The Liberal government is taking steps toward promised changes to federal drug policy and looking at how to reduce opioid-related deaths during the pandemic.

Many Yukon students head back to class for the first time since pandemic hit

WHITEHORSE — Students in many parts of Yukon are heading back to class for the first day of the new school year.
Montreal groups collect race-based COVID-19 data after Quebec flip-flops

Montreal groups collect race-based COVID-19 data after Quebec flip-flops

MONTREAL — Community groups in Montreal say they had no choice but to go at it alone after the Quebec government went back on a pledge to collect race-based data to help trace the impact of COVID-19 on marginalized communities.
Dominic LeBlanc meets N.L. Premier Andrew Furey, hints at support for oil sector

Dominic LeBlanc meets N.L. Premier Andrew Furey, hints at support for oil sector

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — Intergovernmental Affairs Minister Dominic LeBlanc hinted Thursday that details about federal support for Newfoundland and Labrador's troubled oil and gas sector could be weeks away.
Liberals move toward changing federal drug policy as opioid deaths spike

Liberals move toward changing federal drug policy as opioid deaths spike

OTTAWA — The Liberal government is taking steps toward promised changes to federal drug policy, while looking at how to reduce opioid-related deaths during the pandemic.
N.B. man accused in 2018 Fredericton mass shooting fit to stand trial: jury

N.B. man accused in 2018 Fredericton mass shooting fit to stand trial: jury

FREDERICTON — The Fredericton man charged in the fatal shootings of four people in the New Brunswick capital two years ago has been found fit to stand trial.

Woman faces three charges after 2017 death of toddler at a Vancouver daycare

VANCOUVER — Police say charges have been laid in the death of a toddler more than three years ago at an unlicensed daycare in Vancouver. Const.