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Feds, Indigenous leaders to announce child welfare compensation agreement Tuesday

Feds, Indigenous leaders to announce child welfare compensation agreement Tuesday

OTTAWA — An agreement in principle that will see Ottawa pay billions in compensation to First Nations children harmed by an underfunded child welfare system is set to be announced in Ottawa this week.
Remote communities locking down, banning outsiders as COVID-19 spreads

Remote communities locking down, banning outsiders as COVID-19 spreads

OTTAWA — The latest wave of COVID-19 is bringing health-care resources in some remote communities in Canada to the breaking point as case numbers explode.
Major Quebec hospital postpones half of surgeries, appointments due to COVID-19 spike

Major Quebec hospital postpones half of surgeries, appointments due to COVID-19 spike

MONTREAL — Quebec City's main hospital network says it will postpone half of its surgeries and medical appointments starting Wednesday.
No winning ticket for Saturday's $25 million Lotto 649 jackpot

No winning ticket for Saturday's $25 million Lotto 649 jackpot

TORONTO — No winning ticket was sold for the $25 million jackpot in Saturday's Lotto 649 draw. However, the draw's guaranteed $1 million prize was won by a lottery player in British Columbia. The jackpot for the next Lotto 649 draw on Jan.
B.C. farmers 'white-knuckling' their way through extreme cold after floods, heat dome

B.C. farmers 'white-knuckling' their way through extreme cold after floods, heat dome

VANCOUVER — Richard Bosma's cows had been home for less than a week after an evacuation due to flooding in Abbotsford, B.C., before temperatures plummeted on his farm.
The Quebec government wants to bring an NHL team to the capital, but fans skeptical

The Quebec government wants to bring an NHL team to the capital, but fans skeptical

MONTREAL — Quebec politicians are meeting with National Hockey League brass in January, but it's unclear what influence the government can have on the league or whether team owners have any interest in bringing the Nordiques back to the provincial ca
Parts of Canada begin 2022 with record COVID-19 cases after low-key New Year's Eve

Parts of Canada begin 2022 with record COVID-19 cases after low-key New Year's Eve

Several parts of Canada ushered in 2022 by documenting record-setting COVID-19 case counts after a quiet New Year's Eve dampened by tightened public health restrictions and fears of getting sick in the latest wave of the pandemic.
Liberals eye easing access to maternity, parental leave in EI review, minister says

Liberals eye easing access to maternity, parental leave in EI review, minister says

OTTAWA — The minister in charge of Canada's federal social safety net for workers says the government is looking at removing rules that make it difficult for some to get their full parental leave as part of a review of the employment insurance system
No winning ticket for Friday's $37 million Lotto Max jackpot

No winning ticket for Friday's $37 million Lotto Max jackpot

TORONTO — No winning ticket was sold for the $37 million jackpot in Friday's Lotto Max draw. That means the jackpot will grow to an estimated $43 million for the next draw on Jan. 4. The Canadian Press
More federal prisons reporting COVID-19 outbreaks, dozens of new cases among staff

More federal prisons reporting COVID-19 outbreaks, dozens of new cases among staff

OTTAWA — More federal prisons are reporting COVID-19 outbreaks, with the surge in new infections affecting not only inmates but also a large number of correctional officers and staff.