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Ottawa extends exemption for Canadian travellers stranded in South Africa

Ottawa extends exemption for Canadian travellers stranded in South Africa

OTTAWA — The federal government is extending, and slightly expanding, a travel exemption for Canadians trying to return home from South Africa.
Apologizing for military misconduct and Grey Cup deja vu: In The News for Dec. 13

Apologizing for military misconduct and Grey Cup deja vu: In The News for Dec. 13

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 Dec. 13 ... What we are watching in Canada ...
Poll suggests 40 per cent of Canadians know unvaccinated people, don't discuss issue

Poll suggests 40 per cent of Canadians know unvaccinated people, don't discuss issue

OTTAWA — About 40 per cent of Canadians know a family member or friend who is not vaccinated against COVID-19, and most don’t raise the issue with them, a poll carried out this month suggests.
Doug Ford pitching Ontario as electric vehicle leader, but not reintroducing rebates

Doug Ford pitching Ontario as electric vehicle leader, but not reintroducing rebates

TORONTO — Doug Ford is pitching Ontario as the next electric vehicle manufacturing powerhouse, seemingly a far cry from the premier who three years ago cancelled incentives for people to buy them.
As seas rise, study sees need for national, natural approach to help coastal towns

As seas rise, study sees need for national, natural approach to help coastal towns

HALIFAX — For Darlene Norman, being a municipal leader faced with what the author of a new study sees as Ottawa's piecemeal approach to climate-related flooding feels like drowning in ever-rising seas.
Massive software flaw with global reach forces Quebec to shut government websites

Massive software flaw with global reach forces Quebec to shut government websites

MONTREAL — Almost 4,000 Quebec government websites were shut down over the weekend as a preventative measure following threats of a cyberattack, the province's minister of digital transformation said Sunday.
Canadian electric vehicle builders gearing up for growth on both sides of border

Canadian electric vehicle builders gearing up for growth on both sides of border

TORONTO — Damon Motors Inc. likes to refer to its electric motorbikes as groundbreaking, but the company’s manufacturing plans are also bucking a trend among Canadian companies.
Space bacon, anyone? Canadian semifinalists tackle space food challenge in contest

Space bacon, anyone? Canadian semifinalists tackle space food challenge in contest

So it's lunchtime on Day 800 of your three-year trip to Mars and, as you hurtle through space, you and three fellow astronauts sit down for a bite. What's on the menu? Could be a protein shake from algae grown on near-waterless biofilms.
Liberals under pressure to balance competing asks in budget and economic update

Liberals under pressure to balance competing asks in budget and economic update

OTTAWA — The Trudeau Liberals are set to unveil an update on the health of federal finances and its outlook for the economy while facing competing demands on benefits, taxes and economic growth.
Fix health-care backlogs, save money and ease health-worker burnout? There is a way.

Fix health-care backlogs, save money and ease health-worker burnout? There is a way.

OTTAWA — COVID-19 has thrown Canada’s already struggling health-care system into chaos, forcing impossible choices when it comes to how to rebuild once the pandemic has ebbed.