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N.S. jail attack: debate on whether sentences tied to 2019 beating will curb violence

N.S. jail attack: debate on whether sentences tied to 2019 beating will curb violence

HALIFAX — After a judge delivered the first sentences for a brutal Halifax jail assault this week, there are differing views on whether they will deter the rising number of beatings in the facility.
Travel restricted, salons close in Iqaluit over likely COVID-19 community spread

Travel restricted, salons close in Iqaluit over likely COVID-19 community spread

IQALUIT, Nunavut — Nunavut is tightening COVID-19 public health restrictions in Iqaluit, including restricting travel in and out of the capital city to essential purposes only.

COVID-19 cases across Canada could be 'very high' by January, top doctor warns

Canada's top doctor says urgent action is needed to curb the spread of Omicron, which is now the dominant strain of COVID-19 in several provinces. Chief public health officer Dr.
Quebec's COVID Count Rises and a Liberal MP gets Censured: In The News for Dec. 23

Quebec's COVID Count Rises and a Liberal MP gets Censured: In The News for Dec. 23

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. 23 ... What we are watching in Canada ...
Saskatchewan premier reflects on loss, what he learned about himself in past year

Saskatchewan premier reflects on loss, what he learned about himself in past year

REGINA — Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe is heading to his rural home for the holidays and says he looks forward to another family hockey game — even though he's known as Uncle Moe who can't keep up on the ice.
Human connections: 'Friendly Calls' program reaches out to lonely, isolated Canadians

Human connections: 'Friendly Calls' program reaches out to lonely, isolated Canadians

HALIFAX — Wendy Goodall moved from Ontario to the sprawling prairies of southern Saskatchewan two years ago. Then the COVID-19 pandemic shrank her world.
Canadians looking to privately sponsor Afghan refugees frustrated at process

Canadians looking to privately sponsor Afghan refugees frustrated at process

Zahir Alizai is frustrated. His family fled Afghanistan for neighbouring Pakistan earlier this year and he's been trying for months to bring them to Canada as refugees but his attempts have been unsuccessful.
Trudeau beset by series of crises as PM, 2022 promises to be no different

Trudeau beset by series of crises as PM, 2022 promises to be no different

OTTAWA — Another year, another crisis. For Justin Trudeau, it's become something of a routine. Of his six years as prime minister, only one — his first — has been what might be considered a normal year of governing, with the usual ups and downs.
High pathogenic Avian Influenza on N.L. exhibition farm, area under quarantine: CFIA

High pathogenic Avian Influenza on N.L. exhibition farm, area under quarantine: CFIA

Canada's food safety watchdog says it has confirmed cases of high pathogenic Avian Influenza at an exhibition farm in Newfoundland and Labrador.
Trudeau defends government preparation for Omicron as capacity concerns rise

Trudeau defends government preparation for Omicron as capacity concerns rise

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has defended the government's public health response to the Omicron variant as Canadians across the country struggle with overwhelming demand for COVID-19 tests.