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Despite dissent, O'Toole poised to end 2021 where he started it — as Tory leader

Despite dissent, O'Toole poised to end 2021 where he started it — as Tory leader

OTTAWA — If the Conservative Party of Canada were a person, it would have reached the age where it could vote and legally drink in half the provinces.

Q&A: How long before a booster takes effect? What if you get COVID before your jab?

As cases of the Omicron variant surge and Canadians race to secure COVID-19 booster shots, questions are being raised about how long it takes for third doses to become effective and what to do if someone contracts the virus before being able to get t

No winning ticket for Tuesday's $18 million Lotto Max jackpot

TORONTO — No winning ticket was sold for Tuesday's $18 million Lotto Max jackpot. The grand prize for the next draw on Dec. 24 will grow to an estimated $23 million. The Canadian Press

Multiple Fresh Express packaged salad products included in recall

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency says Fresh Express is recalling several of its salad kits and products due to a possible listeria contamination.
Rising COVID-19 cases lead to stronger measures across Canada to slow spread

Rising COVID-19 cases lead to stronger measures across Canada to slow spread

Health professionals and provincial governments are drawing up battle plans to curb the spread of COVID-19 by bringing back restrictions, while speeding up booster doses as the highly transmissible Omicron variant washes over the country.
Halifax Regional Police say young boy fatally shot in Dartmouth, N.S.

Halifax Regional Police say young boy fatally shot in Dartmouth, N.S.

DARTMOUTH, N.S. — Halifax Regional Police say a young boy has died after being shot. Police say in a release that officers responded to a report of a shooting Tuesday afternoon in Dartmouth, N.S.
A look at the latest COVID-19 developments in Canada

A look at the latest COVID-19 developments in Canada

A look at the latest COVID-19 news in Canada and restrictions being brought in to try to stem the spread of the Omicron variant: — Quebec is reporting for a third day in a row a record number of cases of COVID-19 with the Omicron variant accounting f
Friends of slain Montreal teen seek Legault's support for federal handgun ban

Friends of slain Montreal teen seek Legault's support for federal handgun ban

MONTREAL — Close friends of a Montreal teen killed in an apparently random act of gun violence last month have banded together in an effort to push the federal government to ban handguns.
Military faces fresh calls for end of 'duty to report' for sexual misconduct

Military faces fresh calls for end of 'duty to report' for sexual misconduct

OTTAWA — The Canadian Armed Forces is facing fresh calls to create an “explicit exception” for victims of sexual misconduct and their confidantes from having to report incidents to their commanders.
Quebec testing centres overwhelmed by the fifth wave of COVID-19

Quebec testing centres overwhelmed by the fifth wave of COVID-19

MONTREAL — COVID-19 testing centres in Quebec are being overwhelmed by the pandemic's fifth wave, with long lineups to get a test and delays in results as the Omicron variant pushes daily case counts to record levels.