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Military police under investigation over handling of sexual assault case

Military police under investigation over handling of sexual assault case

OTTAWA — The Military Police Complaints Commission is investigating the way officers handled allegations of sexual assault against a soldier who took his own life, the commission announced Thursday. Military police charged Maj.
Health Canada authorizes updated Pfizer-BioNTech COVID vaccine

Health Canada authorizes updated Pfizer-BioNTech COVID vaccine

OTTAWA — Health Canada has authorized Pfizer-BioNTech's updated COVID-19 vaccine for people six months and older. The mRNA vaccine targets the Omicron XBB.1.5 subvariant that is circulating in Canada. This is the second vaccine targeting XBB.1.
Ex-MPP Randy Hillier's request to move trial away from Ottawa denied

Ex-MPP Randy Hillier's request to move trial away from Ottawa denied

OTTAWA — A judge has denied a second request by former Ontario MPP Randy Hillier, who is facing charges related to his participation in the "Freedom Convoy" protest, to move his jury trial away from Ottawa.
University of Alberta returns endowment honouring Ukrainian who fought with Nazis

University of Alberta returns endowment honouring Ukrainian who fought with Nazis

EDMONTON — The University of Alberta is returning endowment funds from the family of a Ukrainian man whose military service was linked to the Nazis.
Joyce Echaquan's community fights for change to health system three years after death

Joyce Echaquan's community fights for change to health system three years after death

MONTREAL — It has been three years since Joyce Echaquan died in hospital after filming staff insulting her, but for her family and her First Nation, the fight continues to ensure a legacy of better treatment for Indigenous people.
Hurricane Juan: the most powerful and deadly storm to hit Atlantic Canada in 50 years

Hurricane Juan: the most powerful and deadly storm to hit Atlantic Canada in 50 years

HALIFAX — Chris Fogarty remembers the moment 20 years ago when he transmitted a weather bulletin warning that hurricane Juan would make landfall near Halifax, churning out gusts at 140 kilometres per hour.
In the news today: Canadian economy to resume growth in 2024: report

In the news today: Canadian economy to resume growth in 2024: report

Here is a roundup of stories from The Canadian Press designed to bring you up to speed on what you need to know today...
Reconciliation and reckoning as Nisga'a totem pole returns from Scotland museum

Reconciliation and reckoning as Nisga'a totem pole returns from Scotland museum

A homecoming celebration for a memorial totem pole after an absence of almost 100 years will resonate far beyond the tiny Indigenous village in northwest British Columbia where it is being returned Friday.
Indigenous groups stand firm with child welfare law before Supreme Court

Indigenous groups stand firm with child welfare law before Supreme Court

EDMONTON — Some Indigenous nations say they are prepared to continue enforcing their jurisdiction over child welfare if Canada's top court sides with Quebec in a landmark constitutional case.
Poll suggests two-thirds of Albertans oppose pause on renewable energy approvals

Poll suggests two-thirds of Albertans oppose pause on renewable energy approvals

EDMONTON — A poll released Thursday suggests nearly two-thirds of Albertans oppose the provincial government's moratorium on approvals for new renewable energy projects.