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Key B.C. highway reopens to truck traffic after flood damage; rebuilds supply chains

Key B.C. highway reopens to truck traffic after flood damage; rebuilds supply chains

VANCOUVER — British Columbia's "hobbled" supply chains received a major boost with the reopening of the primary transport route for goods heading to and from Metro Vancouver, a spokesman for the trucking industry said.
Foreign Affairs Minister Joly tests positive for COVID-19 and is isolating

Foreign Affairs Minister Joly tests positive for COVID-19 and is isolating

OTTAWA — Foreign Affairs Minister Melanie Joly has tested positive for COVID-19 after taking a rapid test. Joly disclosed the result Monday on Twitter, saying she was in isolation awaiting the result of a PCR test.

Canada's electric vehicle charging ambitions falling short, industry group says

OTTAWA — The federal government is promising to spend close to $880 million over the next four years to build about 65,000 new charging stations for electric or fuel cell-powered passenger vehicles.
Quebec brings back tough health measures as COVID-19 case numbers soar

Quebec brings back tough health measures as COVID-19 case numbers soar

MONTREAL — Quebec Health Minister Christian Dubé announced tough new restrictions Monday in an effort to stem the rapid growth of COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations in the province, and he warned further measures may come soon.
New COVID rules in effect for some provinces, Quebec calls situation 'critical'

New COVID rules in effect for some provinces, Quebec calls situation 'critical'

Tougher public health restrictions came into effect Monday in many parts of Canada as some regions continue to deal with concerning COVID-19 case counts and rising rates of hospitalizations.
Think you have COVID-19 during the Omicron wave? Here's what to do

Think you have COVID-19 during the Omicron wave? Here's what to do

OTTAWA — Nearly two years into the pandemic, most people know what to do when they feel ill to stop the spread of COVID-19. The highly transmissible new variant has thrown some of the old rules for a loop, however.
Prosecutor expects 29 sex misconduct cases to stay in military justice system

Prosecutor expects 29 sex misconduct cases to stay in military justice system

OTTAWA — The Canadian Armed Forces’ top prosecutor says he expects more than two dozen criminal cases in which sexual misconduct charges have already been laid will remain with the military’s justice system. Col.
'Guided by Canada': NASA space telescope with Canadian components to launch this week

'Guided by Canada': NASA space telescope with Canadian components to launch this week

Right now, in a solar system far, far away, seven planets orbit a red dwarf star. Three are the right distance from their sun for liquid water to be present. One of them, known as Trappist 1-F, also has the right density.

Manning the Omicron battle stations and Israel's travel ban: In The News for Dec. 20

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. 20 ... What we are watching in Canada ...
Midterms promise political headache for president, but possible reprieve for Canada

Midterms promise political headache for president, but possible reprieve for Canada

WASHINGTON — It's conventional political wisdom that's as old as the hills in the United States: the party that controls the White House seldom does well in the midterms.