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Virus behind COVID-19 spreads quickly and mutations make it unpredictable: experts

Virus behind COVID-19 spreads quickly and mutations make it unpredictable: experts

Putting an end to the COVID-19 pandemic will mean priming the immune systems of everyone on Earth but the virus is spreading quickly and may take years to "settle down," says an infectious disease specialist.
Trudeau announces Canadian officials will boycott Winter Olympics in China

Trudeau announces Canadian officials will boycott Winter Olympics in China

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says Canada will join a diplomatic boycott of the Winter Olympics in Beijing next year, citing extensive human rights abuses by the Communist regime in the host country.
Report urges tax sale changes after B.C. woman loses home and $270,000 in equity

Report urges tax sale changes after B.C. woman loses home and $270,000 in equity

VICTORIA — The auction sale of a vulnerable British Columbia woman's home at well below its assessed value of $420,000 over a $10,000 property tax bill is prompting a call for change from the provincial ombudsperson.
Three NDP MPs sign petition criticizing B.C.'s NDP government over pipeline protests

Three NDP MPs sign petition criticizing B.C.'s NDP government over pipeline protests

OTTAWA — Three federal New Democrat MPs have signed a petition denouncing British Columbia's NDP government for its handling of an Indigenous protest at a pipeline work site and voicing distress at the federal NDP's response. The B.C.
Tories reject proposed compromise to allow MPs to see documents on fired scientists

Tories reject proposed compromise to allow MPs to see documents on fired scientists

OTTAWA — The Conservatives have rejected a proposed compromise to resolve a long-running dispute over the disclosure of secret documents related to the firing of two scientists at Canada's highest security laboratory.
Quebec committee says Alzheimer's patients should get access to doctor-assisted death

Quebec committee says Alzheimer's patients should get access to doctor-assisted death

QUEBEC — A Quebec committee of elected officials says anyone diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease should be able to sign an advance request for medical aid in dying.
'I love you forever': Passenger pleads guilty in hit-and-run death of Calgary officer

'I love you forever': Passenger pleads guilty in hit-and-run death of Calgary officer

CALGARY — The wife of a police officer killed in a hit and run says she lost her love and best friend at what should have been the happiest time in their lives.
Politicians raise concerns about carbon pricing benefits given to oilsands companies

Politicians raise concerns about carbon pricing benefits given to oilsands companies

EDMONTON — Federal and Alberta Opposition politicians want the province to be more transparent about a government program supporting profitable oilsands and other energy companies that say carbon pricing hurts their competitiveness.
P.E.I. potato farm reps hand out spuds in Ottawa to highlight export ban to U.S.

P.E.I. potato farm reps hand out spuds in Ottawa to highlight export ban to U.S.

OTTAWA — Representatives from Prince Edward Island farms handed out potatoes to the public Wednesday in front of Parliament Hill, to show gratitude to their supporters and raise awareness of the effects of the export ban on Island spuds to the United
Ex-Canadian Space Agency engineer faces charge for acting on behalf of Chinese firm

Ex-Canadian Space Agency engineer faces charge for acting on behalf of Chinese firm

MONTREAL — A former Canadian Space Agency engineer has been charged with breach of trust for using his position to act on behalf of a Chinese company, the RCMP said Wednesday.
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