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Labour Minister Seamus O'Regan tests positive for COVID-19 and is isolating

Labour Minister Seamus O'Regan tests positive for COVID-19 and is isolating

Labour Minister Seamus O'Regan says he has tested positive for COVID-19 after taking a rapid test. O'Regan shared the result Monday on Twitter, noting he will stay in isolation and continue to follow public health guidelines.
Western Canada under extreme cold warning, wind chill reaching -55 C

Western Canada under extreme cold warning, wind chill reaching -55 C

EDMONTON — Frigid temperatures and arctic air have left most of the western provinces shivering with wind chills dipping down to -55 C, forcing ski hills to close and even keeping owners of backyard rinks indoors.
Canada records more than 2M COVID-19 cases; health-care workers brace for spike

Canada records more than 2M COVID-19 cases; health-care workers brace for spike

More provinces have tightened public health restrictions as the Omicron variant sent Canada's COVID-19 cases soaring past the two million mark and raised fears of a post-holiday hospital spike.
Police shootings in 2021: Experts say number in Canada remains too high

Police shootings in 2021: Experts say number in Canada remains too high

Despite growing calls for changes in policing, the number of officer shootings in Canada remains too high, say criminology experts. On-duty police officers fired at 64 people in Canada between Jan. 1 and Nov. 30. Exactly half were killed.
'What kind of message does that send?' Nunavut works to change police oversight

'What kind of message does that send?' Nunavut works to change police oversight

IQALUIT, Nunavut — As Nunavut works to change the way police oversight works in the territory, concerns remain over how injuries or deaths involving RCMP officers are communicated to the public.

The Omicron flood and bells peel for Desmond Tutu: In The News for Dec. 27

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. 27 ... What we are watching in Canada ...
Fewer shoppers look for deals as COVID cases overshadow Boxing Day

Fewer shoppers look for deals as COVID cases overshadow Boxing Day

TORONTO — Bargain hunters found pared back sales and government-mandated smaller crowds as they headed out for a second pandemic-era Boxing Day on Sunday.
Experts concerned about hospital capacity as Omicron spread continues

Experts concerned about hospital capacity as Omicron spread continues

OTTAWA — A rise in COVID-19 cases driven by the highly infectious Omicron variant of the virus has renewed concerns among experts about the capacity of Canada's hospitals and health-care workers to handle another wave of the pandemic.
Trudeau calls Tutu's death a loss of one of the world's 'strongest moral voices'

Trudeau calls Tutu's death a loss of one of the world's 'strongest moral voices'

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says the world has lost one of the strongest moral voices with the death of Archbishop Desmond Tutu.
Why Canada gets less for more when it comes to building transit

Why Canada gets less for more when it comes to building transit

OTTAWA — In early September, Conservative candidate Jennifer McAndrew stood outside a suburban Ottawa transit hub in the battleground riding of Kanata-Carleton to make a major campaign promise.
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