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Split over AstraZeneca vaccine sparks questions on who will get it as variants spread

Split over AstraZeneca vaccine sparks questions on who will get it as variants spread

OTTAWA — Canada's chief public health officer says new COVID-19 cases are starting to tick back up after a month-long decline, giving urgency to the question of who should receive doses of the newly approved Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine due to arrive i
Calgary man pleads guilty in deaths of girlfriend, mother, stepfather

Calgary man pleads guilty in deaths of girlfriend, mother, stepfather

CALGARY — A Calgary man has admitted to killing his girlfriend, mother and stepfather in 2018.
The latest news on COVID-19 developments in Canada for Tuesday, March 2, 2021

The latest news on COVID-19 developments in Canada for Tuesday, March 2, 2021

The latest news on COVID-19 developments in Canada (all times eastern): 6:15 p.m. B.C.’s top doctor says the decision to delay second doses of COVID-19 vaccine by four months is based on scientific evidence as well as real-world data. Dr.
$3.5M in funding for 'vending machines' that dispense safer drugs to prevent ODs

$3.5M in funding for 'vending machines' that dispense safer drugs to prevent ODs

VANCOUVER — The federal government has provided nearly $3.5 million in funding for vending machines that will dispense a medical-grade opioid to drug users in four cities in an effort to prevent overdose deaths.
Mounties who shot at fellow officer, civilian during N.S. mass shooting cleared

Mounties who shot at fellow officer, civilian during N.S. mass shooting cleared

HALIFAX — Just before two RCMP officers opened fire on a fellow officer and a civilian during last year's Nova Scotia mass shooting, they struggled with congested radio channels and mistook a man wearing a bright vest for the killer.
Lawyer for churches says in-person gatherings important to religious freedom

Lawyer for churches says in-person gatherings important to religious freedom

VANCOUVER — A lawyer for several British Columbia churches says the province's COVID-19 restrictions substantially interfere with his clients' rights to freedom of religion under the Canadian charter. Paul Jaffe told the B.C.
Unanimous committee report calls on Trudeau not to trigger election during pandemic

Unanimous committee report calls on Trudeau not to trigger election during pandemic

OTTAWA — A House of Commons committee is unanimously urging Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to promise he won't call a federal election while the COVID-19 pandemic rages across Canada.
Canada can't 'power past coal' and keep exporting it, environment group says

Canada can't 'power past coal' and keep exporting it, environment group says

OTTAWA — Environment Minister Jonathan Wilkinson says there is no path to eliminating greenhouse-gas emissions that doesn't include phasing out coal power, but critics say Canada's leadership is tainted as long as this country keeps exporting thermal
After worst year on record, Canadian economy enters 2021 with double digit growth

After worst year on record, Canadian economy enters 2021 with double digit growth

OTTAWA — The Canadian economy sprinted to the finish line of 2020 with nearly double-digit growth in the fourth quarter, ending its worst year on record on a strong note that has continued into the start of 2021.
Ontario waits for national guidance as B.C. pushes ahead with delayed second dose

Ontario waits for national guidance as B.C. pushes ahead with delayed second dose

VANCOUVER — Ontario is waiting for a recommendation from the National Advisory Committee on Immunization before delaying second doses of COVID-19 vaccines, while British Columbia is pushing ahead with its plan to extend the interval to four months.