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Health Canada just days away from decision on Johnson and Johnson vaccine

Health Canada just days away from decision on Johnson and Johnson vaccine

OTTAWA — Canada is on the cusp of authorizing a fourth vaccine for COVID-19, raising the possibility that every Canadian adult will be offered at least one dose before Canada Day. Dr.
Liberals tap $2.75B of promised transit dollars for zero-emission buses

Liberals tap $2.75B of promised transit dollars for zero-emission buses

OTTAWA — The federal Liberals are setting aside some of the billions of dollars planned in short-term transit spending to help municipalities further green their bus fleets. The hope is that the $2.
Inquiry hears something stood in the way of Lionel Desmond's treatment for PTSD

Inquiry hears something stood in the way of Lionel Desmond's treatment for PTSD

PORT HAWKESBURY, N.S. — As Lionel Desmond completed an 11-week program for veterans dealing with post-traumatic stress disorder in August 2016, those responsible for his care were worried about something they couldn't figure out.
Survivors, NGOs call for criminal investigation into porn giant MindGeek

Survivors, NGOs call for criminal investigation into porn giant MindGeek

OTTAWA — More than 100 survivors of sexual exploitation along with hundreds of non-governmental organizations are urging Ottawa to pursue a "full criminal investigation" into Pornhub's parent company.
Glen Assoun agrees to compensation deal for wrongful conviction and years in prison

Glen Assoun agrees to compensation deal for wrongful conviction and years in prison

HALIFAX — Glen Assoun has reached a compensation deal with the Nova Scotia and federal governments for his wrongful conviction and almost 17 years in prison.
'A frightened workforce': Union worries as Olymel reopens after COVID-19 shutdown

'A frightened workforce': Union worries as Olymel reopens after COVID-19 shutdown

CALGARY — Some employees of a central Alberta pork plant that shut down due to COVID-19 are afraid to go back to work, their union president says. Olymel's facility in Red Deer was shuttered Feb.
Travelling residents in two more N.W.T. communities can isolate at home

Travelling residents in two more N.W.T. communities can isolate at home

YELLOWKNIFE — Residents of the Northwest Territories who are from Norman Wells and Fort Simpson can now self-isolate at home if they leave the territory. A previous public-health order required anyone who left N.W.T.
Unifor's Dias says Air Canada holding to refund pledge as aid negotiations drag on

Unifor's Dias says Air Canada holding to refund pledge as aid negotiations drag on

OTTAWA — Unifor president Jerry Dias says Air Canada continues to promise refunds for passengers whose flights were cancelled during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Health Canada says vaccine boosters will be approved more easily

Health Canada says vaccine boosters will be approved more easily

OTTAWA — Health Canada says it won't require new clinical trial data from vaccine makers on booster shots being developed to target new variants of COVID-19.
How many teachers have had COVID-19 but didn't know it? Researchers want to find out

How many teachers have had COVID-19 but didn't know it? Researchers want to find out

OTTAWA — The debate over the safety of schools during the COVID-19 pandemic is coming under researchers' microscopes.