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Senior army commander says 90 per cent of military personnel are fully vaccinated

Senior army commander says 90 per cent of military personnel are fully vaccinated

A senior military commander in Western Canada says he doesn't expect much opposition from Canadian Forces personnel over mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations.
Alberta set to vote on rejecting equalization, premier says it's about leverage

Alberta set to vote on rejecting equalization, premier says it's about leverage

EDMONTON — Albertans will cast ballots Monday in a referendum that is technically about rejecting equalization but has morphed into more of a Prairie festivus airing of grievances.
Knife found beneath Parliament to be returned to Algonquin nations in historic move

Knife found beneath Parliament to be returned to Algonquin nations in historic move

OTTAWA — An ancient Indigenous knife unearthed during the renovation of Centre Block will be the first artifact found on Parliament Hill to be returned to the stewardship of the Algonquin people who live in the Ottawa region.
Mayor wanted: some Quebec towns struggle to find municipal candidates

Mayor wanted: some Quebec towns struggle to find municipal candidates

MONTREAL — There's nobody running for mayor in St-Éloi, a small Quebec municipality that offers panoramic views of the St. Lawrence River.

No winning ticket for Saturday's $7.4 million Lotto 649 jackpot

TORONTO — No winning ticket was sold for the $7.4 million jackpot in Saturday's Lotto 649 draw. However, the guaranteed $1 million prize was won by a ticket holder in Ontario. The jackpot for the next Lotto 649 draw on Oct.

Surge in demand: Distribution of COVID-19 rapid-test kits cut short in New Brunswick

MONCTON, N.B. — Faced with long lineups and heavy demand, health officials in New Brunswick were forced to cut short the distribution of free COVID-19 rapid-test kits at three locations on Saturday.
Alberta's referendum should not focus on daylight time, psychologists say

Alberta's referendum should not focus on daylight time, psychologists say

EDMONTON — Ditching the practice of switching the time twice a year may seem like a no-brainer to some, but Alberta psychologists warn that the result of a provincial referendum could have unexpected consequences.
Nature groups threaten to take Ottawa to court over Quebec chorus frog protection

Nature groups threaten to take Ottawa to court over Quebec chorus frog protection

MONTREAL — Two environmental groups say they're ready to take the federal government to court if it fails to protect a population of tiny brown frogs they say are threatened by a road expansion project south of Montreal.
Government bracing for surge in passport renewals

Government bracing for surge in passport renewals

OTTAWA — Pierce Schoel thought he might be able to avoid a long wait at the passport office in Kitchener, Ont. by going in the middle of the day. He was surprised to discover lineups out the door.
International Energy Agency forecasts decline in Canadian oil demand coming

International Energy Agency forecasts decline in Canadian oil demand coming

OTTAWA — Environment groups in Canada say governments and the oil and gas industry can no longer pretend there is an economic case for expanding oil production after the latest international energy forecast suggests demand for Canada’s oil will fall