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Quick List: Close races where mail-in ballots are deciding election results

Quick List: Close races where mail-in ballots are deciding election results

OTTAWA — Several federal ridings may not have an elected member of Parliament until Thursday or even Friday, as Elections Canada continues the arduous task of verifying and counting more than 850,000 mail-in ballots.
Most postal votes should be counted by Wednesday: Elections Canada

Most postal votes should be counted by Wednesday: Elections Canada

OTTAWA — A clutch of close-run ridings, including a nail-biting photo finish in Vancouver Granville, are still waiting for mail ballots to be counted to determine the final result.
Canada paused COVID-19 vaccine deliveries as supply far exceeds demand

Canada paused COVID-19 vaccine deliveries as supply far exceeds demand

OTTAWA — Further deliveries of COVID-19 vaccines to Canada are on pause because provinces already have more doses than they can currently use.
B.C. must shore up risk-crisis communications before, during, after wildfires: report

B.C. must shore up risk-crisis communications before, during, after wildfires: report

KAMLOOPS, B.C. — Upgrades to communications systems in British Columbia's wildfire zones are needed to save lives and properties, says a report released Wednesday. The Thompson Rivers University report, which examined B.C.
Disavowed Liberal candidate Kevin Vuong will sit as Independent MP

Disavowed Liberal candidate Kevin Vuong will sit as Independent MP

OTTAWA — Kevin Vuong will not step down after winning election as a Liberal even though he'd been dumped from the party ticket.
N.W.T. top doctor says health system is stretched, adds new orders

N.W.T. top doctor says health system is stretched, adds new orders

YELLOWKNIFE — The Northwest Territories is introducing stricter public health measures and extending current orders as the territory continues to deal with an outbreak of COVID-19.
Green Party in tatters, with glimmers of hope, after disappointing election finish

Green Party in tatters, with glimmers of hope, after disappointing election finish

OTTAWA — The Green Party faces a self-reckoning after a federal election that dashed hopes of growth following a year marred by internal strife, say Green officials past and present.
Owner of Quebec care home where 47 died during pandemic testifies at coroner inquest

Owner of Quebec care home where 47 died during pandemic testifies at coroner inquest

MONTREAL — The owner of a Montreal long-term care home where 47 residents died during the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic told a coroner's inquiry Wednesday she was relieved when government officials came to help.
Environment groups say all parties now firmly behind strong action on climate change

Environment groups say all parties now firmly behind strong action on climate change

OTTAWA — Two years ago environment groups applauded the federal election results as a win after almost two in every three voters picked a party with a clear commitment to combating climate change.
Bloc leader calls on Trudeau to hold summit on health transfers with premiers

Bloc leader calls on Trudeau to hold summit on health transfers with premiers

MONTREAL — Federal health transfers to the provinces are the most urgent political issue facing the country, Bloc Québécois Leader Yves-François Blanchet said Wednesday as he called on the prime minister to convene a health summit with the premiers a