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$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.
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.
Sending bank customer info to U.S. avoided potentially 'catastrophic effects': Canada

Sending bank customer info to U.S. avoided potentially 'catastrophic effects': Canada

OTTAWA — The federal government is telling an appeal court it had to provide U.S. authorities with customer information from Canadian banks to avoid possibly "catastrophic effects" on Canada's economy. The U.S.
Time is now for 'stock-taking' to ensure robust North American supply chains: experts

Time is now for 'stock-taking' to ensure robust North American supply chains: experts

WASHINGTON — Last year's confluence of COVID-19 and Donald Trump exposed the urgent need to reinvent North America, experts across the continent agreed Tuesday as they explored how best to fortify its trilateral ties.
Mayor in Nunavut hopes curfew order, bylaw patrol will bring drop in COVID-19 cases

Mayor in Nunavut hopes curfew order, bylaw patrol will bring drop in COVID-19 cases

ARVIAT, Nunavut — The mayor of Arviat in Nunavut says his community on the shore of Hudson Bay has strictly followed a state of emergency order that includes a nightly curfew.
Psychiatrist reveals to inquiry that Desmond had 'mixed personality traits'

Psychiatrist reveals to inquiry that Desmond had 'mixed personality traits'

PORT HAWKESBURY, N.S. — In all, Lionel Desmond spent five years seeking treatment for debilitating mental disorders that emerged after he served as an infantryman during a violent tour of duty in Afghanistan in 2007.
Federal NDP unveils election-style promises to support small businesses in pandemic

Federal NDP unveils election-style promises to support small businesses in pandemic

OTTAWA — Jagmeet Singh is promising a federal NDP government would provide more support for small businesses struggling during the pandemic, including paying bonuses to companies that hire new employees or bring back those who have been laid off.
Manitoba announces easing of some COVID-19 restrictions as case count drops

Manitoba announces easing of some COVID-19 restrictions as case count drops

WINNIPEG — The Manitoba government is loosening many restrictions on stores, gyms, restaurants and household gatherings as its COVID-19 case numbers continue to drop.