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National advisory committee recommends AstraZeneca vaccine for people 30 and older

National advisory committee recommends AstraZeneca vaccine for people 30 and older

OTTAWA — A national advisory panel has recommended Canadians 30 and older can get the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine if they don't want to wait for an alternative, but some provinces say they don't have enough supply to expand eligibility for the shot.
Police union concerned about B.C.'s provincial travel ban

Police union concerned about B.C.'s provincial travel ban

VICTORIA — Non-essential travel is being restricted between three regional zones in British Columbia to try to curb the spread of COVID-19, but the union representing RCMP officers says the ban lacks clarity.

The latest news on COVID-19 developments in Canada for Friday, April 23, 2021

The latest news on COVID-19 developments in Canada (all times Eastern): 7:30 p.m. British Columbia is reporting 1,001 new cases of COVID-19 for a total of 123,758. Four more people have died from the virus. Provincial health officer Dr.
Trudeau's chief of staff knew of allegation against Vance, ex-PMO adviser suggests

Trudeau's chief of staff knew of allegation against Vance, ex-PMO adviser suggests

OTTAWA — A former senior adviser to the prime minister gave testimony before a parliamentary committee Friday suggesting Justin Trudeau's chief of staff Katie Telford knew about a misconduct allegation against Canada's then-top military commander thr

Alberta halts coal exploration in mountains while consultations continue

EDMONTON — The Alberta government has bowed to public pressure and paused coal exploration in the most sensitive areas of the Rocky Mountains while it continues to gather public feedback about mines.
Nunavut MP apologizes for comments about fellow politician's Inuk identity

Nunavut MP apologizes for comments about fellow politician's Inuk identity

IQALUIT, Nunavut — The member of Parliament for Nunavut has apologized for comments she made demanding a fellow politician prove her Inuk identity.
Yukon Liberals sworn in as former health minister launches legal challenge

Yukon Liberals sworn in as former health minister launches legal challenge

WHITEHORSE — Members of the Yukon Liberals were sworn in Friday as the party's former health minister launched a legal challenge after losing her seat.
Canada secures millions of vaccine booster shots from Pfizer for future: Trudeau

Canada secures millions of vaccine booster shots from Pfizer for future: Trudeau

Canada has secured tens of millions of COVID-19 booster doses to contain the virus in the years ahead, and a new federal forecast is offering hope that summer could bring a reprieve from lockdown restrictions if 75 per cent of Canadians get their sho
Supreme Court affirms American Indigenous man's right to hunt in Canada

Supreme Court affirms American Indigenous man's right to hunt in Canada

OTTAWA — An American Indigenous man has a constitutionally protected right to hunt in British Columbia given his people's historic ties to the region, the Supreme Court of Canada has ruled.
Quebec adds $223 million to fight domestic violence after spate of killings this year

Quebec adds $223 million to fight domestic violence after spate of killings this year

MONTREAL — The Quebec government on Friday announced a $223-million investment over five years in the fight against domestic violence, following a notable spike in femicides this year.