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Group pushes to have once thriving Charlottetown Black neighbourhood commemorated

Group pushes to have once thriving Charlottetown Black neighbourhood commemorated

CHARLOTTETOWN — Just west of downtown Charlottetown, a trio of modern provincial government buildings sit next to a large parking lot.
Vaccine hesitancy declining among Quebec health-care workers, researchers say

Vaccine hesitancy declining among Quebec health-care workers, researchers say

MONTREAL — Lucie Tremblay wants her colleagues in Quebec's health-care sector to get vaccinated against COVID-19.
Poll finds strong support for expanding access to medical assistance in dying

Poll finds strong support for expanding access to medical assistance in dying

OTTAWA — A new poll suggests months of controversy has not dampened Canadians' strong support for expanding access to medical assistance in dying.
Admiral Art McDonald steps aside as defence chief amid investigation

Admiral Art McDonald steps aside as defence chief amid investigation

OTTAWA — Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan says Admiral Art McDonald has voluntarily stepped down as chief of the defence staff as he is investigated on unspecific allegations.
'Serious concerns:' Alberta First Nations oppose coal expansion in Rocky Mountains

'Serious concerns:' Alberta First Nations oppose coal expansion in Rocky Mountains

EDMONTON — Two of Alberta's largest First Nations have written letters to coal companies saying they will oppose any new mine proposals in the Rocky Mountains since the provincial government has consistently ignored their concerns.
Some travellers from Toronto Pearson International Airport violating Quarantine Act

Some travellers from Toronto Pearson International Airport violating Quarantine Act

Several international travellers arriving at Toronto's Pearson International Airport have refused to comply with a new rule requiring a three-day hotel quarantine, local police said Wednesday.
Nunavut community declares state of emergency over rising COVID-19 numbers

Nunavut community declares state of emergency over rising COVID-19 numbers

IQALUIT, Nunavut — The Nunavut community of Arviat has declared a state of emergency over rising COVID-19 case numbers. There were 27 active cases Wednesday in the hamlet of about 2,800 people, which lies on the western coast of Hudson Bay.

The latest developments on COVID-19 in Canada on Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2021

The latest developments on the COVID-19 pandemic in Canada (all times eastern): 6:15 p.m. B.C. officials are reporting 456 new cases of COVID-19 and two more deaths, pushing the death toll in the province to 1,338.
NDP will not trigger election as long as pandemic continues: Singh

NDP will not trigger election as long as pandemic continues: Singh

OTTAWA — New Democrat Leader Jagmeet Singh says he will not trigger an election as long as the COVID-19 pandemic persists, relieving some pressure on Liberals concerned about cooking up a budget palatable to the NDP.
Judge correctly found refugee pact violates charter, lawyer tells appeal court

Judge correctly found refugee pact violates charter, lawyer tells appeal court

OTTAWA — A lawyer for prospective refugee claimants says a federal judge was correct in finding an agreement between Ottawa and Washington results in people being imprisoned by U.S. authorities.