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B.C. set to use Alert Ready system when next storm strikes in days ahead

B.C. set to use Alert Ready system when next storm strikes in days ahead

VICTORIA — British Columbia is prepared to use a national emergency alert system ahead of what could be the most intense rainfall since a storm two weeks ago devastated communities and destroyed critical infrastructure, the government announced on Su

Ontario detects Canada's first two known cases of Omicron COVID-19 variant

TORONTO — Ontario detected Canada's first two known cases of Omicron on Sunday, a new COVID-19 variant of concern that has led to a slate of fresh border restrictions around the world.
Omicron response should focus on global vaccine equity, not travel bans: scientists

Omicron response should focus on global vaccine equity, not travel bans: scientists

As Canada confirms its first cases of the Omicron COVID-19 variant, scientists say banning travellers from southern African countries in an effort to curb its importation is wishful thinking that could do more harm than good.

Quebec police investigating violent arrest involving Black teenagers

MONTREAL — Videos circulating on social media over the weekend of Quebec City police involved in a violent arrest with Black teenagers prompted reactions across the province, including from the premier.
Dogs trained to comfort nervous people, help kids get COVID-19 vaccines

Dogs trained to comfort nervous people, help kids get COVID-19 vaccines

OTTAWA — Children turning up for their COVID-19 vaccine in Quebec last Friday were surprised to find not just the promise of a sticker at the end of the ordeal, but a waggy-tailed dog eager to be petted and potentially calm their fears over getting t
Government to introduce bill outlawing conversion therapy for adults and children

Government to introduce bill outlawing conversion therapy for adults and children

OTTAWA — The federal government is expected to reintroduce a bill that would ban conversion therapy on Monday in a move that would both fulfill an election campaign promise and potentially close loopholes that emerged the last time such legislation c
India pushes renewed trade talks with Canada in aftermath of two Michaels China woes

India pushes renewed trade talks with Canada in aftermath of two Michaels China woes

OTTAWA — Canada and India are quietly setting the stage to reboot formal free trade talks as the Trudeau government seeks economic alternatives to China following the dispute over the Meng Wanzhou-two Michaels affair.
First Nations, regional district in B.C. working together to restore diverted river

First Nations, regional district in B.C. working together to restore diverted river

A British Columbia regional district and three neighbouring First Nations have agreed to work together to restore a river that has been diverted for the last 70 years in order to generate hydroelectricity for aluminum smelting and the province's powe

No winning ticket for Saturday's $5 million Lotto 649 jackpot

TORONTO — No winning ticket was sold for the $5 million jackpot in Saturday's Lotto 649 draw. However, the draw's guaranteed $1 million prize went to a lottery player in Ontario. The jackpot for the next Lotto 649 draw on Dec.
Evacuation alerts, highway closures as more rain hammers southern B.C.

Evacuation alerts, highway closures as more rain hammers southern B.C.

VICTORIA — Southern British Columbians braced for another severe storm Saturday, with a new set of evacuation alerts issued and officials in an already devastated agricultural community warning of another possible river overflow.