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Iqaluit sets up filling station with river water after complaints of fuel smell

IQALUIT, NUNAVUT — The City of Iqaluit has set up a water-filling station after traces of fuel were found in the Nunavut capital's drinking water last week for a second time in recent months.
Canada approves Pfizer COVID drug as hospitalizations rise and kids return to school

Canada approves Pfizer COVID drug as hospitalizations rise and kids return to school

Health Canada added another tool to its pandemic-fighting arsenal Monday, approving Pfizer's antiviral treatment for COVID-19 as the rapid spread of the Omicron variant continued to tax the country's health-care system and millions of students return
Health Canada approves Pfizer antiviral but supply issues expected

Health Canada approves Pfizer antiviral but supply issues expected

OTTAWA — Health Canada has approved Pfizer's antiviral treatment for COVID-19 and the drug maker says some of it has already been delivered for use.

Back to classrooms and Ukraine advisory: In The News for Jan. 17

In The News is a roundup of stories from The Canadian Press designed to kickstart your day. Here is what's on the radar of our editors for the morning of Jan. 17 ... What we are watching in Canada ...
Study suggests Alberta First Nations people tend to get lower level of emergency care

Study suggests Alberta First Nations people tend to get lower level of emergency care

EDMONTON — Hospital emergency rooms in Alberta are likely to assess complaints from First Nations people as less urgent than those from other patients, even when their problems are the same, says a new study that looked at millions of such visits.
Quebec returns to in-person classes Monday, but parents denounce lack of safe measure

Quebec returns to in-person classes Monday, but parents denounce lack of safe measure

MONTREAL — Thousands of elementary and high school students are set to return to in-person learning across Quebec on Monday, but parents say they're concerned the province hasn't done enough to ensure classrooms safety amid COVID-19's virulent fifth
Parents, teachers in four provinces prepare to return to class as Omicron spreads

Parents, teachers in four provinces prepare to return to class as Omicron spreads

OTTAWA — Parents and teachers in four provinces are bracing for students to return to the classroom Monday as the Omicron variant-fuelled wave of COVID-19 continues to spread and questions remain about how prepared schools really are for a full-scale
Plan to use crossbows to kill nuisance deer in Nova Scotia town challenged by critics

Plan to use crossbows to kill nuisance deer in Nova Scotia town challenged by critics

HALIFAX — Fed up with nuisance deer raiding gardens and colliding with vehicles, a town in central Nova Scotia has hired four crossbow hunters to kill up to 20 of the animals inside town limits.

Canada advises against non-essential travel to Ukraine, cites Russian aggression

OTTAWA — Canada is advising residents against taking non-essential trips to Ukraine because of the buildup of Russian troops near the country's border. The change in risk level comes amid fears of a Russian invasion.
Teen injured but stable after shooting in Montreal apartment, police say

Teen injured but stable after shooting in Montreal apartment, police say

Montreal police say they are investigating after a 14-year-old was shot and injured inside an apartment on Saturday night. They say they received a call around 6 p.m. about gunshots in the city's Ville-Marie borough.