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Research from N.S. prof suggests sperm whales taught each other how to avoid whalers

Research from N.S. prof suggests sperm whales taught each other how to avoid whalers

HALIFAX — New research from a team including a Dalhousie University biologist suggests sperm whales taught each other to avoid whalers in the 18th and 19th centuries.

National decline in COVID-19 hospitalizations, deaths starting to level off: Tam

Canada's chief public health officer urged caution Wednesday as a national decline in severe COVID-19 outcomes, such as hospitalizations and deaths, began to level off at the same time as the country's vaccine rollout picks up steam.
St. Patrick's Day revellers appear to be heeding COVID advice, police say

St. Patrick's Day revellers appear to be heeding COVID advice, police say

TORONTO — Canadians urged to be extra restrained if celebrating St. Patrick's Day in light of the COVID-19 pandemic appeared to be heeding the advice.
Mounties enforced racist policies, RCMP commissioner says

Mounties enforced racist policies, RCMP commissioner says

OTTAWA — The Mounties have enforced racist and discriminatory legislation and policies, with some incidents leaving generational scars, and they should do better in the future, RCMP Commissioner Brenda Lucki said Wednesday.
Women's organization urges Inuit women to get COVID-19 shot, citing increased risks

Women's organization urges Inuit women to get COVID-19 shot, citing increased risks

A national Inuit women's organization is calling on Inuit women and families across Canada to get vaccinated against COVID-19.
Military sexual misconduct centre's head sees reports against brass as progress

Military sexual misconduct centre's head sees reports against brass as progress

OTTAWA — The head of the response centre set up to help victims of sexual misconduct in the military says recent complaints against senior leaders of the Canadian Armed Forces are a sign of progress, not failure.
Quebec health officials investigate job posting requiring applicants be white women

Quebec health officials investigate job posting requiring applicants be white women

MONTREAL — A regional health authority north of Montreal says it is investigating after it was revealed one of its job postings last year for a patient attendant required that candidates be white women.
Tax code for charities contributes to systemic racism: Ontario Sen. Ratna Omidvar

Tax code for charities contributes to systemic racism: Ontario Sen. Ratna Omidvar

OTTAWA — Independent Sen. Ratna Omidvar says the Income Tax Act is perpetuating systemic racism and colonialism in Canada in how it deals with charitable organizations.
Federal, B.C. New Democrat politician Ian Waddell remembered for his passion, desire

Federal, B.C. New Democrat politician Ian Waddell remembered for his passion, desire

VANCOUVER — Federal and provincial leaders are among those offering condolences at the passing of long-serving British Columbia politician Ian Waddell. The former lawyer, New Democrat member of Parliament and member of the B.C.
A muted St. Patrick's Day and an 'offensive' Bigfoot movie: In The News for March 17

A muted St. Patrick's Day and an 'offensive' Bigfoot movie: In The News for March 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 March 17 ... What we are watching in Canada ... TORONTO — Public health officials are urging St.