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'Freedom Convoy' got more volatile as protest went on, police officer tells court

'Freedom Convoy' got more volatile as protest went on, police officer tells court

OTTAWA — The longer "Freedom Convoy" demonstrators blockaded Ottawa streets in protest of COVID-19 public health restrictions last year, the more volatile the relationship between police and protesters became, an Ottawa police officer testified Wedne
Feds award $15 million contract to Sun Life to lay groundwork for dental care program

Feds award $15 million contract to Sun Life to lay groundwork for dental care program

OTTAWA — The federal government has awarded a contract worth up to $15 million to lay the groundwork for a new national dental insurance plan.
Last remaining boil water advisory in Montreal suburbs lifted after six days

Last remaining boil water advisory in Montreal suburbs lifted after six days

BOUCHERVILLE, Que. — A boil water advisory put in place last week for several Montreal suburbs has been completely lifted after officials in Boucherville, Que., said the water is now safe to consume. The advisory had been in place in Longueuil, Que.
Kinew says NDP government would add five neighbourhood health clinics in Manitoba

Kinew says NDP government would add five neighbourhood health clinics in Manitoba

WINNIPEG — Manitoba NDP Leader Wab Kinew is promising to open five neighbourhood health clinics if his party is elected Oct. 3.
Veterans’ fundraiser draws Tracy Morgan, Josh Groban, John Mellencamp and Jon Stewart

Veterans’ fundraiser draws Tracy Morgan, Josh Groban, John Mellencamp and Jon Stewart

NEW YORK (AP) — Josh Groban, John Mellencamp, Tracy Morgan and the ever-present Jon Stewart will stand up at this year’s Stand Up for Heroes fundraiser.
Ombudsman says military underestimating mental health risks of domestic deployments

Ombudsman says military underestimating mental health risks of domestic deployments

OTTAWA — Canada is underestimating the mental health impact domestic emergencies like wildfires and COVID-19 have had on the military reservists who respond to them, a new report says.

Sri Lanka parliament debates the health minister's fate over reports of lack of drugs, hospital care

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lankan lawmakers began a debate on the fate of country's health minister on Wednesday, seeking to remove him over his alleged failure to secure enough essential drugs and laboratory equipment that some say resulted in pr
Sen. McConnell's health episodes show no evidence of stroke or seizure disorder but questions linger

Sen. McConnell's health episodes show no evidence of stroke or seizure disorder but questions linger

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell's health episodes show “no evidence” of a stroke or seizure disorder, the Capitol physician said Tuesday, but his statement still left questions about the apparent freeze-ups that have drawn
Calgary daycares hit by E. coli outbreak could be shut down for another week

Calgary daycares hit by E. coli outbreak could be shut down for another week

CALGARY — An official for six Calgary daycares closed due to an E. coli outbreak says a deep cleaning of the facilities could take up to a week.
To mask or not to mask? Biden goes both ways after first lady tests positive for COVID-19

To mask or not to mask? Biden goes both ways after first lady tests positive for COVID-19

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden turned up in a mask for the first time in months on Tuesday, a day after his wife tested positive for COVID-19.