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Federal workers paid $819 million to stay home during the pandemic under '699' clause

Federal workers paid $819 million to stay home during the pandemic under '699' clause

OTTAWA — More than one in three federal public servants were granted paid time off work during the first nine months of the COVID-19 pandemic, at a cost exceeding $800 million, according to a Treasury Board document.
Nine Algonquin nations reject Ottawa land project labeled as "reconciliation" effort

Nine Algonquin nations reject Ottawa land project labeled as "reconciliation" effort

OTTAWA — Nine Algonquin First Nations in Quebec are considering litigation to stop Ottawa from allowing another Algonquin group to build a new suburb on the outskirts of the city.

No winning ticket for Friday's $60 million Lotto Max jackpot

TORONTO — No winning ticket was sold for the $60 million jackpot in Friday night's Lotto Max draw. However, one of the six Maxmillion prizes of $1 million each that were up for grabs was won by a ticket holder in Quebec.

The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Saturday, Feb. 20, 2021

The latest numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 4:00 a.m. ET on Saturday, Feb. 20, 2021. There are 840,586 confirmed cases in Canada. _ Canada: 840,586 confirmed cases (32,241 active, 786,769 resolved, 21,576 deaths).
Federal plans to close fish farms stir emotions on Vancouver Island

Federal plans to close fish farms stir emotions on Vancouver Island

VICTORIA — As a commercial fisherman and salmon farmer, James Walkus says he sees the merits of both industries and he's convinced the two can coexist.

A look at COVID-19 vaccinations in Canada on Feb. 20, 2021

The latest numbers on COVID-19 vaccinations in Canada as of 4:00 a.m. ET on Saturday, Feb. 20, 2021. In Canada, the provinces are reporting 47,850 new vaccinations administered for a total of 1,402,139 doses given.
'A victory for her children': Trucker guilty of manslaughter in death of woman

'A victory for her children': Trucker guilty of manslaughter in death of woman

EDMONTON — A mother bent over and wept with other loved ones in an Edmonton courtroom Friday night as a jury declared a man guilty of manslaughter in the death of her daughter.
Ethics committee rejects plan to move Quebec deer that were slated to be killed

Ethics committee rejects plan to move Quebec deer that were slated to be killed

MONTREAL — A plan to relocate deer from a Montreal-area park has fallen through after an ethics committee deemed the strategy unsafe.
A look at COVID-19 vaccinations in Canada on Friday, Feb. 19, 2021

A look at COVID-19 vaccinations in Canada on Friday, Feb. 19, 2021

The latest numbers on COVID-19 vaccinations in Canada as of 10:30 p.m. ET on Friday, Feb. 19, 2021. In Canada, the provinces are reporting 47,850 new vaccinations administered for a total of 1,402,139 doses given.
Federal government seeks fourth extension to update assisted-dying law

Federal government seeks fourth extension to update assisted-dying law

OTTAWA — The Trudeau government is seeking a fourth extension to the court-imposed deadline for expanding access to medical assistance in dying.
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