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'Celebrating with sadness': Muslims mark sombre Eid, some without health restrictions

'Celebrating with sadness': Muslims mark sombre Eid, some without health restrictions

EDMONTON — Haseeb Azhar says it felt odd hugging a Muslim co-worker and friend in Edmonton as he wished him a happy Eid. "Some people were hesitating … it felt very weird," said the manager at a steel manufacturing company.
B.C. premier commits support for tourism industry reeling from wildfires, COVID-19

B.C. premier commits support for tourism industry reeling from wildfires, COVID-19

CASTLEGAR, B.C. — British Columbia's premier is vowing to continue supporting the tourism industry, which was hoping to begin its recovery from COVID-19 just as hundreds of wildfires ignited in the province. John Horgan said Wednesday the B.C.
A look at COVID-19 reopening plans across the country

A look at COVID-19 reopening plans across the country

As COVID-19 vaccination rates increase and case numbers drop across the country, the provinces and territories have begun releasing the reopening plans for businesses, events and recreational facilities.

Some Canadians frustrated they still can't cross U.S. land border

TORONTO — Canadians are expressing frustration at still being unable to drive across the border to the U.S. for a casual visit, even though their fully vaccinated American counterparts will soon be able to do so.
Yukon easing restrictions but some will remain until more people vaccinated: minister

Yukon easing restrictions but some will remain until more people vaccinated: minister

WHITEHORSE — Rising vaccination rates and low numbers of infections mean several COVID-19 restrictions are expected to be lifted next month, the Yukon government says. Acting chief medical health officer Dr. Catherine Elliott said starting Aug.
State of local emergency lifted after fatal crane collapse in Kelowna, B.C.

State of local emergency lifted after fatal crane collapse in Kelowna, B.C.

KELOWNA, B.C. — An evacuation order has been lifted in an area around the British Columbia construction site where five people died after a crane collapsed.
Despite Canada's easing, U.S. adds 30 days to travel restrictions at shared border

Despite Canada's easing, U.S. adds 30 days to travel restrictions at shared border

WASHINGTON — Canada's bilateral overtures to fully vaccinated American visitors went unrequited Wednesday as the Department of Homeland Security formally extended its travel restrictions at the Canada-U.S. border for at least the next 30 days.
Biden nominates tech exec, political adviser David Cohen as U.S. ambassador to Canada

Biden nominates tech exec, political adviser David Cohen as U.S. ambassador to Canada

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden has nominated David Cohen, a tech executive who once served as chief of staff to the mayor of Philadelphia, to be his ambassador to Canada.
Green party takes leader Annamie Paul to court, ending brief ceasefire

Green party takes leader Annamie Paul to court, ending brief ceasefire

OTTAWA — The fight within the Green party has spilled over to the courthouse.
Judge issues reasons for rejecting new evidence in Meng Wanzhou's extradition case

Judge issues reasons for rejecting new evidence in Meng Wanzhou's extradition case

VANCOUVER — A B.C.