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Long pandemic could add to extremism, decline in democracy: Defence Department report

OTTAWA — A new research report by the Department of National Defence suggests the longer the COVID-19 pandemic rages, the stronger right-wing extremism and other threats in Canada and around the world are likely to become.
Down-to-wire races in Georgia appear to give Democrats control of Capitol Hill

Down-to-wire races in Georgia appear to give Democrats control of Capitol Hill

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The battle for control of Capitol Hill came down to the wire Tuesday as a late surge of votes from Atlanta's suburban outskirts put Democrats within shouting distance of the two remaining seats in the U.S. Senate.
Northwest Territories rolls out COVID-19 vaccination plan for its 33 communities

Northwest Territories rolls out COVID-19 vaccination plan for its 33 communities

YELLOWKNIFE — The Northwest Territories has released its plan for when residents of its 33 communities will receive the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine. The N.W.T.
Info watchdog raps Privy Council Office for terminating access requests from public

Info watchdog raps Privy Council Office for terminating access requests from public

OTTAWA — The federal information watchdog has chastised the prime minister's bureaucrats for shutting down several requests from a researcher without good cause.
B.C. mink farmer decides to destroy 1,000 animals after positive COVID-19 tests

B.C. mink farmer decides to destroy 1,000 animals after positive COVID-19 tests

VICTORIA — The operator of a second British Columbia mink farm with animals that tested positive for COVID-19 has euthanized the remaining 1,000 mink, says the province's chief veterinarian.
People's Party leader and former MP Maxime Bernier travelled to Florida last fall

People's Party leader and former MP Maxime Bernier travelled to Florida last fall

OTTAWA — The one-time Conservative cabinet minister and MP who broke ranks to form his own political party is among the Canadians who've headed south in recent months.
Formal procession for Calgary police officer killed in the line of duty

Formal procession for Calgary police officer killed in the line of duty

CALGARY — Civilians and first responders lined a major Calgary thoroughfare to watch as police vehicles escorted the remains of a fallen comrade across the city in a formal procession. Calgary police Sgt.
Trudeau says he too is frustrated by holiday travellers, pace of vaccine rollout

Trudeau says he too is frustrated by holiday travellers, pace of vaccine rollout

OTTAWA — Signs pointed Tuesday to the COVID-19 pandemic taking a dark turn in Canada, as the prime minister voiced his own frustration with holiday travel and the slow pace of vaccine rollout. In London, Ont.
Canada probing whether delaying second COVID-19 vaccine doses could help more people

Canada probing whether delaying second COVID-19 vaccine doses could help more people

OTTAWA — Canada is the latest country to investigate how to stretch vaccine doses as far as possible, as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to have tragic consequences all around the world. Dr.
Canadian troops test positive for COVID-19 in Latvia and Kuwait

Canadian troops test positive for COVID-19 in Latvia and Kuwait

OTTAWA — The Canadian Armed Forces is dealing with a COVID-19 outbreak in Latvia, where an unspecified number of troops have tested positive for the illness while guarding against Russian aggression in the region.