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Advocates call on provinces to vaccinate long-term care residents and workers faster

Advocates call on provinces to vaccinate long-term care residents and workers faster

OTTAWA — Experts who advocate for improvements to long-term care in Canada say the provinces need to move faster to vaccinate residents and the people who look after them.
Hammer drops on vacationing Alberta politicos, including premier's chief of staff

Hammer drops on vacationing Alberta politicos, including premier's chief of staff

EDMONTON — Premier Jason Kenney has cracked down on members of his government's caucus and on staff who travelled out of the country during the holidays after he told Albertans to stay home.
'Would kiss our cheeks:' Nunavut woman dies of COVID after giving birth in Winnipeg

'Would kiss our cheeks:' Nunavut woman dies of COVID after giving birth in Winnipeg

IQALUIT — A Nunavut woman's family gathered on Facetime, nearly 1,400 kilometres away, as a ventilator that kept her alive for over a month was removed.

Court deals police informant a setback in bid to sue Canada

OTTAWA — An Australian who fed information to police about outlaw bikers and later won refugee status in Canada has lost a round in his bid to sue Canadian officials over delays in processing his asylum application.
'Indescribable': Calgary officer killed in traffic stop leaves behind pregnant wife

'Indescribable': Calgary officer killed in traffic stop leaves behind pregnant wife

CALGARY — A police officer killed while attempting a traffic stop last week was looking forward to becoming a father for the first time, his family said in a statement Monday. Sgt.
Poor IT support hurting Canadian military operations, internal review finds

Poor IT support hurting Canadian military operations, internal review finds

OTTAWA — An internal Defence Department report has warned that Canadian Armed Forces operations and security may be at risk due to major problems with how the military's computer networks are built and supported.
'A bit of a nightmare:' health expert calls for stricter rules as COVID cases surge

'A bit of a nightmare:' health expert calls for stricter rules as COVID cases surge

MONTREAL — Surges in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations across several provinces prompted warnings on Monday from public health experts, who said stricter measures and adherence to guidelines are needed in the days and weeks ahead.
Conservative MP. Senate leader travelled outside country over holidays

Conservative MP. Senate leader travelled outside country over holidays

OTTAWA — Conservative MP David Sweet has resigned as chair of the House of Commons ethics committee after travelling to the United States over the holidays.

Rethinking a sick leave perk and accused cop killers in court: In The News for Jan. 4

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 Jan. 4 ... What we are watching in Canada ...

The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Monday, Jan. 4, 2021

The latest numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 4:00 a.m. ET on Monday Jan. 4, 2021. There are 601,663 confirmed cases in Canada. _ Canada: 601,663 confirmed cases (80,822 active, 504,976 resolved, 15,865 deaths).