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Coast guard's marine watch desk reports sightings in real time to protect B.C. orcas

Coast guard's marine watch desk reports sightings in real time to protect B.C. orcas

VICTORIA — The Canadian Coast Guard will report whale sightings in real time from a new marine mammal desk established to protect endangered southern resident killer whales and other cetaceans in British Columbia waters.
Alleged Montreal synagogue vandal charged with attempted arson, uttering threats

Alleged Montreal synagogue vandal charged with attempted arson, uttering threats

MONTREAL — A 28-year-old man has been charged with trying to commit arson and for uttering threats after a major synagogue in Montreal was defaced Wednesday with anti-Semitic graffiti.
Supreme Court to examine limits on conditional sentencing

Supreme Court to examine limits on conditional sentencing

OTTAWA — The Supreme Court of Canada will examine the constitutionality of a law that prevented a judge from allowing an offender to avoid jail by imposing a conditional sentence for certain crimes.
PSAC contesting CRA determination that payments of Phoenix damages are taxable

PSAC contesting CRA determination that payments of Phoenix damages are taxable

OTTAWA — The country's biggest civil service union says it will contest a decision that would see government workers pay tax on money they receive as part of a settlement reached over long-standing problems with their paycheques.
Revenues from tax changes on stock options to slowly ramp up over a decade, PBO says

Revenues from tax changes on stock options to slowly ramp up over a decade, PBO says

OTTAWA — Parliament's spending watchdog says the federal treasury will see a trickle of new revenue roll in faster than the government expects from changes to tax rules on employee stock options.
Ottawa pledges financial aid to Juno Beach museum battered by COVID-19 pandemic

Ottawa pledges financial aid to Juno Beach museum battered by COVID-19 pandemic

OTTAWA — The federal government is promising to provide financial aid to Canada's only Second World War museum in Europe, which has been battered by COVID-19.
Ontario's stay-at-home order in effect and 'Courage' masks: In The News for Jan. 14

Ontario's stay-at-home order in effect and 'Courage' masks: In The News for Jan. 14

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. 14 ... What we are watching in Canada ...

A look at COVID-19 vaccinations in Canada on Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021

The latest numbers on COVID-19 vaccinations in Canada as of 4 a.m. ET on Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021. In Canada, the provinces are reporting 30,716 new vaccinations administered for a total of 419,209 doses given.
Opposition party calls for changes to Quebec curfew after homeless people ticketed

Opposition party calls for changes to Quebec curfew after homeless people ticketed

MONTREAL — Quebec's second opposition party is calling for people experiencing homelessness to be exempt from the government-imposed curfew.
Feds look at using border data to find travellers applying for sickness benefit

Feds look at using border data to find travellers applying for sickness benefit

OTTAWA — A federal official says the government is considering using data on incoming travellers to prevent vacationers from claiming a benefit for people who must quarantine or isolate due to COVID-19.