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Agriculture Minister Bibeau announces emergency food funding top-up

Agriculture Minister Bibeau announces emergency food funding top-up

OTTAWA — The federal government is spending another $30 million to help people at risk of going hungry. The top-up of the Emergency Food Security Fund will provide more money to the charitable sector to help Canadians access needed food services.
Ottawa loosens eligibility requirements on pandemic relief for businesses, workers

Ottawa loosens eligibility requirements on pandemic relief for businesses, workers

Canada's federal government offered a lifeline to businesses struggling amid the latest wave of the COVID-19 pandemic by expanding eligibility for two benefit programs.
Halifax police seek two suspects after 8-year-old boy killed in shooting Tuesday

Halifax police seek two suspects after 8-year-old boy killed in shooting Tuesday

HALIFAX — Community members in a Halifax suburb were in disbelief Wednesday after an eight-year-old boy known for his infectious smile was fatally shot while inside a vehicle with an adult.
Amazingly preserved fossil egg shows dinosaur, bird links: scientists

Amazingly preserved fossil egg shows dinosaur, bird links: scientists

University of Calgary paleontologist Darla Zelenitsky had seen well-preserved dinosaur egg fossils before, but nothing like this. "At one point, I'm pretty sure it winked at me," she laughs.
Military procurement chief stands by naval helicopters despite recent problems

Military procurement chief stands by naval helicopters despite recent problems

OTTAWA — The Defence Department's top procurement official says he would feel safe flying on the military's new Cyclone helicopters, and that he is more concerned about an "urban myth" emerging about the aircraft than its actual airworthiness.
Trudeau, Freeland push back at Biden on COVID-19 holiday gatherings

Trudeau, Freeland push back at Biden on COVID-19 holiday gatherings

OTTAWA — The Trudeau government pushed backed Wednesday at U.S. President Joe Biden's televised message to vaccinated Americans that they can gather safely for the holidays despite the spread of the Omicron variant.
New COVID restrictions, legal battle over coal hearing costs: In The News for Dec. 22

New COVID restrictions, legal battle over coal hearing costs: In The News for Dec. 22

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 Dec. 22 ... What we are watching in Canada ...
'Peril or promise': Long-term solution needed to help homeless in Alberta cities

'Peril or promise': Long-term solution needed to help homeless in Alberta cities

The twinkling of festive lights in reds, greens and golds in Alberta's two major city centres is little comfort for thousands of unhoused people trying to survive another winter cold spell.
Despite dissent, O'Toole poised to end 2021 where he started it — as Tory leader

Despite dissent, O'Toole poised to end 2021 where he started it — as Tory leader

OTTAWA — If the Conservative Party of Canada were a person, it would have reached the age where it could vote and legally drink in half the provinces.

Q&A: How long before a booster takes effect? What if you get COVID before your jab?

As cases of the Omicron variant surge and Canadians race to secure COVID-19 booster shots, questions are being raised about how long it takes for third doses to become effective and what to do if someone contracts the virus before being able to get t
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