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B.C. teachers, police and other front-line workers to be eligible for vaccine soon

B.C. teachers, police and other front-line workers to be eligible for vaccine soon

VICTORIA — Police officers, grocery workers, teachers and child-care staff are among more than 300,000 front-line workers being prioritized for COVID-19 vaccinations in the coming weeks, the British Columbia government announced Thursday.
The latest news on COVID-19 developments in Canada

The latest news on COVID-19 developments in Canada

The latest news on COVID-19 developments in Canada (all times Eastern): 6:30 p.m. Health officials in B.C.
Meng's judge questions thoroughness of alleged 'covert criminal investigation'

Meng's judge questions thoroughness of alleged 'covert criminal investigation'

VANCOUVER — A B.C. Supreme Court judge asked why border officers didn't question Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou more rigorously if their exam was actually a covert criminal investigation, as her lawyers say.
Feds ask for independent review of documents for St. Anne's residential school claims

Feds ask for independent review of documents for St. Anne's residential school claims

Ottawa is requesting an independent review of thousands of documents detailing sexual and physical abuse of Indigenous children at St. Anne's residential school.
Time for Canada, U.S. to get serious about how, when to reopen border, experts say

Time for Canada, U.S. to get serious about how, when to reopen border, experts say

WASHINGTON — A panel of experts and powerful political luminaries from both Canada and the United States sounded the alarm Thursday about what they consider an urgent need to get serious about reopening the shared border.

'God Bless America!' Doug Ford praises U.S. for promising to send vaccines to Canada

TORONTO — Weeks after pressing the United States to help Canada secure more COVID-19 vaccines, Ontario Premier Doug Ford praised U.S. President Joe Biden Thursday for work his administration is doing to provide the country with millions more shots.
Exiled Belarusian politician urges Canada to speak out in support of democracy

Exiled Belarusian politician urges Canada to speak out in support of democracy

OTTAWA — The exiled opposition leader of Belarus says she is an "accidental" revolutionary who threw herself into the dangerous political arena of her country only out of love for her people, husband and children.
The Canadian Press receives record eight NNA nominations for breaking news, photos

The Canadian Press receives record eight NNA nominations for breaking news, photos

TORONTO — The Canadian Press is nominated for eight National Newspaper Awards for its coverage of a killing rampage in Nova Scotia and selection of pictures that include all three finalists in the breaking news photo category.
Daycare fees are rising, but report says many centres may close due to pandemic

Daycare fees are rising, but report says many centres may close due to pandemic

OTTAWA — Daycare providers across the country are finding themselves in dire financial straits, as the pandemic exposed how overly reliant the system is on soaring parental fees, says a report on the cost of child care in Canada.
Trudeau not welcome 'by our side' unless gun bill overhauled: Polytechnique families

Trudeau not welcome 'by our side' unless gun bill overhauled: Polytechnique families

OTTAWA — Several family members of women killed in the 1989 Ecole Polytechnique massacre say Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will no longer be welcome at annual commemorations unless his government strengthens recently tabled gun-control legislation.