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The latest news on COVID-19 developments in Canada on Friday, Feb. 5, 2021

The latest news on COVID-19 developments in Canada (all times Eastern): 6:30 p.m. B.C. provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry says there are encouraging signs that efforts by residents are paying off, with another daily infection rate under 500.
Trudeau ducks questions on allegations against former defence chief

Trudeau ducks questions on allegations against former defence chief

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says all Canadians deserve a safe workplace following allegations former defence chief Jonathan Vance engaged in inappropriate conduct.
Edmonton police investigate two separate hate-motivated attacks against Muslim women

Edmonton police investigate two separate hate-motivated attacks against Muslim women

EDMONTON — Police in Edmonton say they are investigating two separate hate-motivated attacks against Muslim women on the same day.
Executives at Pornhub defend efforts at preventing child porn on their platforms

Executives at Pornhub defend efforts at preventing child porn on their platforms

MONTREAL — Representatives of Pornhub told a parliamentary committee Friday they didn't know if they had been contacted by a woman who said she struggled to have a video of her removed from the popular pornography website.
Spring vaccinations could double in Canada but only if three more vaccines approved

Spring vaccinations could double in Canada but only if three more vaccines approved

OTTAWA — The number of Canadians vaccinated in the spring could double if Health Canada gives the green light to all three vaccines it is currently reviewing.
Alberta to restore some coal-mining policy protections: government spokesman

Alberta to restore some coal-mining policy protections: government spokesman

EDMONTON — The Alberta government says it plans to restore some aspects of a policy it revoked last spring that protected a wide swath of the province's foothills and mountains from coal mines. The move has provoked intense public protest.
Valentine's Day contest scrapped by Halifax Transit following public outcry

Valentine's Day contest scrapped by Halifax Transit following public outcry

HALIFAX — A public backlash has forced the Halifax Transit authority to scrap plans for a Valentine's Day contest it called "Love in Transit.
Women, youth bear the brunt of January job losses, unemployment rate hits 9.4%

Women, youth bear the brunt of January job losses, unemployment rate hits 9.4%

OTTAWA — Canada's labour market saw months of gains wiped out in a matter of weeks as widespread lockdowns and school closures erased 212,800 jobs in January, hitting mothers and youth particularly hard.
Nunavut hunters block mine road, airstrip; say their voices aren't being heard

Nunavut hunters block mine road, airstrip; say their voices aren't being heard

IQALUIT, Nunavut — Naymen Inuarak stands on a road that sees trucks carry iron ore from a mine on the north side of Nunavut's Baffin Island before sending it out to sea.
Trudeau defends accepting COVAX vaccines, says Canada still supports poor countries

Trudeau defends accepting COVAX vaccines, says Canada still supports poor countries

OTTAWA — Canada is committed to helping poor countries obtain COVID-19 vaccines, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Friday as he rebutted criticism over Canada's decision to draw from an international fund designed to help poor countries.