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Protesters march through Montreal, calling for 'Justice for Joyce'

Protesters march through Montreal, calling for 'Justice for Joyce'

MONTREAL — Crowds of protesters marched through downtown Montreal on Saturday, calling for justice for Joyce Echaquan, an Indigenous woman who was subjected to insults as she lay dying in hospital.
Electronic payment, legion masks: poppy campaign adapts to COVID-19

Electronic payment, legion masks: poppy campaign adapts to COVID-19

The lead-up to Remembrance Day will look a little different this year as the Royal Canadian Legion adapts its poppy campaign to the pandemic.
First Nation staffer offers a familiar face to COVID-19 patients

First Nation staffer offers a familiar face to COVID-19 patients

Being that familiar face in a sterile isolation unit makes all the difference for people feeling lonely or anxious
Official: Next 48 hours 'critical' for Trump in virus fight

Official: Next 48 hours 'critical' for Trump in virus fight

BETHESDA, Md. — President Donald Trump went through a “very concerning” period Friday and the next 48 hours “will be critical" in his care as he battles the coronavirus at a hospital, White House chief of staff Mark Meadows said Saturday.
No winning ticket for Friday night's $60 million Lotto Max jackpot

No winning ticket for Friday night's $60 million Lotto Max jackpot

TORONTO — No winning ticket was sold for the whopping $60 million jackpot in Friday night's Lotto Max draw. There were also six Maxmillions prizes of $1 million each up for grabs, and one of them was claimed by a ticket holder in Quebec.
Assisted dying bill to be reintroduced Monday as court deadline looms

Assisted dying bill to be reintroduced Monday as court deadline looms

OTTAWA — Facing a looming court-imposed deadline, the federal government will reintroduce Monday legislation to amend Canada's law on medical assistance in dying. The government has until Dec.
Chance to prevent COVID resurgence 'narrows with each passing day,' Tam says

Chance to prevent COVID resurgence 'narrows with each passing day,' Tam says

Canada's chief public health officer says the country is running out of time to prevent a large resurgence of COVID-19. Dr. Theresa Tam says the chance of doing so "narrows with each passing day of accelerated epidemic growth.
Chiefs-Patriots game off amid report Newton has COVID-19

Chiefs-Patriots game off amid report Newton has COVID-19

The NFL postponed this week's game between New England and the Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs after “positive COVID-19 tests on both teams.” ESPN reported on Saturday that Patriots quarterback Cam Newton was among those testing positive.
Titans' outbreak now 18, with Bills' game possibly at risk

Titans' outbreak now 18, with Bills' game possibly at risk

NASHVILLE — The positive test results keep coming for the Tennessee Titans in the NFL’s first outbreak of COVID-19. One game already has been postponed and another rescheduled.
Pot shop helps MMA fighter

Pot shop helps MMA fighter

Vernon weed shop helping local MMA fighter with travelling costs