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Many Yukon students head back to class for the first time since pandemic hit

WHITEHORSE — Students in many parts of Yukon are heading back to class for the first day of the new school year.
Montreal groups collect race-based COVID-19 data after Quebec flip-flops

Montreal groups collect race-based COVID-19 data after Quebec flip-flops

MONTREAL — Community groups in Montreal say they had no choice but to go at it alone after the Quebec government went back on a pledge to collect race-based data to help trace the impact of COVID-19 on marginalized communities.
Dominic LeBlanc meets N.L. Premier Andrew Furey, hints at support for oil sector

Dominic LeBlanc meets N.L. Premier Andrew Furey, hints at support for oil sector

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — Intergovernmental Affairs Minister Dominic LeBlanc hinted Thursday that details about federal support for Newfoundland and Labrador's troubled oil and gas sector could be weeks away.
Liberals move toward changing federal drug policy as opioid deaths spike

Liberals move toward changing federal drug policy as opioid deaths spike

OTTAWA — The Liberal government is taking steps toward promised changes to federal drug policy, while looking at how to reduce opioid-related deaths during the pandemic.
N.B. man accused in 2018 Fredericton mass shooting fit to stand trial: jury

N.B. man accused in 2018 Fredericton mass shooting fit to stand trial: jury

FREDERICTON — The Fredericton man charged in the fatal shootings of four people in the New Brunswick capital two years ago has been found fit to stand trial.

Woman faces three charges after 2017 death of toddler at a Vancouver daycare

VANCOUVER — Police say charges have been laid in the death of a toddler more than three years ago at an unlicensed daycare in Vancouver. Const.
Supreme Court of Canada to dig into snow-removal controversy

Supreme Court of Canada to dig into snow-removal controversy

OTTAWA — The Supreme Court of Canada will review a dispute about a quintessentially Canadian issue — the question of municipal responsibility for proper snow removal to ensure the safety of citizens. Taryn Joy Marchi alleged the City of Nelson, B.C.

Outside agency to probe claims against senior Mounties in B.C.: spokeswoman

VANCOUVER — The RCMP has asked an external police agency to assess allegations made against senior Mounties in the case of a Polish immigrant who died at the Vancouver airport in 2007.
A guide to the new EI and the government's three new benefits for workers

A guide to the new EI and the government's three new benefits for workers

TORONTO — The federal government is switching up its relief programs for unemployed Canadians after doling out $69.37 billion to 8.61 million people across the country whose jobs were impacted by COVID-19.
RCMP response to missing Cape Breton Indigenous teenager criticized

RCMP response to missing Cape Breton Indigenous teenager criticized

CAPE BRETON, N.S. — The Native Women's Association of Canada has joined a chorus of voices calling on the RCMP to issue an Amber Alert in connection with the disappearance of a Cape Breton teenager who has not been seen for one week.