April 18th, 2021

National News

NewsAlert: New restrictions for Ontario amid dire COVID predictions

By The Canadian Press on April 16th, 2021

TORONTO – Ontario is extending its stay-at-home order to six weeks, restricting interprovincial travel and limiting outdoor gatherings in an effort to fight a losing battle with COVID-19. It is also closing all non-essential construction and recreational facilities such as tennis courts and playgrounds. Premier Doug Ford announced the restrictions Friday among several new anti-COVID-19 ... Read More »

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‘Disgusted:’ Miller reacts to security guard’s actions toward Indigenous woman

By The Canadian Press on April 16th, 2021

OTTAWA – Indigenous Services Minister Marc Miller has expressed his disgust over a video showing a security guard in a physical altercation with an Indigenous woman who was accused of shoplifting from a grocery store. The nine-minute video posted on social media Wednesday shows a man, who identifies himself as a security guard, kneeling on ... Read More »

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Doctors say lowering age cut-off for AstraZeneca vaccine makes sense as cases surge

By The Canadian Press on April 16th, 2021

CALGARY – Doctors say the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine should be offered to Canadians in a wider age range as COVID-19 infections soar in many parts of the country. Provinces limited eligibility for that vaccine to those 55 and older, after a small number of cases of an unusual and serious blood clotting condition appeared in younger ... Read More »

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Huawei CFO’s legal team applies for adjournment in final extradition hearings

By The Canadian Press on April 16th, 2021

VANCOUVER – The B.C. Supreme Court says lawyers for Meng Wanzhou are applying to adjourn the final three-week leg of her extradition case set to begin April 26. The court says in a statement that the Huawei executive’s legal team will bring the application before the court on Monday but it doesn’t explain the reasons. ... Read More »

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CP NewsAlert: Canucks games against Leafs postponed as team returns from COVID

By The Canadian Press on April 16th, 2021

VANCOUVER – The NHL has postponed a pair of games between the Canucks and Toronto Maple Leafs as Vancouver continues to work its way back from a COVID-19 outbreak. The Leafs were set to play in Vancouver on Saturday and Monday, but the league announced Friday that the games have been rescheduled for Sunday and ... Read More »

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‘Quite fitting.’ Prince Philip’s funeral an online event for all but a few in Canada

By Michael MacDonald, The Canadian Press on April 16th, 2021

HALIFAX – The options for Canadians planning to pay their respects to Prince Philip during his funeral Saturday will be largely limited to small gatherings in front of TV or computer screens. Thanks to pandemic protocols, there will be no mass get-togethers – except online. But there is every indication the Duke of Edinburgh would ... Read More »

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Pfizer supply bolstered as Moderna cuts delivery, Ontario turns down Trudeau’s help

By Melissa Couto Zuber, The Canadian Press on April 16th, 2021

The federal government is buying more doses of the COVID-19 vaccine from Pfizer-BioNTech as it moves to offset reduction in supply from another producer. And while it offered to help Ontario distribute its shots, the hot-spot province turned down that assistance. Prime Minister JustinTrudeau announced Friday a contract with Pfizer for eight million additional doses ... Read More »

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Ontario science advisers urge six-week stay-home order as province pleads for help

By Colin Perkel and Holly McKenzie-Sutter, The Canadian Press on April 16th, 2021

TORONTO – Ontario’s science advisers called for a six-week stay-at-home order and aggressive vaccinations as they warned Friday that the province’s COVID-19 infections could approach 20,000 per day if strong restrictions aren’t imposed. The dire predictions came as the government pleaded with other provinces to send in nurses and health workers while its hospital system ... Read More »

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Committee reverses itself on wrapping up investigation into military misconduct

By The Canadian Press on April 16th, 2021

OTTAWA – A House of Commons committee is reversing a decision to wrap up its investigation into sexual misconduct in Canada’s military. Earlier this week, the Bloc Quebecois had joined Liberal members of the defence committee in voting to conclude their investigation and begin preparing their report on the matter. But today Conservative MP James ... Read More »

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N.S., N.L. premiers oppose sharing their vaccine supplies with harder-hit provinces

By The Canadian Press on April 16th, 2021

HALIFAX – Two East Coast premiers say they’re opposed to sharing their vaccine supplies with harder-hit provinces but are willing to consider lending other medical support. Nova Scotia Premier Iain Rankin said today the national vaccine rollout should continue on a per-capita basis. He says any extra doses from his province would amount to a ... Read More »

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