January 25th, 2022

National News

Canadian Trucking Alliance condemns protests by unvaccinated truckers

By Lindsey Bahr, The Associated Press on January 23rd, 2022

OTTAWA – A Canadian federation of provincial trucking groups is speaking out against planned protests by unvaccinated truckers opposed to a vaccine mandate for cross-border travel. The Canadian Trucking Alliance issued a statement on Saturday saying it does not support and “strongly disapproves” of protests staged on public roads, highways and bridges. Alliance President Stephen ... Read More »

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COVID-19: Quebec reopens stores on Sundays, Ontario logs fewer hospitalizations

By Lindsey Bahr, The Associated Press on January 23rd, 2022

MONTREAL – Canada’s two most populous provinces are reporting declines in COVID-19-related hospitalizations today as one of them prepares to lift a ban on Sunday shopping meant to curb the virus’s spread. Both Ontario and Quebec are reporting a drop in the number of patients in hospital due to COVID-19, with decreases of 229 and ... Read More »

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‘Old fish did great’: Study finds some lake trout get older without aging

By Bob Weber, The Canadian Press on January 23rd, 2022

Research in a set of unique Canadian lakes is backing up a strange consequence of evolutionary theory often predicted but never before shown. Given the right circumstances, fish get old – decades old – but they don’t age. “Theory predicts for samples like ours that there should be little aging,” said Craig Purchase of Newfoundland’s ... Read More »

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Canada flags unexplained illnesses for overseas staff to meet ‘duty of care’

By Jim Bronskill, The Canadian Press on January 23rd, 2022

OTTAWA – Canada’s foreign ministry has advised staff serving around the world to watch for mysterious illness symptoms following unexplained health incidents among diplomats in Cuba and U.S. personnel in various countries. In September, Global Affairs Canada began briefings with senior managers at headquarters in Ottawa, all heads of mission abroad and partners from other ... Read More »

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Canadian scientist examines melting Antarctic glacier, potential sea level rise

By Michael Tutton, The Canadian Press on January 23rd, 2022

HALIFAX – As icebergs drifted by his Antarctica-bound ship, David Holland spoke this week of how the melting glacier he’s cruising towards may contain warning signals for the coasts of far-off Canada. The atmospheric and ocean scientist from Newfoundland is part of an expedition to one of the world’s most frigid and remote spots – ... Read More »

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How a golf game led to talks between the military and sex misconduct survivors

By Lee Berthiaume, The Canadian Press on January 23rd, 2022

OTTAWA – Royal Canadian Navy commander Vice-Admiral Craig Baines admits he made a mistake by golfing with retired general Jonathan Vance last summer while the former chief of the defence staff was being investigated for alleged sexual misconduct. But in his first interview since current defence chief Gen. Wayne Eyre’s controversial decision not to fire ... Read More »

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No winning ticket for Saturday’s $8 million Lotto 649 jackpot

By The Canadian Press on January 22nd, 2022

TORONTO – No winning ticket was sold for the $8 million jackpot in Saturday’s Lotto 649 draw. However, the guaranteed $1 million prize was won by a ticket holder in Ontario. The jackpot for the next Lotto 649 draw on Jan. 26 will be an estimated $11 million... Read More »

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COVID-19: Ontario, Quebec see dip in hospitalizations, but numbers remain high

By Amy Forliti And Steve Karnowski, The Associated Press on January 22nd, 2022

Both Quebec and Ontario reported a drop in COVID-19-related hospitalizations on Saturday, but the numbers remained high in the country’s most populous provinces, which have been hit hard by the pandemic’s Omicron-driven fifth wave. Despite drops of 88 and 56 hospitalizations in Ontario and Quebec respectively, there were still more than 7,300 virus-related hospitalizations between ... Read More »

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Northern border tragedy warns of new, unfamiliar immigration wrinkle for Canada, U.S.

By Amy Forliti And Steve Karnowski, The Associated Press on January 22nd, 2022

PEMBINA, N.D. – The discovery of four people who perished in the cold trying to cross the Canada-U.S. border could put a new twist on the immigration debate in the United States. The group, which included an infant and a teen, were found Wednesday near Emerson, Man., just metres from the Canadian side. U.S. officials ... Read More »

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COVID-19: Ontario, Quebec see drop in hospitalizations, but numbers remain high

By The Canadian Press on January 22nd, 2022

Both Quebec and Ontario are reporting a drop in COVID-19-related hospitalizations but an uptick in patients requiring intensive care. Ontario reported nearly 600 patients in intensive care and Quebec had 275 patients listed, in both cases a rise of 10 patients compared to the previous day. Federal health officials said on Friday that daily case ... Read More »

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