April 18th, 2021

National News

Wilkinson urges opposition leaders to stop stalling net-zero carbon emissions bill

By The Canadian Press on April 16th, 2021

OTTAWA – Environment Minister Jonathan Wilkinson is urging opposition leaders to end stalling tactics on a bill that would require the federal government to set legally binding targets for reducing carbon emissions over the next 30 years. In a letter this morning to opposition leaders, Wilkinson asks them to allow the opening round of debate ... Read More »

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New restrictions in Ontario?; eight dead in U.S. shooting: In The News for April 16

By The Canadian Press on April 16th, 2021

In The News is a roundup of stories from The Canadian Press designed to kickstart your day. Here is what’s on the radar of our editors for the morning of April 16 … What we are watching in Canada … Ontario could announce new public health restrictions today to curb surging cases of COVID-19 which ... Read More »

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A look at COVID-19 vaccinations in Canada on Friday, April 16, 2021

By The Canadian Press on April 16th, 2021

The latest numbers on COVID-19 vaccinations in Canada as of 4 a.m. ET on Friday, April 16, 2021. In Canada, the provinces are reporting 308,845 new vaccinations administered for a total of 9,205,307 doses given. Nationwide, 854,586 people or 2.3 per cent of the population has been fully vaccinated. The provinces have administered doses at ... Read More »

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The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Friday, April 16, 2021

By The Canadian Press on April 16th, 2021

The latest numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 4 a.m. ET on Friday, April 16, 2021. There are 1,096,716 confirmed cases in Canada. _ Canada: 1,096,716 confirmed cases (83,143 active, 990,073 resolved, 23,500 deaths).*The total case count includes 13 confirmed cases among repatriated travellers. There were 9,562 new cases Thursday. The rate ... Read More »

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Prince Philip remembered as calm presence during Queen’s visits to the North

By Emma Tranter, The Canadian Press on April 16th, 2021

There’s a road in Rankin Inlet, Nunavut, that stretches all the way around Williamson Lake, a small body of water in the centre of town. But, unlike a lot of the roads in the community then, this one was smoothed over with fresh asphalt in 1994. It’s still paved today. Most people in town know ... Read More »

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Official count confirms tie in Yukon election, application filed for judicial recount

By The Canadian Press on April 15th, 2021

WHITEHORSE – An official count has confirmed a tie in the Yukon election, pushing the process to the next step of a judicial recount. Elections Yukon says the vote was unchanged during the “official addition” Thursday and an application for a judicial recount has been filed with the Yukon Supreme Court. The Elections Act requires ... Read More »

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New $11M fibre line to connect N.W.T. community to high-speed internet

By The Canadian Press on April 15th, 2021

Homes in Whatì in the North Slave region of the Northwest Territories are to have access to high-speed internet by the end of this year. Northern Affairs Minister Dan Vandal announced $11 million in combined funding for the project during a news conference. Vandal said the high-speed connection will be available to 152 households in ... Read More »

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Proposed law in Montana to restart lethal injections falls short by narrow margin

By The Canadian Press on April 15th, 2021

HELENA, Mont. – The Montana senate has narrowly defeated a bill that would have removed obstacles that prevent the state from resuming executions. The decision directly affects Canadian Ronald Smith, originally from Red Deer, Alta., who has been on death row since 1983. All executions have been stayed in Montana since 2015, because the state ... Read More »

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Plans for update to EI system coming soon, Qualtrough says in budget hint

By The Canadian Press on April 15th, 2021

OTTAWA – Employment Minister Carla Qualtrough says any changes to modernize the employment insurance system won’t be done without considering the financial impact on workers and employers. She also says the government will have to carefully make changes to the system so tinkering with one part of the decades-old system doesn’t cause a cascade of ... Read More »

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‘Shocked and horrified’: Video shows security in altercation with Indigenous woman

By The Canadian Press on April 15th, 2021

SASKATOON – The owner of a Saskatoon grocery store says he was “shocked and horrified” by a video circulating online showing a security guard in a physical altercation with an Indigenous woman accused of shoplifting. Chris Fowler has posted on FreshCo’s Facebook page that the encounter should never have happened and that the security guard’s ... Read More »

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