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Alberta and B.C. each confirm first cases of Omicron COVID-19 variant

Alberta and B.C. each confirm first cases of Omicron COVID-19 variant

Alberta and British Columbia are reporting their first cases of the Omicron COVID-19 variant that has now been detected in four Canadian provinces. Dr.
British Columbia braces for third 'atmospheric river' after recent floods

British Columbia braces for third 'atmospheric river' after recent floods

VANCOUVER — Officials are warning against non-essential travel as the forecast calls for heavy rainfall across swaths of southern and coastal British Columbia, including areas devastated by flooding and mudslides just a few weeks ago.

Five Quebec City police officers suspended over violent arrests of Black youth

Quebec City police say five officers have been suspended for their part in violent arrests of young Black people last weekend that were caught on video.
What we know so far about the Omicron variant, which has been found in Canada

What we know so far about the Omicron variant, which has been found in Canada

Canada's first two cases of the Omicron COVID-19 variant of concern were confirmed Sunday in Ottawa.
Opposition leaders deride Liberal government's throne speech in official replies

Opposition leaders deride Liberal government's throne speech in official replies

OTTAWA — Party leaders sounded like they were still on the campaign trail Tuesday as they delivered speeches in response to last week's throne speech.
Candidate defends allegation of irregularities in Manitoba Tory leadership vote

Candidate defends allegation of irregularities in Manitoba Tory leadership vote

WINNIPEG — An unsuccessful Manitoba Progressive Conservative leadership candidate has defended her allegations that there were irregularities in the vote won by her rival for the premier's chair and has doubled down on her belief that the final tally
All travellers arriving by air, except from U.S., need COVID-19 test at airport

All travellers arriving by air, except from U.S., need COVID-19 test at airport

OTTAWA — All air travellers entering Canada, except for those coming from the United States, will now need to be tested for COVID-19 upon arrival at the airport and isolate until they get their results, even if they are fully vaccinated against the v
Norad modernization awaiting political direction as China, Russia develop new threats

Norad modernization awaiting political direction as China, Russia develop new threats

OTTAWA — The commander of the North American Aerospace Defence Command says China and Russia are developing new ways to attack even as he waits for political direction to modernize the continent’s outdated early-warning system. U.S. Gen.

Canada committed to helping resolve Central American migration crisis: Fraser

OTTAWA — Canada's new immigration minister says the federal government is committed to finding long-term solutions to the Central American migration crisis that has forced millions from their homes.
Cirque du Soleil CEO to be replaced by senior executive

Cirque du Soleil CEO to be replaced by senior executive

MONTREAL — Cirque du Soleil says it is promoting one of its senior executives to the role of president and CEO. The Montreal-based circus said today in a statement that chief operating officer Stéphane Lefebvre will start in the new role on Dec. 1.