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Payette shouldn't get same benefits as other ex-governors general: O'Toole

Payette shouldn't get same benefits as other ex-governors general: O'Toole

OTTAWA — Conservative Leader Erin O'Toole says it's not appropriate for former governor general Julie Payette to receive the customary benefits afforded to those who've left the post.
Contaminant from coal mines already high in some Alberta rivers: unreported data

Contaminant from coal mines already high in some Alberta rivers: unreported data

EDMONTON — Some Alberta rivers and streams have already been heavily contaminated by coal mining, unreported government data suggests .
Alberta man charged with failing to self-isolate after traffic stop in Corner Brook

Alberta man charged with failing to self-isolate after traffic stop in Corner Brook

CORNER BROOK, N.L. — A 24-year-old man from Fort McMurray, Alta., is facing numerous charges including failing to self-isolate, following a traffic stop early this morning in Corner Brook, N.L.
Health Canada approves Spartan Bioscience's previously recalled rapid COVID-19 test

Health Canada approves Spartan Bioscience's previously recalled rapid COVID-19 test

TORONTO — The federal government has approved an Ottawa company's made-in-Canada rapid COVID-19 test, Health Canada confirmed Saturday as the nation's top doctor warned the virus's impact on the health-care system showed no signs of abating.
Non-essential travel ban would violate Constitution but courts might allow it: expert

Non-essential travel ban would violate Constitution but courts might allow it: expert

MONTREAL — Fear that Quebecers will catch a new variant of COVID-19 on vacation is what's driving demands by the Quebec premier for Ottawa to ban non-essential flights to the country.
Biden, PM chat; U.S., Canada have plenty of common ground to work with, Trudeau says

Biden, PM chat; U.S., Canada have plenty of common ground to work with, Trudeau says

WASHINGTON — Joe Biden's White House has a lot in common cause with Canada, Justin Trudeau said Friday as he urged people to look past the new U.S. president's decision to kill off the Keystone XL pipeline project.
Don't downplay mRNA: Experts say new technology could change the vaccine landscape

Don't downplay mRNA: Experts say new technology could change the vaccine landscape

When drug companies like Pfizer and Moderna learned to successfully incorporate messenger RNA technology into a COVID-19 vaccine, experts say they likely opened the door to a significant shift in the future of immunization.
Blood thinners help moderate COVID cases and may reduce strain on ICUs, trials show

Blood thinners help moderate COVID cases and may reduce strain on ICUs, trials show

TORONTO — Canadian scientists say blood thinners appear to prevent some COVID-19 patients with moderate illness from deteriorating further, offering a "massive" advance in treatment they expect will ease suffering and lesson strain on hospital ICUs.
Woman ‘very lucky’ after falling through ice at Lake Minnewanka

Woman ‘very lucky’ after falling through ice at Lake Minnewanka

A woman is "quite fortunate" to be alive after falling through the ice at Lake Minnewanka on Saturday afternoon (Jan. 23).
Prairie provinces reportedly chipped in for new climate data hub ClimateWest

Prairie provinces reportedly chipped in for new climate data hub ClimateWest

The government of Alberta has committed $400,000.