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Alberta Appeal Court orders third trial for parents in toddler's death

Alberta Appeal Court orders third trial for parents in toddler's death

CALGARY — Alberta's top court has ordered a third trial for a couple who said they thought their toddler son had croup and were treating him with natural remedies before he died.
Virtual voting for House of Commons moves into next phase with debut of mobile app

Virtual voting for House of Commons moves into next phase with debut of mobile app

OTTAWA — Members of Parliament zipped through two votes in 30 minutes Monday as they began using new technology allowing them to cast votes with their mobile devices.
More COVID-19 rules eased: Alberta ups retail shopping limit, opens banquet halls

More COVID-19 rules eased: Alberta ups retail shopping limit, opens banquet halls

EDMONTON — Alberta is lifting more COVID-19 public-health restrictions, including allowing more people to shop in retail stores and malls. Health Minister Tyler Shandro says the retail limit is increasing to 25 per cent capacity from 15 per cent.
U.S. issues advice to those fully vaccinated, but no shift in Canada yet

U.S. issues advice to those fully vaccinated, but no shift in Canada yet

New U.S. guidelines say people fully inoculated against COVID-19 can drop some precautions when gathering with others, but at least two provincial health ministers say existing public health advice holds for now.
MPs vote to issue summons for Kielburger brothers to testify at ethics committee

MPs vote to issue summons for Kielburger brothers to testify at ethics committee

OTTAWA — WE Charity co-founders Craig and Marc Kielburger are proposing to testify after being summoned by a House of Commons committee, but the charity's lawyer says they won't answer questions about their organization's dealings with donors.
The latest news on COVID-19 developments in Canada for March 8

The latest news on COVID-19 developments in Canada for March 8

The latest news on COVID-19 developments in Canada (all times Eastern): 6:35 p.m. Alberta is reporting 278 new cases of COVID-19 and six additional deaths.

Man charged with three hate-motivated attacks on women in Edmonton

EDMONTON — Police say a 44-year-old man has been arrested and charged with three hate-motivated attacks on women in Edmonton. Shane Edward Tremblay, who has no fixed address, is facing three counts of uttering threats and three counts of assault.
Inuit group's board says no to proposed expansion of Nunavut iron ore mine

Inuit group's board says no to proposed expansion of Nunavut iron ore mine

IQALUIT, Nunavut — An organization that represents Inuit in Nunavut's Baffin Island region says it will not back a proposed expansion of an iron ore mine near Pond Inlet.
COVID-19 magnified systemic discrimination against Indigenous women: Bennett

COVID-19 magnified systemic discrimination against Indigenous women: Bennett

OTTAWA — COVID-19 has magnified the effects of systemic discrimination against Indigenous women in Canada, said Crown-Indigenous Relations Minister Carolyn Bennett at a virtual summit the federal government organized to discuss a feminist response to
Pfizer first expected vaccine wouldn't be approved in Canada until February

Pfizer first expected vaccine wouldn't be approved in Canada until February

OTTAWA — The president of Pfizer Canada says when the company signed a purchase agreement last August it didn't expect its COVID-19 vaccine to get approved here until February.