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Latest research shows Omicron infectious up to 10 days: Tam

Latest research shows Omicron infectious up to 10 days: Tam

OTTAWA — The latest evidence does not show the Omicron variant is contagious for less time than previous versions of the virus that causes COVID-19, chief public health officer Dr. Theresa Tam said Tuesday.
B.C.'s key Coquihalla Highway reopening to all vehicle traffic after floods

B.C.'s key Coquihalla Highway reopening to all vehicle traffic after floods

VICTORIA — A key highway in British Columbia will reopen to regular vehicle traffic on Wednesday, three months after large parts of it were washed away by record rainfall.
A Paxlovid primer: what to know about the new oral antiviral treatment for COVID-19

A Paxlovid primer: what to know about the new oral antiviral treatment for COVID-19

OTTAWA — Health Canada authorized the first at-home, oral treatment for COVID-19 Monday. But what is Paxlovid, how does it work and who can get it? Here are some answers.

Canada to host regional summit to discuss political instability in Haiti

OTTAWA — Canada is hosting a virtual summit of regional leaders to discuss the ongoing unrest in Haiti following last summer's killing of its president. President Jovenel Moise was killed July 7 in a shooting at his house that also injured his wife.
New year, old issues: Enbridge, state of Michigan renew Line 5 hostilities in court

New year, old issues: Enbridge, state of Michigan renew Line 5 hostilities in court

WASHINGTON — Enbridge Inc. and the state of Michigan are renewing their legal hostilities over the future of the controversial Line 5 pipeline — and their latest court battle looks an awful lot like the last one. Attorney General Dana Nessel and Gov.
Tories urged to reconsider compromise on documents about fired scientists

Tories urged to reconsider compromise on documents about fired scientists

OTTAWA — Government House leader Mark Holland is urging the Conservatives to reconsider their rejection of a compromise proposal that would allow MPs to finally see unredacted documents related to the firing of two scientists at Canada's highest-secu
Documents give glimpse of Finance Department's outlook, warnings on inflation

Documents give glimpse of Finance Department's outlook, warnings on inflation

OTTAWA — Newly released documents show the Finance Department last year warned that the pace of price increases could gain speed, even as the Liberal government and central bank maintained that inflationary pressures were temporary.
Another snow day for Toronto kids, Prairie provinces brace for storms, ice and snow

Another snow day for Toronto kids, Prairie provinces brace for storms, ice and snow

A snowstorm that closed schools in parts of southern Ontario and Quebec on Monday kept many of them shut again on Tuesday, while some parts of the Prairies that were already hit with freezing rain were contending with plunging temperatures and snow.
Homeless shelters face added strain amid Omicron, high rates of people on streets

Homeless shelters face added strain amid Omicron, high rates of people on streets

OTTAWA — Staff at shelters and homeless agencies are struggling to support people living on the streets as the highly transmissible Omicron COVID-19 variant sweeps through communities.
Military dealing with more than 10,000 unfilled positions amid growing pressures

Military dealing with more than 10,000 unfilled positions amid growing pressures

OTTAWA — New figures show the Canadian Armed Forces are struggling with a growing shortage of personnel even as the military faces more and more demands at home and abroad.