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Alberta's COVID crisis and campaign home stretch: In The News for Sept. 17

Alberta's COVID crisis and campaign home stretch: In The News for Sept. 17

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 Sept. 17 ... What we are watching in Canada ...
Campaign race for home has main federal party leaders in Eastern, Central Canada

Campaign race for home has main federal party leaders in Eastern, Central Canada

With just three days now until the federal election, the main party leaders will be keeping the campaign throttle wide open today as they chase any still undecided votes in Ontario, Quebec and Nova Scotia.
'I'm here but my mind is always there:' Ontario woman returns home from Afghanistan

'I'm here but my mind is always there:' Ontario woman returns home from Afghanistan

Heartbreak and guilt are all Zakia Zarifi has been feeling since she returned to her home in Ontario from Afghanistan.
'Here we go again:' Albertans react to latest slate of COVID-19 health rules

'Here we go again:' Albertans react to latest slate of COVID-19 health rules

CALGARY — As an emergency alert blared across the province notifying Albertans of another round of public health restrictions, some felt a range of emotions: anger, confusion, exhaustion.
Alaska cruise ship bill would have 'devastating' economic impact: B.C. port official

Alaska cruise ship bill would have 'devastating' economic impact: B.C. port official

VANCOUVER — Two U.S. bills proposed by a congressman and senator aimed at allowing Alaska-bound cruise ships to bypass Canadian ports would have a "devastating" effect on British Columbia's economy, the head of Victoria's harbour authority says.
Ongoing protests, arrests at Fairy Creek over logging 'not working,' says judge

Ongoing protests, arrests at Fairy Creek over logging 'not working,' says judge

NANAIMO, B.C. — A British Columbia Supreme Court judge suggested Thursday he will consider new options to address the future of an injunction against blockades by people opposed to logging old-growth trees on part of Vancouver Island.
Leaders' constituency offices charged taxpayer pennies in expenses for photocopies

Leaders' constituency offices charged taxpayer pennies in expenses for photocopies

OTTAWA — As the federal party leaders are promising billions in new spending on the campaign trail, a look at their office expense accounts show what the taxpayers are spending pennies on.
Alberta reaches out on COVID-19 hospital crisis; talks to Ontario on taking patients

Alberta reaches out on COVID-19 hospital crisis; talks to Ontario on taking patients

EDMONTON — Alberta is getting offers of medical help from Ontario and Newfoundland and Labrador as it continues to grapple with a COVID-19 surge that could buckle its health system in a little more than a week. Dr.
Saskatchewan to require proof of COVID vaccination to try to increase uptake: premier

Saskatchewan to require proof of COVID vaccination to try to increase uptake: premier

REGINA — Saskatchewan is bringing in a proof of vaccination policy to try to increase the number of people immunized against COVID-19 and to decrease pressures on hospitals. The policy is to come into effect Oct.
Health officials, Herron staff clashed as situation got worse, Quebec coroner hears

Health officials, Herron staff clashed as situation got worse, Quebec coroner hears

MONTREAL — There was tension over who was in charge at the privately owned Résidence Herron care home as a COVID-19 outbreak worsened last year, with residents and their families left on the sidelines, a Quebec coroner's inquest heard Thursday.