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Eighty-six per cent of Commons witnesses spoke English in hybrid Parliament: Bloc

Eighty-six per cent of Commons witnesses spoke English in hybrid Parliament: Bloc

OTTAWA — The body in charge of administering the House of Commons is set to look into whether the hybrid Parliament is forcing French-speaking MPs and committee witnesses to speak English.
Ship that lost containers moves to Nanaimo, B.C.: coast guard

Ship that lost containers moves to Nanaimo, B.C.: coast guard

NANAIMO, B.C. — A cargo ship that lost more than 100 containers into the Pacific Ocean after a fire on board has been cleared to travel to the Port of Nanaimo in British Columbia.
Canada buying up to 1.5 million courses of oral antiviral drugs to fight COVID-19

Canada buying up to 1.5 million courses of oral antiviral drugs to fight COVID-19

OTTAWA — Procurement Minister Filomena Tassi says Canada has signed agreements to buy up 1.5 million courses of oral antiviral treatment for COVID-19.
Conservatives demand clarity, timelines on next steps for fighter jets

Conservatives demand clarity, timelines on next steps for fighter jets

OTTAWA — The federal Conservatives are demanding the Liberal government provide more clarity on the next steps in Canada's search for a new fighter jet, including when a replacement for the military's aging CF-18s will be announced.
'We're all tired': Iqaluit residents unable to drink tap water for nearly 2 months

'We're all tired': Iqaluit residents unable to drink tap water for nearly 2 months

IQALUIT — In the summer, the Sylvia Grinnell River near Iqaluit is a popular spot to fish for Arctic char where ice-cold water cascades over rocky ledges.
Blood Services to recommend asking donors about sexual activity, not orientation

Blood Services to recommend asking donors about sexual activity, not orientation

OTTAWA — Canadian Blood Services says it will soon recommend that male blood donors be asked if they have had multiple sexual partners and anal sex, not if they have had sex with a man.
NACI advises boosters for those over 50, says 18 to 49-year-olds may receive one also

NACI advises boosters for those over 50, says 18 to 49-year-olds may receive one also

OTTAWA — The National Advisory Committee on Immunization has expanded its recommended eligibility for booster shots of COVID-19 vaccines in response to reports of waning protection against the virus.
South Korean envoy expects 'ambitious' peacekeeping pledges from Canada

South Korean envoy expects 'ambitious' peacekeeping pledges from Canada

OTTAWA — South Korea's ambassador to Canada says he expects the federal government to make some "ambitious" promises when his country hosts a major peacekeeping summit next week.
Testing better than travel ban 'whack-a-mole,' infectious disease specialist says

Testing better than travel ban 'whack-a-mole,' infectious disease specialist says

OTTAWA — An Ontario infectious disease specialist says there is evidence testing all travellers before and after they arrive in Canada will identify most cases of COVID-19 coming into the country. Dr.
Two weeks after Trudeau, Team Canada delegation wraps up latest D.C. visit

Two weeks after Trudeau, Team Canada delegation wraps up latest D.C. visit

WASHINGTON — Canada's international trade minister is wrapping up her latest official visit to the U.S. capital — her second since Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was at the White House last month.