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One dead, five missing after explosion, fire at Ottawa tanker-truck manufacturer

One dead, five missing after explosion, fire at Ottawa tanker-truck manufacturer

OTTAWA — One man is dead and five people are missing after an explosion at an Ottawa tanker-truck manufacturer Thursday. Neil Greene, the owner and president at Eastway Tank Pump and Meter Ltd. said Friday he is "completely devastated.
Omicron making life difficult for mathematicians trying to track COVID-19

Omicron making life difficult for mathematicians trying to track COVID-19

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — The highly transmissible Omicron variant is forcing mathematicians to rework the models that have helped shaped Canada's understanding of COVID-19, as well as the country's response to the pandemic.
Weighing COVID restrictions and Prince Andrew's troubles: In The News for Jan. 14

Weighing COVID restrictions and Prince Andrew's troubles: In The News for Jan. 14

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 Jan. 14 ... What we are watching in Canada ...

Bistak recalling products due to salmonella risk from rodent infestation

OTTAWA — A variety of products distributed by Bistak Enterprises Inc. and Bistak Groceries Inc. are being recalled due to possible salmonella contamination from rodent infestation.
Vulnerable in B.C. and Alberta approached to take COVID-19 vaccines for others

Vulnerable in B.C. and Alberta approached to take COVID-19 vaccines for others

Homeless and vulnerable people in British Columbia and Alberta have been approached with offers of payment to be vaccinated against COVID-19 by those attempting to fraudulently get a vaccine card.
Health Canada seven to 10 days from decision on Pfizer antiviral drug

Health Canada seven to 10 days from decision on Pfizer antiviral drug

OTTAWA — Health Canada should be ready to make an authorization decision about Pfizer's Paxlovid antiviral treatment for COVID-19 in a week to 10 days, chief medical adviser Dr. Supriya Sharma said Thursday.
Indigenous inmates face high rates of COVID-19 in federal prisons

Indigenous inmates face high rates of COVID-19 in federal prisons

OTTAWA — Indigenous federal inmates are infected with COVID-19 at disproportionately high rates. Correctional Service Canada said Wednesday that as of Jan. 10, there are 207 active COVID-19 cases among inmates in federal penitentiaries.
A look at the latest COVID-19 news in Canada

A look at the latest COVID-19 news in Canada

A look at the latest COVID-19 news in Canada: — Quebec Premier François Legault says the number of daily COVID-19 cases in Quebec appears to have peaked, allowing him to lift the curfew on Monday that he imposed to protect hospitals from a record sur
Quebec to lift COVID-19 curfew Monday, extend vaccine passport to big box retail

Quebec to lift COVID-19 curfew Monday, extend vaccine passport to big box retail

MONTREAL — Quebec Premier François Legault says the number of daily COVID-19 cases in Quebec appears to have peaked, allowing him to lift the curfew on Monday that he imposed to protect hospitals from a record surge in infections.
New Brunswick tightens COVID measures while Quebec, Nunavut lift some restrictions

New Brunswick tightens COVID measures while Quebec, Nunavut lift some restrictions

New Brunswick announced tougher public health measures Thursday as COVID-19 hospitalizations continued to climb in several provinces and the Omicron variant fuelled more infections across Canada.