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Moderna asks Health Canada to authorize booster shot of its COVID-19 vaccine

Moderna asks Health Canada to authorize booster shot of its COVID-19 vaccine

OTTAWA — U.S. drugmaker Moderna is asking Health Canada to authorize a booster shot of its COVID-19 vaccine. The company submitted data on a booster shot that is half the size of the doses used to give first and second shots of the vaccine so far.
Emergency health-care summit, NDP postelection priorities : In The News for Oct. 6

Emergency health-care summit, NDP postelection priorities : In The News for Oct. 6

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 Oct. 6 ... What we are watching in Canada ...

No winning ticket for Tuesday's $25 million Lotto Max jackpot

TORONTO — No winning ticket was sold for the $25 million jackpot in Tuesday's Lotto Max draw. That means the jackpot for the next draw on Oct. 8 will grow to an estimated $31 million. The Canadian Press
Mountie who shot, killed Nunavut man testifies at coroner's inquest

Mountie who shot, killed Nunavut man testifies at coroner's inquest

GJOA HAVEN, Nunavut — The RCMP officer who shot and killed an armed Inuk man says he pulled the trigger because he feared for his own safety, his partner and those living in the remote Nunavut community. Cpl.
Public service employees in British Columbia must get vaccinated against COVID-19

Public service employees in British Columbia must get vaccinated against COVID-19

VICTORIA — Social workers, sheriffs and administrative assistants are among an estimated 30,000 government employees in British Columbia who will have to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or risk losing their job.
Draft policy says even telecommuting public servants must be vaccinated: union exec

Draft policy says even telecommuting public servants must be vaccinated: union exec

OTTAWA — Even federal employees who work from home will have to be vaccinated to keep their jobs if the government's draft mandatory-vaccine policy stands, according to one union executive.
O'Toole says Conservative caucus is united despite vote giving MPs power to oust him

O'Toole says Conservative caucus is united despite vote giving MPs power to oust him

OTTAWA — Conservative Leader Erin O'Toole says he's confident his 118 elected MPs have his back, despite voting to give themselves the power to review his leadership and potentially give him the boot.
Recounts demanded in four ridings, as deadline to challenge result passes

Recounts demanded in four ridings, as deadline to challenge result passes

OTTAWA — Voters in four ridings are still waiting for confirmation of who their MP will be, following demands from candidates that ballots be counted again.
Gasoline sales plunge to lowest level in 20 years during first year of pandemic

Gasoline sales plunge to lowest level in 20 years during first year of pandemic

OTTAWA — Pandemic lockdowns that left Canadian cars sitting idle in driveways and garages for weeks on end last year pushed gasoline use to its lowest level in two decades.
B.C.'s inadequate heat wave supports heightened risks to vulnerable people: report

B.C.'s inadequate heat wave supports heightened risks to vulnerable people: report

VICTORIA — The British Columbia government's inadequate support during an extreme heat wave this summer "compounded risks" for people with disabilities and those who are older, says an independent international human rights group.