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NACI recommends fall COVID-19 booster shot in advance of possible future wave

OTTAWA — The National Advisory Committee on Immunization is recommending booster shots this fall in advance of a possible future wave of COVID-19 in Canada.
Explosive devices found in a vehicle connected to B.C. bank robbers killed

Explosive devices found in a vehicle connected to B.C. bank robbers killed

Multiple explosive devices were found in a vehicle related to the two suspects who were gunned down outside a bank in Saanich, B.C.
Canadian governments OK settlement with Purdue Pharma over opioid addictions

Canadian governments OK settlement with Purdue Pharma over opioid addictions

VANCOUVER — A proposed $150-million settlement with Purdue Pharma Canada covering all provinces and territories has been reached for the recovery of health-care costs related to the sale and marketing of opioid-based pain medication.
Anti-hate group launches online booklet to combat hate among young people

Anti-hate group launches online booklet to combat hate among young people

A few weeks ago, Toronto teacher Nigel Barriffe said he spoke to a young, Black colleague who had entered a classroom after lunch to find a racial slur and swastika etched on a school locker.
Response to mass shootings should be 'political and immediate,' survivor says

Response to mass shootings should be 'political and immediate,' survivor says

OTTAWA — Former public safety minister Bill Blair was asked yet again Wednesday about whether his government interfered in the investigation into the April 2020 shooting spree in Nova Scotia — a question that has grabbed political attention in Ottawa
Alberta Utilities Commission approves $31M ATCO fine, says in public interest

Alberta Utilities Commission approves $31M ATCO fine, says in public interest

CALGARY — The Alberta Utilities Commission has approved a $31-million fine proposed for ATCO Electric's attempts to overcharge ratepayers for costs it shouldn't have incurred.
Canada extends COVID-19 border measures until Sept. 30, including ArriveCan app

Canada extends COVID-19 border measures until Sept. 30, including ArriveCan app

OTTAWA — The federal government will extend current COVID-19 public health measures for travellers entering Canada, including the use of the ArriveCan app, until at least Sept. 30.

New clean fuel regulations to raise gas prices, affect low-income Canadians the most

OTTAWA — New federal regulations to force down the greenhouse gas emissions from gasoline and diesel will cost Canadians up to 13 cents more per litre at the pump by 2030.
Canada to lead upgraded force in Latvia, but resists calls to meet spending target

Canada to lead upgraded force in Latvia, but resists calls to meet spending target

MADRID — Canada has signed an agreement to upgrade the NATO battlegroup it leads in Latvia to a brigade, a move that signals a commitment to the military alliance even as the federal Liberals resist calls to boost defence spending to two per cent of
Memorial service held for RCMP Const. Heidi Stevenson, killed in N.S. mass shooting

Memorial service held for RCMP Const. Heidi Stevenson, killed in N.S. mass shooting

HALIFAX — An RCMP officer who was among 22 people killed in the 2020 Nova Scotia mass shooting was remembered Wednesday during a regimental service in Halifax for her "fierce" character and brave actions.