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What we know so far about the Omicron variant, which has been found in Canada

What we know so far about the Omicron variant, which has been found in Canada

Canada's first two cases of the Omicron COVID-19 variant of concern were confirmed Sunday in Ottawa.
Opposition leaders deride Liberal government's throne speech in official replies

Opposition leaders deride Liberal government's throne speech in official replies

OTTAWA — Party leaders sounded like they were still on the campaign trail Tuesday as they delivered speeches in response to last week's throne speech.
Candidate defends allegation of irregularities in Manitoba Tory leadership vote

Candidate defends allegation of irregularities in Manitoba Tory leadership vote

WINNIPEG — An unsuccessful Manitoba Progressive Conservative leadership candidate has defended her allegations that there were irregularities in the vote won by her rival for the premier's chair and has doubled down on her belief that the final tally
All travellers arriving by air, except from U.S., need COVID-19 test at airport

All travellers arriving by air, except from U.S., need COVID-19 test at airport

OTTAWA — All air travellers entering Canada, except for those coming from the United States, will now need to be tested for COVID-19 upon arrival at the airport and isolate until they get their results, even if they are fully vaccinated against the v

Canada committed to helping resolve Central American migration crisis: Fraser

OTTAWA — Canada's new immigration minister says the federal government is committed to finding long-term solutions to the Central American migration crisis that has forced millions from their homes.
Cirque du Soleil CEO to be replaced by senior executive

Cirque du Soleil CEO to be replaced by senior executive

MONTREAL — Cirque du Soleil says it is promoting one of its senior executives to the role of president and CEO. The Montreal-based circus said today in a statement that chief operating officer Stéphane Lefebvre will start in the new role on Dec. 1.
Michigan abandons Line 5 challenge to focus instead on 2019 state court lawsuit

Michigan abandons Line 5 challenge to focus instead on 2019 state court lawsuit

WASHINGTON — Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has abruptly abandoned her federal court case aimed at shutting down the cross-border Line 5 pipeline.
Desmond inquiry: Review needed of how Health Department serves African Nova Scotians

Desmond inquiry: Review needed of how Health Department serves African Nova Scotians

PORT HAWKESBURY, N.S. — Nova Scotia's Health Department should consider ordering an independent review of how it serves Black people, a government official told an inquiry Tuesday.
Vice-president swears in David Cohen as newest U.S. ambassador to Canada

Vice-president swears in David Cohen as newest U.S. ambassador to Canada

WASHINGTON — David Cohen has been sworn in as the new United States ambassador to Canada — the first full-time American envoy since 2019. Vice-president Kamala Harris presided over the process in her ceremonial offices earlier today.
Study suggests Arctic to see more rain than snow earlier than expected

Study suggests Arctic to see more rain than snow earlier than expected

IQALUIT, Nunavut — Research suggests that rain will become more common in the Arctic than snow and, because of climate change, it could happen earlier than predicted with severeconsequences for the region's environment, its people, and its animals.